From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
The super-premium ice cream at Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato—which represented Colorado on Serious Eats’ list of America’s Best Ice Cream—is proof that less is more. Their chief concern is “overrun,” a term that refers to how much air is mixed into each batch of ice cream. Some less delicious ice creams can contain up to 50% air; however, Glacier’s flavors contain only 5%–7% air, yielding richer flavors and a creamier texture.
Also lauded by outlets such as the Denver Post and Colorado Daily, Glacier has a catalogue of more than 800 flavors, up to 60 of which are on hand and ready to scoop at all times. Their ice cream wizards create a new flavor every two weeks, resulting custom tastes such as chocolate raspberry truffle, caramel Oreo, and espresso chocolate buzz with a double-strength coffee base. They also craft premium Italian gelatos with skim milk, producing rich frozen treats with half the fat of ice cream in flavors such as chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter fudge, and pistachio.
No matter the flavor, Glacier uses fresh ingredients such as hand-squeezed limes, ripe strawberries, and homemade chocolate. They’ve also committed to staying Colorado-local whenever possible, receiving produce from local food producers in Penrose, Rocky Ford, Palisade, and even stocking local Umpire State Coffee, local Jerry's Nut House, imported Italian candy and using local produce like apples, melons, and peaches.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House will do the trick. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House with their complimentary wifi. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House, which offers great seating for large groups.
Casual dining at its best, Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Can't get enough of Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House — most prices are under $15. All major credit cards are accepted. Head on over to Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Winner of numerous accolades from the readers of the Springs Gazette and the Independent, Josh & John's has firmly established itself as a local favorite. Each scoop of the shop's ice cream is fresh, often churned just hours before, and made without hormone-filled, artificially beefed-up dairy products. Like the seasons, special flavors come and go by the day or week, but popular stalwarts such as yellow cake, chocolate-chip-cookie dough, and oatmeal cookie hold down the creamy fort. Toppings such as fresh whipped cream, nuts, fruit, or house-crafted caramel add an extra dash of flavor.
Decorated with pastel and chrome creamery gear and an open chalkboard filled with doodles, Josh & John's is as local as an ice-cream parlor can get, unless it?s located inside an actual local resident. Every day, the friendly staff puts up a new trivia question for patrons to answer, and if you come in on cold, rainy, or snowy days, you'll get bonus punches on your Ice Creamometer card. Josh & John's is also celebrating the opening of a new location in Mountain Shadows.
At R and R Coffee Cafe, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Got kids? No problem at R and R Coffee Cafe! The coffee shop is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Wifi here is on the house. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on R and R Coffee Cafe's gorgeous patio.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at R and R Coffee Cafe — attire is casual. Throwing a big party? Count on R and R Coffee Cafe to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy R and R Coffee Cafe's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at R and R Coffee Cafe — prices are usually less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on R and R Coffee Cafe's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Paintings and other works by local artists festoon Cucuru Gallery Cafe, whose walls are painted with the rustic reds and deep greens of the Spanish countryside. Glasses of Spanish wines and specialty cocktails clink within the single-story house-turned-caf?, such as the Barista blended with espresso and br?l?e liqueurs. Cucuru's drinks pair with tapas and other Hispanic-inspired dishes, such as cuban sandwiches with marinated, slow-roasted pork, crispy spiced patatas bravas with garlic-aioli dipping sauce, and pollo oloroso, which tops a seared chicken breast, manchego cheese, and mashed potatoes with an oloroso-mushroom demi-glace. The caf? hosts live entertainment throughout the week, such as jazz, funk, and other genres, and opens on Tuesdays for sultry tango classes.