Colorado Springs Coffee Shops Montague’s Downtown Colorado Springs
Friends often ask me, “Where shall we meet?” Depending on the time of day, the first response is generally “Montague’s.” An old fashioned coffee house, Montague’s is often described as “your old aunt’s attic.” The ambiance is one of turn-of-the Century Victorian, relaxing, and a great place to hang out for hours.
Just south of Downtown Colorado Springs and immediately off of the Interstate, it is convenient and charming to the extreme. The service generally is NOT good, but the atmosphere is cozy and inviting and worth the trouble of putting up with less-than-pleasant wait staff. The food is a selection of desserts, sandwiches and soups. The coffees and teas are generally very good, and it is comfortable enough that you can catch up with old friends or get to know new ones.
The style is Victorian with tables and love seats, tables and wing-backed chairs, or couches in front of the fireplace. When the mood strikes you that you want to meet friends to talk, be alone for a while, or find a quiet place to think, write, or just contemplate, nothing beats the 17 year old (a la Edward Cullen) atmosphere.
The service is SO poor that it makes it almost enjoyable in its unpleasantness. The coffee and tea and dessert selections tend to make up for it.
Parking is in the back of the building at 1019 South Tejon, just across the street from the new Van Briggle Pottery building. Both are worth the trip. Come and stay for a while.