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Paradise Cafe

303 Elk Ave, Forest Queen Hotel, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Ranked #39 of 57 restaurants in Crested Butte
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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38 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Buena Vista, CO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Crested Butte at the height of the flower season is not to be missed. Sights you will remember forever. We stopped at The Paradise Cafe after a long day of hiking and rain. We were hungry for hot food and had read good reviews of this spot. Glad we did I had the Huevos Rancheros, cooked in it's own pan,... More

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Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've eaten here many times at the old location up Elk Avenue and we ate here twice on our recent trip. There is always a wait and service is hit or miss, but the food is really good. If you come to CB you have to pack your patience. Most servers are college age kids and their priorities don't include... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very popular breakfast with good variety of choices. My pancakes were great and my husband had eggs benedict which was recommended by a local who eats there daily!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is the third reiteration of this long-standing breakfast hangout, now under new management. Regrettably the kitchen was short-handed and the owner's solution was to not seat customers so the kitchen would not 'back up'. The waitstaff was advised by this reviewer that customer relations might be enhanced by at least seating and serving water to the dozen waiting patrons... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Waited ten minutes for sloth like hostess to acknowledge a long line of customers. She sat a few couples out of order and left other couples ahead on her list still waiting including us. After an additional ten minutes we noticed a dozen tables were vacant both inside and outside but the hostess simply disappeared. When she returned, paying no... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The NEW Paradise Cafe had just been opened 6 weeks when we went in for breakfast. The owner is new and food is great. The Gluten Free Blueberry pancakes were outstanding. So good, that we have breakfast there the next morning. The new owner and staff are great. They will do very well.

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Denver, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had the house hamburger with french fries, cole slaw and a side Tortilla soup, to go. The staff was very friendly and the service was good, but the food was a disappointment. Perhaps the "to go" option may not be a good idea? Not sure. The burger meat was a bit dry and the buns were too big and flat.... More

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Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

New location is much nicer than the old, even though it is not on Elk Ave anylong(near Alpineer in old East Side Bistro Space) Great high energy owner and staff..Great for Breakfast or lunch

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Boulder, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is our go to breakfast spot in CB. Service can be a bit spotty but the food is great. In season the peach pancakes are the best.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place serves typical fast ski food; burgers and buffalo chili and the like. Service was quick and there was always a place to sit. The views are good and the people friendly.

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