In 1992, Mark and Cynda Trudell opened a restaurant in Olde Town, only to be forced to close the doors after a year of business.
Now, 11 years later, Bread Winners Café is back in business.
For many years after the closing, Bread Winners provided catering for hundreds of parties, weddings, and events around Jefferson County, only to hear the same feedback from customers. They wanted a restaurant.
“I’ve bugged them for years to open a restaurant,” said Moni Wilson Piz, a regular Bread Winners customer. “Now they finally did, and I bring friends and family down for breakfast or lunch every week.”
For owners Mark and Cynda Trudell, reopening the restaurant was the natural next step in their business.
“We have an established catering company, so a restaurant seemed like the right thing to do,” said Cynda Trudell.
Open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Sunday, Bread Winners offers a relaxed, comfortable environment with a home-style menu at a reasonable price.
“We provide a unique, cozy atmosphere with flavorful, scratch-made favorites on the menu,” Cynda said.
From stuffed french toast and eggs Benedict to chile relleno and burgers, Bread Winners has a mixed menu of Colorado favorites. According to the owners many of their ingredients are Colorado-grown, and prepared to provide optimal flavor and spice to each dish.
“We take a lot of pride in the food we make, we want to make everything flavorful,” Mark Trudell, owner and head chef at Bread Winners said.
Whether you want to drop by for a short breakfast or have a casual business lunch Bread Winners provides a comfortable café environment for casual dining.
“I love the atmosphere and the food,” Wilson Piz said, “I know that whether I need to stop by and pick something up or have a nice long lunch, I can, I’ll never be rushed out of my table.”
For Mark and Cynda, they say each customer is valued and the relationship with them means just as much as the food, a characteristic which keeps customers like Wilson Piz, coming back.
“Either you have a restaurant that has great customer service and terrible food, or you have one that has great food and terrible service, it’s rare you find one with both,” said Wilson Piz.
Bread Winners Cafe is open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, at 7311 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town.