Cafes in Boulder

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At Morning Glory Farm Fresh Cafe, Chef Jules and her kitchen staff reach for local and organic ingredients as they assemble farm-to-table fare that changes with the seasons. When the windowed dining room is flooded with sunlight, the staff whips together gluten-free blueberry pancakes, cracks organic eggs for hearty omelets, and makes soysage from scratch. Later in the day, amid occasional live-music acts on the outdoor patio, they serve a mix of American favorites including meatloaf with mashed potatoes, as well as new takes on classic dishes such as the Sloppy Jules, a mix of tofu, tempeh, and cheese toast. Natural sweeteners pour into a rotating selection of desserts, and Solar Roast coffee fills cups, as do wine, beer, and bottomless mimosas at brunch.

3601 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder,
CO
US

Bright canvases hang over the counter at Boulder Creek Market, behind which the crew crafts a menu of signature sandwiches. You can order traditional cuts of ham, turkey, and roast beef, but it's worth trying some of the specialty game meats, such as ostrich, buffalo, and wild boar. Fresh, locally baked bread is included whether you're having salad or a gourmet sandwich. And the dressings are all made in-house, from basil pesto to spicy chipotle mayonnaise and balsamic vinaigrette. Sandwiches and salads can be prepared vegan or vegetarian upon request.

1801 13th St
Boulder,
CO
US

Locally owned and operated, Shamane's specializes in scratch-made sweetness structured with local and organic ingredients. Like a sailboat or a paper airplane, the shop runs on 100% wind energy, and the bakery extends its green ethos with an in-progress, in-house garden that grows with berries, fruits, and veggies. Cupcakes, which are available in chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, lemon, and coconut flavors, are good for any occasion, from a house-warming party to a party inside an icehouse, and Shamane's whips up its baked delicacies with an artist's touch. Degustators can also choose from a selection of homemade, gourmet cookies, including chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal cranberry, and gingersnap.

2825 Wilderness Pl
Boulder,
CO
US

With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.

For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.

1669 Euclid Avenue
Boulder,
CO
US

As the catalyst between farm and plate, the chefs at Poppy Cafe know that fresh, local ingredients create the most flavorful meals. The café serves up organic and gluten-free meals, homemade libations, and freshly baked desserts. A selection of signature sandwiches—such as the rosemary-roasted turkey, pesto, and provolone—highlight the lunch menu, and dinner entrees feature the ponzu halibut with parsnip purée, rainbow veggies, and sautéed spinach, or crab-and-ricotta-stuffed ravioli in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce. For an expertly prepared breakfast, diners can munch on gluten-free blueberry pancakes or a denver omelet with bacon, cheddar, and avocado, paired with a Solar Roast coffee or Peace and Love tea, which may cause road rage within 30 minutes of drinking.

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Ste D-181
Boulder,
CO
US

With a cheery pink-and-yellow facade, Whistler's Cafe perks up guests before they've even set foot in the door. Breakfast starts when the caf? opens at 7 a.m., and it keeps right on going all day and night until closing time at 2 a.m. The menu also has plenty of options geared toward lunch and dinner, such as burgers, soups, hot dogs, and subs. A kid's menu ensures the whole family can dine happily, even if one person is ready for breakfast when another is on dinner. Whistler's Cafe also keeps its guests entertained with TV and live music performances.

121 South Jefferson Street
Nederland,
CO
US