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The Backporch Cafe

1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
+1 970-224-2338
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Southwestern
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1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We decided to go out for breakfast for a change of pace. We got there mid week about 9:30. We both had egg dishes. They were very good. The service was very good and the environment was very pleasant. We will go back.

Thank CharlieTHS
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been here a few times in the past and had generally good experiences. Today was a large disappointment, particularly around the service. Our server took a long to take our order, didn't bring our coffees until after we got our...More

Thank COBeerTraveler
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We always go here on weekends,but this time went on a Friday morning. A lot less busy but the service was awful. First 3 different hostesses tried to seat us and they got all screwed up and we ended up waiting a bit, no biggie...More

Thank suzieFortCollins
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This has been our go to Breakfast before Church. The food is excellent. Be sure to get there early to get a seat, especially during the winter as the outdoor area is not generally available in during winter weather.

Thank flyboy80549
Reviewed 3 January 2017

There is usually a wait on the weekends, so you may want to go early or close to closing. The service is outstanding. The waitstaff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is the best. The BPC scrambler covers all the bases and is my...More

Thank Raygina1980
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We love this place! Well, I should qualify that statement: we love the basic "Farmer's" breakfast-- eggs over medium, bacon, sourdough, and potatoes. Always excellent! Please note that they close at 2pm, not 2am like TripAdvisor shows.

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I've been to BPC several times. I try to like it, I really do. But every time there seems to be something that I don't appreciate. I've tried their burger in the past and it is a thin patty which pretty much means you get...More

Thank FCtraveler00
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We Went to The Back Porch with friends for Brunch !.. What a very nice place - I guess it once was a house, converted into this spacious & with many different rooms restaurant. We ordered quiche, fruit, creamed beef, burritos.... ALL So Good !...More

Thank Anitamae2
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've been dining at the Back Porch for several years and found the food just average. However, since Aaron and staff introduced the new menu this spring there has been a noticeable increase in the quality of the food. My favourites are the grilled Rueben...More

1  Thank lnbeetley
Reviewed 24 August 2016

While chain restaurants can be "reliable", they can also be predictably bland. The Back Porch Cafe is anything but bland. The atmosphere has a peaceful "cottage"/farmhouse feel to it and the food looked and tasted like it was prepared by my grandma...and grandma could cook...More

Thank RomanceWriter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
American, Cafe, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-224-2338
  • E-mail
The Backporch Café, established in 1997 by Mike Cooper, was originally a small pie and coffee shop called "Sweetie Pie." After purchasing "Sweetie Pie," Mike reached out to his regulars for suggestions. The name Backporch Café was the one that stuck out. At the time, the area everyone knows as our main dining room was actually a deck that provided outdoor seating. Our indoor seating was available at our bar top or in the back room by our neighboring shop "Lamb Spun." So the name "Backporch Café" seemed a suitable name. At the Backporch Café, we take pride in delivering to our guests our own homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, biscuits, pies, hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and quiches from our bakery. Where still to this day, owner Mike Cooper bakes from scratch all of these favorites. We even work tirelessly on feeding and keeping our own starter alive. Aside from bringing you fresh baked goods, we smoke all our own meats from pulled pork, pork chops, and pork ribs to chicken and sometimes salmon. We also make our own breakfast sausage and chorizo sausage. It can be a daily chore, but we find it to be well worth it. Even the green chili everyone loves to smother their favorite breakfast items in is made in house daily. We take pride in what we do and want our guests to have the best we can provide, not only in food, but in service as well. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you enjoy!