Friday, June 13, 2008

No one will get hurt if you just give me the bean juice!

Don't do wineries? Here is a coffee, dessert and goodie tour for the teetotalers!

Of course, you can't miss Willow Pond's afternoon treats like- Sarah's famous chocolate chip cookies, brownies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate-chocolate chip cake and lemon cupcakes, but if you haven't had enough of the sweet stuff, here are some suggestions:

Coffee Muggers - - (970) 255-0700
644 Main Street 970-255-0700
THE best coffee house in Grand Junction, live music and soon joining with La Paninoteca to offer wonderful baked goods and panini sandwiches!

Slice of Life Bakery in Palisade
105 W. 3rd Street, Palisade 970-464-0577
Not to be missed on your tour of the Grand Valley! Fresh baked breads, sweets, cream puffs, jams, cookies and ice cream sandwiches. Fresh peach pie when in season!
You will go in for one goody and come out with a box.

Enstrom's Candy:
(970) 683-1000 701 Colorado Ave
In addition to the world famous toffee and candy, don't miss the ice cream bar, including my personal favorite, Enstrom's toffee ice cream! They also serve coffee, baked goods, sugar free items and have an internet cafe overlooking the factory through a big glass window...
so Willy Wonka!
Moulin Rouge French Bistro and Piano Bar
Don't miss the chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce! Ooh, la, la! The perfect ending to a perfect meal!
707 Horizon Dr. Grand Junction 970-243-0000
David recommends the vanilla bean cheesecake, I recommend the chocolate espresso torte with raspberry sauce! They have a beautiful bar and offer a nice selection of desert wines and ports for those of you who don't teetotal!

Main Street Bagels - - (970) 241-2740
559 Main St Grand Junction (970) 241-2740
The best bagel shop in town, don't miss their fresh baked sweets, bagel pizzas and my favorite bagel in the world, the pesto bagel. The Tassajara wheat bread is YUMMEEEE! Won't make it home! They also feature live music.

Colorado Legacy Coffee - - (970) 241-6558
1048 Independent Ave., GJ 970-241-6558
Great service at this little spot over by Sam's Club. This place roasts their own coffee and features a wide variety of boxed teas.

Fraps & Wraps‎ -
150 W Main St, Grand Junction, CO‎ - (970) 242-8400
This used to be Pappy's Ice Cream Parlor, now it is a wrap shop but they still have the ice cream bar.

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