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Back Porch Cafe

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American, Cafe, Southwestern, Barbecue
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1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
19702242338
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I've come here many times on a Saturday morning for some down-home breakfast cooking. There's typically a wait when we go (usually around 9AM), but never more than 15 minutes or so. The food is good and the wait staff are super friendly. Nice "local" place to bring family for sure. The potatoes can be a little salty, so I... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

It has a unique atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. Food was great and I had the B.C.E. Omelet quesadilla which I would highly recommend. If you're in the area and looking for something local instead of endless national or regional chains, then this is highly recommended. Two thumbs up and a full stomach here.

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Thank AngusWatts
Phoenix, Arizona
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340 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

After church on a Sunday, and there were six of us, including two little people. The Cafe is actually the back part of a sewing and yarn shop. The food service began as an outgrowth of a few pies. Now whole pies are available for take out. All baking and all smoked meat is prepared in house, and all dishes... More 

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Thank Violette54
Fort Collins
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285 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The Back Porch has it all, great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere,. Love to sit in their garden seating when weather is nice. The waitstaff is spot on friendly, fast and efficient. Food is yummy with tons of different, tasty creations. And then there are the drinks from A to Z. This place has it all.

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Thank suzieFortCollins
Loveland, Colorado
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Just had breakfast here...absolutely delicious and filling to boot. I had the special, which was a delicious veggie benedict, my husband had the biscuit breakfast. Both were tasty and plenty to keep us full until dinner. The service was good and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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Houston, Texas
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We arrived with six adults, all ordered different breakfast foods at 10 am and not only was the service wonderful, but all our orders came out just a s ordered! We were thrilled- plus the food was hot and delicious. The waitress was very attentive and happy (bonus!) and we'll head back soon, no doubt about it. It was also... More 

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Thank Keyrat04
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We had 9 family members celebrating my son's graduation from CSU. We called Back Porch Cafe and they took our reservation for breakfast. We ended up eating out in the Stone House and it was very nice. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding (Thanks Abdel!). The Bloody Mary was very good and the biscuits and gravy were... More 

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Thank ugjeobl
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a bit out of the central part of Ft. Collins, but still an easy bike ride. The construction around this is a bit distracting, but the cafe is like an oasis. I had the chorizo omelet smothered with red chili, and it has to be the best omelet I have eaten in years. They had a happy hour... More 

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Thank Tom G
Beaufort, South Carolina
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Everyone at the table was happy with their breakfast! The potatoes in particular were seasoned to perfection and crisp. Orders were accurate for our table of 6 and service was very good. Love the patio area. We had a beautiful morning and the garden like setting made for a great breakfast dining experience!

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Thank Glassgal
Fort Collins, Colorado
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I know people that love this restaurant but it was just o.k. to me. I thought the portions were small and the wait long.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: 19702242338
Description
The Backporch Café, established in 1997 by Mike Cooper, was originally a small pie and coffee shop called "Sweetie Pie." After purchasing "Sweetie Pie," Mike reached out to his regulars for suggestions. The name Backporch Café was the one that stuck out. At the time, the area everyone knows as our main dining room was actually a deck that provided outdoor seating. Our indoor seating was available at our bar top or in the back room by our neighboring shop "Lamb Spun." So the name "Backporch Café" seemed a suitable name. At the Backporch Café, we take pride in delivering to our guests our own homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, biscuits, pies, hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and quiches from our bakery. Where still to this day, owner Mike Cooper bakes from scratch all of these favorites. We even work tirelessly on feeding and keeping our own starter alive. Aside from bringing you fresh baked goods, we smoke all our own meats from pulled pork, pork chops, and pork ribs to chicken and sometimes salmon. We also make our own breakfast sausage and chorizo sausage. It can be a daily chore, but we find it to be well worth it. Even the green chili everyone loves to smother their favorite breakfast items in is made in house daily. We take pride in what we do and want our guests to have the best we can provide, not only in food, but in service as well. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you enjoy!

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