The one type of restaurant you’ll find me at most often, is absolutely a breakfast restaurant. I love my morning omelettes, weekend brunch with the girls, coffee dates, pastry stops, and greasy breakfast burritos after a wild night out.
When I first moved to Colorado, the restaurants that people would suggest to me most often would be breakfast restaurants. And I learned very quickly that Coloradoans know how to do breakfast and brunch soooo so well. So did everyone else apparently, because if you try to get brunch on a weekend without making a reservation, your wait will be a minimum of 2 hours. Unless you go at 9am.
Do you love southern biscuits and gravy? Check out Denver Biscuit Co. or Julep
Do you travel the world in search for the best eggs benedict? The owners of Stowaway Kitchen did, and they brought it to Denver just for you.
Do you want homemade french beignets the size of your face served with a french press? Go to Lucile’s Creole Cafe.
Do you looove your avocado toast? And dream of finding the best for only $5?! Head on over to Steuben’s for a dream come true.
-My 10 favorite breakfast restaurants in Denver
-A mix of popular restaurants and local favorites that other bloggers don’t know about!
-All of the restaurants’ addresses and websites for up to date hours and information
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Address: multiple locations
Snooze is one of the most popular breakfast chains in Colorado by far, and for good reason. They have traditional western cuisine, with a unique and delicious twist. Some of the best items include tons of different kinds of eggs benedict, pancake flights, and unique cocktails including 6 different types of mimosas.
Snooze does not take reservations, but once you’re added to the wait list they will send you a text message when your table is ready, so I recommend arriving early or putting your name on the list and taking a walk around town.
Address: multiple locations (most popular: 3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver CO 80206)
Another popular favorite is Denver Biscuit Co. They have such a wide range of biscuit sandwiches that everyone in your party is sure to find at least one that will suit their craving. My personal favorite is the Franklin, which is fried chicken, bacon, and cheddar cheese smothered in gravy. I recommend adding an egg to it! Save some room though, because you’re absolutely going to want to grab one of their famous giant cinnamon rolls for dessert!
They do not take reservations, so make sure you arrive early! If you miss a table but LOVE your morning biscuits, don’t worry. You can also check out Julep in the “Local Favorites” section.
Address: multiple locations (most popular: 275 S. Logan St. Denver CO 80209)
I went to Lucile’s Creole Café for the first time last year with my friend Antonia (thanks to her boyfriend’s recommendation), and we were both so impressed. The first of this family run Cajun breakfast house was founded in Boulder in 1980 and they now have multiple locations across the area. They serve traditional cajon cuisine including shrimp and grits, eggs benedict, and a creole omelet. Make sure you save room for dessert, and grab a plate of their award-winning beignets!
They do not take reservations, but this restaurant doesn’t usually have as long of a wait because most tourists don’t know about it. With that being said though, make sure you still arrive early to snag a table.
Address: 320 E Colfax Ave Denver CO 80203 – Uptown
If you’re looking for local, made from scratch southern comfort food, you must try out Sassafras. They have multiple locations, but my favorite is the one on Colfax because it’s so cozy and beautifully decorated. It’s got such cute southern charm that you’ll walk out of the restaurant forgetting that you’re in the west. Their menu features traditional southern comfort food items including homemade beignets, po’ boy, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits.
Address: 2528 Walnut St. Unit 104 Denver, CO 80205 – RiNo
Stowaway Kitchen is by far one of my favorite breakfast restaurants in Denver! It was started by a couple of travelers who describe their menu as a “trove of recipes collected from various nooks and crannies of the world”. They aim to bring all walks of life together and provide a warm, welcoming experience to all. They have a full coffee bar, fresh baked pastries, and unique breakfast and lunch recipes that everyone is sure to love. My favorite is the eggs benedict!
They DO take reservations, so be sure to schedule your table for the next time you’re in town!
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Address: 2434 W 44th Ave. Denver CO 80211 – Sunnyside
If you love bacon, then Bacon Social House is your place to go. They serve 6 different types of bacon: applewood, BBQ, candied, habanero, paleo, and a rotating featured flavor. You can get these in a flight, sandwiches, benedict, omelets, pancakes, and much more. They do have lighter fare options and they also have a spacious patio, which is perfect for a summer weekend brunch with friends!
Address: 725 E 26th Ave Denver CO 80205 – Five Points
Rosenberg’s Deli was founded in 2014 by a former New York native named Joshua and his wife Kara. They serve breakfast, lunch, and fish bagels. Their menu features classics such as a lox and cream cheese bagel, New York style pastrami, and a sausage and egg bagel. They even have a breakfast bagel called The Heart Attack, which consists of bacon, sausage, ham, fried eggs, cheddar AND American cheese on an everything bagel. My favorite bagel is the Turkey Club with an egg added to it!
You can order online, or walk in for carry out.
Address: 523 E. 17th Ave Denver CO 80203 – Uptown
Steuben’s is a locally owned diner that serves breakfast all day long! They also have lunch and dinner, but the breakfast and brunch is personally my favorite part. They serve all of the classics with a Colorado twist (aka green chili). Some of my favorite menu items include the Avocado Goddess Toast (their most popular dish, and it’s only $5!), Chicken Biscuit, and Smothered Breakfast Burrito (especially great after a night out). Make sure you save room for dessert, because they also make a Cookie Dough Donut that you’ll surely want to take home with you.
Address: 1659 Wazee St. Denver CO 80202 – LoDo
Urban Farmer is actually a steakhouse, but they serve breakfast on the weekdays and brunch on the weekends that you can’t miss when you’re in town! They are committed to using locally-sourced ingredients and have a zero waste policy. You can read all about the specific farms they work with on their website! Their menu changes seasonally and based off of the ingredients available, but some of my favorite menu items (both of which are available year round) are their Steak & Eggs, and Mile High Omelet. Not only is it the fluffiest omelet you’ll find in Colorado, but it’s the most Denver traditional omelet with a delicious twist, as it is topped with green chili and homemade bearnaise sauce!
Address: 3258 Larimer St Denver CO 80205 – RiNo
Julep is a Southern Table and Whiskey House that I discovered one evening when I was looking for a whiskey bar, and I stopped in because I heard the owner was from Kentucky. I did the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for my 21st birthday and have been looking for whiskey that good ever since. I found it at Julep. When I was there that night I was told that I HAD to go back for breakfast soon, as their homemade, baked to order biscuits were apparently to die for. So I went back the following morning! And let me tell ya, the biscuits did NOT disappoint. They’re perfectly flaky on the outside, and seem to just melt in your mouth from the inside. I HIGHLY recommend you reserve a table, and check out both their brunch AND their drinks.
Address: 1817 Central St Denver CO 80211 – LoHi
I’m including The Bindery as a bonus, because I consider pastries to be the dessert of breakfast. And how could I write a post on food, without including dessert?! The Bindery’s bakery features many different flavors of croissants, hand pies, danishes, scones, and cookies, and the best coffee cake I’ve ever tasted. The croissants remind me of the pain au chocolate I used to eat every morning (and sometimes mid-morning too oops) in the South of France. Flaky, but doesn’t fall apart in your hand. I highly recommend you try one of those paired with a cappuccino to start your day off properly.
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