"It's a ticklish dilemma," she admits. "Essentially, we've been limping ever since construction on Tennyson forced us to temporarily close last year."
But Bezuidenhout has faith, and isn't ready to give up just yet. "I believe in miracles. I'm a very optimistic person. One thing that would really help us is to find a general manager with restaurant experience who could handle the day-to-day aspects of the business," she says. (Interested candidates for that position can call the restaurant at 303-728-9251 and leave a message.)
And what can fans of Comfort Cafe do to help? "Honestly, the best thing to do is to patronize us on the weekends," she says. "We also encourage people to continue to donate produce from their gardens; we love that and it really helps us make delicious food for everyone, whether they can afford it or not."
Comfort Cafe is now open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice; check the website for updates.
If the restaurant does wind up closing, however, Bezuidenhout says she's happy with its run: "Either way, we're proud of what we've done over the past two years -- but it ain't over till it's over."