Visiting Central Colorado Springs, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Colorado Springs neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Italian eatery to a donut shop.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Central Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
Topping the list is tapas bar and New American spot Shuga's, which offers sandwiches and more. Located at 702 S. Cascade Ave., it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,045 reviews on Yelp.
Shuga's features the Cafe Tray, which includes salad nicoise, caprese bruchetta and spicy shrimp soup. Other options include more soup choices, salads and sandwiches. Meals between bread include the hot roast beef with sauteed mushroom and red onion; the Quebec with brie, apple and scallion butter; and the Phellini with basil pesto, tomato and goat cheese. End your meal with a piece of cake.
2. La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano
Wine bar and Italian spot La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 4475 Northpark Drive, 4.5 stars out of 251 reviews.
Stop by in the afternoon for options such as a Caesar salad, spaghetti bolognese or chicken marsala. In the evening, opt for large plates like the shrimp scampi, veal parmigiana or lasagna bolognese. Thirsty? Take your pick from a wide variety of wines. Check out the business' website for a full line of offerings and for more information.
3. Urban Egg
Urban Egg, a breakfast and brunch eatery, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 681 Yelp reviews. Head over to 28A S. Tejon St. to see for yourself.
This spot's menu includes everything from pancakes, French toast and egg-centric breakfast platters to salads, sandwiches and burgers. Check out specific menu options like the strawberry cheesecake pancakes with whipped cream; the grilled cheese with Swiss and havarti cheese, sliced tomato and mayonnaise; or the Buddha bowl with tofu, carrot, cucumber, cranberries and walnut. You can check out the full menu here.
4. Amy's Donuts
Check out Amy's Donuts, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 530 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bakery, which offers doughnuts and more, at 2704 E. Fountain Blvd.
Now in five states, Amy's Donuts features, you guessed it, doughnuts. Flavors include everything from chocolate peanut butter and Andes mint to vanilla coconut and Reese's peanut butter cup. Traditional sweet treats like sugar glaze, cinnamon rolls and plain doughnuts are also available. Check out the website for a full line of offerings.