Omelets are a big deal in Colorado. With Denver being home to the popular Denver omelet, it’s no wonder why these Colorado breakfast joints pull out all the stops to make the perfect eggy creation. Omelets in Colorado vary from Mexican-inspired dishes filled with chorizo and jalapenos, to Southwest omelets smothered with green chili, to vegetarian options made with organic and local produce. Here are the 8 best places to grab an omelet in the state.
This locally-owned and operated restaurant serves up omelets, sandwiches and salads for breakfast and lunch. With a name like the Omelette Parlor, you’re sure to get a great omelet. Choose your own custom omelet or try one of the specialty concoctions. A fan favorite is “The Great Chili Cook Off!” omelet that is smothered in pork green chili.
Sam’s No. 3 has classic diner food, along with omelets, at great prices and with grand portions. This popular Denver breakfast joint has 20 different omelets on the menu. Choose the traditional Denver omelet, or if you’re really hungry, challenge yourself to the “Momma’s Big Fat Omelet,” which is made with six eggs, four different meats, three cheesed and smothered with green chili.
For a Mexican-inspired omelet, head to Western Omelette. This breakfast joint makes the perfect Mexican breakfast favorites from huevos rancheros to breakfast tacos. The omelets here are build-your-own with Mexican ingredients you can add like chorizo and habanero.
Find made-from-scratch omelets with ingredients from local and organic suppliers at Foolish Craig’s Cafe. Choose from creating your own omelet to a number of unique omelet creations. The “Boulder” omelet is a great choice—it’s made with fresh veggies and topped with salsa or pesto. And for those who are craving an omelet for dinner, this is a great joint to go to because breakfast is served all day.
Lucile’s Creole Cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch joint in Colorado. With multiple locations, Coloradans and visitors alike can enjoy Southern classics at Lucile’s. The Creole omelet is a winner here. It is made with Cajun sausage and ham and topped with a savory Creole sauce. Pair your omelet with Lucile’s famous buttermilk biscuits.
Urban Egg and Over Easy may have different names but are owned by the same company and have the same menu. So, no matter what name you see, you’re sure to get a great breakfast and a great omelet there. All of the omelets at Urban Egg and Over Easy are made with Hickman Colorado’s Brown Eggs.
The Delectable Egg has nine different omelet choices along with a create-your-own omelet option on the menu. The omelets vary in taste from Southwest-inspired to Mexican-inspired to a classic American-infused egg omelet. However since you are in Denver, try the Denver omelet, which is a popular choice at the Delectable Egg.
Snooze is one of the most popular breakfast joints in the state. The ingredients in your omelet are sure to be all-natural with farm-raised eggs and organic produce. You may find yourself waiting to get a seat, but the omelet dishes here are sure to make you forget about that. All the omelets here are made with three eggs, and you choose three ingredients to add to your omelet. Even vegans can enjoy an omelet here as a tofu scramble.