I discovered a little piece of my hometown, New Orleans, right here in the city I now call home. Lucile’s is a quaint diner with a beautiful outdoor patio in a residential area. This particular location, on the corner of Logan and Alameda, is a gem and a cajun taste of my hometown, New Orleans. The inside decor transforms you back to the Big Easy- you feel like you are in the Crescent City, enjoying a meal. The decor is beautiful, the music perfect, and the atmosphere is very inviting.
The menu offers breakfast all day and of course, beignets. They are not as good as Cafe Du Monde mainly because they are not oily and sopped with powdered- they are quite fluffy and good though and healthier than Cafe Du Monde. I also tried their grits and cafe au lait and oh boy! YUMMY! Their menu is extensive and they have five locations to choose from. Find the closest one to you!
As our server indicated, even though their menu is Southern and Cajun-inspired (which is generally not vegetarian-friendly, gluten and dairy-free), because of their locations are in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Littleton, and Longmont, Lucile’s will substitute and provide vegetarian options when they can. They also offer gluten-free choices. Just ask your server! I can’t wait to return for their breakfast entrees and I can tell it will be good. Yum! I had spicy cheesy grits. I can’t wait to try their breakfast menu and then go back again for Cajun lunch dishes. I saw the biscuits that went with the breakfast entrees and they were the size of a big piece of Quiche- they were huge! Lucile’s– a place I can go to when I miss the taste of home.