Colorado locals know that breakfast is an important meal, so it’s no surprise that the state is sprinkled with some excellent breakfast eateries. These spots are local favorites, offering up everything from southern-style dishes, beignets or grits, and even delicious breakfast tacos complemented by Colorado green chile. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have a delicious morning at these 9 best breakfast places in the state!
Snooze, which started out as a quaint breakfast joint in Denver, Colorado, has grown into a breakfast empire since its first opening in 2006. Expect a long line for this popular A.M. eatery. The pancakes are worth the wait but the free coffee while in line keeps people coming back. Snooze has expanded to multiple locations in the Front Range as well as locations in California, Arizona and Texas. This retro-inspired cafe is open daily at 6:30 a.m., making it perfect for the early birds.
You may be miles away from Louisiana but Lucile’s makes you feel like you're in the middle of swamp country. This Creole cafe features Southern favorites, especially delectable beignets, buttermilk biscuits and Cajun-style eggs and grits. Lucile’s has been serving Colorado for 34 years and now has multiple locations along the Front Range. This is another popular Colorado breakfast joint that fills up fast. So, make sure to get there right when they open at 7 a.m. to avoid lines.
If biscuits are your favorite breakfast food, then grab the perfect biscuit concoction made from the Denver Biscuit Company. Served at Atomic Cowboy locations, these treats are more than just your regular biscuits. They are biscuit sandwiches made all kinds of ways. The favorites are the “Franklin,” which comes with fried chicken, or the “Schooner,” complete with fried catfish and coleslaw. No matter what you’re seeking on your flaky biscuit, Denver Biscuit Company is sure to deliver.
This authentic Jewish deli in Denver is family owned and operated. The bagels are the prime reason to come here. With a name of The Bagel Deli, you bet they have some topnotch bagels. Complete with house-made cream cheeses and topped with all sorts of toppings, the bagels here are sure to be filling. Don’t miss out on the “Bagel-Dict” menu, which is the bagel version of the classic breakfast favorite, the benedict.
Sam’s No. 3 is your classic diner that serves breakfast all day, along with other diner comfort foods. No matter if you want your favorite breakfast foods at 5:30 a.m. or for dinner, Sam’s has got you covered. The Colorado green chile is a popular favorite. But if you’re looking for a cheap breakfast during the weekday, definitely hit up Sam’s for the “Weekday Earlybird Specials.”
Onefold has a globally-inspired menu that features non-GMO, local and sometimes organic ingredients. The congee is a popular dish here, which is an Asian-inspired dish that is a savory rice pudding made with smoked ham, a poached egg, onions and soy sauce. However, the bacon fried rice and the breakfast tacos are also great breakfast choices at this charming cafe.
This cozy breakfast and lunch eatery features a Southern-inspired menu. Get a homemade biscuit served with sausage gravy or taste the custard French toast, which is utterly phenomenal. However. the daily grits specials are just one of the things that makes The Universal unique.
Jelly Cafe in Denver serves breakfast and lunch but you can get breakfast from open to close. This cute, hipster joint serves up classic breakfast favorites while also catering to those who are gluten free or vegetarian (or both!).
Sassafras has two locations in Denver, both of which offer comfort food with a Southern twist. Get a made-from-scratch Bloody Mary before digging into Sassafras’ buttery grits or powdery beignets. The Cajun green chile grits will make even a grit hater drool.