Nestled at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains and home to the glacier-carved Pikes Peak, the Pike National Forest, and the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs doesn’t disappoint when it comes to natural beauty. But there is more to the mountain town than hiking, biking, and climbing; there are some great spots to tuck into breakfast before heading into the mountains. From classic steak and eggs to basil waffles to crab Bennies, the little town has something for every taste. Here are a few of the hottest breakfast and brunch spots in town.
1.Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant
© Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant
Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant is a casual Tex-Mex eatery that serves comfort food for breakfast and lunch, Tuesdays through Sundays, in an adobe-style building with a lovely patio. Owned and operated by Rudy Escobedo, the long-standing little hideaway serves humble but heartfelt eats for breakfast, such as eggs and meat dishes, biscuits and gravy, three-egg omelets with a variety of fillings, hotcakes and French toast, and a selection of Mexican dishes such as breakfast sandwiches, huevos rancheros, Tex-Mex scrambles, burritos, enchiladas, and chilaquiles.
945, 7318, S 8th St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905, Phone: 719-632-9527
2.Bon Ton's Cafe
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Located right in the heart of Old Colorado City, Bon Ton's Café is a casual café with comfy indoor seating and a lovely outdoor patio for summer and springtime dining that serves all-day breakfast and comfort food lunches with a variety of Southwestern specialties. Locals tuck into breakfast burritos topped with green chili and cheddar cheese, quesadillas with egg, cheese and sausage, scramblers with a selection of sides, pancakes, stuffed French toast, oatmeal and grits, and crab cake Bennies. Southwest specialties range from fiesta scramblers and chili relleno to tamale breakfasts of two pork tamales smothered in green chili, two eggs, home fries, and tortillas.
2601 Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-634-1007
3.Colorado Springs - Academy Black Bear Diner
© Colorado Springs – Academy Black Bear Diner
Founded in 1995, Black Bear Diner is a community-oriented family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience in a fun, bear-themed atmosphere. Born from a desire to serve home-style comfort food classics in a casual setting, Academy Black Bear Diner serves all-day American comfort food and decadent desserts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a woodsy setting. The diner features custom artworks of huge, colorful, bear-mottled murals on the walls to add a bit of magic. The breakfast menu features classic dishes such as chicken-fried steak and eggs, waffles and chicken, thick-cut French toast, omelets with a variety of fillings, breakfast burritos and tacos, and huevos rancheros.
975 Academy Blvd N #A, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, Phone: 719-314-3616
© Corner Cafe
Comfy, low-key, relaxed, and set across the road from the courthouse in downtown Colorado, Springs, the Corner Café is a gourmet breakfast and lunch restaurant that serves classic breakfast and lunch dishes with an emphasis on quality, freshness, and service. Prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and made to order, dishes on the menu range from breakfast sandwiches and bagels, sausage muffins, and biscuits and gravy to breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, French toast, and pancakes. The Corner Café offers dine-in and take-out menus as well as catering services for private parties and functions.
7 E Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-520-1843
5.Crazy Brothers Diner
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Locally owned and operated by two brothers, the Crazy Brothers Diner is a casual diner that serves early breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Located on Centennial Boulevard, the family-friendly café-style restaurant offers a range of breakfast specials and classic plates, such as steak and eggs, corned beef hash, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, Belgian waffles, stacks of pancakes, plain and stuffed French toast, scrambles and omelets with a variety of fillings. Saturdays and Sundays offer specials such as prime ribs and eggs with hash browns and a choice of biscuits and gravy or toast.
4423 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, Phone: 719-247-8288
6.Doug's Breakfast Lunch
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Laidback and friendly, Doug's Breakfast Lunch is a casual spot that serves early breakfast and lunch every day of the week. Founded by Doug and now owned by Vicki and Rob, Doug's Breakfast Lunch operates to the motto of “Fresh Made Simple” and uses only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to prepare and create each dish, which is made to order. The comprehensive breakfast menu features a variety of classic dishes, such as breakfast burritos and sandwiches, corned beef hash, steak and eggs, Belgian waffles, stacks of pancakes, plain and stuffed French toast, scrambles, and omelets with a variety of fillings.
