The Duffeyroll Cafe

Bakery | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

We’re always on the lookout for cinnamon rolls, and The Duffeyroll Cafe in Denver makes a particularly good one. Duffeyrolls have only a passing resemblance to goop-filled and icing-laden modern mega-rolls. A Duffeyroll cinnamon roll is light-textured, almost like a croissant. It’s a little crisp on the outside, and veined with just enough, but not too much, cinnamon and sugar.

These cinnamon rolls come in a variety of flavors, including Zesty Orange, Mountain Maple, and Irish Cream, and the only difference between these variations and “The Original” is a flavored icing that gets drizzled across the top. The Original is of course the best.

There’s also a menu of breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps, soups and salads, and while we haven’t sampled these we like the sound of the Box Lunch, where you’ll find, along with your sandwich, some Sun Chips, coleslaw, an apple, an Andes mint, and… a mini Duffeyroll!

There are two Duffeyroll Cafes. The original store is in the Happy Canyon Shopping Center. The branch we’re familiar with is located in the historic Old South Pearl neighborhood of Denver, and the outside sidewalk tables are an especially welcome place to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee while slowly unwinding these cinnamon pastries.

What to Eat
The Duffeyroll Cafe, Original Cinnamon Roll
Original Cinnamon Roll
The Original, and still the best: a plain cinnamon and sugar Duffeyroll.
The Duffeyroll Cafe, Zesty Orange Cinnamon Roll
Zesty Orange Cinnamon Roll
The flavored cinnamon rolls simply have a bit of flavored icing drizzled across the top. It's thankfully subtle, but we prefer the plain ones anyway.
The Duffeyroll Cafe, Pecan Sticky Bun
Pecan Sticky Bun
The pecan sticky buns look fantastic, and maybe they are fresh out of the oven. Our bun, seemingly made with the same dough as the cinnamon buns, was filled with huge wads of hardened brown sugar filling. And the price is just outrageous: $3.59 each!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 2pm
Monday6am - 2:30pm
Tuesday6am - 2:30pm
Wednesday6am - 2:30pm
Thursday6am - 2:30pm
Friday6am - 2:30pm
Saturday6am - 2:30pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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