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Balanced Rock Cafe

324 Beckers Lane, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2408
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“buffalo burger” (18 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (6 reviews)
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324 Beckers Lane, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2408
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cafe is part of a large tourist gift shop on the edge of the beautiful Garden of the Gods. The food is ok but unfortunately they have gone up in price and we don't think the price is reflected in the quality of the...More

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Visited the Balanced Rock Cafe with my cousin on a slow Friday morning. The atmosphere is truly remarkable and relaxing, especially the outdoor seating area. But something has gone terribly amiss with the quality of the food. This was our 2nd visit to give the...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The patio and garden at the back of the Trading Post turn an otherwise typical souvenir snack shop into a very nice place to take a break for a snack or lunch. I can’t vouch for the buffalo burgers, and we weren’t keen on the...More

Thank MarkWalter
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The person working wouldn't wait on people..so she was back there cooking..and we saw her throw food in her mouth..it fell out..and landed in what she was cooking...and she just stirred it in!!! We about threw up and couldn't get out of there fast enough...More

Thank busymomColorado
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was the perfect place to stop and take a break. They were very busy at the time, and I was afraid of the line, but we didn't wait long at all for our food to arrive at our table. The food was very good...More

Thank Selah-in-Texas
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Located at back of the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. Order inside and go out back under the trees and next to the stream for an enjoyable lunch. I had the turkey sandwich on a crossiant. It was good but not as good as...More

Thank ALH972
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I enjoyed a starbucks coffee the first time we shopped here and on our second visit we received discount coupons for coffee when my wife purchased some items from the store. both times the young ladies were very nice and helpful, taking time to explain...More

Thank TexasTravler45
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after rafting and on our way to Garden of the Gods. This is in the gift shop area at the Garden, at the Trading Post. My husband ordered the buffalo burger, I ordered a spinach salad, and my kids had homemade potato...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

THe Balanced Rock Cafe is in the Garden of the Gods Trading Post but don't let that discourage you. THe Buffalo burger was amazing!

Thank Tarah L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Tried the Buffalo Wrap, very lean, served cold. Friendly crew. The outdoor seating area has relaxing water features and landscaping. Time-saving, convenient location in the Trading Post.

Thank Eileen O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Beckers Lane, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
Excellent buffalo burgers and a varied menu including salads and sandwiches. Also a "coffee corner" featuring Starbucks coffee.
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