Three Little Griddles seems like the start of a nursery rhyme for cooks, but it’s a tasty breakfast spot south of the Denver Tech Center.
Nothing about this establishment comes to mind when you think of the first meal of the day. The interior is dark, orders are placed at the counter and tables are assigned. Yet this is not a fast food place. Everything is cooked to order, the staff are smiling and the coffee cups are full.
With hot plates in the name, it’s no surprise that almost all food finds its origin on cooktops; after all, where else would breakfast ingredients take shape in the form of scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast and more? The difference is the number of categories related to the hot plate: specialties; Cakes (aka pancakes); Savory cakes; Toasts and small hotplates (the children’s menu).
The person who took our order said the breakfast burrito, plancha savory cakes, and quiche were some of the most popular items. So we tried all three with the homemade cinnamon bun. We took the latter home uneaten, with the leftovers. The portions are massive.
Two types of savory cakes are offered: the three meat ($ 11.99) and the veggie. With the three meats, a pancake the size of a platter is cooked with bacon, ham and sausage. It’s not just meat thrown on it after the fact. The meat is added at the same time as the dough is poured onto the dish (or, more suitably, the hotplate). The result is a bite of meat with every bite. You should ask for butter and syrup if you think a pancake isn’t complete without them. However, it quickly becomes apparent that they are not needed. In addition, there is a little salsa garnish. The vegetable includes avocado, jalapeÃ±o, tomato, mushrooms, and onion, with cheese sprinkled on top. Either version is more than enough for two to share.
The artichoke, bacon and cheddar quiche ($ 10.79) was also bigger than expected. It looks more like a piece of cake. It easily measures 4 inches high and thick with all the components. The crust is barely detectable under everything. It’s not as light and airy as most quiches, but all the flavors make up for the dense texture.
The breakfast burrito ($ 11.99) includes a choice of meat-based toppings to accompany scrambled eggs, cheese, and potatoes. We opted for the chorizo, although bacon and sausage were other possibilities. This is smothered in green pork chili. With the chorizo ââand chilli, there is a good awakening of the taste buds and a lot of pieces of pork.
The cinnamon bun ($ 4.50) was the only thing we saw that was medium in size. Unlike other items, it wasn’t something that would leave a person overloaded if eaten all at once. Of course, ours was eaten later when the stomachs had more room and was eaten more as a snack than as a starter or side dish. It was light, with just the right amount of cinnamon and not too frosty.
Three Little Griddles is just off the freeway, making it easy to get there for breakfast (or lunch).
THREE SMALL GRILLS
The description: Serves breakfast and lunch
Site: 1011 Inverness Main St., Englewood
Prices: $ 4.50 – $ 12.79
Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day
Details: Credit cards accepted. Wireless. Terrace.
Favourite dishes : Breakfast Burrito and Three Meat Savory Cake
Other: Some gluten-free options available