Colorado Springs Brunch & other recs
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.
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!
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.
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.