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My favorite spots along the 120th Avenue corridor in the western suburbs have always been Pho Duy and the bustling Pacific Ocean Marketplace. Now, with the opening of the Early Bird Restaurant I have another reason to head to this busy thoroughfare—this time for breakfast.
Daniel and Kristen Cofrades opened their breakfast and lunch spot a month ago, and Early Bird has already found a following. And it’s no wonder: Since Cofrades has the pedigreed talent of the fine dining world (he trained at L’Ecole Lenotre in Paris and manned the burners at Adega, Kevin Taylor, Trattoria on Pearl, and Jill’s at the St Julian).
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Cofrade’s well-honed technique and commitment to local, organic products is evident in every dish, from the extra light and puffy open-faced omelets (made with farm-fresh eggs and ingredients such as Haystack Mountain goat cheese) to the flakey house-made croissants. Don’t miss the fantastic breakfast club (pictured), made with rustic toast, thick-cut bacon, roast turkey, avocado, Swiss, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and a fried egg served with sautéed shishito peppers and perfectly seasoned potatoes.
11940 Bradburn Blvd., Westminster, 303-817-4385