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“Great Pitstop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Speedtrap Bistro

Speedtrap Bistro
84 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
719-488-2007
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Ranked #7 of 12 Restaurants in Palmer Lake
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Creperie, Bistro
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Spokane, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Pitstop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place provides a fantastic lunch with special, almost artisan type sandwiches. Great coffee. And even better service. Very friendly environment that encourages to simply be nice. Worth the visit, but can be busy on a beautiful day during the lunch hour.

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Palmer Lake, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great bistro, atmosphere and MUSIC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I really can't say enough good things about the Speedtrap, especially now that they have such excellent food to go with everything else. It it's core, it's a very fun little place to sit and listen to great live music on the weekend without having to go to some smarmy bar or overpriced venue. They have a full bar for both coffee and liquor, and their food menu has made them emerge as clearly the best restaurant in Palmer Lake (and that's saying a lot). It's hard to describe their food except to say, "Creative Continental Fare without Pretense".

The only downsides to Speedtrap (the reason I gave 4 stars not 5) are that it's small and it gets really crowded on weekend evenings, which makes it hard to sit down or even move around at those times. Also, their hours seem to be a bit unusual considering the 'coffee shop' roots of the place. I think they're closed mid-day or something, I'm not sure, but they often seem to be closed whenever I'm in the mood for a good cup of coffee in the early morning or mid afternoon.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Lake
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Went here on the recommendation of a friend and what a treat! It was about One O'Clock on a Saturday and the place was packed. Looked like many people had just come from a walk / bike on the Santa Fe Trail. Food and service were excellent! I had a ham, cheese and asparagus crepe which came with a delicious side salad with a maple vinaegrette. My husband had a turkey salami sandwich. The bread had melted gruyere cheese on it and was fabulous! Reasonably priced. We will definitely make it back to try some more!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great place for food, friends and local flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Walking into the Speedtrap was not what I expected. Local photographers art graced the walls as did beautiful and melancholy paintings with such raw talent I was surprised to learn that they were created by one of the waitresses. There is vinyl night when locals can bring their records and they transition from a coffeeshop by day to a Martini Bar by night. On the weekends there is live music in the vain of bluegrass, blues, rockabilly etc. And it is a surprisingly good place to people watch, between the one man band, with the harmonica, guitar and foot stomping music, the bearded mountain man with the top hat, the young family with babies in the corner to the pierced hippy with her dog in the corner, a really fun place with good food and great atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Casa Grande, Arizona
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“From a coffee shop to a terrific eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Lunched with friends. Take your time to pursue and order fine food from their nice menu. Lattes and hot chocolate were great; lunch, a surprising cheffy presentation was WONDERFUL!! Prices reasonable, serving size good, wait staff pleasant. And you could eat at whatever pace suited you.

Visited December 2013
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