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Top Pick

Loaded Joe’s

A little hard to find (cross the covered bridge and it’s on your right, down some steps), Loaded Joes serves up some delicious coffee as well as a great selection of bagels.  Voted the “Best Caffeine Fix,” Loaded Joe’s is a gourmet coffeehouse by day and a live entertainment lounge by night. Surf the internet, sip a scrumptious latte. Feel free to place your order to go and grab a seat on one of the picnic tables outside by the river.  The strawberry-banana smoothie won’t disappoint.


Big Bear Bistro

Owned and operated by long-time locals, the Big Bear Bistro — home to a variety of Vail’s finest coffee — is conveniently located at the very top of Bridge Street and only steps from the Vista Bahn.  Their morning focus is on providing you with the ideal caffeinated experience, featuring locally roasted direct-relationship coffee products and teas from Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea.

Big Bear strives to use locally sourced, natural or organic ingredients to produce the best breakfast burritos, salads, wraps and sandwiches, soups and chiles, cheese plates and assorted appetizers for your dining pleasure too.


Covered Bridge Coffee and Deli

Covered Bridge Coffee has been a Vail institution for 20 years or more. You can get coffee anywhere. Here, you can get coffee, smoothies, baked treats and more — all in the shadow of Vail Village’s famous Covered Bridge. Even the coffee itself is a cut above the rest, with selections such as the Coffee-Mocha-Choca-Vanilla-Snickers Latte, your thirst for uniqueness will be quickly quenched.


Marketplace on Meadow Drive

The pastries, breads, cakes and cookies in their Café are the perfect indulgence after a day in the beautiful Vail outdoors. Their gourmet pastries are baked daily with only the finest ingredients. They also offer a full array of coffee, espresso, and teas.  You can sit down and relax with one of the daily newspapers or latest magazines … or check your e-mail with their wireless internet access.


Express Lift Coffee House

In addition to coffee, espresso, cappuccino and lattes, enjoy breakfast sandwiches, muffins, Danishes, croissants, fruit breads, bagels and drinks to get your morning started.  Located in Vail Village (steps away from the Vista Bahn), the Express Lift Coffee House is obviously great for coffee!  They’re good for lunch too —offering brats, dogs, Panini’s, soup and chili.  Yum!


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