Rise & Dine
Ahh, breakfast. The smell of sizzling bacon alone brings back the Saturday mornings of childhood. And while the meal was ignored for too long by serious restaurants, that’s no longer true. The location and the chef may have changed—hang up the apron, Dad—but breakfast out is an amazing start to the day. Here, our favorite 64 spots for morning eats.
- We could go to Root Down (1600 W. 33rd Ave., 303-993-4200, rootdowndenver.com) for the butter alone. Pastry chef Samm Sherman uses unsalted Plugrá butter as a base for spices such as nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper. Our favorite combo: the savory and sweet white miso–vanilla.
- If you grew up on IHOP’s flavored syrups, Syrup’s (300 Josephine St., 720-945-1111, syrupdenver.com) eight offerings are your heaven, with blends ranging from maple-vanilla to apricot. Our go-to is the fruit-forward blackberry.
- Ever the farm-to-table restaurant, Duo (2413 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-4141, duodenver.com) features house-made, seasonal preserves worthy of smearing on flaky breakfast pastries—or even replacing syrup on the French toast.