Old Colorado City landmark dishes up breakfast & lunch classics
Bon Ton’s Cafe is a cheerful landmark that draws visitors and locals alike with its friendly and inviting exterior, diner informality, affordable prices and breakfast and lunch classics on the menu. Cheerful and inviting doesn’t mean flexible. Bon Ton’s favors a “No Substitutions” policy on many items. Last time my husband and I ate there some years back, we sat at an umbrella table on the patio, but that wasn’t a December morning. Breakfast is served “all day,” the Bon Ton’s day ending at 3:00 p.m. seven days a week, starting a 6:00 six days a week and a leisurely 6:30 opening on Sunday.
Today, a Saturday, we found a corner table in the nearly empty restaurant not long after 8:00 a.m., and within half an hour, almost every table was taken with couples, families, seniors most of whom were as comforable as the cast of “Cheers!” Bon Ton’s has been around since 1959, which is a long to time to build a loyal clientele.
Price check: At breakfast, hot items are divided into “Old Fashioned Breakfasts,” “Specialties,” “Southwest Specialties” and “3 Egg Omelettes” and range from $5.99 to $11.79. Pancake short stack, baked items, oatmeal, baked, sides and a small menu of half-size orders for kids and seniors (weekdays only) are less. Also on weekdays from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m., four early-bird specials are $4.99.