Lafayette Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lafayette

April 14, 2018 Mollie Coke

The City of Lafayette /ˌlɑːfɪˈjɛt/ is a Home Rule Municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 24,453 at the 2010 United States Census.
Things to do in Lafayette

1. Via Toscana

356 S McCaslin Blvd, Louisville, CO 80027-9432 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 303-604-6960
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Via Toscana

Reviewed By 1Kare1 - Colorado

The food here is delicious. The atmosphere is good too. It's a little dark, but I think they are trying to have some ambiance in the restaurant. It felt like a romantic dinner, but there were quite a few families here too. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated pretty quickly.

2. The Post Brewing Company

105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026-1501 Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 303-593-2066
Excellent
43%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

The Post Brewing Company

The Post Brewing Company brews beers that are gosh darn delicious, memorable, and something you will want to put in your mouth repeatedly. Our beers have been purposefully designed to pair perfectly with your meal. Our kitchen, run by Chef Brett Smith, serves you delicious comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of passionately trained chefs that is meant to be shared like a family supper. Featured by Guy Fieri on Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, our bird is better than the rest--humanely raised, all natural chickens are brined for hours, dipped in buttermilk, seasoned with gluten-free flour, and then fried to crispy golden perfection, just like your mammy used to make.

Reviewed By Sharon R - Rochester, New York

stopped in with four of my adult kids for a bucket of chicken, sides and beer. We had the mac and cheese, waffles and cheddar biscuits as sides. The chicken was good, maybe a touch salty but very tasty. We had plenty to eat. It's a fun place, not fancy

3. Morning Glory Farm Fresh Cafe

1377 Forest Park Cir, Lafayette, CO 80026-3486 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 303-604-6351
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Morning Glory Farm Fresh Cafe

Located in the Forest Park complex, Lafayette, CO

Reviewed By J S - Granbury, Texas

We ate here two times for breakfast and once for dinner while visiting our kids and grandkids in Lafayette. We couldn't have been more pleased with the choices, including delicious gluten free options for virtually any dish. Very imaginative and tasty foods, from the blueberry pancakes (gluten free no less), the to-die-for G-F quesadillas, and the fresh salmon, etc. Best of all, everyone on each shift was so very friendly and helpful. Wish they had a restaurant in my home town...I would camp out there!!

4. Super Mini Walnut Cafe

2770 Arapahoe Rd Ste 116, Atlas Valley Shopping Center, Lafayette, CO 80026-8016 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 720-328-9208
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Super Mini Walnut Cafe

Local favorite for great food, outstanding service, and bustling, upbeat and welcoming vibe! Woman-owned and operated, full-service breakfast and lunch restaurant with full-espresso bar. Also serving gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Family/child friendly. Cheerful atmosphere, rotating art by local artists, weekday reservations in our "Sun Room" (holidays excluded), great patio with mountain view, pleasant dogs allowed on patio's railing side.

Reviewed By WinstonB261 - Racine, Wisconsin

We were headed to the Huckleberry for breakfast when we noticed the lobby area was packed with people there. We were very hungry and starting a trip up into the mountains so a good breakfast was in order. Our son knew of this place and we were not disappointed. The place had a table for us quickly but was still packed. We started out with a piece of coffee cake which was delicious. I had the Big Dill eggs, very tasty. My wife had a traditional breakfast of eggs and potatoes and bacon. The bacon was good and the potatoes were very good, cooked and seasoned nicely. The Huckleberry might have been full but this place fit the bill! Might be our go to joint in the future...

5. LuLu's Barbecue

701 Main St Ste B, Louisville, CO 80027-1967 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 720-583-1789
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

LuLu's Barbecue

Reviewed By Tyler B

There isn't a negative thing to say about this place! The atmosphere was amazing! Everyone was very friendly, people were playing corn hole, and dogs sat alongside families eating dinner. The staff is also extremely friendly. The food stood out in my mind as the best BBQ I've had to date.

6. Huckleberry

700 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027-1830 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 303-666-8020
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 321 reviews

Huckleberry

The Huckleberry serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an atmosphere of fun, creative, comfort. Our food is created to be "Funky Country" - real food you recognize and love with a modern twist. We've taken American Classics and added a hint of culinary sophistication to appeal to a wide variety of discerning palates.

