Located on the corner of Walnut and Linden in the beautiful Downtown location in Fort Collins, Denver, is the charming Little Bird Bakehouse. We had decided to stop off in the city and check it out on our way to Cheyenne, Wyoming, from our previous nights' AirBnB in Castle Rock, Colorado.
We found the cafe by wandering along the pretty pedestrianised street and couldn't resist the signage outside noting that they make 100% of their produce from scratch.
With its vintage interior and mismatched table and chairs, it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere; even though it was pretty busy with locals picking up their morning take out coffees, and British visitors struggling to work out which muffin would go best with their pumpkin spice latte.
I would love to sit out here every day and people watch
I'd like to point out at this stage that this coffee wasn't mine. I might be a white female, but I'm not a stereotype when it comes to beverages. I like my coffee to taste like coffee. Les, however, was bucking the trend completely by being possibly the first ever non white man to buy a PSL. I jest, of course, I'm sure he's not the only one.
Anyway, in case you were wondering, it was the hand made apple cider muffin that was teamed up with the pumpkin latte which made it special... allegedly.
It was excellent, though, but it went just as well with my regular cappuccino, as I sat in the window counter and watched locals waking their dogs; going for a morning run; and wandering around town on a sunny Saturday morning.
The service was a touch chaotic during the time we were there, but I assumed it was down to the fact that it was busy. Still, it was a really lovely place to relax and indulge in a spot of people watching in downtown Fort Collins. And what a location to do to in.
One of the things I particularly liked about the cafe was their 'community table'. This was a larger table, seating six persons, which was specially designated to put people next to each other. I imagine this could be fascinating, if I wasn't so socially awkward. It's a lovely way to get people chatting, though, but just not so much for us introverted types who much prefer to sit in the corner, out of sight.
Sitting across from us, at a table on her own, was an older lady who appeared to be studying. She was reading and making notes, while eating a pastry and drinking her coffee. I would LOVE to have a friendly neighbourhood coffee shop like this to sit in and write on a sunny morning. Unfortunately, we don't have so much sun in Wales, but it did inspire me to find somewhere in my own town to get some inspiration from instead of constantly sitting in my office at home.