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Coquette’s Bistro sports a new, artful overhaul


  • Matthew Schinper
C. Springs’ favorite gluten-free spot reopened in late July after a four-month closure to move. They’ve artfully overhauled a former optometry office. Enter through a patio to a retail area, then venture to the dining room, where a commanding central fireplace with Tetris-y wood accents connects to a moody lounge. There, find well-made cocktails: Coquette’s Classic Martini ($11) made with “slightly dirty” Tito’s with jalapeño-stuffed olives — Texas classy. And a Breck Mirage (a steep $12.50) with grapefruit juice, basil, jalapeño and dry vermouth adding citrus, spice and plenty nice to Breckenridge Gin. The food menu remains almost the same. So we enjoy truffle fries with a Cajun crepe ($14), cooked-hard shrimp in zesty cream sauce, dry toward oversized edges. But we’re only pleased by the lavender vinaigrette on the chicken salad salad ($11), with fresh veggies but a pasty meat mince too generic for the fine setting.
Location Details Coquette's Bistro and Bakery
616 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
Café/Sandwich and Bakeries

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