Oinkety fave: Montague’s Parlour Colorado Springs

Montague’s Parlour at 1019 South Tejon Street deserves its own post because it is so charming and has the best cake in the city, maybe even in the state. Plus they have really good hours and stay open late most days.

The decor is full-on granny old lady tea parlour, which I didn’t like at first, but it eventually grew on me. Think mismatched antique tables and chairs and vintage china.

Linda, Tori, and Mike at Montague's Parlour

Linda, Tori, and Mike at Montague's Parlour

They serve lots of different soups, salads, sandwiches and daily quiches. They have a decent vegetarian selection and breakfast on the weekends.

Cream of Broccoli soup at Montague's Parlour

Cream of Broccoli soup at Montague's Parlour

Pot pie and chili from Montegue's Parlour

Pot pie and chili from Montague's Parlour

Delicious turkey on croissant at Montague's Parlour

Delicious turkey on croissant at Montague's Parlour

These are the best cakes in the state!

These are the best cakes in the state!

The most fabulous coconut cake- you have to try this cake

The most fabulous coconut cake — you have to try this cake. This particular cake is the best cake on earth.

They also have breakfast pastries like croissants, scones, danish, etc.

They also have breakfast pastries like croissants, scones, danishes, etc.

Lots of different drinks, too. This is an Italian cream soda.

Lots of different drinks, too. This is an Italian cream soda.

Many many different kinds of tea, both hot and iced.

Many many different kinds of tea, both hot and iced.

Assorted espressos, teas, and snacks. Something for everyone at Montague's.

Assorted espressos, teas, and snacks. Something for everyone at Montague's.

If you haven’t been to Montague’s, you should go. You’ll like it.

La Baguette, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

There are several La Baguette’s in Colorado Springs (actually I think there are four but we’ve only been to the downtown and Old Colorado City locations). My favorite so far is the one in Old Colorado City.

I’ve been a couple times before just for coffee but recently I’ve been a few more times and am more and more impressed each time. A few weeks ago Janel and I wanted to meet for coffee in OCC. When we got there, she decided she was hungry. I wanted coffee, she wanted food, so La Baguette seemed to fit the bill. They close at 6:00 and it was like 5:55. We peeked in the window and started to walk away when someone came over and told us we could come in, it was ok. We told them we wanted to eat and they said it was fine. They even let us stay after they officially closed and the manager (owner?) went home. She instructed us to stay as long as we wanted and when we were ready to leave to go get one of the bakers to let us out. I love businesses that love money!

Janel and her eclair at La Baguette in Old Colorado City

Janel and her eclair at La Baguette in Old Colorado City

After the eclair she had some French onion soup and a delicious French roll

After the eclair she had some French onion soup and a delicious French roll

The best eclair in town at La Baguette in Old Colorado City

The best eclair in town at La Baguette in Old Colorado City

Opera cake from La Baguette in Old Colorado City

Opera cake from La Baguette in Old Colorado City

Recently Mike and I went back. I first had a delicious almond croissant and a cafe latte.

Almond croissant from La Baguette, Old Colorado City
Almond croissant from La Baguette, Old Colorado City
This quiche was really really good. And crustless! I’m going to try and make crustless quiche one of these days. Look at the lovely salad and tasty fresh grapes it came with. I do NOT like the salad dressing at the La Baguette downtown but the salad dressing at this location is perfect.

Tomato quiche from La Baguette, Old Colorado City
Tomato quiche from La Baguette, Old Colorado City
Mike had his fave, French onion soup, along with a turkey and swiss croissant sandwich that also came with those yummy grapes.

Turkey and cheese croissant salad from La Baguette, Old Colorado City
Turkey and cheese croissant salad from La Baguette, Old Colorado City

So, great customer service, delicious food, and the best desserts in town. Check it out. And let us know if you’ve been to any of the other locations and what you think of them.