Restaurants: King Chef's Diner

How long have you lived in – or how often have you visited – Colorado Springs? How often have you driven by a small, purple castle, called “King’s Chef” in downtown Colorado Springs? Have you ever stopped in? If you haven’t – you’re missing out on some of the best breakfast and lunch offerings around.

King’s Chef started out as a Valentine’s Diner in 1956, then went through 3 Owners and one move (from the corner of Tejon Street and Costilla Avenue to the current location), before the current Owner, Gary Geiser  took it over in 1997.If you haven’t seen King’s Chef, or if it’s been a while, it’s located on 110 E Costilla, and it’s open Monday through Friday, from about 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Be prepared to get close – King’s Chef can seat 13 people at a time on the inside, another “bunch” on the outside patio, if weather permits. Just make sure to come hungry – the portions are huge and the green chili is fantastic. And should you manage to finish your plate, you can proudly call yourself a member of the “Clean Plate Club”. (Only then will you be allowed to pick a candy from the candy box!)

So the next time you’re downtown and hungry – stop in at the King’s Chef! You won’t regret it. It’s a true local “Institution” with several awards to its name.


About Sabine
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