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Mountain Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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226 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2711
970-493-9576
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love non-chain places like this. The food does take a minute, they are cooking it, not taking it out of the freezer and throwing it in the microwave. Menu is fairly limited, but if you like breakfast you can't go wrong by this place. Bread was delicious, hash browns were cooked just like I like, omelet was folded wonderfully... More 

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Thank Jane A
Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are really hungry and you spot this place and nearby parking, OK. Based on my experience on a weekday morning you will get good, friendly service. And you'll get food. But I was disappointed with all parts of the meal except the toast. The furniture looks a bit neglected, and the food just didn't do it.

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Thank 44Boppa
Chadron, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very nice breakfast here on 8/18/16. Good food and friendly staff. Nebraska and Hong Kong

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Thank chuckdog40
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I walked by a couple high ranking breakfast joints with 20-30 people waiting outside and came upon this place. It's not gourmet and not too fancy but you get fast service and great traditional breakfast. We had omelettes and French toast and it was perfect. Don't wait in line unless you really want to.

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Thank JoshRDTRP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good home made food, very good fast service, friendly owners.This cafe has been in old town for over 25 yrs.I remember going there many many years ago after mass at St Joe's with my husband. Always a good place to go. I recommend to any one visiting old town Ft. Collins or if you live here.

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Thank Lois S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a Fort Collins native then you've either heard of Mountain Cafe or have been here. This is a true local spot. Great food at great prices. I've been coming here since I was a kid. My mom and dad used to bring me here long ago and now I bring my family here. We absolutely love it!!

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Thank TeamSalas
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I have been going here for years because it is extremely consistent cooking. The Mountain Cafe has a wonderful wait staff, most of which have been working there a long time. Best damn cheeseburger in town, just ask Tanya. It has a nice quiet patio in the back. Great breakfast also.

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Thank Hootski
Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Friendly, like home, excellent food especially fries (made the way they are supposed to be made). Just plain outstanding!

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Thank _prd0844
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The best Breakfast in Fort Collins!!! Especially the Salsa Sauce is so yummy! You have to taste it! Friendly staff!!! Will be back!

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Thank Mostafa Y
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great food great prices great service.Open for breakfast and lunch.Lots of parking and walking distance to everything

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2711
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: 970-493-9576

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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?