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“Sandwiches and sodas”

The Butcher & Baker Cafe
Ranked #10 of 69 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A nice stop if you're running around town, between hikes, or are looking for brunch. The menu offers a little for every appetite and the seating outside is particularly nice in the summer.

Thank Jacob B
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Small place - seems to be frequented by locals. Food was not impressive, ordered a croissant which was burnt - asked if I could please have one that is not burnt, the woman behind the counter got snippy and informed me the croissant was not burnt. Nothing else looked great, so I took it. Way overpriced for quality and service, which was terrible. Came away feeling cheated. Per the other reviews, yes, this may be cheap by Telluride standards - but still feel we could have expected better service. Stay away from this place.

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Thank cologal63
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We walked into BBC on a lark, knowing that we were hungry but not having done much research on Telluride restaurants. We immediately enjoyed the funky, cool, offbeat, slightly CA vibe. Lots of white, sunny, and simple. The menu grabs you next: Lots of salads in the see-through fridge and a style of ordering whereby you can choose one, two or three "scoops" of any of the salads. But they also have a specialty fried chicken, salmon, and other foods as well.

I called this review, however, Breakfast burrito and scones because both were standouts. The breakfast burrito was of average size but contained spicy sausage, corn salsa, and sweet potato. It was delicious. The scones were properly baked to be crispy on the sides and flavorful, not like the bricks you get in so many other places.

Really good restaurant and a sure bet in downtown Telluride. Not five stars because of slightly aloof service and several of the salads were good but not spectacular.

You won't go wrong here and get the BB!

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Thank JohnThomason
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place has a "deli" feel about it... very nice, but small, dining area when you walk in... cozy. Two employees typically work the front counter and they can get overwhelmed when the phone rings and there are lines of folks waiting to place their order and get refills of coffee.. be patient. The food is a bit on the pricey side for breakfast, but, again, you're in Telluride and should not be a shock. I had the breakfast burrito with sausage and it was very good and filling. My wife had the French Toast and it was amazing... it took about 10 minutes to make, but well worth the wait. When we come back to Telluride, I'll be back for breakfast.

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Thank PJG4978
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stepping up into the restaurant, I immediately liked the clean, airy colors and lines. Although the menus shown high up on the boards seemed to explain things well, I wanted to ensure I understood the process, so I asked the girl how the menu worked. Her answer was thorough, but it was not helped by the twinge of sarcastic impatience. Hmm. I might have ignored the tone had she not half-rolled her eyes.

At the counter, the fiancé ordered a turkey sandwich which arrived promptly and was delicious. The yummy (raspberry?) vinaigrette did not overwhelm the thick slices of turkey but totally complemented the brie, and the fresh arugula was abundant and crisp. The bread itself deserves praises! The lemonade was also very good - no one said so, but my guess is that it was fresh-squeezed.

The cloth napkins offered on the tables were festive and colorful. I can see this place getting real packed.

My only other gripe is that for 1 sandwich and 1 drink, I think we paid $3 too much, especially since the sandwich didn't come with housemade chips or something. Sure, it's affordable compared to the sit-down restaurants in Telluride, but for something like this, I think there's room for more bang for the buck... especially since we had been greeted a bit rudely.

Overall, the quality of the ingredients is evident. I just wish the first staff member had been as nice as her colleague who brought out our food because customers like me enjoy good service but personally take to heart the negative ones.

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Thank aerofaze
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