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The Guild Cafe

21 Elk Ave., At the Red Cabin at 1st & Elk, Crested Butte, CO 81224
+1 970-349-5434
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“baked goods” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
21 Elk Ave., At the Red Cabin at 1st & Elk, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch is on the lighter side. Salad is good. Everything is an add on and can get expensive. Skip the tarragon beets. Bitter and strong. Reuben Sammy was excellent, small portions. Skip the home fries, greasy and soggy.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you are someone who appreciates homemade locally sourced everything then this is your spot. All of the food we had was delicious, everyone else's looked incredible and the baked goods looked to die for. All of the breads are freshly baked so anything you...More

Thank stephanie l
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Great coffee! I had a Cortado that was incredible! My wife had an excellent chai tea with their homemade almond milk. Homemade breads and breakfast are outstanding. Good atmosphere as well...very local.

Thank James K
Reviewed 7 April 2017

So I needed a quick breakfast and had been wanting to give the Guild a go. I'm glad I finally did. For my own reasons I went gluten free and had an interesting take on a burrito....and that's not a complaint as it was really...More

Thank bogateer
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong with healthy and delicious. We really enjoyed our breakfast at The Guild Café. My husband is a coffee snob and was very impressed with the mocha. I loved my hot chocolate and fresh squeezed orange juice. I had the deconstructed egg...More

Thank Lebasi10
FirstAscentCoffee, Owner at The Guild Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you so much for joining us. We are very proud of our mochas. We make the chocolate sauce from scratch using organic cocoa powder and a bit less sugar than the typical coffee-house syrup. Thank you for the lovely photos. We hope you visit...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

New to the area, we decided to check out this little cafe on a snowy day before walking through the downtown area. I had the dirty masala chai with almond milk and my husband had the matcha tea latte with whole milk. We both loved...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The guild serves great coffee freshly roasted. They also have a great building with lots of different seating options and even a little play corner for kids. Unfortunately when we were there they were incredibly slow.. like 15 minutes for normal coffee. They did say...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place has the most amazing Maple Latte. It is a neat coffee shop with a laid back vibe, great place to relax and have a cup. I will say the wait is longer than most, but worth it!

Thank D H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We travelled through Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado without finding one cappuccino to get excited about! I was SO disappointed in all the expresso places I found I resorted to drinking the thermos flask coffee available everywhere in the US, which I hate,...More

Thank HenReeTess
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had eggs Benedict from this "Farm To Table" establishment & it was delicious. The staff is friendly, helpful & efficient. The downstairs dining area was clean & offered views of not only the bakery itself, but also of the First Ascent Coffee Roasters. I will...More

Thank lyn729
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Elk Ave., At the Red Cabin at 1st & Elk, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-5434
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The Guild is the home of First Ascent Coffee Roasters and Mountain Oven Organic Bakery. Mountain Oven serves sourdough breads using natural leaveners and traditional European techniques, handmade pastries, desserts, and creative local / organic breakfast and lunch offerings. We strive to source the highest quality goods we can find and prepare them with integrity and love for your enjoyment. First Ascent Coffee Roasters offers single-origin coffee roasted on site. Enjoy an espresso, Steam Punk coffee made to order, or a quick drip coffee. We make our organic nut milks and syrups in house, and have an extensive list of loose leaf teas. Kids can enjoy fresh squeezed oj or a hot chocolate with home made chocolate sauce and organic milk! Take a walk up to the top of Elk Avenue and enjoy breakfast or lunch in our beautiful, newly renovated historic space. The Guild has a curated selection of work from local artists available for sale.
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