Devil's Food originally began as a bakery in 1999. It was a small little shop on Old South Gaylord serving Pastry, Coffee & Tea. Its seating allowed for a bakers dozen of guests, side by side.
Next, this little kitchen expanded into the adjacent storefront in 2004, sprouting the "cookery" department in parallel with the "baking" department. This is how Devil's Food Bakery became known as "Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery".
This journey [which began with 12 credit cards and a dream] has further grown into two storefronts. Like splitting an atom, we've rebuilt the original vision of the bakery through a comprehensive historic renovation at 1004 South Gaylord. In fact, it is a vision of what a bakery might have been like when this neighborhood began [see the renovation pics at DevilsFoodBakeryDenver.com].
It is typically believed that Old South Gaylord Street lies within the Washington Park neighborhood. However, that is not the case! We have stumbled upon a historic map circa 1920-30 which shows that this street is actually in the "Myrtle Hill" neighborhood.
With our New Devil's Food Bakery expansion a few doors down the sidewalk, we are paying homage to the historic Myrtle Hill neighborhood (where street cars, grocery stores, its gas station and movie theatre once thrived) in identifying our original location as: The Cookery at Myrtle Hill!
It will be know for some time as The Devil's Food Cookery... The Cookery... Myrtle Hill....or even The Myrtle Hill Cookery. Regardless, The Cookery at Myrtle Hill is where we continue to create scratch soup, scratch pasta, braise lamb, whip our own aioli, mix craft cocktails and host special events. It's a cookery!