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Organixx serves up vegan and veggie breakfasts during sedate mornings

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Organixx, the modified fast-casual restaurant at 1520 Blake Street, does 75 percent of its business during lunch hours. Which is somewhat surprising, considering the tasty breakfast and dinner offerings, with several vegetarian options and a handful of vegan delicacies. In other words, if you're looking for a vegetarian or vegan breakfast burrito and don't want to fight the crowds at some of the better-known options in the city, this might be the spot you've been seeking.

Indie rock was playing over the loudspeakers, and the cashier was still pulling down the chairs at 8:15 a.m. this morning -- and besides the cashier, the cook and yours truly, the entire space (with exposed brick and a beautiful chalk mural on the north wall) was empty.

Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. daily, and there are several dishes that are veggie-friendly -- and those that aren't can be modified to suit your sensibilities. Pictured is the tofu plus (which vegetarians can order with egg), tofu scrambled with artichoke, asparagus tips and avocado, and served with breakfast potatoes and a choice of fruit or focaccia toast.

There's also a breakfast burrito, oatmeal, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and -- joy! -- breakfast ice cream with fruit and granola (and, yes, they even have vegan ice cream!).

Dinner is another quiet time, and although the menu's a bit slimmer, the pasta raccogliere or yellow vegan curry are decent options for an intimate dinnertime sit-down. And for lunch, where you might have to fight to find a table, there are a dozen vegetarian options and a half-dozen vegan ones -- any of which can be tweaked for your taste.

Organixx is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; call 303-825-1550 or visit http://organixxrestaurant.com.

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