UPDATE 12/31/2019: Sticky Fingers Cafe is now closed. 🙁
This weekend we headed out and revisited one of my favorite hikes from last year, the Missouri Lakes Trail in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This place is so gorgeous, I almost don’t want to tell you about it. If only all camping was as beautiful and magical as Missouri Lakes!
Anyhoo, on the way back home to Denver, we made a stop in Minturn to get a bite to eat at one of my favorite mountain town sandwich shops called the Sticky Fingers Cafe & Bakery.
Please note: The photos in this post are a mix of shots from my first visit in 2016 and my most recent visit this past weekend in 2017.
First off, this place is absolutely adorable. Outside you are greeted by carvings and drawings of a mischevious bear getting his hands all sticky by digging into a pie.
Once you’re inside, to your immediate left are a few couches set up for hanging out and drinking coffee and reading the paper – or sometimes it’s set up to accommodate a local musician to play, as it was this weekend. On the other side are a few tables to do dine-in eating and there’s also counter seating toward the back opposite the kitchen.
Along all of the walls are colorfully painted walls decorated with what looks to be local artwork that regularly changes – paintings, drawings, photographs and charming nicknacks and plants. The menu is written in rainbow colors on chalkboards hung high up on the walls as well. There’s something about this place that screams warm and cozy.
This little shop makes the most delicious, fresh tasting sandwiches you can imagine. They make them fresh to order and the great thing is their menu is lacto-ovo vegetarian-friendly.
I always get the Azteca wrap which is a spinach tortilla with quinoa, avocado, tomato, and spinach with black bean corn salsa, mixed cheese (looks/tastes like a cheddar and maybe Monterey Jack mix) with a chipotle dressing ($8.95). They don’t do anything all that fancy, but the veggies are always fresh and the wraps are always moist and high-quality (never stale or crumbly) which means all the natural flavors of the ingredients mix together for a perfect medley of yumminess.
My husband likes the Minturn Hippie which contains lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, sprouts, spinach, and Gruyere cheese with whole grain mustard and hummus on a swirled wheat rye bread ($8.95).
If that wasn’t enough, the smoothies (all $8) are also excellent. This time around I tried out the Perfection which was sweeter and more fruit-based with peach, pear, pineapple, apple, agave, and yogurt – very good.
In the past, I’ve gotten the Kale-licious (kale, cucumber, pineapple, apple, agave and coconut water) which is probably my favorite. My husband always gets the Blue Lips which is a berry melange of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, banana, cranberry juice, and yogurt.
You really can’t go wrong with anything you order from this place. They also serve breakfast, which I have yet to try, but I’m sure it’s also amazing.
If you’re ever passing through Minturn, I highly recommend stopping in for a bite to eat at this charming little place.
Do you have a favorite mountain town restaurant/cafe you’d recommend checking out? If so, leave your picks in the comments!
Sticky Fingers Cafe & Bakery – 132 Main St, Minturn, CO 81645
- Decor: Crafty cute
- Crowd: Locals and folks passing through from hiking
- Recommended: The Azteca and any of the smoothies