Adam’s Mountain Cafe
in Manitou Springs, CO
Manitou Springs is a vibrant, independent, and unique community filled with intelligent, creative people. Manitou Springs is a walkable community too. Due to the recent and ongoing revitalization, it is pleasant and relaxing to walk the Avenue or meander the Creek walk Trail while tasting the spring waters, playing in the play parks and people watching.
Adam’s Mountain Cafe is independent and unique as well. For example, not many restaurants have a letter drawer – much less two! Because Adam’s dining room is set with antique tables and chairs, some of the tables have drawers built into them and it was discovered some years ago that customers were leaving notes for other future diners in the drawers. Some of the notes are memories of birthday celebrations, love notes, dates to be memorialized, or remembrances of loved ones’ past. Some are simply funny, witty, or bizarre but all are entertaining. The letter drawers don’t define us but they certainly attribute to our sense of identity.
About Our Menu
Adam’s menu is intentionally designed to accommodate numerous dietary choices while at the same appealing to those simply wanting a good meal that is satisfying and delicious. We do not follow trends and instead try to consistently provide quality meals prepared in the purest, most authentic manner. No microwaves are used in Adam’s. No prepared foods are used in any cafe dish. We depend heavily on our prep cooks who are responsible for preparing the bulk of the recipes. We always look to buy organic and/or local first. All servers are well versed in vegetarian and vegan diets and are trained to assist guests in navigating the menu. Relationships are the backbone of our operation and that relationship starts with the menu. We cannot apply all of these principles and be “fast” as well. Our food takes time despite our best efforts to be efficient and quick. Good cooking should take time, and we appreciate your patience.
Our Carbon Footprint
Here at the Cafe, we recognize that we have a relatively enormous impact on the environment. Restaurants are resource hogs and equal to our consumption is our output. Adam’s has a history of trying to minimize that impact going back to the original location in 1985. Even then we ordered in bulk, emphasized Organic, and began recycling cans in 1995. However, over the past decade, we have made a tremendous push to do much more than recycle. It started with an emphasis on locally sourced products. We partner with a local farm in Manitou Springs to implement our commercial composting program. We avoid micro packagings such as sugar packets, ketchup packets, and toothpicks. Our TO GO packaging is biodegradable and corn-based. We recycle everything now and are actively working to reduce the use of paper having switched to the iPad for much of our administrative work. Rather than always ordering products to the cafe on a truck, we make as many items in house as possible, such as our chai tea, syrups for coffee drinks, every dessert on the menu, soups, sauces, dressings, and pretty much everything…pretty much.
Vibrant Eclectic Menu
At Adam's Mountain Cafe, our menu is comprised of an eclectic selection of global cuisine. We draw inspiration from the flavors of American, Latin and Asian cuisines, and prepare our dishes with locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
Good, Clean, Fair
Slow Food Principles
The principles of slow food are simple. GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food. CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment. FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers.
Real Food for Real People
Something for Everyone
Whether you’re a vegan, flexitarian, carnivore, or something in between, our menu has something for everyone. Our thoughtfully prepared dishes focus on celebrating local ingredients. On our menu, you will find comforting favorites like Mac-n-Cheese and Lasagna. You will also find more exotic options such as our Thai Noodle Salad and Bánh Mì Sandwich. So, whether you’re craving something familiar, or something different, at Adam’s Mountain Cafe, we have something for everyone.
Made from Scratch
Vegan & Vegetarian Specialties
Our menu is intentionally designed to accommodate numerous dietary choices while at the same appealing to those simply wanting a good meal that is satisfying and delicious. We do not follow trends and instead try to consistently provide quality meals prepared in the purest, most authentic manner.
Lots of vegan options! Food was delicious. Bloody Marys were legit!
Great meal. Great presentation. Highly recommended!
Vegan breakfast bowl was amazing! Loved the atmosphere too at this place. It is also at a great location near to the Gardens of the Gods. Can really recommend!
I always love to come here! Food is great and great people! I also love atmosphere of this restaurant.
Exquisite! I’m sorry I didn’t know this place was here sooner. Loved the service and the tea / food! Will definitely visit on my next trip to Colorado.
Amazing food! We got multiple items to share and everything was good. This might be my new favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs.
First time visit..Freshly prepared foods fresh and tasty. Welcoming friendly staff. Will definitely return.
Delicious vegan food and great service
Fish tacos were excellent. Crepes were too, according to my wife.
The food was fabulous, service was great atmosphere was perfect. We had a large group and were sat together and it was great!