Brothers Devon and Jason Stallings have opened their third DJ’s Café in the former Tante Louise/Cork House/Red Octave restaurant space at Colfax and Eudora. Explaining why the D comes first, Stapleton resident Jason Stallings says, “My brother Devon gets top billing because he supervises the kitchen. Also, DJ’s had a much nicer ring to it than the alternative.”
Committed to sustainable and green business practices, DJ’s uses locally grown and/or organic produce whenever possible and 100 percent recycled and recyclable to-go boxes. “We recycle 75–80 percent of all restaurant waste,” says Stallings. “Even our frying oil is 100 percent recycled and used by locals as bio fuel.” Bread is purchased from local bakeries and Polidori sausage, made in Park Hill, is served at the café. Coffee and tea are sourced from local vendors and most beers are produced in Colorado. This spring, a garden next to the outdoor patio will grow herbs for use in the kitchen.
An outdoor play area is under construction so diners can enjoy a meal on the patio while their children are entertained. A family-friendly restaurant, toys are available for kids and special orders are possible if a customer asks their server. “Our mission is to serve fresh, homemade food without the pretense,” Stallings says.
The East Colfax location has been open since January 2017, but the restaurant at 3838 Tennyson has been open for over 10 years and the downtown location at 865 Lincoln St. is five years old. “We really wanted to bring DJ’s Café to an area of town that’s convenient for residents of Park Hill, Mayfair, Lowry and Stapleton,” Stallings says. “These neighborhoods are diverse and we get a great mix of clientele representing all age groups.”
DJ’s Café offers a full breakfast/brunch/lunch menu complemented by a selection of “adult beverages,” and a full bar. “One of our most popular items is our Eggs Benedict,” says Stallings. “Our sauce is amazing. You could put it on a shoe and it would be delicious.” Another customer favorite is the restaurant’s green chili.
DJ’s Café is open Mon. through Fri. from 7am–2pm. Weekend hours are 8am–3pm. With enough space to accommodate 100 guests, the café is available to rent for private gatherings and parties after hours. “We can prepare the food or customers can bring in their own,” says Stallings.
DJ’s is located at 1490 Eudora St. For more information about all three DJ’s Café locations, visit www.djscafe.biz.