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Absolute Bakery & Cafe

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110 South Main Street, Mancos, CO 81328
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our go to breakfast joint whenever traveling through Mancos valley. Small town charm, mouth watering pastries, and killer coffee to boot

Thank Caleb W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for breakfast on a Sunday. Wonderful atmosphere and amazing food. The homemade bread and eggs benny were out of this world--a little spice in the hollandaise made it so memorable. Great espresso, too.

Thank Eben H
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny town, great value! Really good food, friendly atmosphere. Next time I'm in the SLV I'll be sure to check them out again.

Thank Chris N
Chinle, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Just went here for breakfast for the first time and man was it good. I got the Sunday Benedict (avocado, tomato, bacon) and can I just say yummmm! The place itself is really cute with lots of beautiful art for sale on the walls as well as fresh bread and pastries for sale. I'm already planning when I can go... More 

Thank vsrose18
Eagle, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Quality and varity are a signature trademark for the Absolute Bakery, Macos, CO. Their unique breakfast and luncheon menus along with a variety of home baked goods attract folks from far and wide... a "must" if traveling Hwy 160 in SW Colorado. One downer: they probably had the best buck wheat pancakes in the Rockies, the recipe was changed. Now,... More 

Thank Alan S
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The location is in an old bank building and very causal, low-key, and authentic. The interior is probably original wood flooring with late 1800s style high ceiling and ornate tin tiles. Used books are shelved and for sale, and there's a wall covered with crafty items. Baked goods are displayed in a glass case and they aren't typical fare. I... More 

Thank Sharon M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Our motel recommended this place - and we are so glad we listened. The pastries we delicious- we got a bag to go. The coffee was delicious and I'm a coffee snob. But best of all, the green chili and eggs on potatoes. It's hard to find a reliable spot to eat in this area, but we will never make... More 

Thank Coloradojbd
Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped here once for coffee and a pastry and again for a quick lunch. Everything is prepared fresh and priced reasonably. The bread is especially good! The staff is friendly. The whole place has an offbeat vibe that is fun. There is art for sale on the walls, books to read in a bookcase and most folks linger for a... More 

Thank bmonson
Jerome, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Another great meal at the Absolute Bakery! I got their burger this time and have to say it was one of the best I had on the whole trip, great local beef, homemade bun, slaw, and potato salad. I love this place and always stop here whenever I go through, hungry or not!

Thank thebigdogal
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Years ago we had seen this location but they were so busy we decided to pass on the wait, this time we were able to get a table for breakfast with no wait, glad we did, they food was excellent and the eclectic and artsy atmosphere was excellent, lots to look at while waiting, the house baked breads were excellent!

Thank Jon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 South Main Street, Mancos, CO 81328
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mancos
  • Phone Number: 19705331200
The Absolute Bakery and Cafe, is located in downtown Mancos, Colorado, just two blocks south of the town's only traffic light. We bake and cook everything from scratch, using organic, local and fresh ingredients. It's all homemade: from the eggs and hashbrowns, to eclectic soups and salads with our own delicious dressings, pastas from different parts of Europe, and our own red and green chile sauces in a wide variety of Southwestern fare. If you're needing a quick pick-me-up, we have a full coffee and espresso bar featuring locally roasted, fair-trade, organic coffees. The ABC offers you a fine-dining experience without the glitter. Enter the one hundred year-old Bauer Bank Building and immediately you are tantalized by the aromas of fresh breads and pastries coming hot from the oven. Our friendly waitstaff greet you with smiles. The vintage decorative tin ceiling, a variety of tables and chairs, the local artwork adorning the walls, as well as a great selection of used books for your browsing pleasure add to the unique, eclectic and cozy atmosphere that is so inviting to both locals and visitors.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?