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Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up

402 E. Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-207-9400
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (74 reviews)
“frozen yogurt” (42 reviews)
“soups” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
402 E. Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up
1. Best Burger Around
"We stopped here for the second time this summer."
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2. Fresh Soups
"We stopped here for dinner and were thrilled we did."
Charles M
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3. Artisan Bakery
"Great discovery in Buena Vista!"
Edyta Z
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This cute cafe/outfitter shop offers one stop Colorado shopping. Soups and sandwiches on homemade bread - what is not to love. Good WiFi. The service was very friendly. Our coffee was refilled quickly.

Thank gabbygigi
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We liked Simple Eatery so much we ate there twice on our short visit to Buena Vista! Everything we had was delicious! My husband highly recommends the trout and I sing the praises of the homemade soups I tried. You order food at the counter...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple eatery lives up to its name. You order at the counter and your food is brought to your table very quickly by a very amiable wait staff. The food and wine were delicious. I had beef stroganoff and a glass of Malbec and the...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had their seasonal soup today spinach & chickpea. 2 bowls and not a chickpea in either. Just lots of tomatoes. Disappointing. Flavor was good but protein was missing. Greek salad was minuscule. For $30 not a good choice

Thank J T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

True to their promise the food was fresh and very flavorful. Must try Carrot/Coconut soup! It was hot and rich without being sugarly. Panning was done perfectly. The atmosphere was casual - perfect mountain town feel.

Thank DR186
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. The pretzel board. First of all yum!!!! My husband and I split this and had leftovers. It’s enough for four people. We ordered chicken noodle soup and they split it for us without us even having to ask. Good beer selection. Honestly after a...More

Thank m0m0f4teens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Freshly prepared food that tasted great. Outdoor seating is a great option, weather permitting. Order at the counter and they'll bring the food to you.

Thank islandexplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch while passing through. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the unique space. It’s large, clean and good shopping for outdoor clothing & gear in the same space. There are other interesting stores on same street.

Thank halolpal
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

“Simple” is always delicious, has friendly service and is one of the best places in town. This week six of us shared the bison bolognese with zucchini noodles, tomato basil soup, beef stroganoff, spinach and pear salad and the simple green salad. And about four...More

Thank 3AngelsDD
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Stop here because or friends said it was a good place to grab a bit. They were right, awesome food and very friendly folks. It is a clothing store and restaurant, so my wife was able to shop as well. Great place with healthy food...More

Thank NWbeswick3
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Lynn W
July 8, 2016|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the other folks indicated, I'm not sure if they accept reservations, or not. If you're worried give them a call. The number of indoor table is limited, but we've never had trouble getting a seat. Good luck and enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 E. Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Chaffee County  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 719-207-9400
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Simple Eatery, featuring Spoon It Up. Simple food - Big Taste. Artisan Bakery, Frozen Yogurt bar, Local craft beer & local wine. Fresh soups, salads, pastas & proteins. Made from scratch with local, natural, whole ingredients for clean eating recipes....back to basics!
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