Reviewed By whatatripwehad - Belfair, Washington

For a place with a 45 minute wait on Sunday morning, I was less then impressed, service was barely adequate, long waits for food which was delivered one at a time with a long wait in between and I had to beg for a coffee refill.. food was good, not great , just good... must be a lot of places around there that justify/deserve the wait, this isn't one of them.

7. Pho Cafe

1085 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026-2757 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 303-665-0666
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Pho Cafe

Reviewed By Oishii13 - Kyoto, Japan

Vietnamese food in Boulder hasn't satisfied me since I have been in Colorado. Not many years ago I went to Vietnam every year for work, and never forget the culinary pleasures, starting with that delicious breakfast and on to midnight! Not to mention the camaraderie of simple eating establishments.
So in order to approximate that delightful experience, you'll have to leave Boulder, the Foodie Capital of the West, and drive a little way to Lafayette - only 25-30 minutes or so. There you will find the unimposing Pho Cafe, in a little shopping center with convenient parking. There's something about the place besides the food - it's the gentle, polite ambience which typifies the Vietnamese. The place is authentic and comfortable.
The hot and sour soup will warm you up and then you can try the best Vietnamese egg rolls this side of Hue. All well-known dishes are on the menu, and I've yet to be dissatisfied with any. We have had family birthdays and other celebrations here as well. This year my son suggested it for THANKSGIVING! Probably no Turkey, but, as he said, it's a place to feel at home with family and friends. All of us recommend it highly. Well worth the trip!

8. Waterloo

809 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027-1831 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 303-993-2094
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Waterloo

had a GREAT lunch at this little local restaurant right on main street in small town Louisville, CO

Reviewed By SantaFeDiva - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Last time We visited the Waterloo, it was in a different place, but the upgrade is very nice. The building was originally a theatre, so it is quite large, but the Johnny Cash vibe is still their with guitars and photos on walls.
We were ushered up the stairs to the outdoor seating. It was Thanksgiving weekend and the weather was 70 degrees, so the warmth of the sun was either on our backs or on our faces.
The children were given a LCD writing tablet, which seemed to be not unlike the old magic slate that you wrote on, then wiped off, so we played “hangman”. On the reverse side was a children’s menu.
The beer and food, of course, were the main reason we came and I can say nothing disappointed! The beers list is huge and extensive with 20 beers on tap, in addition to the usual trendy stuff, it had a British bitter for the husband.
The food menu (shown in photo) was very good, The Fuego burger, green Chile mac and cheese, corndogs, P.B& J were a treat along with delicious tomato basil soup!
Worth a stop, if you are in Louisville.

9. Reelfish Fish and Chips

2770 Arapahoe Rd, #112, Lafayette, CO 80026-8018 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 720-630-8053
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Reelfish Fish and Chips

Established in 2014. Awarded Best Seafood East Boulder County 2016! Reelfish Fish & Chips was born from a desire to fill a missing piece in the fast-casual restaurant segment. Where do you go for a variety of top quality fish at a reasonable price and served quickly? Reelfish fills that void with a wide variety of fish & chip selections including cod, haddock, oyster, shrimp and clam strips. Plus, we offer grilled fish, abundant salads that can be topped with fish, fish tacos, po'boy sandwiches, and a great selection of hand crafted sides. For those non-fish lovers we do have chicken on the menu. We offer craft beers and excellent wines as well as hard ciders and other bottled beverages. Gluten free? You bet! Our entire menu either IS or Could Be made GF.

Reviewed By AlanDOHashi - Boulder, Colorado

After a hankering for fish and chips, a google search near the Good Samaritan Hospital turned up this place. You walk up to order and they bring the food. Everything is around $15.00 - it's not a fast food cheap fish place. The Atlantic Haddock and chips were really good. The lobster roll salad wasn't as good. I'm thinking the salad was the bottom of the bowl - not many lobster chunks. The vinegar cole slaw was good, chips are basic. Next time I'll try the mayo version. If I get the lobster roll again, I'll ask about the salad freshness. The daily specials look good. I'll stop by some Thursday for the oyster deals.

10. Lucky Pie Pizza

637 Front St, Louisville, CO 80027-1892 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 303-666-5743
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Lucky Pie Pizza

Reviewed By lancemc61 - Denver, Colorado

Great family place..chili soup was yummy starter. Lots of interesting choices for pizza and beer. Beer selections change so you can always try something new. Prices reasonable.If the weather is nice they have seating outdoors. Try Sweet Cow next door for dessert.

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