Breakfast is such a highly revered meal in Colorado that there are some restaurants here that are only open for it until 2 p.m.
Here’s a list of my favorite brunch places to fuel up at before or after your mountain excursion.
Order: Baloo Berry Acai Bowl - An açaí bowl topped with granola, chia seeds, granola, coconut, blackberries, blueberries, and lemon curd.
2669 Larimer St.
Order: Make Your Own Acai Bowl - I love getting an açaí bowl with cacao nibs, crystallized ginger, granola, and honey.
2550 15th St.
Order: Deep South Benedict - pulled pork, collard greens, barbecue sauce, and poached eggs on top of corn bread.
320 E. Colfax Ave.
Capitol Hill (Multiple locations)
Order: Cookie Dough Doughnut Holes with a Let’s Get Ready to Rage - deep-fried cookie dough in pancake batter & an iced coffee spiked with peanut butter whiskey.
523 E. 17th Ave.
Order: Coconut French Toast - french toast sticks coated in coconut with coconut syrup on the side.
1875 York St.
City Park (Multiple locations)
Order: Anything. You won’t be disappointed. Pictured: a seasonal peppermint & chocolate sourdough waffle.
2501 Dallas St.
Order: Chile Rellenos - a Southwest classic. Crispy stuffed peppers smothered with green chile and served with rice & beans.
3460 S. Broadway
Order: Roast Beef & Brie Sandwich - a delicious breakfast sandwich served on a house-made French baguette.
2950 S. Broadway
Order: Sterling’s Sweet Biscuits - sweet potato biscuits topped with chorizo gravy and a side of eggs your way and breakfast potatoes.
7323 W. Alaska Drive
Lakewood (Multiple locations)
Order: Wheatberry Cereal - a yummy alternative to oatmeal. Whole wheat grains topped with craisins, milk, and whipped cream. Served hot.
316 Bear Creek Ave
Order: Chorizo Benedict - eggs Benedict made spicy with ground chorizo, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and hash browns.
250 Summit Place
Order: Bananas Foster Crepes - French-style crepes topped with a caramel banana sauce and whipped cream.
526 Pine St.
Photos by Claire Lardizabal @mtngirleats