Brown Burro Cafe in Fairplay
This café was a motel in the 1930's. They even had stalls for burros. Burros were a big part of mining life in this area of Colorado, so I guess that came in handy!
Cozy and Friendly
The interior was very comfy with lots of wood and colorful pepper lights.
You have to love the log bench! Maybe not too comfortable, but very sturdy!
Table Top Art
Our table had the word BURRO spelled out in pennies! How fun is that?
This was also a very good test to find out how old this place was. Looks like this table is not all that old since there were some pennies from the 1980's. The restaurant as it turns out wasn't created until the 1980's using a few of the motel rooms.
Tucked on shelves here and there, I found many burros. The pins and map idea was pretty fun, too. They had a world map as well. (a lot of world travelers have visited Brown Burro Café!) As for food...I have no pictures, but it was tasty and cheap. And the owners were very chatty, despite the busy atmosphere! I give 15 points!
Moose Café in Kremmling
This café sits right on the highway that goes through Kremmling. Western Bob's Motel is right next door. I know there's got to be a great history to this place but the young waitresses were clueless. They also were very slow!
Ranchers and Cowboys
There were a lot of boots and hats in our café. I was a little surprised at how patient the locals seemed to be with the slow service. I guess they're used to it. Or maybe they just read the sign on the door before entering. "If you are in a hurry, go down to the deli for food."
You can see Don is waiting for his food. When it finally arrived I wasn't sure it was worth it. Our burger, soup and salad was pretty basic. But we did have a moose above our heads and the people watching was pretty entertaining. Too bad we didn't get to enjoy the lounge in the front of the restaurant...or the ice-cream and coffee bar in the back.
I'll give 10 points to Moose Café.
I love cafes with an animal focus!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.