We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Rainbow Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
(970) 221-2664
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 129: English reviews
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful little place by CSU. Food is always good. The patio is great during the summer months. I have to say my favorite thing on the menu is the Pumpkin Bread French Toast. Staff is friendly!!

Thank Jean S
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking distance from the university of Colorado, our friend who gave a lecture at the University, recommended us to walk to the rainbow restaurant. Delightful walk in the beautiful downtown Fort Collins area.--we arrived with no wait time and was seated in the patio outdoor area. --Great. !! -The weather was delightful. The leaves were falling. What a great atmosphere.... More 

Thank Anitamae2
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious breakfast in very conversation friendly, comfortable surroundings. Service was excellent. Try the Vegan coffee cake - warm and yummy!

Thank mschworer
Windsor, Colorado
Level Contributor
152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful, family owed restaurant. It has an extensive breakfast menu with fresh ingredients and great flavors. Most are meatless but bacon and ham can be ordered on the side. Energetic and friendly staff. Good portions and a place you will want to return.

Thank JohnColo
Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rainbow Restaurant has been preparing delicious meals and treats for many years. An exploration of vegetarian foods that are full of flavor and nutrition awaits. The owners have followed nutrition research for complete protein dishes and implemented their gourmet meals and delicacies in many delightful ways.

Thank A W
Level Contributor
303 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch was greatly enjoyed by our foursome today. The French toast, omelettes, egg dishes were enjoyed by all. Water and coffee were refilled often. Great teamwork was observed by the wait staff. Patrons were allowed to linger, if they so desired. Yet those appearing to be a bit in a hurry were equally accommodated. Although in the low 60's this... More 

Thank VAD859
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great salads and relaxing outdoor seating. Service was very good, despite it being during busy lunch time. Their ginger ale is amazing too!

Thank Holly M
Level Contributor
146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a good place to have a special breakfast or brunch. The food is really good and done with their own twist. The service is as good as the food as well. We were lucky to meet one of the owners and found her to e delightful. They have a good following of regular locals.

Thank Englishmarm
Edwards, Il
Level Contributor
98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate here before we said goodbye to our CSU first year daughter. Lots of appetizers and some half portion lunch entrees were enough for us. The fact that they will do half portions was definitely a bonus!

Thank Ruths4
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I truly loved this place! The breakfast was great and the staff was friendly. They had a cute little herb garden on their patio. Also, great place for vegan and vegetarian options. I will definitely come back next time I'm in Fort Collins.

Thank Nikki R

Travelers who viewed The Rainbow Restaurant also viewed

Fort Collins, CO

Been to The Rainbow Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: (970) 221-2664

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Rainbow Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Rainbow Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?