This past winter break one of my favorite dining experiences was while on a visit to a friend in Boulder, Colorado. If you haven’t been to Boulder, reserve your ticket for your next three day weekend because it’s an absolute dream of a town. A college town complete with Greek Life, world class academia, parties, bars, all nestled between the most gorgeous mountains I have ever seen. Boulder students are diverse, outdoorsy, and down to party. So where do Boulder students go after a night of partying and a wake and bake sesh? The Village Coffee Shop of course.
Upon entering Village Coffee Shop the diner looked like any other breakfast hole in the wall that I have been eating at since childhood. The old waitresses, line cook, and smell of fried grease in the air was all too familiar. However, this coffee shop has a great secret, and that’s the Village V-Card. I won’t give you all the answers, because that would be unveiling the greatest secret about Boulder’s best breakfast eatery, but I’ll let you in on one tip; don’t forget to remind the waitress you’re a newby on your first visit. Try one of their gigantic omelets with their homemade picante sauce on top. I went for the Vegetarian, which was filled with tons of fresh veggies and big enough to feed three people. Forget about your diet and remember you have to stock up to keep warm in the winter, so don’t skimp on the blueberry pancakes, which were some of the best I have ever had. Only a college town joint would offer prices like these with food this top notch (nothing on the breakfast menu is more than 8 dollars). This place is definitely a Boulder institution, and no Colorado University student should spend their four years without it. So spread the word you seasoned Village patrons, bring your classmates and share the love. Come hungry, and get ready to lose your Village V-Card, just be careful, because that altitude will give you one heck of a hangover.