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Fat Cats Coffee & Sandwiches is a winner with quality ingredients

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MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
Inside Fat Cats Coffee & Sandwiches, everything’s cute. Custard-yellow walls with periwinkle blue furniture. Retro art and a cat-themed handmade gift shelf. I can’t picture the old Farm Crest gas station. Now, a shiny espresso machine and a big coffee/house-baked pastry/sandwich menu greets guests. Prices are below average for quality contents, like High Rise Coffee Roasters beans, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and excellent Delicias Bakery breads. The ciabatta shines on a classic-ingredient Caprese sandwich ($6.50 includes chips), basil bright and balsamic sweet-sharp. For the same price, from a list of eight breads/wraps and more than a dozen each cheeses and toppings, I build my own grilled cheese, on sourdough, with Blanc Gruyere, cucumber, jalapeño, and pork belly (50 cents for additional toppings, $1 upcharge on the piggy), all combining for richness, faint spice and refreshing crispness. Our smooth lavender-vanilla latte and throat-biting blood orange-cayenne mocha are well made. We depart as happy cats.
Location Details Fat Cats Coffee & Sandwiches
4095 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
Academy (North)
Colorado Springs, CO
358-7783
Coffee/Tea

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