DJ’s Café, a Denver breakfast mainstay with three locations, has closed

DJ’s Café has closed after 12 years serving breakfast in Denver. It’s not yet clear when or why it happened.

DJ's 9th Ave. Cafe is closed, Nov. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A photographer is photobombed, and is pretty OK with it, while working outside of DJ's 9th Ave. Cafe, which is closed, Nov. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; commercial real estate; development; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
A photographer is photobombed, and is pretty OK with it, while working outside of DJ’s 9th Ave. Cafe, which is closed, Nov. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

DJ’s Café has closed after 12 years serving breakfast in Denver. It’s not yet clear when or why it happened. 

A sign on the door at the 9th and Lincoln location simply says “DJ’s Café is now closed.” A call to the Tennyson location got a “this number is not in service” message. A call to the Colfax location also went unanswered, and at least one person on Yelp reported it as closed.

DJ’s Café opened at Tennyson Street and 38th Avenue in the Berkeley neighborhood in 2006. The Capitol Hill location at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Street opened in 2013. The Colfax location, near Eudora, opened just this year.

Here’s the full note:

We are sad to say that DJ’s Café is now closed. We really appreciate all of your patronage. We consider you family. Lots of you we have seen get married, have kids, move into the neighborhood and move out. We will miss all of the good times and hope you have success, health and happiness in your life going forward. For any concerns the email djscafe@gmail.com is still open and monitored. Thanks again for making the last 12 years of our lives so great.

D&J and staff

This story will be updated when we learn more about the fate of this beloved Denver hangout.

DJ's 9th Ave. Cafe is closed, Nov. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; commercial real estate; development; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
DJ’s 9th Ave. Cafe is closed, Nov. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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