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This Summer . . .


Open 5:30, 7 Nights a Week
Reservations Invited
(970)  871 - 0508

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This Summer . . .


Open 5:30, 7 Nights a Week
Reservations Invited
(970)  871 - 0508

At Café Diva

There's a saying here in the Yampa Valley, "Come for the winter, stay for the summer!" Chef Kate Rench celebrates the beauty of summer with a light, hydrating summer menu of fresh, seasonal produce, kissed by the sun and bursting with flavor. Only the most select cuts from family owned ranches and sustainably sourced seafood will pass the scrutiny of Chef Kate’s watchful eye. Kate is joined by her team of culinary professionals, who deftly transform nature's bounty into exquisitely satisfying dishes. Of course, Kate is happy to accommodate gluten free, and vegetarian/vegan dietary preferences.

Dining Room and Patio Open Every Night

Our gardenside patio is open seven days a week, at 5:30pm, seating on a first come, first served basis. One of the secrets to the Café Diva experience is our limited dining room seating, reservations are suggested, 970.871.0508. 

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International Winelist

Sourced from the world's great vineyards. Three certified sommeliers pair to your taste, meal and budget. Visit our Winelist page.

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Gift Certificates

In an effort to eliminate confusion, we do not offer gift certificates online. Online offers are not issued by Café Diva, and may not be honored. We happily issue gift certificates by phone 970.871.0508.

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Celebrating Fifteen Years


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Celebrating Fifteen Years


The Café Diva journey began December 1, 1998. Starting as a wine bar serving appetizers, we have evolved into something different. We hope you feel as we do, something special. Dining is more than simply eating and drinking. Rather the perception of flavor, the uniqueness of the moment, the true joy of dining are made by those with whom the moment is shared. Over the past fifteen years we have been honored to share these moments with you and we thank you.

Looking forward, we strive to respect our very special relationship with you, to challenge ourselves to be our best, to make many more special moments.

Café Diva, Steamboat Springs, Colorado . . . Cuisine, Wine and Spirits, Artfully Crafted and Presented.

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Kate Rench

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Kate Van Rensselaer Rench first expressed herself through humble mediums with a BFA in sculpture and ceramics. To help support her art career she ended up in the kitchen. Flipping burgers at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery in Boulder, CO she found her passion could be realized through the culinary arts. She went to the French Culinary Institute in February of ’98. After graduating with the Jacques Pepin award in September of the same year, she began her career at Jean-Georges Restaurant (Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature, four star restaurant in Manhattan), It was there that Chef Kate first felt her expression completely realized; technically innovative, delicately prepared French-Asian fusion cuisine.

After one year at Jean-Georges, Chef Kate was promoted to Chef de Partie of Garde Manger, where Kate remained for the next two years. Next, she spent two years as the executive chef at Hayday Country Market/ Balduccis in Westport, CT, where she managed a high volume prepared foods department.

Missing the mountains, she found herself back in the serenity of Steamboat Springs, CO, where she became part of Café Diva. After six months cooking there, Kate was offered the Executive Chef position and eventually partnership. Through her fresh, flavorful, seasonally changing menus, Chef Kate has earned top marks with critics, food connoisseurs across the country, and Steamboat locals.

Since expanding the restaurant (they started with four tables), Café Diva has moved to the pinnacle of dining in Colorado, yet remains quaint in its destination, the Northern Rockies. Chef Kate balances her culinary career with her husband, Craig, her two dogs and her maniacal pursuit of mountain sports.