Welcome To CoraFaye's Café Soul food

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



 Monday  11 am – 4 pm
 Tuesday  11 am – 7 pm
 Wednesday  11 am – 7 pm
 Thursday  11 am – 7 pm
 Friday  11 am – 8 pm
 Saturday   11 am – 8 pm
 Sunday  Closed


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Monday Special: Fried Chicken Gizzards over rice. 1 side, 1 bread. $6.49.

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Whether it is the ‘Crunch’ of Hard Rock, or the soulful improvising of Gospel, Blues, or Jazz, Journeyman guitarist John A. Austin, Jr. is no stranger to making sweet, melodic music with his Six String. Born and raised in Sunny Southern California, John’s guitar style is a hybrid of Country Gospel, and Blues, delivered ‘clean’, or ‘dirty’ with overdrive distortion. His influences are as varied as his sound, to include; Eddie Van Halen, Greg Howe, Frank Gambale, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Eric Gales, Joe Walsh, Johnathan Duboise, Jr., Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, Eric Brice, Robert “Sugar” Hightower, B.B. king, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, and Jimi Hendrix. John studied Classical Guitar at the University of Arizona, under Professor Tom Patterson. He has gigged all around the United States, from New York, to Los Angeles. In 2009, John won the Guitar Center’s King of the Blues Store Contest Winner in Van Nuys, California, and was a Regional Competitor in that Year’s National Competition. He is a virtuoso blues player, but loves to shred heavy metal. And just the same, he is very much at home in Gospel, Contemporary Christian, and Jazz performance. Finally, he is an excellent music instructor. For the years 2008-2010, he headed the guitar department of a prestigious private high school (Highland High School, Northridge California), and taught the children of famous artists, including Mellissa Ethridge, and Alex Van Halen.


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“Just the best atmosphere. When you order they ask your name to make it easy on the waiter but it’s a really personal and home feel. Great home cooking and genuinely nice people. Best experience Ive had at a place where you can get full on 10 bucks.”

Clent J

“BEST SOUL FOOD IN DENVER!!! This restaurant is a staple to the denver- metro area and there’s a reason why. Everything is cooked to order, the ambiance is unique and Corafaye will greet you her self.”

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“The service, the atmosphere, the menu. I loved it all. It feels like being at your grandmother’s house, you may not want to leave.”

Featured In Westword

“Brought to you by generations of Southern inspiration and love” is what it says on the menu — which is code, too, for sweet tea, fried chicken, fried catfish, fried pork chops and macaroni and cheese done not always well, but always right.

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Lunch At Corafaye’s
(A soul food restaurant in Denver, Colorado).

The tongue is tied to recollection,
as thick as the good gravy
and as secretive as the collection

of recipes handed down like Scripture
from matriarch to daughter
in her family’s ancestral tree.

Believe me when I tell you
it’s food that can make you cry.
This delicious genealogy
of fried okra; sweet potato pie.
Every taste is true: from the black-eyed
peas to the candied yams,
the catfish and the “recession special”
Spam sandwiches.

It’s just like I remember
in my grandmother’s kitchen:
from the wood-paneled walls
to the sound of fried chicken
splattering in the pan.

If love can be measured
by food for the soul,
then we have been expanded
by a love so large
some may call it gluttony,
but I prefer abundance.
A feast with the fixings
free of charge.


—Rev. Daniel Klawitter

This poem originally appeared in Front Porch Newspaper.

Rev. Daniel Klawitter is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and is a member of the Colorado Poets Center.  His poems have appeared widely in literary journals both online and in print, including: Blue Collar Review, The People’s Tribune, Penwood Review, Sacramental Life, and Umbrella: A Journal of Poetry and Kindred Prose.

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