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Colorado Springs Brunch & other recs

etoiles Apr 19, 2008 10:13 AM


We will be visiting Colorado Springs for the first time this July and would enjoy some restaurant recommendations. We always enjoy brunch and will be there over a Sunday so wouldn't mind a good recommendation.

Any other restaurant recommendations would be great as well. I am a vegetarian but my husband eats meat so a restaurant we would both enjoy would be great.


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    ClaireWalter RE: etoiles Apr 19, 2008 05:38 PM

    For a glorious, opulent Brunch with a capital B, the Broadmoor is a must. I believe that the Cliff House in Manitou Springs also does brunch, and I'm sure it's also good since it is also a quality inn (which is not the same as a Quality Inn).

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      Heyteacher RE: etoiles Apr 20, 2008 05:26 PM

      Adam's Mountain Cafe in Manitou
      The Loop (mexican) in Manitou
      Edelweiss (german) in CS

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        lucye RE: Heyteacher Apr 26, 2008 03:39 PM

        I definitely second Adam's Mountain Cafe in Manitou - wonderful.

        A couple other brunch options: the Olive Branch on Tejon and the Omelette Parlor on Fillmore.

        The Broadmoor is all-around great and has a wonderful band in the Tavern Restaurant most nights.

        Finally, The Loop and Jose Muldoons have great Mexican and nice atmosphere.

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        callmijane RE: etoiles May 31, 2008 05:30 PM

        Amanda's Fonda, for wonderful mexican.

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          Wendy D. RE: etoiles May 31, 2008 06:19 PM

          Definitely have breakfast at Adam's Mountain Cafe in Manitou Springs on the mountain side of Colorado Springs. It respects vegetarian and other healthy sensibilities.

          The Broadmoor is a great place to walk around and a great place to eat. There are several choices of price ranges. I'm sure it does have the best Sunday brunch in town.

          The Dale Street Cafe is a cute place for lunch or dinner. It's near downtown in a Victorian house with a nice patio out front.

          El Taco Rey is where the locals go for avocado-pork burritos and cheese enchiladas. They are an order-at-the-counter place near downtown. They have a few tables inside and out on the sidewalk.

          I'd pick the Omelette Parlour over the Olive Branch. If you need an early omelette, they are half-price from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. They have more of a local feel than the Olive Branch.

          Fargo's is a fun local pizza joint with a good thin-crust pizza. Good place for a group though it is rather loud.

          Downtown you might enjoy Phantom Canyon for beers. I used to like their food, but I haven't been there in years.

          Josh and John's is the local downtown ice-cream joint. It is next door to the downtown movie theater. Since there's little nightlife here, you may want to see a movie there. They have two screens which show independent films and the better mainstream movies.

          Enjoy your time here.

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            Heyteacher RE: etoiles Jun 2, 2008 11:02 AM

            I went to the Broadmoor on May 25th for a birthday brunch and it was GOOD. It was fairly pricey ($36 a person not incl. drinks) but it was good with a very nice atmosphere. We walked around the lake and grounds, which are beautiful in the summer, and had a very nice morning/afternoon!

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