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Fat Cat Cafe

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Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
+1 970-627-0900
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Plano, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Great food, friendly staff, Quiet and cozy place to enjoy a great breakfast. Visited there 3 times during my stay and everytime it was fantastic.

Thank Jeff K
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

If you are planning to go to Rocky Mountain National Park, the west side, you will definitely venture into the town of Grand Lake about 2 miles before the park's entrance. On a weekend, if you like a good breakfast, stop in at the Fat Cat Cafe for the buffet. For around $15 for adults, drinks included, you can get... More 

Thank vger2016
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302 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We're locals who don't eat "downtown" much during tourist season, but did do breakfast here again recently. First... The breakfast buffet (weekends only) is a sight to behold: truly unbelievable array of egg dishes (including "scotch eggs"), quiche, biscuits & gravy, fruit, & an almost painful number of pastries & pies (yes, pies). It's really way, way too much, but... More 

Thank JamaisVu
Denver, Colorado
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121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here on a cold morning. The coffee was good, but a bit over-priced. I guess that should be expected in a remote town. The food was decent. The service was nice. It is rather small, but seemed to be well attended even on a day when town was rather quiet.

Thank BaileyL99
Rockford, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Small, personal, informal, and friendly. Met several locals there, which tells you something good about the quality. Eat breakfast here, even if you don't normally eat breakfast. About ten kinds of pie for breakfast dessert? How can you go wrong?

1 Thank markandbetsy2015
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Very simple atmosphere with homemade food. Soup and salad is great and the quiche is very well prepared.

Thank James J
Woodford, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Fat Cat breakfast was great and well worth the wait. Very friends and family like restaurant. Great value.

Thank 78retired77
Ann Arbor
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Fast Service, homey and clean, good solid breakfast food. Friendly service. Difficult to fit a big group in restaurant.

Thank Karen Y
Green River, Wyoming
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Limited seating, go early. Locals seem to like it. Too. We were there at about 8:00 am and had a 15min wait which was worth it. My expectations were not as high as my experience. Sat & Sun this week were buffet only which isn't always a good sign but their breakfast buffet was excellent and varied. The pie selection... More 

Thank Tim W
Grand Lake, Colorado
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We love this place for the Sunday brunch items. Wonderful homemade pastries and pies. Good biscuits and gravy and Scotch eggs. Lunch during the week is good with always a quiche and soup of the day. Friendly service in a small, intimate space.

Thank Barbara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Lake Ave., Grand Lake, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 970-627-0900

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