Go a few miles North to Castle Rock, for breakfast at the B&G Cafe on the main drag. It has been there forever. Go early you will see the farmers and ranchers who have done first chores stop in for coffee, then the lawyers on their way to court. Still pretty close to the history of CO.
If you want to go to a really nice dinner, go to Gabriel's! Gabriel's is located in Sedalia, Colorado and it's a very, very nice place to have dinner. I'm not sure if you're looking for a specific type of place to eat, but here are some rules (our own self-created rules) for recommending dinner at Gabriel's:
1. Don't go if you're in a hurry.
2. Don't go unless you're very hungry.
3. Please don't go unless you don't mind spending some money!
Gabriel's isn't cheap, but it has truly been a dining experience for us.
Here are some of my favs, all on the west side of town:
- Marigolds for French/American, excellent salads and sandwiches for lunch (and good lunch prices) and great desserts
- Adam's Mountain Cafe for good vegetarian, local, slow food
- Front Range BBQ for good local barbequed meat and sides
- Cy's for a tasty local burger
- Trinity, which has slow food and is a bit pricey for the portion size, but a good option if you would like to drink the best beer offerings in town with your meal
Danny's Bistro in Woodland Park is usually pretty good but I haven't been there in a while. Joanie's Deli is also pretty good but their prices keep going up. If you go, try the Apple Walnut Salad.
If you happen to be in Salida, check out Moonlight Pizza. They make a Hawaiian Pizza with the addition of cream cheese and jalapenos. I love it!
In town I also love Rudy's and Marigold's. I like the sandwiches at DogTooth Coffee. The reuben at Jack Quinn's is the best in town. Five Guys is an east coast burger chain that makes great burgers and fries. Nosh makes some crazy but delicious dishes, but it's a special occasion kind of place. AI makes good sushi.