Source: Serranos Coffee Company
Get the: The Entrapment (dark chocolate peppermint mocha)
Boasting Serranos coffee and the coolest coffeehouse name around, the Speedtrap is Palmer Lake's caffeine pusher. Get the Entrapment.
Best Of 2013 • Indy Pick: Place to Break off the Santa Fe Trail
It's about 20-some miles from downtown Colorado Springs to Palmer Lake. Via I-25, that's about 25 minutes, plus whatever extra time it takes to maneuver the construction mess that is the highway right now. Meanwhile, on a bike, it's a leisurely and quite pleasant 2½-hour morning ride north on the Santa Fe Trail. Which means by the time you hit Palmer Lake, you'll be craving a calorie-buster. At Speed Trap, you can go sweet with the orange-infused cream cheese French toast, or savory with the smoked salmon Benedict with asparagus (and excellent cheddar potatoes). Add a mimosa, but just one. You've still gotta get back home on two wheels.— Kirsten Akens
Under smart new ownership, with an expanded menu of soups, salads and the like joining house-baked muffins and baked goods, to be enjoyed with a Serranos coffee or Bristol beer. Try the oddly awesome buffalo bratwurst crêpe with caramelized onions and sharp cheddar.