Local Business Spotlight — The View Cafe & Gifts

Store interiorThe View Cafe & Gifts
The Best Western Vista Inn
733 U.S. Highway 24 N
Buena Vista, CO
719-395-3100 • www.bwvistainn.com

How long have you been in business?

7 years.

What type of business is this business?

Family owned and operated.

Do you have employees? How many?

Yes, four employees.

Who are your customers?

Our store serves both locals and visitors of Chaffee County. We have people from all over that shop in our store and come in daily for coffee and all their gift needs.

Describe your business and the service you provide your customers?

The View Cafe & Gifts is both a coffee house and a gift store. Our coffee house serves Seattle’s Best Coffee as well as protein shakes and smoothies. In our gift store we offer a wide variety of lines to meet the needs of our customers. Some of the lines that we carry are Stonewall Kitchen, Mud-pie, Kate Spade, Michel Design Works, Magnolia, Spartina, Corkcicle, Republic of Tea, Compendium and numerous others. We have gifts for weddings, birthdays, children, husbands, wives and friends, as well as fashion items and gifts for your home.

What do you want customers to know about your business?

We are a warm and welcoming place to spend a few minutes or a few hours. Our customers tell us that spending time here, either out on our patio or in front of our fireplace, is liking spending time in your best friend’s home. Come visit us the next time you are looking for a gift for that special someone or just something new for yourself. Grab a cup of coffee and introduce yourself. We always love meeting new customers.

What is the future for this type of business?

We love what we do and we love providing this business and service for the community. We plan on being in Buena Vista for as long as our customers continue to support us and we hope that is for a very long time.

Any other thoughts you want to share?

Many people think The View Cafe & Gifts is just for guests of the hotel, however, we welcome all visitors to the store.