The sweetest place to meet in Louisville is coming to the swankiest place to sweat in Broomfield, as Bittersweet - Cafe & Confections has taken over the cafe and cabana at Lakeshore Athletic Club – Flatiron at 300 Summit Drive in Broomfield.
“We plan to open with our full compliment of freshly roasted coffee, hand-crafted espresso drinks, as well as our extensive food menu to our second location,” said Bittersweet co-owner Patrick Walsh. “But more than that, we want to bring the same friendly and cozy atmosphere that makes the Bittersweet the place to meet in Louisville, to the Broomfield/Superior area.”
Beginning Dec. 7, The Bittersweet - Cafe at Lakeshore will be open to the public, seven days a week, and will enable the company to expand its kitchen menu, which incorporates local and natural or organic ingredients products whenever available. The cafe often provides dietary options to menu items, such as vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free selections.
“The Lakeshore Athletic Club has always stood for excellence in our athletic facilities, equipment and personnel,” said LAC Director Julie Polavek. “We believe the addition of the Bittersweet as our on-site cafe extends that excellence, and gives our clientele better food and beverage choices than were previously available.”
The Bittersweet also boasts an extensive collection of pastries, muffins, cakes and cookies, including many gluten-free selections. The cafe also has beer, wine and mixed drinks available, as well as non-alcoholic drinks such as smoothies, Italian sodas and chai.
Founded as a small confection shop with coffee drinks in 2010, the Bittersweet has already seen significant expansion. The Bittersweet is now the largest coffee shop in southeast Boulder County, including its own roastery and branded bulk coffee, extended breakfast and lunch menus and frequent live music events.
“We treat coffee and food with the respect they deserve,” said Bittersweet co-owner Azadeh Angha. “But I believe the success that we have seen early in the history of this company comes from employing the right people and creating a friendly place to sit down with your friends. That’s what we are really striving to bring to Lakeshore.”