3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, Phone: 719-354-4620
7.King's Chef Diner
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King's Chef Diner is a Colorado institution that has been serving locals with delicious breakfast and lunch dishes for the past 62 years. The nostalgic, award-winning 13-seat custom-built diner serves a classic breakfast menu of traditional dishes and specialty plates, such as The Grump, which features hash browns with bacon, sausage or ham, two eggs, shredded cheese, and country gravy. Other special plates include The Thing, which consists of Texas toast, hash browns with bacon, sausage or ham, two eggs, shredded cheese, and green chili, the Merl Scramble, and sirloin steak and eggs.
131 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-636-5010
8.Lake Terrace Dining Room
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Located at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, the Lake Terrace Dining Room is an elegant dining establishment that serves a classic weekday breakfast and an extensive Sunday brunch buffet with live music. Set on the mezzanine level with beautiful views, the Lake Terrace Dining Room offers an elegant and stylish spot for breakfast with an a la carte menu designed to satisfy every appetite, which includes Colorado specialties and mouth-watering griddle selections. Enticing selections include traditional European breakfasts, smothered green chili breakfast burrito, Seven Falls steak and eggs, Colorado red trout, and prime rib hash and eggs, all accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and imported teas.
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, Phone: 719-577-5771
9.Marigold Cafe & Bakery
© Marigold Cafe & Bakery
The Marigold Cafe & Bakery is a long-standing café and patisserie that serves French-inspired fare and freshly baked treats and sweets. The upscale contemporary bistro and bakery feature warm and welcoming décor and a pretty outdoor patio with spectacular views of Pikes Peak and is owned by Chef Dominique and Elaine, who present a French bistro-inspired menu of classic dishes. The menu features gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, hand-tossed pizza, homemade soups, and decadent desserts such as triple chocolate mousse cake, raspberry cheesecake, hazelnut torte, and fresh fruit tart. The award-winning bakery serves freshly baked cakes, tarts, bread, and other sweet treats every day.
4605 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, Phone: 719-599-4776
10.Mountain Shadows Restaurant
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Located in a converted townhouse on Colorado Avenue, Mountain Shadows is a quaint eatery that serves an award-winning menu of creative cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Serving loyal diners for more than 20 years, the family-friendly restaurant is a cozy spot for breakfast with a variety of classic dishes such as corned beef hash, omelets with various fillings, biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, and homemade green chili specialties. Don’t miss the favorite pancakes and French toast combo, which is accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and a variety of hot beverages.
2223 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-633-2122
11.New Day Cafe
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Located in a strip mall on Delmonico Drive, the New Day Café is a casual nook that serves breakfast lunch classics with Southwest and American specialties along with a creative selection of coffees and lattes. The cozy café offers comfortable indoor seating with booths and tables and has an outdoor patio for summer and springtime dining and is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. The breakfast menu features a variety of egg dishes with sides such as hash browns, country-fried steak, corned beef hash, and sausage as well as a selection of fluffy omelets, healthy choices such as granola, yogurt parfaits and oatmeal, and favorites such as waffles, French toast, and pancakes for those with a sweet tooth. Things to Do in Colorado Springs
5901 Delmonico Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, Phone: 719-266-0555
© Omelets Etc
Omelets Etc is a pleasant breakfast spot with a modern interior and an inviting ambiance that serves hearty breakfasts and other diner favorites on 8th Street and South Academy Drive in the heart of Colorado Springs. Boasting a menu of classic breakfast dishes and blackboard specials, Omelets Etc is renowned for their enormous fluffy omelets, which come with packed with a variety of fillings such as chorizo, onions and chili strips (Mexican omelet), steak, mushrooms, green peppers, and cheese (savory steak omelet) or green peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese (veggie lover’s omelet). Other breakfast bites include the regular pancakes, waffles and chicken, French toast, and biscuits, gravy, and sausage.
1616 S 8th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, Phone: 719-634-7321
13.Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery
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A favorite locavore restaurant that attracts a regular crowd for breakfast, brunch, and lunch throughout the week, Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery doesn’t disappoint when it comes to sumptuous breakfasts in a friendly atmosphere. Boasting three locations around town with warm brick walls and cozy seating, Over Easy is the perfect place for classic breakfast dishes such as eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, stacks of syrupy pancakes, or steak and eggs, accompanied by a variety of tasty, refreshing, energizing juices. Pancake lovers are in for a treat at Over Easy, with a mouthwatering menu of sweet delights such as blueberry streusel, strawberry cheesecake pancakes, cinnamon swirl, and other creative varieties.
