Home Cook'n Soul food

Denver, CO

Quaint family-run parlor dishing up soulful Southern traditions, from frogs’ legs to homemade pie.

Cora Faye’s Cafe Restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
Watch episode ‘Timeless Traditions’ aired on season 17

Locations Guy Fieri visits in the USA – Places to eat comfort home-style, healthy, gourmet & fast food meals!

When you walk in to this restaurant you’ll literally feel like you’ve walked in to your home, the comfort level is so high you’ll keep coming back and back again. A great blend of atmosphere with classic Southern foods puts this place at the top of our list. Try our suggest soul food which includes Smothered Rabbit that is battered and fried, or the Chit’lings soup – our favorite!

Tall Tales and Red Waffles at Cora Faye’s Cafe

Cora Faye’s Cafe, Denver’s most well-known — and arguably best — soul-food eatery, is the last stop in a month of soul food for May’s Ethniche series. Cora Faye’s opened in 2006 on a run-down stretch of shops on Colorado Boulevard just north of City Park, but the decor and comfortable wear of the place make it feel significantly older, like a quaint cafe that Denver has always relied on for Southern home cooking and a dose of motherly love.
Cora Faye’s and owner Priscilla Smith had a moment in the spotlight two years ago when Guy Fieri stopped by to film an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for the Food Network here — a fact that’s not lost, even on a sleepy Tuesday at lunch, among the antique lamps, brocade tablecloths and flea-market knickknacks that fill almost every inch of the place. Although there were only a handful of customers, most of them were tourists who had heard about the cafe on TV and were coming in for the soul-food staples mentioned on Fieri’s show (which are highlighted on the menu) — and for a photograph with Smith. Between checking up on tables, refilling drinks, ringing in guest checks and exuding an air of calm and grace, Smith posed for photos and talked about her food and her impression of Fieri.

Don’t adjust the color on your screen; the waffle is really that red.

Get IN touch

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(303) 333-5551

16251 E Colfax
Denver, Co 93513

Visit Us

Find us easily at the Colfax Plaza Just past Lardeo St.

Store Hours

Mon Closed
Tue 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm