If you haven’t been to our new go-to cafe and lounge, Persimmon, then drop whatever you’re doing and go right now! Yes, it’s that good. And the best part is that it doesn’t matter what time of day it is. Persimmon has a little something for you to sip or munch on around the clock. It’s a place for your morning coffee, lunch dates, evening dining, and all day cocktails.
You name it, Persimmon’s got it—great coffee, wine, beer, and cocktails. Every single drink is made with intentionality and care. Behind the bar, all spirits are gathered from the best possible sources. That means the cocktail you’re sipping on is mixed with the finest spirits around. And believe us, you can taste the difference! Opt for an old favorite like a mojito or an in-house creation like the garden tonic.
If you’re looking for something refreshing but non-alcoholic, Persimmon is quite innovative with their selection of beverages. They call them “sophisticated sodas” and they’re TASTY. Carbonated soda is mixed with the freshest local produce and herbs in town. Sip on a strawberry, jalapeno, and basil soda or take the crisp pineapple and mint for a spin. Whichever sophisticated soda you choose, they’re the essential non-alcoholic drink of choice for balmy summer days.
Persimmon specializes in Mezze—a term that really just means small plates or things that are easy to pick at over good conversation. The beet hummus is the best we’ve (ever) had! And the dolmas are to die for.
If you’re wanting something a little heartier, you’ll probably want to sink your teeth into one of their sandwiches. You won’t be disappointed, they’re all outstanding! The breads are massaged with pomegranate molasses and za’atar. Try the pastrami or the brie and thank us later.
If you’re choosing to go the pastry route, you won’t want to miss the baklava. Talk about mouth-watering! It’s made to the specs that owner Raffi Jergerian’s Armenian mother asked for. It’s baked with the ideal nut and just the right amount of sweetness. Yummmmmm.
There’s so much to love about the atmosphere! We love that Persimmon is right in Old Town, Fort Collins. Not to mention the staff and music selection are absolutely on point. You won’t find a friendlier atmosphere with better tunes. Two things that are non-negotiables in our book.
The vibe of the bar is both sophisticated and laid back. Offering three levels with differing ambiance—there’s a place for every mood. The downstairs has a comfortable lounge feel with soft furniture and places to kick your feet up with friends. Upstairs, you’ll find tables you can gather around. A couple of tables sit outside where you can enjoy the views of Old Town. We like to sit at the bar and chat with the owner, Raffi, while sipping on wine and snacking.
Since we stumbled upon Persimmon, we pretty much hang out here every week. It’s consistently wowing us with its fresh flavors and innovative menu. It’s rare to find a place that’s wonderful all around and Persimmon is killing it in every category. After you go, let us know what you think! Enjoy a free drink on us (or with us) until July. Just show your server this email! Cheers!
What’s “Here’s Why Noco?”
We’re not just amazing Realtors, we also consider ourselves foodies. We’re constantly on the hunt for our new go-to Northern Colorado restaurant or bar. We created “Here’s Why Noco” to highlight those extraordinary places that capture our hearts, minds, and taste palates. Follow along as we share our fresh Foco finds every month! Have a place you think we should highlight? Drop us a line!