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Wrap your jaws around Bites, a new breakfast and lunch joint on South Broadway

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It was supposed to be a tapas joint, but the deal fell through, so instead, the Marmalade Bar & Cafe at 2796 South Broadway morphed into Bites, a sweet breakfast and lunch spot from Jim Smith, who also owns Blueberry's Bakery and Cafe in Littleton and the Cheesecake Connection, with locations at 2260 Market Street and 3120 South Broadway (and soon, 1000 South Colorado Boulevard).

All the pastries and breads, notes general manager Tom Williams, are scratch-baked at Blueberry's and the coffee comes from Coda, one of the state's best bean roasters. "We've only been open a month, and we just put our sign out a week ago, so things have been hit-or-miss on the weekdays, but weekends have been awesome," says Williams. And, indeed, on Sunday, the joint was buzzing with new and repeat customers, including a woman who sheepishly admitted that she'd been in three times in a week.

"We're dialing down the breakfast and lunch menu right now, and we're going to slowly incorporate happy hour and appetizers over the next few months, and then add gourmet small plates to the menu," explains Williams. The current board, a mashup of egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, French toast, salads, soups and sandwiches, is offered daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once the new menu has been finalized, the hours will expand to 9 or 10 p.m. "We have a full bar and liquor license, so espresso martinis are on the horizon," says Williams.

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