Tag: cafes

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado 1

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado

Whether you’re getting ready for a day of kayaking on the river or making your way from one of the many nearby ski resorts, you’ll need to keep yourself charged on your Colorado vacation.  It has been said that the brisk mountain air stimulates the appetite, and as such you should always know your options when it comes to satisfying…

Morrison Restaurants: An Easy Denver Getaway 4

Morrison Restaurants: An Easy Denver Getaway

When you grow weary from the din of Front Range city life, head west to the foothills hamlet of Morrison, the fastest getaway destination from Denver. Nestled in the foothills less than 30 minutes from downtown, this historic railroad town is close enough to grab a bite for dinner, but so laid-back you’ll be tempted to stay for the whole…

Get a Suburban Denver Dining Experience in Lakewood 5

Get a Suburban Denver Dining Experience in Lakewood

Lakewood, Colorado is a thriving suburb of Denver. Located near the Denver airport, this location makes an ideal base for exploring the greater Denver metro area. While you are just moments from the big city, you enjoy a slightly smaller community during your vacation. A thriving cultural heritage, rich history, and large outdoor spaces all make Lakewood a fun place…

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste 6

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

The smell of morning coffee and croissants can adjust your attitude for the entire day. And Buffalo Doughboy in Denver’s West Washington Park neighborhood is just such a place to start your day off on the right foot. Clark Eaton started this small bakery seven years ago. He and his staff of “dough girls” come in before the crack of…

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park 8

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

What’s better than a day on the slopes or trails of Winter Park? The breakfast beforehand, of course. Get your morning going with a meal at one of these in-town eateries. The Mountain Rose Café 78542 U.S. Highway 40 Winter Park, Colorado 80482 970-726-1374 www.mountainrosecafe.com The restaurant equivalent of the one-room schoolhouse, The Mountain Rose is small, cozy and often…

Denver’s Mercury Café: Swing the Night Away 10

Denver’s Mercury Café: Swing the Night Away

Denverites and visitors looking for a fun way to dance the night away can find a hip time in a place where swing is king, big band music is the norm and suspenders are still flashy attire – the Mercury Café. The Mercury Café, which focuses on dance, food, arts and expression, started in the 1970s in Indian Hills, taking…

Wystone’s World Teas: Lakewood’s Cozy Café 12

Wystone’s World Teas: Lakewood’s Cozy Café

The chill of the brisk night air is checked quickly at the door as my husband and I walk into the cozy Wystone’s World Teas in Belmar, the “downtown” district of Lakewood. The aroma of hot tea wafts in the air as we settle at one of the intimate tables. Wystone’s is an elegant and modern tea haven and mini-restaurant….

Denver’s Lucile’s: Food From the Bayou 14

Denver’s Lucile’s: Food From the Bayou

It’s mid-morning on a Tuesday when I find myself succumbing to another Lucile’s lure. A buttermilk biscuit, to be precise, coupled with an oversized mug of foamy house made Chai. I’ve been a fixture at the Creole joint for three days running, plunking myself down at the bar and making myself fat on butter, beignets, grits, cornbread and buttermilk biscuits….

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License 16

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

Taylor Hutchison, a tall 22-year-old in blue jeans and a flannel shirt, is reciting one of his original compositions at the microphone on a raised stage in the corner of The Folsom Street Coffee Co. in Boulder. “Maybe if I wrote in bold my ideas would be bigger.” The crowd nods, laughs or applauds as different lines strike them as…

Longmont Patios: Where to Eat and Beat the Heat 18

Longmont Patios: Where to Eat and Beat the Heat

Colorado’s summer heat beats down on wilting trees, and the flowers are in full bloom. What better way to spend an easy afternoon than sitting under a shady tree or umbrella and sipping a cool beverage and munching tasty snacks. Old town Longmont is host to several patios ideal for letting the day go. Here are five restaurants that will…