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Fat Cat Cafe

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Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
970 627 0900
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best food!

I've heard great things about this place and I wanted to try it on vacation. The staff was very friendly. They had several recommendations for what to try. I got the bacon scrambler and my boyfriend tried the biscuits and gravy. The food was great! It tasted fresh. This is honestly the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
becky5533
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Buffet
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I've heard great things about this place and I wanted to try it on vacation. The staff was very friendly. They had several recommendations for what to try. I got the bacon scrambler and my boyfriend tried the biscuits and gravy. The food was great! It tasted fresh. This is honestly the best breakfast food I have ever had. Life... More 

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Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cindy is a great hostess and all the food was delicious. Very fresh...highly recommend for a breakfast stop.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped for some lunch on our way to snowmobiling. I had a wrap with their soup of the day, a beer cheese and bacon type soup which was wonderful! My husband had the special of the day, I believe it was meatloaf with mashed potatoes AND pie! Great deal and wonderful food. It is a cute little place, loved... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Fat Cat Cafe 916 Grand Ave Grand Lake, Colorado 80447 Grand Lake, Colorado is a rustic authentic Western Colorado town. The Fat Cat Café is located in the downtown section of the small hamlet. Most of the store fronts have a Western exterior. Guests stroll into the Fat Cat Café on a wooden walkway that serves as the sidewalk throughout... More 

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Grand Lake, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Make sure You Come HUNGRY , There So Many Different Things on the Buffet , you are spoilt For choice , Absolutely Love This Place . Sally The Owner Does A Killer Job ..

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Grand Lake, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything is made on site and Sally packs an incredible variety of dishes into a small space. A couple of her signature items - sausages as close to British Bangers as can be found in the States, and Scotch eggs. These are always on the buffet. There's almost a whole table of desserts, plus a few pastry items over at... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was some of the best breakfast I've ever had. I'm not a big breakfast eater, usually some coffee and a bagel, but Fat Cat Cafe was amazing for every bite. I'm not sure what much of what I ate was, but it was DELICIOUS. Highly recommended for a wonderful weekend breakfast buffet.

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Camdenton, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you are in the area it is worth the trip, even from Winterpark area. The owner is just a blast and you can tell she has a love and passion for what she serves. We had the breakfast buffet and the melody of flavors was incredible. Pairings you would never think worked together but they make it happen here.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The breakfast buffet was so good! Love love loved it! The owner was very nice and sweet. I love how she explained the ideas behind her creations! This is a must go to place when you are in grand lakes.

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are in Grand Lake at Breakfast time, you absolutely MUST have breakfast at the Fat Cat! Each and every meal is handmade here - not a pre-frozen kit. Delicious pies, breads, entrees, thick bacon, just delicious. The service might be just a bit slow, as you might expect, but very personable!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: 970 627 0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?