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Denver + Vert Kitchen

I'm in Denver for a few days and even though I grew up here I always forget how many great little neighborhoods there are in Denver.  You can drive through block after block of houses and all of a sudden you come to a block or two of shops and restaurants.  On this particular occasion I was headed to Vert Kitchen on South Pearl Street.  As I drove through the streets, trees and tulips in bloom after yesterdays snow I marveled at the architecture.  Most of the homes in the area of Washington Park were built of brick around 1900 to 1940.
Vert Kitchen may be the perfect little neighborhood spot and lucky for those that live within a few blocks of this little gem, but if you find yourself in the Mile High City you'll be in for a treat if you make your way to 704 South Pearl Street in the Washington Park are of Denver.
It's very small, but I love the exposed brick and attention to every detail in the atmosphere and food.  We had the pureed carrot cashew soup and the Spring Onion soup.  A generous portion and it came with your own baguette.  The bread alone was so good that I would make a stop at Vert.  We also had the fleur del sel cookies that I'm not kidding when I say it was one of the best cookies I've ever tasted. 
                  Most of the tables were filled even though it was sort of between breakfast and lunch. 
 In addition to the tables out front which I would imagine perfect for those bringing their dogs, they had a wonderful patio out back.  The place is very small, but they used every bit of space and people in Denver are very outdoorsy...even when they are dining.
   They wrap up your take-out like a little gift, come around the counter and to present you with your   meal and leave you with a "Merci et Bon Appetit!"
        This was taken at an intersection along the way.  Snow capped mountains...takes me back.  


  1. Looks very nice and those mountains are gorgeous! :-)

  2. My mom grew up in and around Denver and eventually California. Since my dad worked for TWA, we were lucky enough to visit both places annually when I was a kid and I really miss it. It's been years since I've been out West. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. I'd love to get back there soon.

    Have a Happy Easter!

  3. You have such a great eye Annie. We used to have a place in Telluride, what a great part of the world.

  4. Vert sounds lovely and looks lovely. Glad you enjoyed it. Love the red brick buildings. Glorious photo of the snow capped mountains. Ange

  5. What a great place, we'll be driving through Denver on our way back west, I'll have to stop in!

  6. Beautiful, Annie. Looks like such a great place and I adore the charm. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter! xo

  7. What an adorable cafe! I have always wanted to visit Denver...the photo of the mountains is simply beautiful! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  8. Looks so pretty there with the trees and the snowy mountains. I just love a good bakery. It's one of my most favorite things! Thanks for the fun stop.

    Hope you have a fun Easter.


  9. It looks like you are making the best of your time in Denver. Those background views are fabulous. Have a great time. Blessings...Mary

  10. Very cute! I love when places care about the packing. It's so nice when you buy something, even food, and it looks like a present. This makes me want to go back to Denver for another vacation!

    Happy Easter, my friend!


  11. Beautiful view of the mountains. Looks like a lovely place to grab a bite!

  12. Another reason to like you, Annie! You're a Western girl. Me too, I grew up in New Mexico but spent and spend a ton of time in CO. My sister is there and a good number of my husband's family.