Molly’s Cafe & Catering [Denver Sandwich]
It was way back in March when I last visited Molly’s Cafe & Catering as part of a THRIVE Coffee networking group. Today, it was pretty much sheer boredom that made me head out for an early breakfast. Technically, I was out for an early walk, but I wanted to kill a couple hours before the 9:00 AM opening of the Winter Farm Market at City Center.
Smooth Coffee & A Homestyle Denver Sandwich
On my last visit, the breakfast wrap was decent, but the coffee was great. I’m happy to report that some seven months later the coffee is still great. I can’t even explain what makes Molly’s coffee so good. It’s pretty much just typical diner-style coffee (for a whole $1.25) but with a really nice smooth flavor to it. It’s a smidge better than the Walmart $3.18 per container stuff I’m drinking right now. As a bonus, both standard and French Vanilla creamers were on the table. Another nice touch is that the coffee mugs are big, at least the one I had was. The waitress doesn’t need to stop by every minute to fill it up.
From what I’ve seen of the food so far at Molly’s, it’s pretty much exactly the same was what you would make at home but better because you don’t actually have to go through the trouble of making it. The Denver Sandwich is two scrambled eggs loaded with ham, green peppers, onions, and cheese on your choice of bread. My particular choice this fine chilly morning was sourdough, but white, wheat, and rye are also offered. You get exactly what it says on the tin in a package that looks like mom could have made it.
On top of everything the service was very friendly and quick. Final cost? $6.83 with tax.
Denver Sandwich History Lesson
On a side note, I was curious as to whether the Denver Sandwich was really invented in Denver (I will not be fooled again like I was with “German” Chocolate Cake). According to our friend Wikipedia, the Denver sandwich was claimed to have been invented by “… Denver restaurateur Albert A. McVittie in 1907 as well as M. D. Looney, of Denver, in the same year. It has also been claimed that the ‘Denver sandwich’ was invented at Denver’s Taber Hotel but mentions of it in newspapers predate all these claimants.”
Molly’s Cafe & Catering
700 Schelfhout Lane
Kimberly, WI 54136