Enter under the wagging tail of our iconic neon “rescue” burro from the 1940’s, into the storied past of our cafe, listed on the National Historic Register and lined with old photos, maps and the residue of miner’s entertainment; take in the view of Mt. Massive through our picture windows in a time when it was thought to be the tallest in Colorado.

Treat yourself to American, Jewish, Mexican, Thai, and Italian favorites; pastries from our on-site bakery; fresh frozen fruit smoothies; and house-brewed chai, kombucha and plant milks; sip a cocktail or mocktail made with ripe, house-squeezed fruit juices.

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Ethically sourced 100% from spices, herbs, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, fruits, beans, greens, grains, tubers, veggies and other plants perfectly nourishing our bodies, we are committed for the future to serve the most sustainable food possible and preserve Leadville’s cool mountain air, Colorado’s flowing rivers, forests everywhere, and spare the lives of all animals, wild and domestic.

The GOLDEN BURRO is the most uplifting and enlightened place to enjoy good food, drinks and friends in the nation’s highest city at 10,200’, The Height of Delight™.

Our Menu

Delicious plant-based meals, served in the historic and enlightened Golden Burro in Leadville, Colorado!


The Golden Burro reflects our love of Leadville and Colorado, as well as our core spiritual values of justice for people, animals, and our land; avoiding wasteful destruction; preventing unnecessary suffering of animals; and protecting workers from exploitation. Our cafe strives to promote inclusivity in the community and sustainable and healthy lifestyles.

– Marcee and Dan Lundeen