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Fuel Cafe Shutters in the RiNo Neighborhood

Its sister spot, Re Fuel, is also closed for good.

Only days after Denver's dining scene took a major hit with the closure of Tom's Home Cookin' in Five Points, Fuel Cafe closed its doors on the Taxi campus. That is two essential Eater 38 restaurants biting the dust in less than a week.

Fuel Cafe was owned by chef Bob Blair whose cooking philosophy brought together interesting yet approachable modern American creations with European influences, Spanish in particular. A strong commitment to sustainability, only organic and non-GMO ingredients, and a smart and snappy wine list made this restaurant a favorite for many and landed it strong accolades from multiple major sources.

But this good thing came to an end as chef Blair expressed the need for a more balanced lifestyle and decided that it was time to move on.

The closure of the eight year old restaurant that served lunch and dinner brings along another casualty, its nearly three year old sister sandwich shop Re-Fuel, which occupied a smaller space in one of the other buildings at Taxi.

The adjacent coffee shop, Black Black Coffee remains open as usual and has recently launched a limited Saturday morning breakfast: French toast served from 9 a.m, to 12 p.m., alongside the full selection of coffee, of course.

Disclosure: the editor is married to one of the developers behind Taxi.


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