Where to Find Denver's Best Breakfast

Staff Writer
Treat yourself and the family to a big breakfast at one of Denver’s best little spots
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Plenty of Denver's top breakfast spots deliver the goods all day long.

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes you just don’t want to wake up Saturday and cook. Instead, treat yourself and the family to a big breakfast at one of Denver’s best breakfast spots. From green chili breakfast burritos to homemade doughnuts or bacon and egg classics, The Daily Meal has the 411 on the perfect spot for you.

1. Snooze, Denver

Every single one of Snooze’s recipes is handmade from scratch. The restaurant also hand-selects its own produce, eggs, and meats with a focus on choosing natural, free-range, and local ingredients. Try the breakfast burrito or the green eggs and “hamwhich” with eggs scrambled with spinach and fresh herbs, filled with ham and Gruyère, served with Dijon hollandaise on a fresh ciabatta roll.

2. DJ’s Berkley Cafe, Denver

DJ’s is a beloved breakfast spot of both food writers and locals alike. The restaurant’s best known dish is the eggs Benedict, with a perfect house made hollandaise. DJ’s also has a full espresso bar and a large selection of loose leaf teas so you can get your caffeine fix with breakfast.

3. Pete’s Kitchen, Denver

Pete’s is a Denver late night favorite but, they also do a great breakfast. Owner Pete Contos’ Greek roots have definitely inspired some of the dishes like the gyros and eggs: spit roasted and shaved lamb served alongside eggs anyway you like. Locals also love the breakfast burrito smothered in green chili.

4. The Delectable Egg, Westminster

This local chain only serves breakfast and lunch, but what they do, they do well. The Denver omelette, huevos rancheros, and the stuffed French toast are all particularly good. Take a moment to check out the “traveler’s wall” which is covered in photos of loyal customers with Delectables menu in exotic locations.

French Toast at The Delectable Egg (credit: Facebook/The Delectable Egg)

5. Sam’s No. 3, Denver

Pack up the kids and take them out for breakfast at the classic, kid-friendly diner, Sam’s No. 3. Regulars will advise ordering anything smothered in green chili, especially the breakfast burrito. Sam’s has been featured on Food Network’s Dinners, Drive-ins and Dives, so you know it’s a Denver hot spot.

6. Jelly, Capitol Hill

Breakfast is served hot and fresh all day long at Jelly. Try one of the hashes filled with creative ingredient choices like the red flannel hash, a mix of beets, bacon, onion, red potato, and sweet potato. The decadent homemade doughnut holes are also not to be missed.

7. Lola, Denver

Lola has a world class Mexican-inspired brunch menu. Enjoy a Mexican mimosa and Lola huevos featuring lobster deviled eggs, or shrimp and grits Benedict while checking out the killer view of the Denver skyline.

8. Crêpes N’ Crêpes, Cherry Creek

A banana Nutella crêpe from Crêpes N’ Crêpes (credit: Facebook/Crepes N Crepes)

You guessed it, Crêpes N’ Crêpes stuffs pretty much whatever you can imagine into a crêpe. The strawberry Nutella or the spinach and feta are both winners. Sit at the bar and watch the crêpes being made fresh in the kitchen area right behind.  

9. Second Home Kitchen + Bar, Denver

Second Home is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. Feel free to think of the restaurant as your second home — only with a better choice in breakfast foods than your first home! Think about giving the eggs and duck hash, or chicken and waffles a try. Bring the kids over Sunday mornings for the PJ brunch, where kids eight and under eat free when wearing their PJs.

10. The Butcher Block Cafe, Denver

The Butcher Block serves up everyone’s diner favorites in hearty portions. Stick with the classics: bacon, eggs, and pancakes. One of Butcher Blocks little quirks is that everything in the entire restaurant is for sale from kitschy décor items to racks of little knick knacks.

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