My first experience with Watercourse was at the 2008 Denver Vegfest. I got a sample of their blackened tofu, as well as some of their baked goods and there was no turning back. On a recent trip to Denver, I ate there for breakfast both days I was privileged enough to be in town. The first day, I had the peasant's sandwich. Tofu scramble, basil pesto, onions and tomatoes between two thick slices of sourdough? I'm in. Combine that with house fries and a cup of fresh fruit and you have an excellent start to your day. Definitely hearty enough to last through stomping around town with no real goal in mind- something that requires a lot of walking.
The next day, I was craving pancakes. I never crave pancakes. However, Watercourse's pancakes may have me wanting them more often. I ordered the supreme pancakes because when offered a choice between regular and supreme food, supreme is the answer. I opted for the gluten-free cakes and they came out fluffy and covered with granola, berries and bananas. I was impressed with the granola but even more impressed with the consistency of the gluten-free pancakes. These were some seriously fluffy bad boys and when they were combined with their toppings, it was a breakfast for the ages.
Overall, I was so incredibly pleased to start my days in Denver with Watercourse. Not only is the food delicious, but the restaurant is beautiful, the servers are incredibly friendly and it is the perfect way to begin your day. My one regret? I didn't get a chance to do dinner here.