If you want to start your day off on the right foot (and the right food), head on down to any of these delectable breakfast spots in Denver and get your fill. Whether it’s Shrimp and Grits or a Sweet and Savory Quinoa Bowl that you crave, there’s something for everyone at these satisfying neighborhood haunts. Go ahead, take a crack at ’em!
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1. Sam's No. 3
This Denver icon has been slinging delicious diner food over their counters since 1927, so it's no surprise that they've landed at the top all sorts of "Best of" lists and were even featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." For plates piled high with corned beef hash, kitchen sink omelettes, and spicy green chili, head on over to one of their three locations in Aurora, Glendale, and Downtown.
2. Snooze: an AM Eatery
If you're looking for a friendly, lively atmosphere and scrumptiously creative dishes like chilaquiles benedict or breakfast pot pie, you've got to try Snooze. Their philosophy says it all..."At Snooze, we believe life is for living and each person and each day is worth celebrating. Our mantra: it only takes a moment to make a difference." Love! (They've got three locations in Denver and four more in surrounding areas.)
3. Wild Eggs
In Wash Park West is this delightful little family-owned breakfast chain dishing up everything from breakfast tamales to biscuits and gravy. For some wildly delicious breakfast fare (and plenty of it), take a crack at Wild Eggs.
If you find yourself in Sunnyside, you've got to go to Sunny's! This locally owned and operated joint is whipping up phenomenal breakfast dishes from scratch using organic, local sustainable ingredients and a whole lotta love. The ideal neighborhood spot for healthy breakfast classics and specialities, as well as vegetarian and gluten free options. Pair this with their dedication to sustainability, recycling, and composting, and it sure has me feeling sunny!
5. Revelry Kitchen
Cheers to another family owned and operated spot making breakfast from scratch using fresh, local ingredients with an upscale twist. Revelry's lobster BLT, churro donuts, and pork belly brussel sprouts will no doubt lead to full-bellied revelry!
6. Pete's Kitchen
Got a hankering for a greek omelette or gyro breakfast sandwich at 3am? No problem! This family joint on Colfax is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they've been satisfying early risers and night owls for more than 50 years with their american-Greek fare. Get over there for Pete's sake!
New to the neighborhood but not to Denver, this sweet spot serving breakfast all day just opened their third location in City Park and is already wowing foodies with their sinful treats like nutella stuffed french toast, beignets, and a mouthwatering assortment of handcrafted syrups and butters. (Yes, you can get Kahlua syrup and peanut butter butter!) And they're conveniently located across from City Park, so after you indulge you can walk it off around Ferril Lake. (Other locations include Cherry Creek and Downtown.)
8. Jelly Cafe
If you're looking for the best breakfast in Cap Hill, look no further! This hip hot spot has creative pancakes and french toast, inventive scrambles, hashes, and benedicts, breakfast sliders, and a variety of biscuits and gravy. Get in my jelly!
9. Lucile's Creole Cafe
With almost 40 years of experience and six locations in and around the city, you know this family establishment has got to be good! For a true taste of New Orleans right here in Denver, head to Lucile's and try a creole omelet, pain perdu, or eggs pontchartrain. And, you don't have to worry if you can't pronounce it...Laissez les bon temps roulez!
10. Olive and Finch
Want to be instantly transported to the quaint cafés of the European countryside? Go to Olive & Finch for scratch-made sweets, pastries and artisan sandwiches featuring farmhouse ingredients. Sit outside with your piping hot espresso and flaky, buttery croissant and imagine yourself elsewhere. C'est bon!
11. Four Friends Kitchen
Speaking of dining al fresco, this Southern-inpired Stapleton neighborhood haunt has an open-air feel and a fabulous outdoor patio and indoor/outdoor bar. With soul-satisfying dishes like their bluegrass benedict with pecan smoked pork belly or their crab and fried green tomato benedict, you may just want to stay a while and savor your experience with a lemony spiked sweet tea or Southern bloody mary. Cheers, y'all!
12. Denver Biscuit Co.
Looking for "big, buttery, flaky, melt in your mouth biscuits" overflowing with buttermilk fried chicken, tender belly bacon, and smothered in sausage gravy? Well, here you go. And they don't stop there! Try their shrimp and grits, strawberry shortcake, or biscuit pot pie. Oh, and it would be sacrilege not to share their GIGANTIC cinnamon roll topped with crumbled bacon. They're definitely going to have to roll you out into the street after all that goodness!
13. The Universal
This real deal neighborhood breakfast joint may not look like much, but inside you'll find creamy pork green chili and grits, wild boar scramble, and a sweet and savory quinoa bowl that's sure to please carnivores and health nuts alike. Get on down there for some universally good comfort food and breakfast served all day every day!
14. Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery
This vintage establishment is certainly dishing out some devilish delights like tender belly bacon crêpes and maple marscapone stuffed challah french bread, but they've also got savory treats such as trout and eggs and huevos rancheros. Go ahead and indulge...just say the devil made you do it!
15. Masterpiece Delicatessen
Check out Masterpiece Deli in LoHi or Uptown for the most mouthwateringly scrumptious build-your-own breakfast sandwich you've ever tasted! "Chef Justin Brunson and partner Stephen Allee set out to open a deli that would leave its customers sockless, pants-less, and completely satisfied. And Masterpiece Deli was born." Enough said.
What are your favorite mouth-watering breakfast spots in Denver? Give us your two cents in the comments!