Nectar of the Gods
Posted on 03 / 27 / 2014
I've been saying for some time now that Denver needs a raw food cafe, and here it is! It actually opened on my birthday and somehow I missed it until 3 months later. Slightly sad about that but boy was it worth the wait!
First off, the space is lovely and inviting with lots of sunlight and cozy tables set up around what is actually the lobby of a Kindness Yoga Studio. I was there right as the yogis for the next class were signing in, but it didn't feel crowded or odd at all. Quite the contrariety, it only added to the lovely community feel of the space.
Craig greeted me and helped me peruse the menu, giving helpful suggestions and information, and just generally being super warm and friendly. There was a couple at a table who had recently finished their lunch and were all too happy to tell me just how delicious everything was.
I decided on one of Craig's suggestions - the "Feta Cheese" Arugula Salad and I'm so glad I did. It was delivered to my table looking yummy and gorgeous. A huge plate of arugula, apples, avocados, walnuts, nut "Feta", and raw croutons made from their onion bread. It was lightly dressed in a balsamic vinegar/olive oil dressing it was delicious!
The lovely woman who brought my food to me introduced herself as Colleen and I discovered she had made my salad. We had a wonderful conversation before she ducked back into the kitchen.
I had brought some work with me so I sat for a bit soaking up the lovely atmosphere and digesting a bit because I was finding it very difficult to resist the smoothie selection. I ended up taking a ShamRAWk Shake to go and yummy doesn't even begin to describe it. It was divine. A mixture of dates, bananas, cacao nibs, vanilla, spirulina, mint, spinach, and magical unicorn dust. I'm fairly certain about that last part because something had to be responsible for the perfection in a to-go cup. It was the perfect balance of smooth, creamy, minty, chocolately goodness - and not too sweet.
On the off chance that you've gotten this far into my review and can't tell that I'm absolutely in love with Nectar House Cafe, allow me to spell it out for you: I'M ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH NECTAR HOUSE CAFE! (See? I'm shouting it at you.)
Long may you live and thrive in Denver, feeding and nurturing the veggie community!
Updated from previous review on Thursday March 27, 2014
Delicious, fresh, healthy food, Warm and friendly staff, Great atmosphere
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