Jan Bezuidenhout

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The Comfort Cafe will close for good this month on Tennyson Street

    The Comfort Cafe, a donation-based, non-profit community kitchen and restaurant in Berkeley Park that was the second pay-what-you-can-afford spot in town, struggled from the start. Over its two-year existence, Comfort Cafe has had to close temporarily once and reduce its hours another time. But now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Comfort Cafe reduces hours due to uncomfortable lack of revenue

    "Unfortunately, we're losing about $5,000 a month right now and it's starting to really hurt my pocketbook," explains Jan Bezuidenhout, who openedComfort Cafe, a non-profit, pay-what-you-can eatery at 3945 Tennyson Street two years ago. "It's been a wonderful two years here, but this location is jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Comfort Cafe open again after a three-week rest and restructuring

    ​Comfort Cafe, the non-profit, pay-what-you-please restaurant in Berkeley Park, is back in business, after a three-week hiatus to "rest and restructure a bit." "Construction on Tennyson Street was a big part of the break," explains business and building owner Jan Bezuidenhout, "There's no p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Medical marijuana provided free by Namaste Hospice for end-of-life relief

    ​In a striking example of medical marijuana's growing legitimacy, the Denver-based Namaste Hospice will begin offering free medical marijuana to patients with terminal illnesses. While end-of-life care might not seem like the most cutting-edge of industries, Namaste, which has been providing D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Comfort Cafe begins serving comfort food today at a price everyone can afford

    ​The Comfort Cafe has been a dream more than 20 years in the making, and today, that dream became a reality when the restaurant opened for lunch at 3945 Tennyson Street on a tree-lined stretch of sidewalk in Berkeley Park that includes Big Hoss Bar-B-Q, Kyle's Kitchen and Brasserie Felix. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Comfort Cafe opening now set for next week

    ​Comfort Cafe, one of Denver's forthcoming pay-what-you-can restaurants, won't be opening its doors this week as originally planned. It's looking more like next week, says Jan Bezuidenhout, the brains (and much of the brawn) behind the restaurant, located at 3945 Tennyson Street. "There's ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Cafe 180 opening pushed back

    ​The opening of one of Denver's new pay-what-you-can restaurants has been pushed back while its owner gets the space in fighting shape. Cafe 180, slated to open at 3315 South Broadway in Englewood, was aiming for a mid-June debut. "[W]e've been working on the installation of the kitchen and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    SAME Cafe is inspiring a crop of new pay-what-you-can restaurants to take root

    ​Last week, we reported that Denver's groundbreaking pay-what-you-want SAME Cafe inspired national bakery and cafe chain Panera Bread to get into the non-profit biz itself. Built on the model used by SAME and other community kitchens like Salt Lake City's One World Everybody Eats, Panera ope ... More >>

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    June 7, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 7, 2001

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    May 31, 2001

    A Dying Wish

    Peggy Quinn wanted to make death easier on the terminally ill, but she's made life hard on everyone else.