Friday, February 10, 2006
Tired of the Donut Mill? Check out Costello Street
Whether skiing at Monarch, Breck, Copper, Vail, or points beyond, skiers getting up at the crack of dawn and piling into the car to drive up Hwy 24 tend to get that hungry feeling just as they're getting into the mountains.
The mainstay for years (and pretty much the only choice) was the venerable Donut Mill with its big, bready bear claws and cinnamon rolls. In recent years others, including Starbucks, have joined the pre-dawn nosh options.
Now there is a new place worth checking out a little farther up the road: The Costello Street Coffee House in Florissant.
The old, converted Victorian has espresso drinks, coffee, tea, dynamite biscuits and gravy, bagels, burritos, a selection of pastries -- basically everything you need to get your ski drive on.
It's also the best place between Summit County and Colorado Springs to grab lunch on the way back.
Check this place out on the northeast corner of Hwy. 24 and Teller 1.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 7:27 AM