8 S. Grand Ave., Montrose, 970/275-3265
On Saturday morning, with a full day of winter activities ahead of us in Ouray and Telluride, Torie and I stopped into the Riddled Raven coffee shop just off of west Main Street in Montrose looking for hot drinks and breakfast to fuel our day.
Having recently tried many, if not most, of the region’s best breakfast sandwich offerings for The Watch’s most recent winter Adventure magazine, I was surprised to find two breakfast sandwiches at the Riddled Raven that most certainly should have been highlighted in Adventure as well.
Feeling adventurous myself that morning, I went ahead and ordered the waffle sandwich ($6.95 full, $3.95 half). You get your choice of breakfast meat including ham, bacon or sausage and you get to choose a cheese of your liking. Bacon and cheddar seemed to be the right fit for me. The waffle sandwich was served quick and hot and it paired well with the hot latte I needed.
The waffle was thin and crisp with just the right amount of bacon, egg and cheese in-between. The unique sandwich came with two dipping cups of maple syrup. Normally, I’m not too eager to dip savory egg and cheese into sweets like syrup but I gave it a try and didn’t look back until both the sandwich and syrup were gone. It was filling and fun.
If a sweet egg sandwich isn’t your thing, give the breakfast Panini ($4.95) a try. It’s made with your choice of cheese and meat and comes with garlic cream cheese, spinach, bell pepper and tomato.
I look forward to returning to the Raven to try their breakfast tacos ($3.95) or one of their many lunch options. If you haven’t been to the Riddled Raven yet, it's a great local coffee shop that serves Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters coffee and has a cozy and unique atmosphere that invites you to cozy up to a hot drink, a Watch newspaper and simply enjoy a morning. And while you’re there, check out their collection of vinyl and other gifts that are for sale. Keep posted to The Watch’s Dish page and we’ll write up a review here in the near future.
Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.