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“ABSOLUTELY!”

Absolute Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Mancos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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.
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Funky, fantastic little cafe/bakery with wonderful breakfasts, fresh and organic. Located in an historic building on South Main Street in the village of Mancos, CO, "The Absolute" is THE happening place in town for delicious breakfasts and lunch fare. The AB is open from 7 am - 2 pm, 7 days a week. Choices are difficult to make here: it's all good! Their delicious fresh-baked breads and pastries are also available for sale -- take some home! Meet the locals or fellow travelers at the "help-yourself" coffee bar ("We make you work for your coffee here" the staff likes to say.). Good food prepared well takes time: choose a book from the AB's book shelves to pass the time. A children's toy area awaits restless tots. Seating inside is limited though comfortable, and outdoor tables are available. We visited everyday for breakfast during our week in Mancos, and we were never disappointed. The Absolute's French toast and their toasted 7-Grain Bread was a fast favorite. We enjoyed the best breakfast fruit cups we've ever ordered anywhere. Other offerings include the Absolute Bafery's own granola bars, strudels, various sweet rolls and cookies. Custom cakes can also be ordered. Although we only had time for their breakfasts, I'm sure their soups, salads and sandwiches also live up the the Absolute standards. One special note: the AB also has gluten-free breads. The cafe is busy, especially on weekends, and it draws a crowd, but don't get impatient: it's well worth the wait, absolutely! View their menus at www.absolutebakery.com.

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Reviewed 27 October 2011

A real find! Just happened into Mancos around lunchtown, saw the place, and dropped in. Very good selection and quality of food in the "Moosewood Restaurant" style. Friendly service. We drove out of our way the following week when returning to Durango just to have lunch there again. Next door is a wonderful artist co-op called "The Artisans of Mancos" which is worth a visit -- beautiful work there.

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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Only a block or 2 from our motel, this little spot is charming, offers a great breakfast and was popular with locals (always a good sign). Rustic atmosphere, friendly service and they make their own breads (very very yummy). My husband and I chose to split a ham and cheese omelet (especially good ham), they asked how many slices of toast we wanted and said we could have as much as we wanted at no extra charge. We had unlimited coffee refills from a help-yourself urn. Had some absolutely delicious looking
baked goods on display and I bought a piece of really terrific coffee cake from the little discount basket by the cash register. We were charmed and pleased with our entire visit and hope to stop in again if we ever get back that way. See their menu at http://www.absolutebakery.com

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Thank gottagetupandgo
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Yummmmy! I had eggs Benedict and it was truly the best I've ever tasted. From the Bearnaise sauce to the avocado to the pepper-bacon to the potatoes! Incredible. My husband had a Key lime and raspberry bar of some kind and then biscuits and gravy. Mine was better, but he loved his too. (I didn't taste the bar, but he sure looked like he was enjoying himself.) It's always crowded, so be prepared to wait, but it's well worth it.

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Thank kanddDurango
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

whenever you are in or near Mancos - go here for breakfast or lunch, the place is gorgeous! the only challenge you have is to decide which of the nearly unlimited breakfast coices to go for. Everything is made fresh to order and tastes delicious. I tasted the Flapjacks with blueberries and the next day the porridge with fresh fruits.Staff is incredibly friendly.

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