The Coffee Pot in Gallatin Gateway

by | Aug 16, 2012 | Restaurant Overviews, Travel

If you see this truck on Highway 191 in Montana, be sure to stop by for some eats

Last month my daughters and I took a spur of the moment trip to Montana to stay with my cousin Becky and her daughter at their family’s cabin in West Yellowstone, Montana. One of the day trips we took was to Bozeman. As we were cruising along Highway 191 to Bozeman we stopped for coffee at the Coffee Pot in Gallatin Gateway, which is an all in one bakery, cafe, and pottery shop.

The Coffee Pot is in a quaint log cottage with a front porch equipped with rocking chairs. Outside an old rock chimney and colorful flowers add even more charm to the place.  Inside to the left is a small dining area staged around a rock fireplace. To the right is Mountain Arts handmade pottery displayed for sale on antique cabinets.

Some of my favorite flowers, hollyhocks, grow in the yard

The dining area

Mountain Arts Pottery displayed for sale

The cafe and bakery is in the middle of the cottage. The food and coffee is served in the beautiful handmade pottery.

The cafe menus

Check out the cinnamon roll in the bottom shelf!

Big surprise, we ended up ordering more than just coffee once we got inside the Coffee Pot. It was, however, nearly lunchtime so we had lunch. The sandwiches we ordered in the cafe were made with soft rolls baked in the bakery. Besides the sandwiches, Laina and I had to try some of the blueberry crumble pie. I think I just drooled on my arm thinking about that piece of pie that I split with Laina.

Instead of potato chips, I had grilled zucchini chips with my sandwich

Egg salad sandwich and tomato and basil soup

Pulled pork sandwich and vegetable soup

Iced tea served in handmade pottery

This wasn’t our only stop at the Coffee Pot during our vacation in Montana. Whenever we were in the area we stopped by for refreshments. Online reviews about the Coffee Pot indicate they make the best cinnamon rolls around. I didn’t try one, but they sure did look good.

Sitting here wishing I had a piece of that blueberry crumble pie right now,