Costello Street Coffee House (3 reviews)
Stopped in for tea one day. The prices are a bit high, 2.95 for a tea for one tea pot. They call afternoon tea, 'high tea' which is incorrect. The servers ( except for one) seemed too busy and rushed to properly take care of questions and requests. They did have a large party in that day but a restaurant should be able to take care of all its customer's and make them all feel equally as welcomed and important. I dislike being made to order at the counter and would rather have a server come to the table. I have to order at the counter at Panera's I shouldn't expect to at a lovely tea room. I did not eat the food, but it looked and smelled wonderful. The decor was lovely and sparingly decorated which I appreciated since that sparseness and the lack of chintz (thank you!) made it more gender neutral and appealing. I can't abide a tearoom that looks like a shrine to Laura Ashley! Costello's needs to be more attentive to their customers, dress better,( I know it's Colorado, but you're in the service industry dress up a bit), and eliminate the at-the-counter ordering.
Well worth the drive. Far better than the castle; more for the money. Laid back, friendly, clean. Friday night dinners are really quite good.
Very peaceful, high tea includes scone with devonshire cream, walnut apple salad and quiche, three tea sandwiches and three decadent desserts, great atmosphere. Regular menu of eggs costello, burritos,biscuits and gravy, panini sandwiches, soup, cakes, pies pastries as well as extensive drinks and blended drinks.