by Mary Cokenour
For nine years, Greg and Francie Wild have provided Dove Creek residents, and visitors, with outstanding coffees, breakfasts, lunches, breads, yogurt and cakes.
Their current location, next to Frosty’s Liquors, is the third incarnation of Wild Coffee; the third time being the true charm for this charming couple.
While there is seating outside, the interior is cozy with the walls lined with paintings or photographs from local artists.
The bread, yogurt, croissants and cakes are made daily; orders are cooked up fresh and quickly; nothing sits under a heat lamp.
Breakfast choices are Burrito or Bowl; Sandwiches made with Croissant, Bagel or English Muffin (meat choice is ham or sausage); French Toast (sticks or sandwich), Waffle Wedges, Yogurt, even a Veggie Burrito.
My personal favorite for breakfast is the croissant sandwich; again, the croissants are baked fresh daily, soft, flaky and deliciously buttery. Two fried eggs and a thick slice of ham (none of that thin cold cut nonsense) tucked inside a large croissant; so yummy!
My will power was surely tested, as I really wanted to eat another one.
Drink choices include coffee (hot and cold varieties), teas, smoothies, even blackberry lemonade.
A piping hot 16 ounce cup of fresh brewed coffee plus hearty sandwich; what a way to begin the day!
Wild Coffee’s lunch specialty is the Panini; meats, cheeses, vegetables and condiments layered between four, not two, but four slices of homemade bread; perfectly browned and served with two little cookies for dessert.
Depending on your appetite, you might just have a Panini for snack later on. Names of the sandwiches all relate to areas in and around Dove Creek; you can also order a “Choose Your Own” (cold or Panini style) to create your own grand concoction.
Orders can be made to eat in or take out, in case you need a packed lunch for your hiking, climbing or ATVing adventure.
By the way, if you’re addicted to lemon bars, like myself, Francie makes ones to simply die for…sweet, tart and so lemony. They are an extremely popular item at Wild Coffee.
Greg and Francie will do catering for any special event; breakfast or lunch orders can also be called in and ready for pickup, often a choice for many staff members at San Juan Hospital.
The atmosphere is relaxing; owners are the friendliest of folks; food is simple and delicious. When you dine in at, or take out from, Wild Coffee, you have hit the trifecta!
Wild Coffee, 434 US-491 (next to Frosty Liquors), Dove Creek, CO, 81324, (970) 677-3000
Open Mon - Fri, 6 a.m. -2 p.m.; closed Sat and Sun