Many of us have delightful childhood memories of spending time at grandma’s house and waking up to the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. While nothing can quite top grandma’s perfect recipe, there are a few places around Colorado that can hold their own, including these eight restaurants that serve gooey cinnamon rolls that are melt-in-your-mouth good:
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1. Johnson's Corner (Johnstown)
You know we couldn't begin our list of the best cinnamon rolls in Colorado without mentioning Johnson's Corner! Since 1952, this restaurant has been serving delicious, made-from-scratch meals to customers from both near and far, but it is most famous for its iconic cinnamon rolls. These gloriously gooey treats come in classic flavors as well as seasonal options like pumpkin spice, peaches and cream, and blueberry cream cheese.
Address: 2842 SE Frontage Road, Johnstown, CO 80534
2. Home Style Bakery (Grand Junction)
When it comes to cinnamon rolls as good as grandma used to make, the key is to find a place that is down-home and no-frills, which is exactly what you will find at the Home Style Bakery. Founded in 1948, Home Style Bakery specializes in everything from freshly baked bread to beautiful cakes and - of course - breakfast pastries like cinnamon rolls and doughnuts.
Address: 924 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
3. Gypsy Javas (Pueblo)
Do you need a quick escape from reality? Visit Gypsy Javas in Pueblo! Why? Not only do they have stellar cinnamon rolls and coffee, but the Parisian atmosphere that will make you think you've left the Centennial State for a cozy, European cafe.
Address: 119 Broadway Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004
4. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery (Colorado Springs)
At this authentic European bakery, the danishes are delicious, the pies are perfect, and the cinnamon rolls? Well, they are arguably better than the ones grandma used to make! (Sorry, grandma...)
Address: 610 East Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
5. Silver Grill Cafe (Fort Collins)
In northern Colorado, there is no place more iconic for breakfast, lunch, or brunch than the Silver Grill Cafe! Serving the community since 1933, the Silver Grill Cafe has gone from baking a mere 18 rolls per day to a whopping 10,000+ per month, as their recipe has earned both local and national recognition.
Address: 218 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
6. Butcher Block Cafe (Denver)
Do you want to know a tried and true way of finding the tastiest food ever? Find a restaurant that looks old and/or a little rough around the edges. Voila! You have found one of the best meals of your life, as demonstrated by the Butcher Block Cafe and its mouthwatering cinnamon rolls!
Address: 1701 38th Street, Denver, CO 80216
7. J&L Cafe (Sterling)
You really can't go wrong with anything from J&L, but the cinnamon rolls are 100% out-of-this-world delicious. Is the northeast town of Sterling a ways away from where you live? J&L serves a mean cup of coffee too, which is perfect for long road trips from one side of the state to the other.
Address: 423 North 3rd Street, Sterling, CO 80751
8. Oscar's Cafe (Durango)
Switching from one corner of the state to the other, Oscar's is a 50s-themed family diner that specializes in old-time burgers, shakes, and - of course - cinnamon rolls the size of a small child.
Address: 18 Town Plaza, Durango, CO 81301
Where is your favorite spot in Colorado to get a cinnamon roll? Share it with us in the comments! Craving even more tasty pastries? Visit one (or all) of these
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