Colorado Life Magazine has dubbed Paonia “Colorado’s farm-to-table capitol,” and it shows in our eateries and waterholes. Not only does Paonia bestow the juiciest peaches, apples, cherries, pears, and plums, some of Colorado’s best livestock also comes from this region. The word “local” isn’t tossed around lightly in these parts – local produce, grown by local farms, served up by locally-run restaurants. Does it get much better than that?
Check out our Local’s Guide to Food in Paonia, Colorado:
BREAKFAST & COFFEE
Backcountry Bistro – You will most likely be greeted by sunbathing dogs in the morning. This place is always hopping! Be sure to try their brunch every Sat & Sun.
Living Farm Cafe – As one of the very few true farm-to-table restaurants in Colorado, you can enjoy a fresh breakfast on their patio and, right afterwards, take a tour of the farm where their food is grown! (also serves lunch & dinner!)
Nelle’s – Whether you’re in the mood for an incredible cup of coffee, organic wraps, sandwiches, breakfast/lunch plates or Nelle’s highly popular organic Mexican food, you’re sure to find something wonderful!
The Diner – Prime location in Downtown Paonia! One of the local favorites for a traditional diner.
Hightower Cafe – You don’t want to leave here without a taste of their homemade strudel, but everything else is just as delicious!
Delicious Orchards – Go pick your own cherries from Delicious Orchards, then sip on some locally brewed juices and hard ciders! Treat yourself to a delicious lunch and maybe even a piece of their freshly baked pie!
Remedy Juice Bar – Remedy Juice Bar Cafe offers organic cold pressed juices, smoothies, paninis, daily specials, and now Sunday Brunch! Check them out after hours (5:30-10 pm) for wine and spirits too!
Taco Bliss – Oh my! Blissful indeed. Expect big flavor from this tiny truck. Serving downtown Paonia on Mondays & Tuesdays
1-2-Thai – Authentic Thai food that will leave you coming back for more the next day. Serving downtown Paonia on Wednesdays & Thursdays
Flying Fork Cafe – A must eat for fine Italian dining in town! Enjoy your dinner under garden lighting or in their cozy restaurant. Don’t leave without trying their tiramisu!
Louie’s Pizza – The most popular spot for, you guessed it, pizza! They have a great selection, including additional menu items like salads and sandwiches. Mosy upstairs for live music and dancing! Louie’s is always a good time.
Rio Bravo – Start your night off with exceptional chips and salsa, then follow-up with a filling Mexican meal. You won’t be disappointed!
DRINKS & NIGHTLIFE
Revolution Brewing – A beer has never tasted so good than in the Rev’s backyard beer garden!
Waldo’s – If you’re hankering for a shot and a game of pool or ping pong, Waldo’s is your go-to. Bring extra dollar bills for their jukebox!