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Mate'factor-A-Common Ground

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966 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
(719) 685-3235
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely different to your average coffee shop. Yes it's run by a religious group but they weren't pushy or in your face. Certainly not something to be bothered about. Worth trying if you want to give a coffee alternative a go. The mate really does have a unique flavour. Service wasn't super friendly but it's very cost inside.

Thank Brittney G
Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Run by a religious fanatic "club" of sorts. They aren't too friendly, nor do they offer up much information on what they are about. Had an interesting phone call when I called asking about the place - vague and sort of rude, like they don't have time to explain to someone, who, unbeknownst to them, loves mate and was so... More 

Thank Katy P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Many people unknowingly support this business without knowing the damage they do to our young people on a daily basis. You can easily find information on them through the internet. Their founder is Elbert Spriggs. The FBI knows them well. I had to get an NBC news team and the police to get my twenty three year old daughter away... More 

Thank Elaine E
Boulder, Colorado
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ive been here over a dozen times only reason I don't give it a higher rating is because one member that worked their did give me a difficult time however they did do something about it.

Thank Joe E
Cleveland, Ohio
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401 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband ordered a mate and I ordered a date bran muffin. I had never had a mate before, but it was delicious. The muffin was not good at all. After a couple of bites, I couldn't eat anymore and just drank the rest of my husband's drink. The nan behind the registrar was super helpful and friendly. The inside... More 

Thank Snipperton
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very small cafe with a great menu and even better food! Open 24/6, closed Saturday. Free WiFi. Try the Mate/Latte :)

Thank GeoPowell
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We just arrived for one night in town, and found maté! Such a gorgeous room and atmosphere. Didn't have food, but it was definitely food made with love. These guys are super nice, and even came by the table to chat! We're coming back, and definitely checking out the Yellow Deli jn Boulder!

Thank Sunny F
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We were referred to this hippie healthy cafe and the food was fabulous. The crowd was a bit of a throwback to the 60's haight/ashbury, but don't let that deter you from a great meal.

Thank janet11165
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is open 24 hours. The people who work there are genuinely happy to be there. This place is not about quick but if you want strong tea or really delicious and hot coffee, this is your place!

Thank COMom45
Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Made fresh--the coffee and the baked goods. Our day featured the raspberry muffin. It was large enough to share, but we should have bought 2. Just a couple small complaints: 1) the chairs were not that comfortable; 2) you need a key to use the restroom (uni-sex); 3) we got a coffee card (Buy 9 get the 10th free), but... More 

Thank leetl319

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: (719) 685-3235

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