Situated in what looks to be a deco-style former garage, with concrete pillars framing floor-to-ceiling glass and lights dangling from its exposed-beam ceiling, Fatty's & Co. beacons passersby on Colorado Boulevard.
The airy cafe's taupe and tawny walls and draped lights create a warm, forgiving lighting scheme. “Great lighting,” my dining partner pointed out. “You look wonderful. And I bet I do too.”
Fatty's & Co. offers a sophisticated meatless menu. Dishes are vegan and gluten-free unless they are marked otherwise. From the neon sculpture in a side dining nook to the helpful wait staff, Fatty's is a treat.
The cafe offers “heart-gladdening wine” by the half glass, glass, glass and a half, or half bottle. You can also order a tasting flight of four reds for $20, or a flight of whites for $16. Fatty's also offers a selection of royales and craft beers. We tried the Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, a gorgeous, calming triple malt made even tastier by the array of eyebrow/end-of-times jokes in which our table chose to wallow. For the driver in your group, there's a selection of non-alcoholic treats. We chose the lavender rickey — tasty, sweet and floral to the point of perfumey, but with none of the pesky toxicity of bottled scents.