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Absolute Bakery & Cafe

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110 South Main Street, Mancos, CO 81328
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Eagle, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quality and varity are a signature trademark for the Absolute Bakery, Macos, CO. Their unique breakfast and luncheon menus along with a variety of home baked goods attract folks from far and wide... a "must" if traveling Hwy 160 in SW Colorado. One downer: they probably had the best buck wheat pancakes in the Rockies, the recipe was changed. Now,... More 

Thank Alan S
Durango, Colorado
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201 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is in an old bank building and very causal, low-key, and authentic. The interior is probably original wood flooring with late 1800s style high ceiling and ornate tin tiles. Used books are shelved and for sale, and there's a wall covered with crafty items. Baked goods are displayed in a glass case and they aren't typical fare. I... More 

Thank Sharon M
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our motel recommended this place - and we are so glad we listened. The pastries we delicious- we got a bag to go. The coffee was delicious and I'm a coffee snob. But best of all, the green chili and eggs on potatoes. It's hard to find a reliable spot to eat in this area, but we will never make... More 

Thank Coloradojbd
Maple Valley, Washington
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211 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Stopped here once for coffee and a pastry and again for a quick lunch. Everything is prepared fresh and priced reasonably. The bread is especially good! The staff is friendly. The whole place has an offbeat vibe that is fun. There is art for sale on the walls, books to read in a bookcase and most folks linger for a... More 

Thank bmonson
Jerome, Arizona
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Another great meal at the Absolute Bakery! I got their burger this time and have to say it was one of the best I had on the whole trip, great local beef, homemade bun, slaw, and potato salad. I love this place and always stop here whenever I go through, hungry or not!

Thank thebigdogal
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Years ago we had seen this location but they were so busy we decided to pass on the wait, this time we were able to get a table for breakfast with no wait, glad we did, they food was excellent and the eclectic and artsy atmosphere was excellent, lots to look at while waiting, the house baked breads were excellent!

Thank Jon B
Page, Arizona
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Spent the night in Durango with intent of having egg Benedict at ABC....but by the time we got there they were out of Hollandaise Sauce AND English Muffins. Server was excellent and I was able to build an "almost eggs Benedict" from sourdough bread, all the ingredients - except Hollandaise sauce - and the eggs. They only offer this on... More 

Thank Riverkilt
Grove, Oklahoma
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218 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended by several locals (which is a requirement for us as a rule). We were not disappointed in the least. The atmosphere is a bonus, as many locals come here to drink coffee & chat.

Thank skmorton45
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The owner of the motel on Railroad Avenue recommended this as the best place for breakfast in Mancos. He wasn't wrong. A friend and I enjoyed a really splendid and relaxed breakfast with great food and attentive service in an attractive and characterful bakery. What a delight to discover in a small town in the midst of a long road... More 

Thank Julian R
Castle Rock, Colorado
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this bakery after our trip to Mesa Verde as we were heading out of town. My wife bought a couple cinnamon rolls and a egg sandwich for our family road trip back home. The kids and I loved their food it was fresh and delicious. Well worth the stop.

Thank Doug H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 South Main Street, Mancos, CO 81328
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mancos
  • Phone Number: 19705331200
The Absolute Bakery and Cafe, is located in downtown Mancos, Colorado, just two blocks south of the town's only traffic light. We bake and cook everything from scratch, using organic, local and fresh ingredients. It's all homemade: from the eggs and hashbrowns, to eclectic soups and salads with our own delicious dressings, pastas from different parts of Europe, and our own red and green chile sauces in a wide variety of Southwestern fare. If you're needing a quick pick-me-up, we have a full coffee and espresso bar featuring locally roasted, fair-trade, organic coffees. The ABC offers you a fine-dining experience without the glitter. Enter the one hundred year-old Bauer Bank Building and immediately you are tantalized by the aromas of fresh breads and pastries coming hot from the oven. Our friendly waitstaff greet you with smiles. The vintage decorative tin ceiling, a variety of tables and chairs, the local artwork adorning the walls, as well as a great selection of used books for your browsing pleasure add to the unique, eclectic and cozy atmosphere that is so inviting to both locals and visitors.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?