On the way toward Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Wyoming is the last stop before the forest. It is full of quaint cafes, diners and walkable shops.
Beta House Coffee attracts those who strive for a minimalist lifestyle. It offers small couches, fresh ground coffee, and wholesome breakfasts made with organic ingredients. After asking for recommendations we ordered two breakfast burritos, a Caramel Cream Coffee, a specialty roast black coffee. And we had to try some of the from-scratch baked goods.
The Beta burrito, a frequent favorite, consists of black beans, eggs, cheese, avocado and slightly overcooked bacon wrapped into a flour tortilla and grilled for added crunch. The taste is mild and not as flavorful as expected, but makes for a filling morning bite with a Mexican feel.
On a lighter note, the Tree line wrap is filled with fresh spinach and tomato, bacon and avocado and a concoction titled “garden sauce.” The sauce pairs with the raw ingredients adds a good amount of flavor. It is made from mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, spinach, a small amount of horseradish, and more.
Beyond the earthy munchies, the coffee we consumed was steamy, varietal, and uniquely crafted. When given three self-pumped coffee choices, we went with the Cody Classic; a dark roast Honduran based blend. There was a pleasant finish with every sip as is promised by the cafe’s “no bite” proclamation. Caramel Cream Coffee has a sweet taste throughout, sightly resembling a caramel candy, but smooth and light enough to not be overpowering. These warm drinks paired well with the bakery treats of an Apple Almond Crumble and a Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin. The spices came through strongly, specifically cardamom and cinnamon, and the apples were soft and fresh against the crispy thin crust. We recommend asking for the tart to be heated since it will resemble more of freshly made apple pie and be great on any cool morning. The Chocolate Chip Muffin was fantastic and we could barely tell it was gluten free! The banana made it creamy throughout and was the perfect balance for the hard chocolate chips within; definitely would recommend, whether you’re gluten free or not!
The employees of this tiny Cody cafe will welcome you as if you’re family and joke with you throughout your stay. It is clear they care for the environment as they even offer old coffee grounds to be taken home for composting.