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. Here, our favorite 64 spots for morning eats.

March 2011


  • Children of all ages love Waffle Brothers’ Belgian-style waffles—with crunchy, candylike sugar nibs embedded in the batter. Order with fresh fruit, or top with Nutella or marshmallow cream cheese. 393 Corona St., 303-733-1212, wafflebrothers.com
  • Boulder’s Chautauqua Dining Hall might seem like a haul, but not if you make a day of it. Plan on breakfast (Mickey Mouse pancakes!) and then go for a hike. 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-3776, dininghall.net
  • Second Home Kitchen + Bar’s Pajama Brunch, a Sunday morning fixture that begins at 7 a.m., is a go-to kid pleaser. Children eight and under still dressed in their pj’s eat free from the kids’ menu. The pancake and waffle bar may not be the healthiest (toppings include gummy bears and Oreos), but it’s a special treat. 150 Clayton Lane, 303-253-3000, secondhomedenver.com