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The Backporch Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Barbecue
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1101 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2522
07:00 - 14:00
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Loveland, Colorado
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 food (and after we asked about them). She checked in once when our meal was... More 

Thank COBeerTraveler
Fort Collins
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361 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 but then our server was just slow and rude, the place wasn't super busy. Our... More 

Thank suzieFortCollins
Wellington, Colorado, USA
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 go-to breakfast. Potatoes with peppers, onions and mushrooms with two eggs your way and toast.... More 

Thank Raygina1980
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Fort Collins, Colorado
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 it well done. I liked their BPC Crispy which was a buffalo chicken wrap but... More 

Thank FCtraveler00
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 ! Biscuits were great ! One room displayed knitting & yarn created projects - so amazing.... More 

Thank Anitamae2
Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 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 and Cobb Salad. The staff have always provided exceptional service: friendly, accommodating and quick and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 circles around Gordon Ramsey. Be prepared for a bit of a wait if you're dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Barbecue
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
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 19702242338
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!

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