Poor Richard's Downtown Colorado Springs

The Poor Richard’s businesses are located in downtown Colorado Springs, featuring FIVE unique businesses under one roof (the only of its kind in the country).

Our RestaurantCaféToystore and Books & Gifts have been locally voted “Best of” in multiple categories like Salads, Soups, Pizza, Café, Wine Bar, Toystore, Cards, Restaurant for Kids, Restaurant for People Watching, Place for a Thoughtful, Inexpensive Gift and Local Bookstore.

Our two restaurants serve wholesome, tasty, high quality food and hearty portions at reasonable prices.

Our retail selection features interactive and fun toys for kids and smart and urban gifts, books and cards for grownups – all at reasonable prices. In fact, a majority of what we sell in the complex is under $10.

Throughout the complex, we provide a warm “make-your-self-at-home” atmosphere for all ages. Our businesses function on their own and as a family. You can dine in the bookstore, let your children play in the "Magic Garden" located in the rear of the restaurant, or thumb through a book anywhere you would like.

Each business has its own separate entrance on Tejon Street (between Platte and Boulder), but they are all interconnected inside as well. There is extensive front sidewalk seating and a large private back patio area, where we grow many of our own herbs and greens. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex.

Poor Richard’s accepts all major credit cards, cash, the Colorado College Gold Card, and the Downtown Gift Card. No checks, please. Gift cards are available for redemption and purchase in the Café and the Restaurant and are valid for anything in the Bookstore, Rico’s, Little Richard’s, or the Restaurant!


We have several meeting room “venues” available for our paying (a coffee will suffice) Poor Richard’s customers. If you have a meeting, event, or presentation and need a suitable location please contact us so we can help you find that perfect space. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to reserve.



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