Prices: $8-$20 breakfast/lunch
Main Street Bakery is located in an old early 1900s house right on the main street of Aspen. Seating is very limited. There are about 10 tables, two of which are large tables that seat 6-8. As with other places in Aspen, the large tables will turn into community tables if there are smaller parties that need to be seated. The ambiance is your grandmother’s house, with a commercial kitchen and pastry case. When it’s busy, people line up inside if the weather is bad. With very little room to begin with, seating can be cramped and feel a little claustrophobic. Luckily when Spring arrives, you can also eat out on the patio.
Service here is pretty good. When it gets busy, sometimes things you order can get forgotten. Food comes out fairly quickly. Since it’s so small, they try to turn the tables quickly. If you read reviews on other sites, you may notice they mention the older man who seats customers. While he can be a bit cranky and aloof, he does a good job of getting people seated and keeping people from lingering too long when there’s others waiting.
The menu here is pretty straight forward for breakfast or lunch. The omelets here are very large and the fillings are generous. One thing that everyone in our party loved was the biscuits and gravy. The biscuits were done perfectly and the gravy had just the right amount of sausage and grease. The cafe also has a large pastry case. While we only sampled the apple fritters (which were some of the best we’ve ever had) everything looked very tasty. The coffee here was just so, so, but there are plenty of other places you can go for a cup of joe.
Within walking distance of anywhere in Aspen, Main Street Bakery is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Ideal if you can go early, but you may want to try other places if you’re in a hurry. If nothing else, stop in and grab a pastry to go.
[box type=”info” ]Seating is limited, especially during the winter when the patio isn’t open. It’s wise to go early in the morning, if you’re going for breakfast. As with most restaurants in Aspen, there are periods in May, September and October when many places are closed or have very limited hours. Check before you go to make sure they’re open.[/box]
Last modified: January 4, 2014