atRestaurant: Global Cafe
Buena Vista - 222 Hwy 24 South - (719) 395 - 8092
Gluten-Free Options: Gluten-free options are marked on the regular menu and include bread for sandwhiches, pasta on the dinner menu, and cookies!
Total From A to Z: 5 Stars
What a find. We stumbled upon this place about a year ago when it had only been open for a week. At the time, Z was not yet GF and so the full handwritten whiteboard menu was open to her. Last month, we were passing through Buena Vista again and needing lunch, we stopped at Global Cafe. It has grown into a full service oasis with a much larger menu including an extensive wine list and they tell you where they get the ingredients for the food (most are local to Colorado). They have also added a full GF menu section, with GF panini for sandwiches. Z was ecstatic. We were very pleased to see it grown and doing well. Most certainly worth stopping here anytime you are in Buena Vista.
Z's Review: * * * * *
We usually review restaurants in the Boulder/Denver area, so Global Cafe is a little bit outside our usual range. We happened to stop at Global Cafe on our drive back from Great Sand Dunes National Park, where we had spent the weekend camping. I figured I would be at least able to get a nice salad for lunch. But I was super surprised to discover that Global Cafe works hard to cater to its gluten-free guests!! They had gluten-free bread for sandwiches, gluten-free cookies, and they even offer gluten-free pasta on their dinner menu! I can't tell you how excited I was to order a panini for lunch. And it was seriously delicious, as was the peanut butter cookie I enjoyed for dessert. Global Cafe also has a really nice atmosphere. It is located in an old gas station, which gives it a sort of recycled charm. It also has an adorable thrift store next door. And well-behaved pets are welcome on their patio, so we had a lovely lunch on the patio (complete with a glass of wine) with our puppy getting to take a break from being in the car too. If you are ever in Buena Vista I highly recommend Global Cafe.