28 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-471-2311
14.Rock City Cafe
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The Rock City Café is a small, down-to-earth diner on Dominion Way that serves up unfussy American plates from fluffy omelets to hearty burgers for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday through Sunday. Owners Ricky Meggison and Angel Sanfilippo pride themselves on serving delicious food made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients, such as an always-available breakfast menu with morning favorites such as scrambled eggs with ham, bacon or sausage, corned beef hash with sweet potatoes and peppers, and omelets worth the wait. They are renowned for their delicious burgers, which come with a variety of heart-stopping toppings such as avocado, bacon, Swiss cheese, and ranch, and the diner-done-right coffee from Elevation Coffee Traders is always hot and ready for a refill.
1812 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, Phone: 719-424-7151
15.Adam's Mountain Cafe
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Adam's Mountain Café is a cozy bar and eatery on Manitou Avenue that has been serving home-cooked comfort food to the local community for more than 30 years. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a daily basis, the family-friendly café has a warm and welcoming vibe with high trussed ceilings, wooden floors, and soft lighting. The breakfast menu features classic dishes such as huevos rancheros, orange almond French toast, whole grain pancakes, and the signature P.W. Busboy Special, which consists of two scrambled eggs, fresh seasonal fruit, and two whole grain pancakes served with maple syrup and butter. Beverages range from hot coffee and tea to a variety of sodas.
26 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, Phone: 719-685-1430
© Sheldon's Luncheonette
Sheldon's Luncheonette is a small breakfast and lunch spot with two locations in town that serves breakfast and lunchtime classics in a casual setting. In addition to the regular favorites such as omelets, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, and French toast, the diner serves an array of specials such as the Jan’s Special of two scrambled eggs, diced sausage, and home fries, chicken steak and eggs, and huevos rancheros with two eggs, refried beans, tortillas, and green chili. Sheldon's Luncheonette is open for early breakfast and lunch, seven days of the week.
Sheldon's Luncheonette North
204 Mount View Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, Phone: 719-599-0887
Sheldon's Luncheonette North
310 F South 8th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, Phone: 719-520-1654
© Springs Orleans
Springs Orleans brings a taste of New Orleans to the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Based in an elegant, airy space on Pikes Peak Avenue, the warm and welcoming bistro-style eatery serves a menu of classic Cajun-Creole cuisine breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch accompanied by live jazz and other special performances. The breakfast menu features a combination of traditional fare and unique specials such as eggs smothered with shrimp étouffée and bananas Foster French toast. The breakfast buffet offers a bit of everything, from eggs and omelets to bacon, pancakes, and fresh fruit as well as heartier dishes such as prime rib and turkey.
123 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-520-0123
18.Susie's Westside Cafe
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Boasting beautiful views of Gold Hill Mesa from 21st Street in the center of Colorado Springs, Susie's Westside Café is a friendly eatery that serves home cooked fare and quick bites in a warm and convivial setting. The aroma of freshly baked pies flows out through the doors of this quaint café, which offers free parking at the back and bike racks for cyclists. The mouthwatering menu features delicious breakfast dishes such as biscuits and gravy, three-egg omelets and scrambles, pancakes, waffles and French toast, breakfast sandwiches, and heartier dishes like hamburgers and steak and eggs. The fare is paired with freshly brewed coffee, tea, and a variety of fresh juices and sodas.
1686 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-442-0090
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Despite the name, The Dive is a warm and welcoming spot with modern décor and a spotless kitchen that serves breakfast, burgers, and sandwiches in a contemporary, diner-style setting. Designed to reflect the family-run diners of the 1950s and 1960s, The Dive boasts a friendly, welcoming ambiance and prides itself on serving a menu of delicious, freshly prepared and made-to-order food. Open for early breakfast and late lunch, The Dive offers classic breakfasts of bacon and eggs, sausage and eggs, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, pancakes, waffles and French toast, and biscuits and gravy. Kids can tuck into pancakes the size of dinner plates with a variety of sweet and savory toppings.
