Estes Park is a town built on tourism, so this review is geared toward advising travelers, and is specifically regarding brunch. At one time "The Other Side" was a very nice dining venue and my family trekked up the hill to Estes Park to enjoy meals and gaze at the abundant natural beauty right outside the large picture windows. Over the years, The Other Side has see-sawed back and forth between delightful and unacceptable over the years - perhaps a reflection of managerial changes?? But that's all history, and our experience today moved me to fire up the laptop and warn out-of-towners to plan on a different venue for brunch. At the start there was incredible confusion with simply writing names down on the waiting list, resulting in a packed waiting area. When we were finally led from the crowded waiting area to a table, we were surrounded by at least a dozen empty tables! Why was everyone still waiting? Strike one. Our server was pleasant throughout, and I noticed other servers were very polite and on the ball - no complaints there. Then coffee came, and I did not understand what bad coffee even meant until today. Strike two. At the buffet I took a serving of bacon, a waffle, and scrambled eggs. The bacon was great, the scrambled eggs were watery and tasteless, and the waffle - OMG. I thought waffles were fairly innocuous, but something went very, very wrong with these waffles. I nervously wondered if some cleaning products had accidentally fallen into the batter - it was just that bad. So with only bacon in my tummy, I took a second pass. Most of the desserts look like they were plucked from a supermarket freezer - messy cream pies in disposable aluminum pie tins, tiny dried-out eclairs, etc. I located some pineapple and got more bacon. To add insult to injury, coffee wasn't even included in the price ($76 + tip for 4 people). The price would be reasonable for decent food. Additionally, be advised there are steps up and down everywhere here - and on the first set of steps we negotiated here we were warned by the hostess to be cautious of the greenish puddles (of what?) on the steps. The place needs some updating. Unless you are traveling with a team of adolescent males, whose ravenous appetites might lead them to enjoy even a bowl of shredded cardboard, I urge you to try another breakfast venue in town. Nicky's has a nice, reasonably priced breakfast (no buffet but very good coffee and food), and so does the Egg and I. Bottom line = avoid this brunch!