October’s Featured Merchant: Duffeyroll Cafe

October’s Featured Merchant: Duffeyroll Cafe

On the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Pearl Street (one block from the Louisiana/Pearl Light Rail Station) nests a cozy Colorado landmark business – The Duffeyroll Cafe & Bakery known for legendary cinnamon rolls. It features a sidewalk patio adorned with a striped awning and street-side windows to gaze at the neighborhood pedestrians meandering by. A classic baker’s hat hangs above the door and pokes its head out onto the street, inviting customers to step on into the beloved eatery for a bite from their signature breakfast and lunch menu or enjoy sips from Duffey’s espresso or self serve coffee bar.

As indicated by its name, Duffeyroll is famous for its gourmet cinnamon rolls a.k.a. “Duffeyrolls” What is a Duffeyroll? An elegant proprietary dough recipe featuring a perfect balance of light buttery crunchiness with a mouthwatering soft center. Offered in the deeply satisfying Original or drizzled with one of 5 exquisite glazes – Duffey’s memorably delicious cinnamon rolls are appropriately sized – not to overwhelm – and hand-rolled and baked fresh daily every morning for the delight of their customers.

All breakfast and lunch menu items – including the espresso bar – include a complimentary mini Duffeyroll! In addition to Duffeyrolls – the cafe bakery offers delicious made to order panini grilled breakfast sandwiches on a signature rosemary ciabatta roll or pesto wrap (try the Bakin Sun with perfectly crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, scrambled eggs and chipotle mayo!), Duffeyroll french toast, organic oatmeal, fruit parfait and recently introduced Savory Swirls featuring bacon, cheddar and house roasted tomato, ham, swiss and Honeycup mustard or Veggie.

For lunch many love the Nick-Turkey featuring sliced oven roasted turkey breast, provolone cheese, spinach, cranberry chutney and Honeycup mustard on a toasted rustic baguette. Wash it down with Duffey’s own Islesboro Iced Tea!


Community Focused

In addition to their food, Duffeyroll is a community minded, Denver founded company that has become a treasured Colorado tradition over 33 years. Duffeyroll was co-founded by Jim Duffey and Nick Ault in 1986. Duffeyrolls were introduced via two pushcarts on the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. They opened the original Bakery six months later in November of 1986. Nick bought the business from Duffey in 1987 and has enjoyed growing into three locations in Denver with a local delivery/catering business and a mail order business featuring Bake at Home Duffeyroll Pans!

Community is an important aspect for the Duffeys Team. That is evidenced by the customer photos that decorate the walls of the cafe. This particular location was important to Nick because he has lived in the Platt Park neighborhood over 20 years. Wanting to serve the community he lives in, he opened the Duffeyroll Cafe Bakery on South Pearl Street in 2006. Ault loves the daily opportunity his cafe provides for him to serve his community. He has enjoyed watching young young neighborhood families come in Duffeys over the years and seeing the kids grow up. When speaking about his time as a business owner on the block, Nick says he enjoys “knowing we can be a ray of sunshine in a weather-filled world”

Staying Fresh

Duffeyroll continues to grow and improve their business through their timeless Mission Statement: “To create memorably delicious eats and experiences that are the talk of the town.”
In that spirit – look for mouthwatering Duffeyroll Fruit Cobblers in the new year!

Also: They plan to launch their new fancy-pants website in early December (Duffeyrolls.com). The new site will have online ordering capacity that will make it super easy for people to send the gift of Duffeyroll Box Assortments to clients, tenants, the office or friends throughout Denver and the surrounding counties and to send Bake at Home Duffeyroll Pans through Mail Order beyond Colorado! Duffey’s also caters for breakfast and lunch meetings throughout the Denver business community.

Whether you are a regular to Duffeyroll or new to the neighborhood, now is a great time to stop by and taste what Nick and his dedicated staff bring to the South Pearl Street neighborhood