Super Mini Walnut Café
2770 Arapahoe Rd., Suite 116
Lafayette, CO 80026
American | $
Plenty of seating inside and out in this wonderful small café. We came for breakfast with a friend on a weekday and watched the restaurant fill quickly. Our friend told us they often find a line of people waiting to get in on the weekends. Their 2 Boulder locations are just as busy on the weekend.
There is a wide array of specials daily.
My coffee was good but my wife’s Walnutty Latte was excellent. It had a fall or almost Christmassy taste to it.
I had a great Eggs Marcos, scrambled eggs with Bacon, Cream Cheese, and melted Cheddar Cheese. Each dish comes with 2 sides. I chose grits and French toast. Don’t expect stone ground grits made with milk like you might get in Charleston or Savannah. The grits are simple white hominy grits, fundamentally tasteless. People who eat grits regularly know you have to add salt, butter, and other things to give them flavor. Mine was great with butter, a little salt, and maple syrup.
I prefer French toast soaked thoroughly and this thin bread ensured it was prepared just right.
My wife and our friend had an excellent vegetable Quiche of the Day with fruit and fresh baked Banana Raisin bread. Cooked perfectly, it had great texture and superb flavor. I am not a big quiche fan but this was really good.
This Walnut Café serves breakfast and lunch from 0700 – 1430 hours while the Boulder locations are open an additional hour until 1530 hours. They have a good selection of gluten free breakfast items and everything was super fresh. The staff was friendly and made you feel like they were happy to see you. There was no need to check the noise level since we were in a smaller room off to the side with one other couple.
This breakfast was just what we needed before our flight from Denver home and another reason to visit friends there again soon.