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The Butcher & Baker Cafe

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217 East Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-2899
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Mexico
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Organic, local and all that good stuff, but the portions were a bit on the small side. Chilaquiles were more like egg nachos then actual corn chips cooked up with eggs. Worth supporting for the organic factor, but not as epic as other restaurants around Colorado and New Mexico in a similar vein.

Thank Chuck80442
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here for both lunch and dinner. Lunch consisted of the Ball Tip Steak with grilled peaches, gorgonzola, arugula and mint chimichurri and it was fantastic. So we went back that night for dinner and I had the Halibut with local spring peas, oyster mushrooms, rhubarb (I think they forgot to put the rhubarb on the... More 

Thank samsmart
Louisville, Colorado
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate her both mornings for breakfast. Their homemade granola was great. They have nice outdoor seating. Get here early though they run out of things.

Thank Boulderfam5
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was ok. The service was slow and disorganized. There was a dog begging food from everyone on the back patio.

Thank Heather M
Zofingen, Switzerland
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318 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been here after walking through Telluride. We were attracted by the opportunity to sit outside. The coffee, lemonade and cakes were all very good. Only minus: tables outside were a little greasy.

Thank A W
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two breakfasts, one dinner and one lunch in the space of three days here and all the food was really good. There are lots of restaurants in Telluride but we kept returning to this one. Good vibe and good mix of locals and visitors. Great eggs. Fried chicken. Sandwiches. Lots of what looks like down home but sophisticated food.

Thank Dave11743
Louisville, Kentucky
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Name intrigued us. Breakfast was good, not great. We had the breakfast sausage burrito (came wrapped in aluminum foil?) and an egg croissant. Great atmosphere, happy staff, nice menu, funky marbled cups, cute bucket of flatware, but routine was a little confusing to first timers. I understand paying in advance, but tipping in advance seemed awkward and just wrong. To... More 

Thank ForgetThisPlace
West Seneca, New York
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice casual environment- fun to eat outside and people watch. Had the vegetable panini and it was excellent. Sister had the BLT avocado sandwich and she said it was very good- reasonable prices.

Thank Colleen R
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place offered a relaxing, unique atmosphere. The food was very fresh and they offered a lot of variety. The lines were long, but the service was quick.

Thank hew2202
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the years and considered it one of our favorites in Telluride for breakfast / lunch but the restaurant recently went through an upgrade but in doing so changed to menu so that the prices are outrageous ($12 pancakes!?!?!), portions were small and the food only mediocre - part of our entre was burnt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 East Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: (970) 728-2899

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