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Windy Saddle Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Hi Ho Tuna (Sandwich or Melt)
House made curry tuna salad with capers, grapes and celery topped with tomatoes & romaine (cold) or white cheddar (melt) on sourdough `
Gold Rush
House made organic chicken salad with toasted coconut, turmeric, ginger, cilantro, coriander and dried cranberries topped with power greens on fresh croissant or sourdough bread
Sliced turkey breast, avocado, tomato, white cheddar house chipotle mayo on ciabatta hot or cold
Round-Up Wrap
House made chickpea garlic hummus, crumbled feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrots, pepperoncini & romaine wrapped in a flour tortilla
Amitola Wrap
House made beet hummus layered with raw vegetables & power greens served on veggie tortilla
Italian Stallion
Layered italian meats, provolone cheese, pepperoncini, red onion, tomato, red wine vinegar, oregano served on ciabatta hot or cold
Jamaican Jerk Wrap
House marinated spicy jerk chicken, cucumber, red onion, tomato, house mango salsa, romaine & house honey Dijon dressing
Rodeo Reuben
Pastrami, house thousand island dressing, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese grilled on rye bread
Clear Creek Caprese
Basil pesto, tomato, fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic, balsamic reduction on ciabatta
Jolly Cowboy
Organic chicken grilled with pear, Brie cheese and power greens with citrus dressing on sourdough bread
$11.50. All Salads and Soups Include Bread of the Day
The Range-R
Choice of fresh made organic chicken salad or house tuna salad (see above) on a bed of greens topped with fresh tomato, red onion and cucumber
The Greek
Choice of hummus, gyro meat or falafel, tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrots, pepperoncini and kalamata olives on a bed of romaine with house feta dressing
The Jerk
House marinated spicy jerk chicken, cucumber, red onion, tomato, house mango salsa on a bed of greens with house honey Dijon dressing
The Saddle Up!
Varies daily (see specials board). Power packed protein salad. Everything you need to rebuild and get through your day - seeds, veggies, nuts, greens and more!
Served Open Until 11 am Monday - Friday, Open Until 1 pm Saturday & Sunday
Veggie Burrito
Egg, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, black beans, shredded cheese, sour cream wrapped in a flour tortilla with melted provolone. Smother it with house made green chili for $1.50
Meat Burrito
Eggs, sausage, green chilies, potato, shredded cheese and sour cream wrapped in a flour tortilla with melted cheddar
Meat Breakfast Croissant
Egg, bacon, white cheddar
Veggie Breakfast Croissant
Egg, avocado, tomato, provolone cheese
Windy Saddle Granola
Served with yogurt and fresh fruit
Quiche of the Day
Made fresh daily - meat and veggie options available
Buckaroo Breakfast
Scrambled egg with fresh fruit
Plain Croissant
Breakfast Smoothies
The Windy Saddle Cafe is one of Golden's most unique cafes. Join us for breakfast, lunch or coffee and a pastry in the afternoon. We also host events, such as the Golden Beer Talks, and we offer cookie decorating workshops for special holidays.
US$5 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Lunch here today (Jan. 11, 2019) and there were great, healthy choices of sandwiches and salads. Forgot to ask about today's soup! Sandwiches have creative fillings and choices of bread. Served hot or cold in some cases. Excellent staff - quick service of freshly made...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TMGrep
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

We love Golden and stopped by again this last visit from out od state. We had not yet been to this cafe although I had wanted to the last time in Golden. This time I got to and great veggie options. Very good beet humus...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bikeride_allen
Reviewed 19 December 2018

We met here with some friends on a saturday before shopping. Loved the atmosphere of the place. Get there before 10 am as it got super busy. They have choices of lots of pastries- even gluten free. Was yummy. Coffees, hot chocolates and teas.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ackart
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This cafe was an unexpected delight at 5pm. It does not serve food after lunch but we only wanted coffee and cookies. The children's Christmas Grotto is a delightful attraction. The menus for breakfast and lunch are very appealing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Y9506WFronalds
Reviewed 17 November 2018

They have good coffee and tea drinks whereas well as a very homey ambience as it's obvious the locals call this their favorite place. The staff is helpful with nice service. A very good place to relax in Golden.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went in with my visiting parents and both of us ordered the chicken salad sandwiches. My mom asked the cashier what is in the meal (considering nut allergies, etc) and the girl had no idea. She did not try to find out, just said "I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KandCtraveling
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I don’t know if today was an off day- but wow- I would not recommend it. This after the reason we came here was because the couple at the tables outside said how good the Rueben was. So we got two of them. Seriously worst...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MFRKKR95
WSmarketing, Owner at Windy Saddle Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello MFRKKR95. Thank you for your review. We apologize that your first and only visit had to be later in the day on one of our busiest days ever - really. We did run out of a some things, but rather than closing the kitchen...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Trendy, spacious café in a large premises in the center of Golden with a broad view over Washington Ave. Old wooden tables and chairs and a certain nonchalance. Inviting.The interior is "new old", homy style with a partially brick wall and a library against the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank travelwezel
Reviewed 16 August 2018

First, good coffee, but there's more. Helpful staff and members of the community getting together and discussing important (and not so important) issues.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here recently and wife and I enjoyed salads outside. Nice atmosphere inside but was a beautiful day so we chose the sun. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was served in a pleasing manner and appetizingly presented. No glaring flaws. But the experience...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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