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Mountain Mocha Cafe

135 Clear Crk, Black Hawk, CO 80422-9912
+1 303-582-2011
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (20 reviews)
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
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135 Clear Crk, Black Hawk, CO 80422-9912
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Now known as Buffawhale, it’s a small establishment between Black Hawk and Central City. The thing that won me over was the waffle and the specialty coffee (Americana). But everything else was questionable due to the fact that it comes microwaved. Ordered the burrito and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Samsonite_0
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went in search of this place with a lot of good reviews and found that it changed about 4 months ago to Buffawhale Coffee Shop. Good sandwiches and crazy inexpensive. My wife loves the Pumpkin latte, said it was worlds better than Starbucks and tasted...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jjpandsgp
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were in the area for an anniversary trip. We stopped here for brunch and were amazed. The staff was so friendly and the mountain mocha was beyond delicious. I’m still craving it a month later. The breakfast burrito I created was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 369melissae
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Still serving Mountain Mochas popular coffee drinks, the new Buffawhale Cafe also serves up delicious ingredients in their egg and sandwich dishes. I chose “build your own” with gluten free bread, eggs, pulled pork, onions (which were grilled because there was not a line of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KauaiNatureGirl
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Well the local coffee shop sales to new owners and they decided to increase prices on the entire menu right away. More than 40% in most cases. No longer local owners. So dissapointed. No new items, let's just incrase prices. Yes, they can do what...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank James I
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Just what we wanted—local coffee shop in the mountains. Thanks to Jeremy for the conversation and service. Loved the Mocha! 🤗

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Brenna S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I'd read such good things about this place that we went out of our way to have breakfast here. The food was disappointing - tasteless waffle with margarine and cold syrup. Heating the syrup and offering real butter would have made all the difference in...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Melnq8
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Drove through here on our way to our hotel. Too early to check in, so we stopped in for a little brunch. Had their special mocha latte and a very delicious breakfast burrito. Sat outside and caught some rays. Very friendly staff and and quick...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were looking for a place to eat with good, healthy food options in a non-casino environment after visiting Hidee Mine with 3 kids. This definitely fit the bill and we would return. They have diverse food options with breakfast (egg dishes, Belgian waffles, lots...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank comoreau5
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Very quaint place with great coffee, interesting and delicious breakfast lunch is also available !! Friendly staff and reasonable prices it's a must stop with great views of the mountains as well!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank tinsy63
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20 January 2016|
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Response from JoBoxer555 | Reviewed this property |
I would think they would be using the same items you see on their menu, in other vegetarian choices. I have to say that they are so accommodating and kind, they would probably make your breakfast choice, with any... More
29 November 2015|
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Response from JDRinCO | Reviewed this property |
I think they have vegetarian but I don't know about gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Clear Crk, Black Hawk, CO 80422-9912
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Black Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 303-582-2011
  • E-mail
Quiet coffee shop in the middle of a big casino town. Only non-casino place to eat in Black Hawk. Free wi-fi. Breakfast, lunch, espresso. Coffee roaster and tea shop.
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