Denver Breakfast Stops [moved from General Chowhounding Topics]
Does anyone have suggestions for great Denver breakfast places? They seem awfully hard to come by (chains like IHOP excepted). I'd love to hear about any favorites! Thanks!
I will say:
Snooze (on 22nd and Larimer - in Lower Downtown, upscale and delicious pancakes, worth waiting)
Lucille's (on Alameda and Logan, my favorite)
Annies (9th and Colorado Blvd... booger is only off a couple of blocks and delicious)
Breakfast Inn (just west of Monaco on Evans...good greasy breakfast), Bump & Grind (17th and Clarkson... Drag Queen Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, be prepared for a wait, but worth it)
and lets see... one more, Hot Cakes Diner (17th and near St. Joseph Hospital on Lafayette - I think - they are all about top notch breakfasts there).
I agree with Booger, but I think maybe he meant Luciles not Emma's on Alameda and Logan. Emma's was on 6th and is closed. Just an FYI on weekends the wait at Lucilles can be very long. Also Dozens is on 13th, just south of Broadway, almost under the new wing of the Denver Art Musuem and I don't think they have a Aurora location?
Mona's, near the REI in the Platte Valley (soon to be one on South Broadway)
Sams #3 - one downtown and a few other locations, ok, I am not going to say the food is great but they serve a lot of it and I like their breakast burritos with the veggie green chili.
Toast in Littleton
Oh - and I have to disagree that Denver breakfast places are hard to come by. I am sure there will be quite a few more suggestions.
I meant Lucille's. Thanks.
Drag Queen breakfast at Bump and Grind is a lot of fun also. The food is pretty good as well (how could I have forgotten about that ).
Dozen's definitely has an Aurora location (unless they closed - I bet aka_zoe could verify this). It is just North of Iliff, on Havana, on the East side of the street ).
The Egg Shell, 3rd & Josephine in Cherry Creek, has exceptional waffles, muffins, omelettes, fresh juices. Very home-cooked feel, cuz it is. You may have a wait at the predictable hours.
Highland Gardens Cafe -- 2927 W. 32nd......
Excellent cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. The garden is a great place to be on a Sunday summer morning; have a walk 'round the neighborhood while you're there. St. Patrick's Cheese Shop, around the corner from MondoVino, is a good place to pick up lunch.........
I agree about Watercourse (17th and Emerson). The scrambled tofu, to me, is a can't-miss. I'm not a vegetarian and don't particularly love tofu, but it's really excellent. Try the scrambles. The florentine is my favorite. The one with refried beans, though, is not very good.
My other favorite: Charlie Brown's. If you can get past the atmosphere, the food is amazing. We go for the gyros and eggs with homemade pita bread.