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“A surprise”

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.
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A surprise”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stopped in for lunch and had a wonderful surprise. The menu is creative and the food was well done. The atmosphere is funky and fun. Not many choices in Mancos, but this is worth the stop.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ken G
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Grapevine, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Don't pass this place up !”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Located about a block and a half south of the intersection of hwy 160 and hwy 184 (184 turns into Main St) in an old charming block/brick building that feels a hundred years old. They close at 2pm so it's breakfast or lunch ! I had their Mancos grill sandwich which was great. It was served with house potato salad and cole slaw and both were excellent. The baked goods looked delicious, and while I don't have much of a sweet tooth normally, I'd had a very active 3 days and was craving something a little bit sweet and got a large chocolate and coconut macaroon. If I'd have taken a bite of that thing before a rode off, I'd have probably bought a dozen of 'em. This was the best macaroon I've ever had. Not over-powering on the sweet side, nice coconut flavor and with a dark chocolate bottom that has to be experienced. Don't pass this place by if you're in the Mesa Verde area !! I'm going to call them tomorrow to see if they'll ship me a box of their macaroons....Awesome !

  • Visited April 2014
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Mancos, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“A local gem for breakfast/lunch”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Funky, healthy, ABC uses local organic produce and meat when possible. They recently expanded, so it's no longer hard to find seating. I love their breakfast sandwich and the Mancos Grill sandwich. Good food in a fun setting.

  • Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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1,820 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
“Delicious breakfast burritos and baked goods”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Have been dining here since 2006. Love the filling breakfast burritos (to go they're cheaper). Chocolate macaroons and other baked goods are mouth-watering. Great coffee and espresso-based drinks. Treat yourself and be sure to check out the Artisans of Mancos shop next door for unique gifts.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Saranger
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great breakfast option”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

lovely place for breakfast, good selection.
Very tasty breakfast and lovely ambience
try the lavender lemonade

Visited March 2014
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Thank SonjaS1
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