3043 W Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-358-9646
20.The Egg & I
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Established in 1987 in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Egg & I has become a renowned breakfast institution and has expanded around the nation with the simple philosophy of providing patrons with delicious food in a friendly environment. Open for breakfast and lunch throughout the week, the family-friendly diner serves creative breakfasts Parisian style with a variety of favorites such as eggs Benedicts, multi-egg omelets, syrupy and savory waffles, and whole wheat pancakes, along with seasonal specials such as toasted croissants topped with country ham and hollandaise sauce, turkey and roasted veggie omelet, farmer’s hash, and Spanish-style frittatas.
7816 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, Phone: 719-268-0700
© Urban Steam
A tiny coffee shop-cum-diner on Sierra Madre Street, Urban Stream is a delightful spot to start the morning with breakfast dishes like the Monkey Wrench – sweet waffles topped with bananas, Nutella, and caramel – or the Caprese – a basil pesto waffle on fresh spinach topped with olive tapenade, tomatoes, mozzarella, and a balsamic reduction. Hailed as having some of the best coffee in town, Urban Stream serves a selection of home-roasted and freshly brewed coffee with beans from around the world to accompany the range of mouthwatering waffles. What better way to start the day?
1025 S Sierra Madre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-473-7832
© Wade's Cafe
Wade’s Café is a long-running eatery on Academy Boulevard that has been serving breakfast and lunch for the local community for more than 65 years. Founded as Wade's Pancake House in 1953, the family-friendly café still serves many of the items that were offered on the original menu, such as the award-winning pancakes stacked with sweet and savory toppings, fluffy egg scrambles and omelets, and the classic bacon and eggs. Other breakfast favorites include breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, corned beef hash, huevos rancheros, stuffed and plain French toast, and waffle combos.
3504 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80917, Phone: 719-596-8122
© Western Omelette
Hailed as Colorado Springs’ best Mexican breakfast spot, Western Omelette serves a variety of classic Mexican breakfasts, such as huevos rancheros, chile relleno, and breakfast chimichanga, along with more traditional plates. The signature breakfast chimichanga is a hearty dish stuffed with chorizo and eggs, while the breakfast wraps are stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings such as bell peppers, bacon, cheese, spinach, Italian sausage, jalapeños or habaneros, and tomatoes. For hungry breakfast-goers, there are steak and eggs and even a half-pound bison steak with two silver dollar pancakes, which is bound to satisfy even the most insatiable appetite.
16 S Walnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, Phone: 719-636-2286
23 Best Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots in Colorado Springs
- Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant, Photo: Rudy's Little Hideaway Restaurant
- Bon Ton's Cafe, Photo: Bon Ton's Cafe
- Colorado Springs - Academy Black Bear Diner, Photo: Colorado Springs – Academy Black Bear Diner
- Corner Cafe, Photo: Corner Cafe
- Crazy Brothers Diner, Photo: Courtesy of VZavrazhina - Fotolia.com
- Doug's Breakfast Lunch, Photo: Doug's Breakfast Lunch
- King's Chef Diner, Photo: King's Chef Diner
- Lake Terrace Dining Room, Photo: Courtesy of focusandblur - Fotolia.com
- Marigold Cafe & Bakery, Photo: Marigold Cafe & Bakery
- Mountain Shadows Restaurant, Photo: Mountain Shadows Restaurant
- New Day Cafe, Photo: New Day Cafe
- Omelets Etc, Photo: Omelets Etc
- Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery, Photo: Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery
- Rock City Cafe, Photo: Rock City Cafe
- Adam's Mountain Cafe, Photo: Adam's Mountain Cafe
- Sheldon's Luncheonette, Photo: Sheldon's Luncheonette
- Springs Orleans, Photo: Springs Orleans
- Susie's Westside Cafe, Photo: Susie's Westside Cafe
- The Dive, Photo: Courtesy of foodfotus - Fotolia.com
- The Egg & I, Photo: The Egg & I
- Urban Steam, Photo: Urban Steam
- Wade's Cafe, Photo: Wade's Cafe
- Western Omelette, Photo: Western Omelette
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