Friday, February 27, 2009

Top 10 Breakfast/Brunch - Denver Restaurants

Breakfast King

Address: 1100 S Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80223

It's open all day, every day. And it serves breakfast morning, noon, and night, not to mention at 3am to ward off bar-hopping munchies. The lights are bright, the coffee is bottomless, and in true diner fashion, all the food is on the greasy side, but if you're eating at 3am, the last thing you're worried about is cholesterol, right? Although the...

Bump & Grind

Address: 439 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Funky, upbeat Bump & Grind provides a welcome change from the usual coffee shop ambience. Accented with eclectic local artwork, the interior is relaxed and bright, and the staff (dressed in drag) is incredibly friendly and fun. The coffee is awesome, especially when accompanied by a fabulous gourmet baked good, such as a coconut raspberry bar,...

Burnsley Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 1000 Grant Blvd, Burnsley Hotel, Denver, CO 80911

Housed in a charming, downtown hotel, Burnsley Restaurant offers an elegant, upscale setting for an early morning meal. During the week, the restaurant offers an impressive breakfast buffet that's quite popular with hotel guests and visitors. The unique Continental cuisine, inspired by the chef's training, bears a number of European influences. If...

Delectable Egg

Address: 1642 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

The specialty here is eggs, believe it or not, and they really know how to cook 'em. An amazing variety of cheesy omelettes, sizzling skillets, and fluffy scrambles populates the menu, along with waffles, French toast, pancakes and smoothies. Although the full roster of breakfast meats is also on offer, it's still possible to eat a healthy meal...

Dixons Downtown Grill

Address: 1610 16th St, 16th St Mall at Wazee, Denver, CO 80202

Set in a historic building and designed with Mission-style elements, Dixons regularly wins "Best of Denver" awards for breakfast, margaritas, and Bloody Marys. Highlights of the morning menu include Southwestern-style concoctions like eggs Mazatlan (with guacamole and green chiles in a tortilla) and the awesome Bandito Special (eggs, cheese,...

Eggshell Cafe

Address: 1520 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

This homestyle café means business with its breakfasts, which include fluffy pancakes, savory omelets, and signature dishes like eggs Mazatlan and huevos rancheros. Any way you crack it, you're sure to be pleased! Bear in mind that Eggshell is a bustling sort of place, so don't expect to sit down with your paper and be overly leisurely.


Address: 321 17th St, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO 80202

Although its regular breakfast fare is delicious, Ellyngton's gets many accolades for its sumptuous Sunday brunch. The acclaim is well-deserved, as the champagne buffet ably indicates. A veteran waitstaff and live jazz work their magic, and the food has an allure all its own. Fresh fruit, shrimp, salmon, cheeses, and breads burden the buffet table...

Gunther Toody's Diner

Address: 4500 E Alameda Ave, Glendale, CO 80246

Gunther Toody's serves up mornings diner-style. Enjoy the fun '50's era decor, complete with black-and-white checked floor, glass-topped counters, and resident Fonzie-style motorcycle. Heaping portions of classic favorites like buttermilk pancakes, chicken fried steak, and tasty omelets arrive piping hot, and service is always with a smile. As you...

Hot Cakes Diner

Address: 1400 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Roomy and pleasant, Hot Cakes serves up traditional breakfast fare at prices that will keep you smiling all day. For something zesty, try eggs scrambled Greek-style – with tangy sausage and feta cheese. The place also makes a great early morning meeting spot for large groups and serves an excellent weekend brunch as well.

Moe's Broadway Bagel

Address: 550 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203

Moe's Bagel keeps breakfast simple but interesting – you'll find variety in both type of bread and in luscious spread. Try a plain bagel topped with lox spread or goat cheese, or opt for a poppy-seed bagel skimmed with honey. From whole wheat to chocolate chip, you're sure to find an offering to fit your taste buds and lifestyle. The bright...


  1. You didn't include Snooze? You gotta try them if you have not yet!

  2. What about Pete's? Much better than that chain Gunther Toody's