A funny thing happened 18 months ago when Annie’s Cafe and Bar moved from Colorado Boulevard to its current home on Colfax Avenue: I discovered lunch.

I used to frequent the eatery only for breakfast, ordering bottomless cups of coffee and reliable dishes such as the pork tamales and eggs or the legendary French toast coated in cinnamon-sugar. Now, I’ve become a wiz of the lunch menu. My staples include Annie’s fiery green chile, the cozy tuna melt with cheddar on rye, and the egg salad with bacon.

The latter is my current favorite, and I find myself craving the cozy combo of creamy egg salad and salty bacon weekly. There are no fancy spins, no dressing up of the classic (for that, try Masterpiece Delicatessen‘s white-truffle egg salad). Instead, this sandwich is simple, straightforward, and comforting.

Bonus: Swap the croissant for whole-wheat bread, and the sandwich brightens—and lightens—up.

3100 E. Colfax Ave., 303-355-8197

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.