The 4 Best Lunch Spots in Colorado Springs, CO You Can't Miss

Posted by Lauren Schneider on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 8:49am.

4 Best Lunch Spots in Colorado Springs, COWe've all been there: the clock hits lunchtime, and right on cue, your stomach starts rumbling. Not just any meal will do, and finding the best place can be tricky with so many options. To spare everyone the effort of researching and return that time to where it belongs (chowing down on the lunch of choice), we've compiled a list of the top four lunch spots in Colorado Springs. From soups to salads and barbecue to sandwiches and everything in between, there's no shortage of variety on this list. Grab a fork and bring an appetite as we break it down below.

Urban Steam American Bistro

True to its name, Urban Steam American Bistro has a sizable menu filled with American favorites, along with a few selections that are house specialties. Beyond brunch foods like waffles, their lunch selections include huge salads, hand-crafted burgers, and authentic Panini options.

As one of Colorado Springs' authentic bistros and craft coffee shops, many patrons stop in for just an espresso and a pastry. The environment is low-key at Urban Steam, and they also serve select cocktails and local brews.

Caspian Café

Authentic flavors await at Caspian Café, where the head chef has more than two decades of fine dining experience around the world.

Seasonal and local goods are employed here as much as possible, and every dish is prepared with love and care from scratch. The wine list is as exceptional as the food, and the informed staff is always happy to help guests navigate the menu to find the perfect dish or beverage.

Corner Café

Anyone looking for a gourmet breakfast or lunch restaurant will want to head to Corner Café. Focused on are early and midday fare and located in downtown Colorado Springs, this quaint and cozy café makes its dishes from scratch and emphasizes freshness and quality.

Every soup, salad, burger, and plate is made to order. A unique aspect of Corner Café is they use cholesterol-free rice oil when frying their food. The pies and pork green chilis are some of the best in town.

Bird Dog BBQ

Known for being the best barbecue spot in Colorado Springs, Bird Dog BBQ offers large portions of slow-smoked meats and sausages with homemade sides. Fall-off-the-bone ribs, perfectly charred tender brisket, grilled chicken —  that's just a taste of what Bird Dog BBQ has to offer.

The house specialty for the truly hungry is an open-faced sandwich topped with generous meats and smothered in cheese and beans. One unique point is that Bird Dog serves homemade gluten-free sauces.

Hit up any of these top-rated Colorado Springs, CO lunch hot spots, and you won't be disappointed!

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