Foodie Finds: 3 Meals in Montrose, Colorado
If you happen to be visiting Montrose, Colorado for a day and need a good meal or two, I bring you three meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your meals before heading off into the great unknown of beautiful western Colorado.
Breakfast: The Coffee Trader
The Coffee Trader is a locally-owned restaurant located at 845 East Main Street. Housed in a turn-of-the-century home, this wonderful coffee shop contains all your early morning desires, such as a cup of hot coffee and a freshly baked muffin.
The inside is comfortable and relaxing—the kind of place where I love to sit with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day. The atmosphere gives that feeling that you're in Grandma's house for a holiday, with the scent of fresh bread, scones, muffins, and cookies being baked, and friendliness from waiters and customers alike. It is a place where you can go to relax after a long day of work or school, get a coffee and a muffin, and enjoy a long break.
But coffee is not the only thing they sell. They serve hot chocolate, steamers, smoothies, lattes, milkshakes, Italian cream sodas, and much more. They have all the syrup flavors you could ask for, not to mention amazing baked goods such as lemon scones, blueberry muffins, and cinnamon rolls. Also, if you're in the mood for something salty, they serve both bacon and sausage burritos that are absolutely scrumptious!
The prices are decent for what you get—and it is a cheap breakfast compared to many other restaurants around town.
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Lunch: Guru's—Traditional Nepalese Food
Prepare to enter the Himalayas at Guru's Restaurant. This restaurant is one of my favorites in town, and I would highly suggest that you discover this remarkable restaurant, too. Dinner is also very good here, but I would suggest lunch because of the buffet! There are a multitude of flavors that will tickle your tongue and wow your senses, all with a very distinct taste that I have only experienced in Nepal. The buffet is crammed full of mouth-watering foods, including tikka masala, homemade naan, and saag paneer. Top it off with a Mango Lassi, infused with rose water.
Complete with quiet, relaxing Nepali music, this restaurant has comfortable seating and friendly service, as well as a variety of food for both the adventurous and the non-adventurous eaters. The price is most definitely worth the food.
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Dinner: Asii—Thai Food
If you're in the mood for some hot food, this is the place to go. But it's not only for people who love it spicy. They have a variety of spice levels including mild, medium, hot, and Thai hot! Although the menu is a bit restricted to soup, rice, and noodles, it is all delicious and authentic Thai food. The waiters are friendly and the service is quick. My absolute favorite thing in this restaurant is the milky Thai Iced Tea. It is delectable and also helps calm the burn of extremely spicy food. The Thai-themed atmosphere is pleasant, the furniture is comfortable, and the restaurant is well decorated.
I would suggest getting the mild if you're not too into spice. The medium is quite spicy, and the hot even more so. Get the Thai hot if you are one of these three things: you're really into spicy food, you're trying to impress someone, or you're insane. The starters—soup and salad—are both delicious. The salad is topped with a sweet mustard house dressing, and the soup is made with vegetables and silver noodles. My personal favorite meal is the Pad Thai Noodles. The prices are quite expensive, but I feel the food—being both filling and tasty—is worth the price.
My rating: 4/5 Stars
There you have a full day of deliciousness: breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Montrose. Now you can get back to skiing or hiking in the beautiful mountains of western Colorado. I hope you can experience these three awesome restaurants and chow down!