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“Absolutely wonderful!”

Absolute Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Mancos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: 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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“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Always great food, excellent coffee....a Mancos tradition. Lots of art and books to peruse as you enjoy your meal. Winters are cozy inside, summer dining next to the river and flowers, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank LuckyJS
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English first
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A must-stop in Mancos”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We live in Durango but plan our trips through Mancos so that we can grab some delicious food at the Absolute. You can get bakery items like breads, muffins, and treats. Or you can eat a legitimate breakfast or lunch. Easy to get to.

Visited May 2012
Thank rezlaw
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Port Angeles, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I spent four months in Cortez, Colorado over the summer, and this was the best food I found while in the area. The food is delicious, the people are friendly, and it's nice that a lot of the food on the menu was made from local ingredients. Definitely worth the visit.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank amayahk
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St. George, Utah
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Let me join the crowd and say this is an amazing restaurant. We were staying in Cortez and heard so many positive comments on the place, we had to check it out. The trip was less than 30 minutes—definitely worth the drive. While it can get a little busy mid-morning, we arrived at 9:00 a.m. and found a table right away. The food was amazing--actually tastes like home cooking—try the bacon. The Huevos Rancheros was the best we've ever had and it's nice that you can get a half-order (it still filled the plate). What's extra special is that you pay your bill on the bakery counter, so you have an opportunity to explore the bakery case (all made fresh and at the restaurant) and take a little something to go. The date-oatmeal bar was superb!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank FannyJune
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Ojai, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Small Town Gem”
Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Had breakfast here with friends who live in the area. It is a locals hangout, and very good. The breakfast was great and the atmosphere can't be beat. Small town oasis.

Thank mellingson
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