Have you ever yearned to take a mini vacation, to be spontaneous, put in a call to your sister or best friend, pack a bag and just go? Well that’s exactly what my sister (otherwise known as my best friend in the universe since birth) and I did last week, and our destination was none other than beautiful Denver Colorado.
Here’s the thing about adventuring, even though our trip was shorter than we would have preferred, the change in scenery and stepping away from the hustle and bustle of our every day lives, left us both invigorated and relaxed. Sounds like an oxymoron, but I assure you, it was real, my friends!
MERCANTILE DINING & PROVISION
1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Top on our Colorado adventure list was to discover the best restaurants the Mile High City had to offer, and my oh my did we stumble upon one of the best breakfasts in town. Join us as we introduce you to Mercantile Dining & Provision Restaurant Review | Destination Denver Colorado.
A European-style market that offers jams, spices, pickles, preserves and other delights is one of the first things you’ll see at the restaurant. You can also take home cheeses, cured meats and some mouth-watering pastries.
Have a large party? there’s an intimate area with your name on it and if vino is your thing, you’re going to dig the decor!
Mercantile Dining & Provision combines the look and feel of an old fashioned store, meets casual-elegant restaurant, meets uber cool libation spot.
We began our meal by relaxing at our sunny table with a steaming cup of coffee for me and soothing hot tea for my sis. Good conversation, laughter and an unforgettable apple, candied walnut scone didn’t hurt either!
Before we move on to our scrumptious breakfast, let’s discuss the scone… sugary goodness on the outside, with a moist center loaded with green apple chunks had our attention. One of our favorite parts of the scone was the candied walnuts ~ we only wish there had been more of them.
I selected the Mercantile Pastrami Hash, which turned out to be a genius move on my part! The hash browns were piled high (over an inch), and prepared to perfection, crispy on the outside and tender potato bits on the inside. Topped with a poached farmhouse egg, which oozed golden goodness all over the pastrami hash at the mere mention of the word “fork”. I opted for the hollandaise on the side.
This was breakfast at it’s finest and we loved the roasted brussels sprouts and baby carrots in three gorgeous colors. We cleaned our plate and Mom would have been proud!
Stacy ordered the Croque Madame, which featured French ham (slightly grilled) sandwiched in between two thick, melt-in-your-mouth slices of freshly-baked bread that had been generously slathered in flavorful gruyere cheese. Chef added a farmhouse egg, creating a breakfast sandwich that honored it’s French roots and was stacked “mile high” (a coincidence… me thinks NO).
Mercantile Dining & Provision is a cafe-style restaurant and store that feels open, airy and is bathed in natural light. The tiled and wood floors, combined with copper and iron lights, and soothing fabrics in blues and grays, made us want to come back for lunch and dinner!
With fresh flowers in mason jars scattered about the restaurant, a giant wooden menu board and a classic aesthetics, Mercantile invites guests to be involved in their dining experience, which was more than fine by us!
The atmosphere, location and food made this eatery a triple threat in our adventure book. Here are the things we loved the most:
♥ Pastrami Hash dish
♥ Apple, Candied Walnut Scone
♥ Hot tea (6 loose-leaf flavors to choose from)
♥ Relaxing atmosphere
♥ Located in the historic Union Trane Station (opened in 1894) downtown Denver
If you prefer to have the traditional waiter experience, at least for breakfast, this might not be your place. We placed our order at the counter, seated ourselves, poured our own water and were texted when our meal was ready at the kitchen counter. This was, for us, part of the charm of the Mercantile experience.
If you are passing through Denver, Stacy and I absolutely recommend a detour to Mercantile Dining & Provision. Whether you stop by for breakfast, a snack, adult beverage or dinner, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
As Stacy and I waved a sad farewell to one of our new favorite restaurants in the Mile High City, we made a pinky swear to come back each and every time we’re in Colorado. And ladies, we all know when you pinky swear anything with your sister, that’s a legal and binding commitment!
Here’s to all the adventures you and your sister or bestie might take in the future. If you’ve already been on one, please tell us all about it in the Comment Section below. Where did you go? Where did you eat?
Carl and I hope you’ll stay tuned for our next luxury hotel review. It’s going to be a beach destination to remember and we promise to take you along for the journey!
Until then, live, love and travel, darlings!