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Bongo Billy's Cafe

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713 S. Hwy 24 | , CO 81211, Buena Vista, CO
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Description: Casual atmosphere, but very health conscious. A huge variety of coffee...
Casual atmosphere, but very health conscious. A huge variety of coffee beans and blends, as well as teas. While in Buena Vista for a week and having tried others, this was the VERY BEST coffee t be had. I loved it. My wife loved the teas and the fresh baked goods, organic and wholesome, were incredible. While the appearance is one of a very casual cafe, it caters to the health conscious and active sorts. Can't recommend enough!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good coffee, but slow service

Nice new location downtown near Loback's, with very good coffee. Their service is a little slow, but nothing like how laboriously slow they are at at the Brown Dog on US24.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
PDX_James
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nice new location downtown near Loback's, with very good coffee. Their service is a little slow, but nothing like how laboriously slow they are at at the Brown Dog on US24.

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East Coast
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bongo Billy's was sold and is now called Brown Dog. It looks exactly the same inside, though slightly expanded, and the menu is basically unchanged. Coffee HAS changed, however, as new owners appear to be roasting on site (?) and the espresso, at least, tastes different to me (and, sadly, not as good, though this is subjective, so is not... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great location on the highway with great service, food, and patio to enjoy the views. Will go back for more.

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Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I visited Bongo BIlly's on a short vacation last year, and I loved their coffee. What a great place to start your day! It seemed like a hot spot in town, and they have great views of the mountains from their porch. Highly recommend this spot for anybody passing through town.

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Berthoud
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This place is now called The Brown Dog Coffee Co. I noticed that Bongo Billy's wasn't so good as it used to be on a visit in 2012, I think. The new management seems to have raised the standards. Not yet a perfect cup, but a good cup. I had a cappuccino.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Um, stopped in for an afternoon cup of coffee and found that the name has changed. Inside looked the same but the service was spotty. Really bad cup of coffee...I sent it back for a fresh cup. I rarely do that but it was awful. I hope this was just a random event.

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Colorado Springs
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I heard so many good things about Bongo Billy's, I couldn't wait to try it. I had the califlower soup. It was pretty good. I also got half a chicken salad sandwich. It was pretty good, too. Neither was fantastic. My husband got the soup and a turkey croissant sandwich that I think was heated in the microwave...not good. The... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

On the road for 4 hours lovely place to come across, freshly ground coffee with a smile and a chat. They do over 25 different type of coffee drinks so plenty of choice - I always go for a Latte

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We had breakfast here and it was very good. The coffee was superb and the prices were reasonable. It is always nice to find a local coffee shop in small towns when travelling . Bongy Billy's did not disappoint. It could have a better name though. LOL!!!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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290 restaurant reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is the best place in this town to get a cup of caffeine. In particular, it has a selection of espresso specialty drinks that puts Starbucks to shame. My only complaint is that the layout seems deliberately designed to make navigating the building almost impossible when there are many people in line to get their Bongo Billy's fix. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 713 S. Hwy 24 | , CO 81211, Buena Vista, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Healthy

Description

Casual atmosphere, but very health conscious. A huge variety of coffee beans and blends, as well as teas. While in Buena Vista for a week and having tried others, this was the VERY BEST coffee t be had. I loved it. My wife loved the teas and the fresh baked goods, organic and wholesome, were incredible. While the appearance is one of a very casual cafe, it caters to the health conscious and active sorts. Can't recommend enough!!

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