A man hugs a woman from behind in the Welton Street Cafe

Black-Owned Restaurants Within 3 Miles of the Arts Complex

There is no shortage of restaurant roundups that feature Black-owned businesses, but this one is intended to get you to the show on time! These local establishments are all within three miles of the Arts Complex and are sure to serve up a tasty meal with plenty of time to spare.

A bright and airy restaurant space with orange chairs

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2752 Welton St.
2 miles

Perfect for brunch before your matinee, this urban eatery in Five Points serves up more than your typical OJ with champagne. In addition to standard brunch options of omelets, benedicts and avocado toast, the menu also features different regional fare from New Orleans’ beignets and the South’s fried green tomatoes to the quintessential New York staple…lox and a bagel.

A full plate of food from NOLA Voodoo Tavern

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NOLA Voodoo Tavern
2231 Bruce Randolph Ave., Denver
2.9 miles

Long-time restauranteur Henry Batiste relocated to Denver bringing his family’s New Orleans-inspired recipes with him. Located at the corner of York Street and Bruce Randolph Avenue in the historic Cole neighborhood, his menu runs from crawfish and gizzards to muffulettas and po’ boys. For those who just can’t decide, upgrade the sampler to get four mouth-watering tastes: red beans & rice, etouffee, gumbo and jambalaya. Just save room for the pecan pie.

A plate of shrimp from Three Saints Revival

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Three Saints Revival
1801 Wewatta St.
1.2 miles

Nestled in Hotel Indigo is Three Saints Revival. With a focus on wines, tapas and spirits, this urban chic restaurant is quickly becoming known for an infusion of Mediterranean tastes — Spain, Provence, Italy, Israel, Egypt and Greece. The happy hour alone features an impressive selection of cheeses, charcuterie and tapas, which is greatly expanded for dinner. Just leave room for the Chocolate Cremeux or Citrus Olive Oil Cake for dessert!

A man hugs a woman from behind in the Welton Street Cafe

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Welton Street Café
New location opening soon! 2883 Welton Street
1.2 miles

This Five Points legend has been in business for more than 40 years. Owned and operated by transplants from the U.S. Virgin Islands, this family-run business serves up “finger-licking, melt-in-your-mouth” island-inspired Southern comfort food. From the catfish sandwich and jerk chicken to hush puppies and black eyed peas, any true Southerner will feel right at home.

The seating area of Whittier Cafe

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Whittier Café
1710 E. 25th Ave.
2.2 miles

As Denver’s only espresso bar featuring the selections from various African nations, Whittier Café pays homage to the region of the world where coffee was first discovered. In addition to a shot or two of caffeine, the location also offers burritos, paninis, and an assortment of pastries.