Evergreen Cafe Review
418 US 24
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-8984
Breakfast: 6:30am – 11:30am
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Road Trip!! I went to go do some leaf peeping and found this cafe that had some gluten-free options. I ordered the Hummus Veggie Sandwich on gluten-free bread. The sandwich was made open-faced since the gluten-free bread is a bit smaller than regular bread. The sandwich was made up of chipotle black bean hummus (a yumm!), feta cheese, greens and cucumbers with a side of homemade french fries and a spear dill pickle. The sandwich was really good. The gluten-free bread was a little dry, but still made a good sandwich. I was a little disappointment in the french fries. They were a little over done and some were a bit soaking, like they had been sitting for a while. And I was really looking forward to the homemade french fries. Oh well! The day I went the cafe seemed a bit busy and even a few other local customers commented on how busy it was. The service was a little slow, which I over heard is a common thing as well.
I would definitely stop by here again and try another sandwich on their gluten-free bread. Several of their sides are also gluten-free including sweet cabbage salad, corn chips and sweet potato salad. I felt there were a bunch of options for being gluten-free. Especially for being in the little town of Buena Vista.
Reminder | The Evergreen Cafe doesn’t have a dedicated fryer. As with any restaurant, cross contamination can always be an issue. Check with your restaurant to see what their practices are if you have concerns. It never hurts to ask. This is just my experience and how it affected me.
Hummus Veggie Sandwich on Gluten-Free Bread
Fall 2015 Raod Trip: Gunnison/Blue Mesa Reservoir to Crested Butte to Aspen to Buena Vista – Colorado
Here are a few photos from my little road trip to do some leaf peeping in Colorado. I ended up camping on the Blue Mesa Reservoir and got a little bit of weather to say the least. The wind was blowing so fast that getting my tent up was a bit of a challenge, which turned out to be nothing until later that evening. All cozy in my tent reading a book on my tablet when I slowly dozed off. Until…. I was woken suddenly by a huge noise. Then a flash of lightning. Oh no! A storm came in and so did the return of the fierce wind. The wind was hitting the tent so hard, that the tent was bending in on top of me. Rain started to come in because the fly came unhooked. It was the craziest 20-30 minutes of my camping career. I spent most of the time holding up the tent up to keep the water from getting on my sleeping bag. As soon as the storm passed, it was quite as a mouse. I laid back down and started to read my book, before falling back asleep. That was the end of my excitement for the trip. I think that was enough for one overnight.
Blue Mesa Reservoir — Dillon Pinnacles. A little cloudy the day I was there
Sunset over the Blue Mesa
Beautiful Aspens during the Fall on Kebler Pass near Crested Butte, Colorado
There were a few of these little Pikas running around at Kebler Pass near Crested Butte, Colorado
Driving over Independence Pass near Aspen, Colorado
Always amazing to see a Moose on the side of the road