Experts agree: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. These Denver breakfast joints will get you off on the right foot, serving up tried-and-true morning classics alongside inspired new dishes. If you're looking for a great breakfast in Denver, look no further and try these.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
The lines can be long at this wildly popular Denver breakfast spot, with locations in both the Ballpark neighborhood and Union Station. But trust us, Snooze is worth the wait. From the justly famous pineapple upside down pancakes to the perfectly prepared hash browns to the wide variety of eggs Benedict options, Snooze has taken breakfast to a whole new level. The fun, retro decor and friendly service don't hurt, either.
Sam's No. 3 Diner and Bar
Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Sam's No. 3 has been a local favorite for years. Choose from one of the diner's many specialty omelets, skillets or breakfast burritos, preferably smothered in green chili. We're particularly partial to the breakfast B.L.T. sandwich — two scrambled eggs with American cheese, plus bacon, lettuce and tomato. If you're famished, just ask for Mr. Sam's Big Breakfast. Breakfast is served all day, every day.
Voodoo Doughnut, a fixture in Portland, Oregon's oh-so-hip culinary scene, arrived with great fanfare in The Mile High City in early 2014. But don't expect your average doughnuts. Voodoo offers up such outlandishly delicious creations as the bacon maple bar, the loop (vanilla frosting and Fruit Loops) and the Voodoo doll, which is filled with raspberry jelly, topped with chocolate frosting and skewered with a pretzel stake. Pick up a pink box of Voodoo's doughnuts and see what the buzz is all about. Word to the wise: it’s cash only.
As its name suggests, this breakfast spot's specialty is syrup. Their handcrafted syrups include such creative flavors as Kahlua cream, maple vanilla and special seasonal concoctions. Foodies have also raved about Syrup's corned beef hash and the waffles smothered in sautéed fruit.
The Delectable Egg
Making mornings brighter since 1982, The Delectable Egg offers up warm ambiance and great food in all of its locations. Their version of the famed Denver omelet may well be definitive. Filled with ham, green peppers and onions and topped with thinly sliced ham, melted cheddar cheese, scallions and a green pepper ring, it does Denver proud.
When a craving for Creole cooking hits and you can’t jet off to New Orleans, Lucile’s is the next best thing. Start with the chicory coffee and powered-sugar beignets, then move on to breakfast fare like shrimp and grits, pain perdu (New Orleans-style French toast) or the Cajun breakfast — red beans, poached eggs, hollandaise, grits and a buttermilk biscuit.