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.
IF YOU’RE IN A HURRY…
Cherry Creekers know to order an Americano and a dried cherry scone at So Perfect Eats (278 Fillmore St., 303-862-9074, soperfecteats.com), while biscuit lovers make their way to Crestmoor’s Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe (330 Holly St., 303-322-5832, riseandshinedenver.com) for the sometimes sweet, sometimes savory flavor du jour. At Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery (2418 W. 32nd Ave., 303-999-0327) in Highland, the pan au chocolate is our go-to choice—or head to Trompeau Bakery (1729 E. Evans Ave., 303-777-7222) near DU for the ham-and-cheese-filled croissant. In Five Points, don’t miss Hutch & Spoon’s (3090 Larimer St., 303-296-2317, hutchandspoon.com) feta and egg breakfast sandwich or the filling oatmeal latte at Crema Coffee House (2862 Larimer St., 720-235-2995, cremacoffeehouse.net). Breakfast burrito lovers know Little Anita’s (multiple locations, littleanitas.com) wraps up bulging potato, cheese, and chorizo burritos in mere minutes.