I'm completely dismayed by the bad reviews about this place. What a horrid, cynical bunch of people there are saying that the warm welcome was false.
Our first stop at the cafe was on the way from Denver airport to Breckenridge. We came in for breakfast and left with huge smiles. It was so lovely we made sure that we stopped again on our way home for lunch.
Hanna and Wolfgang Nitsche(yes, we knew them well by the end of our trip) gave us the warmest welcome to Colorado that we could have imagined. A lovely older couple from the Black Forest in Germany, Hanna greeted us whilst her husband cooked our breakfast. As a two grumpy young Londoners, my boyfriend and I were a little taken aback by the level of enthusiasm but it turned into the perfect introduction to the friendliness of the people we were to meet in Breck.
Both times we ate Wolfgang’s famous homemade Bratwurst sausage, firstly with our breakfast eggs and secondly with traditional sauerkraut, shredded potatoes and gravy. Both times it was delicious and good value. Hanna was quick to help when we needed anything and Wolfgang came out to see if we liked his food and to say hello.
On our second visit I asked if they served sweet tea (something I got a taste for in Breck), Hanna said unfortunately not but she’ll see what she could do. As I walked past the kitchen to the loo I saw her busily squeezing lemons, then when I came back to the table she had made a lovely, fresh version of my sweet tea. She was so keen to see if I liked her special creation and when I said I did she produced a huge jug and refilled my glass. In fact, she was so busy using the jugs for my making my drink that she had to serve my boyfriend’s coke from the coffee pot!
The first time we went we were the only customers there. The second time the cafe was filled with regulars and locals, including a large family, a young guy in overalls and a priest with his wife. All were met with hugs and enquiries about their lives. Hanna and Wolfgang actually know these people as friends and their cheer was infectious, by the end of our visits we knew everyone in there (as well as their family history, Christmas plans, life stories etc!)
I wont forget turning to my man as we left, saying ‘You can’t help but smile after being in there’ :)
I hope we’ll be back one day.
Kate and Jules, London, England
A warm welcome.
A quiet, intimate meal (you will get talked to!)
Anyone who wants a good quality meal for a bad-quality Walmart price.