Cafe de France – Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center

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Stopped at Cafe de France in the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center on South Santa Fe Drive for lunch. We visited a previous location in Highlands Ranch several times before that location was closed. The same friendly greeting welcomed us. The cafe is open from 7 am – 9 pm daily. I appreciate restaurants that serve all afternoon since I frequently want a meal at 3 pm. Our waitress said you can order breakfast during the entire day; helpful to know if bacon and eggs or waffles sounds good for dinner some evening.

Bob ordered the pastrami croissant. The fresh croissant was topped with lettuce a thick stack of pastrami and topped with melted Swiss cheese. The sandwich was served with crisp potato chips and chunks of watermelon. I chose the Santa Fe Quiche – a generous slice of ham and cheese quiche topped with a green chili sauce. The pastry was rich and flaky. The sauce was a disappointment, I will select a different quiche in the future. A tossed salad and watermelon accompanied the quiche. Although neither of  us ordered one today we recommend the Croissant burgers.pastrimi-croissant

We are both ice tea drinkers but did not like the tea served at the previous location and quit ordering it. Bob’s tea today tasted fresh made and was up to our standards. A dessert case filled with cakes, pastries and cookies tempted mightily but we resisted.

The owner or manager – I don’t know which – likes to greet each customer and thank them as they leave. This is often done from the other end of the restaurant. He’s a lively person and communications with staff tends to be loud. I would find it more comfortable if he toned it down letting us continue our own conversations.

Food is fresh, service prompt, location convenient, comfortable interior – we’ll be back.

When You Go: Cafe de France, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 303-347-2424.

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