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Visit Old Town Lafayette's charming Main Street

Thalken in Old Town Lafayette

For a sweet stroll on a beautiful summer day, head to Old Town Lafayette’s charming main street (South Public Road). It’s got an eclectic assortment of coffee shops, pubs, boutiques, antique shops and eateries.

I particularly liked Thalken (cute but affordable jewelry, candles and mugs), Little Herbal Apothecary, Tip Top Savory Pies (New Zealand fare), Just Dandy (home furnishings), Efrain’s (authentic Mexican cuisine) and Chocolaterie Stam.

For shoppers who love vintage goods, old books and aisles that occasionally serve up buried treasures, Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market is a worthy stop. There’s a food truck out front that serves hearty Mexican (including fabulous breakfast burritos) all day.

All told, this small town offers a nostalgic feel with friendly folks and just the right amount of kitsch. 

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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