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The Backporch Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
+1 970-224-2338
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent especially the fries. I had the BPC burger and my wife had the pulled pork. The burger was excellent on their homemade bun and my wife said her pulled pork was perfect. The service was slow because it was lunch but...More

Thank A Terry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place was recommended by friends for breakfast. The place is a converted older home on the north side of Fort Collins. I ordered the sausage and eggs breakfast. The first thine I noticed was that nothing of the plate was out or a...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stopped at The Backporch Cafe for the first time. My mother frequently visits as it is attached to the yarn shop. Wondered why we have stopped in before. Delicious breakfast with friendly staff. Tons of outdoor seating. Moderately priced we will definitely be back!

Thank Princeton1212
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you are a breakfast person (they serve lunch too) and you are in the Ft Colins area THIS IS THE PLACE! First rate food including their own bake goods!! Professional severs and wonder local action with a number of outside tables. We'll be back!!

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Meet friends here for a nice leisurely breakfast, there were 9 of us total, everyone enjoyed their meals. We were not rushed or hurried, we were able to have a nice visit together.

Thank AandGL
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Ordered the bbq chicken sandwich with bacon and chips, egg salad sandwich and slice or cherry and pecan pie and ice tea. Total price $33. Beautiful day to sit outside. First time visiting. Simple, comfort food. Will return.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We decided to go out for breakfast for a change of pace. We got there mid week about 9:30. We both had egg dishes. They were very good. The service was very good and the environment was very pleasant. We will go back.

Thank CharlieTHS
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been here a few times in the past and had generally good experiences. Today was a large disappointment, particularly around the service. Our server took a long to take our order, didn't bring our coffees until after we got our...More

1  Thank COBeerTraveler
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We always go here on weekends,but this time went on a Friday morning. A lot less busy but the service was awful. First 3 different hostesses tried to seat us and they got all screwed up and we ended up waiting a bit, no biggie...More

1  Thank suzieFortCollins
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This has been our go to Breakfast before Church. The food is excellent. Be sure to get there early to get a seat, especially during the winter as the outdoor area is not generally available in during winter weather.

Thank flyboy80549
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-224-2338
  • E-mail
The Backporch Café, established in 1997 by Mike Cooper, was originally a small pie and coffee shop called "Sweetie Pie." After purchasing "Sweetie Pie," Mike reached out to his regulars for suggestions. The name Backporch Café was the one that stuck out. At the time, the area everyone knows as our main dining room was actually a deck that provided outdoor seating. Our indoor seating was available at our bar top or in the back room by our neighboring shop "Lamb Spun." So the name "Backporch Café" seemed a suitable name. At the Backporch Café, we take pride in delivering to our guests our own homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, biscuits, pies, hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and quiches from our bakery. Where still to this day, owner Mike Cooper bakes from scratch all of these favorites. We even work tirelessly on feeding and keeping our own starter alive. Aside from bringing you fresh baked goods, we smoke all our own meats from pulled pork, pork chops, and pork ribs to chicken and sometimes salmon. We also make our own breakfast sausage and chorizo sausage. It can be a daily chore, but we find it to be well worth it. Even the green chili everyone loves to smother their favorite breakfast items in is made in house daily. We take pride in what we do and want our guests to have the best we can provide, not only in food, but in service as well. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you enjoy!
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