Pete's Cafe & Steak House Closes on East Colfax After More Than Forty Years

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

There are plenty of great restaurants on Colfax Avenue — check out our list of the twelve best as evidence — and then there are the quiet spots that serve the neighborhood day-in and day-out without much fuss or notice. Such was the case with Pete's Cafe & Steak House, which BusinessDen reports is now closed after 44 years.

The little diner between Pennsylvania and Pearl streets was owned and operated by Pete Gatseos (not Pete Contos, who runs Pete's Kitchen, Pete's Gyros Place, Pete's Satire Lounge and Pete's Greek Town Cafe on the same street), who has decided to retire. Gatseos's family also runs a second Pete's Cafe on Washington Street in Thornton that will remain open.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.