Breakfast in Denver
The crowning jewel of the Rockies and capital of the state, Denver represents everything weird and wild about Colorado. If you’re waking up from a night at Red Rocks or a long day following the Denver beer trail, you’re going to need an incredible breakfast. The good news is that we know just where to get one.
Hi Rise Bakery
2162 Larimer St.
Fresh and from scratch are what define every loaf and bagel that this modern diner turns out. Only blocks from the Rockies’ stomping ground, Hi Rise Bakery are proud to have earned their bread nerd title.
Steak and Egg Sandwich ($6.95)
For those that demand the day keep up with them, sliced beef, egg, American cheese, bloody mary cream cheese on top of an everything bagel.
Jersey Breakfast Sandwich ($6.75)
To be honest, it’s un-friggin-believable. Egg, Taylor pork roll, American cheese on a plain bagel.
Half Dozen Bagels ($9.00)
Secure your place in history, or at least the rest of the week. Act like other bagels matter before you pick up asiago cheese or cranberry walnut to match your 8 ounces of cream cheese. Go spinach and artichoke or go home!
2550 15th St.
You know you’re off to a strong start when your goal is a quick healthy breakfast to keep you on your feet. Prosperoats constructs custom locally sourced breakfast bowls to get you on your active way.
PB & B Bowl ($6.40 – $10.35)
Banana, peanut butter, agave, sunflower seeds on a bed of acai, yogurt, or (our fave) steel-cut oats. Peanut butter and banana is the marriage that’s meant to last!
Sailor Man Bowl ($6.40 – $10.35)
Just because you’re a mile above sea level doesn’t mean your heart isn’t. May we recommend the acai base, with fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, the cheese of your choice and topped with creamy lemon-garlic.
Beet Down Blend ($6.40 – $10.35)
It’s a fact: beet brews beat breakfast blues. Beets, orange, pineapple and cardamom in one extremely delicious and tough drink.
1420 East 18th Ave.
Simply elegant, this small restaurant is a clean-cut take on homestyle food in the heart of City Park West. Pairing Western and Asian cuisine, every dish is a brand new take on a classic family recipe.
Breakfast Burrito ($9.99)
If you’re not sure where you stand on breakfast burritos, this will do the convincing. Handmade flour tortilla somehow contains your choice of tender belly bacon or house made sausage, green chili, eggs, duck fat fried potatoes with asadero cheese.
Simple Breakfast ($10.99)
First, two duck fat fried eggs, then choose habanero or maple belly bacon, or house made maple sausage and finally decide on duck fat fried potatoes or sweet potatoes. More like simple delicious, AMIRITE?
The traditional rice porridge is crafted to perfection in chicken stock and served with duck confit, poached egg, and green onions, with salted ginger and chili oil.
Duffeyroll Cafe & Bakery
1290 South Pearl St. (303) 953-6890
4994 East Hampden Ave. (303) 753-9177
5198 South Broadway (303) 996-5900
Humble beginnings as a push cart on Denver’s 16th St. Mall only emphasize Duffeyroll as popular neighborhood staples mastering the cinnamon bun. With locations in Pearl, Denver Tech Center, and Englewood, there’s plenty of convenience in their tempting treats.
Box of Six Duffeyrolls ($10.50)
You’re nothing without your namesake. Whether you get one or by the dozen, it doesn’t matter if you prefer The Original, English Toffee, Irish Cream, Mountain Maple, Zesty Orange, or Pecanilla Crunch.
Cinnamon Roll French Toast ($3.99)
Take that entirely necessary next step. A fluffy Original Duffeyroll dipped in egg batter and grilled until there’s nowhere left to go but a side of syrup and an optional side of bacon.
Veggie Roonie Sandwich ($5.99)
This breakfast sammy hits most every spot at once with spinach, scrambled eggs, tomato, avocado, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo on Duffey’s very tasty rosemary ciabatta roll.
1701 Wynkoop St. (303) 825-3536
700 North Colorado Blvd (303) 736-6200
2262 Larimer St. (303) 297-0700
Snooze is the AM eatery that believes in twisting American classics as much as working to better the community. For over a decade, friends have been gathering for casual and filling starts to their day.
Breakfast Pot Pie ($9.00)
If you crave homemade rosemary sausage gravy like me, we can be friends. If not, try out this puff pastry smothered in it, topped with an egg prepared to your preference and hash browns on the side. We’ll be friends soon.
Bella! Bella! Benny ($11.00)
Lean right into this tower of an Italian dish. Thin slices of prosciutto and taleggio cheese with poached eggs on toasted ciabatta with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze and arugula on top.
Molten Chocolate Pancakes
Homemade chocolate pancakes filled with pomegranate chocolate fondue, topped with chocolate espresso crumble, pomegranate seeds, and a sweet cream drizzle. As kids, we promised ourselves we’d eat like this every day and it’s exactly how we always dreamed it would be.
Denver Biscuit Co.
3237 East Colfax Ave.
Born into this world as a gourmet food truck, Denver Biscuit Co has been taking the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth delights to their absolute limits. Operating out of Atomic Cowboy just South of the Denver Zoo, they’ll even send their icon Biscuit Bus to make sure you don’t go a day without heaven.
The Franklin Sandwich ($9.95)
Close your eyes and brainstorm the biscuit and gravy of your dreams. Buttermilk fried chicken, with tender belly bacon, cheddar cheese, and more sausage gravy than you could have imagined. This is no dream.
The Dahlia Sandwich ($9.25)
The beauty of the Dahlia starts in the homemade sausage patty, it continues with the apple butter, the fried egg, and the maple syrup. It peaks when you make the bold choice to upgrade your biscuit to French toast.
Strawberry Shortcake Platter ($7.95)
Why savor when you can sweet? That flaky biscuit is smothered with sweet strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
4994 Lowell Blvd
The Noshery is most easily described as the bakery proudly serving buns straight from the oven. On the edge of Regis University campus, there are few places more reliable for artisan breads and gourmet pastries.
Potato Waffles ($8.00)
Although you’d be excused for confusing the name with latkes, you couldn’t be forgiven for missing out on these house-smoked salmon and chive creme fraiche topped delicacies.
Egg Sammi ($5.00)
A variety of breakfast sandwiches are available to choose from, but the bacon, egg, and cheese is king when you add mushrooms and arugula.
Yogurt & Granola ($5.50)
Fresh berries and house-made granola mix with superb yogurt for the refreshing start to your healthy day.
4140 West 38th Ave.
Putting an emphasis on festivities, Revelry Kitchen is chef-driven experiment serving the Berkely neighborhood. This family owned and operated delicatessen features a menu that puts all the emphasis on their fresh and local ingredients.
Northside Rancheros ($12.00)
There will be a moment when your dish arrives that you’ll wonder if your food is too beautiful to eat, and then that moment will pass. Two eggs, chile rojo, refritos, asadero, and crema with black bean corn salsa and corn tortillas.
Churro Doughnuts ($7.00)
Many of us hoped this day would come, when we could enjoy churro and doughnut in one fell swoop. They didn’t even stop there, dulce de leche and chocolate ganache come too.
Chorizo Hash Skillet ($15.00)
There’s something about eating out of a skillet that makes a meal better, even if it doesn’t need it. Revelry’s house chorizo, fingerling potatoes, brussel sprouts, peppers, and onion with a poached egg and chipotle lime creme.