Donuts and Nostalgia

Let’s go back in time with some good old-fashioned cake donuts and relics reminding us of years past.  

I was intrigued by the little donut shop in Crested Butte, Colorado.  It is mixed with delicious mini-donuts and nostalgia as well.

Nice, attractive Niky’s Donuts store front on Elk Avenue.

Niky’s Mini Donuts is a family owned and operated specialty donut shop & ice cream parlor located on the town’s main, historic road – Elk Avenue. 

“Our mini donuts are cooked fresh throughout the day and made to order just for you. We offer classic toppings like cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar and regular glaze plus lot of other fun toppings like Maple Bacon, Fruity Tooty, Death by Chocolate and Homer. We have over 24 different toppings to choose from!

We serve ice cream in a cup, cake cone and homemade waffle cone. Add a topping or even a donut to your cup or waffle cone to make it your own creation!”

Donuts adorn the serving area – quite enticing.  
Preferred toppings await design
Donuts are freshly made daily in this kitchen.
Ice cream awaits the discriminating taster.

A little Elvis and memory lane triggers the mind of years past.
More nostalgia

Yum! Yum! A must try when in Crested Butte. 

Blessings along the way!


Paradise Cafe – Crested Butte

Fun, inviting sign at the cafe’s main,, busy intersection in Crested Butte, Colorado.

I always enjoy checking our some of the small, local restaurants to see the local “flavor.”  Paradise Cafe in Crested Butte is one of those special places.  

Restaurant front of Paradise Cafe in Crested Butte, Colorado

The atmosphere was inviting and the service was friendly. We stopped for breakfast and lunch.  The view is amazing also as one could look out the windows and see Mount Crested Butte in the background. 

Those not desiring a regular table may sit around the quaint, decorative bar area.

Outdoor seating is nestled among the tree canopy enabling one to take in the fresh air and observe the beauty.  
One of the surprises I found was the gluten-free pancakes.  Wow! I always look for gluten-free menu items and was amazed they carried the pancakes made with Pamela’s baking mix.  I use this mix when I make pancakes and other products at home.  This is the first time I’ve noticed a restaurant highlighting Pamela’s products.  (
Sign at back of restaurant.  

If you travel through Crested Butte and want a good breakfast, the Paradise Cafe will satisfy.  They have lunch as well.  

Blessings along the way!


Journey to Crested Butte

2018-09-27-18-28-2 - Drive toward Crested Butte - dash camThe final leg of our destination in Colorado is now close.  We saw the Aspen trees in their yellow glory while at Pikes Peak and now we’re seeing more of their beauty traveling within an hour from Crested Butte.

2018-09-27-18-28-22_Moment - Drive toward Crested Butte - dash camMy next few posts will discover this beautiful, quaint town nestled among the gigantic Rocky Mountains.

NORMAL2018-0I thought I would give you a little windshield tour with my dash cam as we travel toward Crested Butte.  I’m glad you are coming along.


Blessings along the way!