The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Aspen, Colorado

Photo of Michelle Schmid
5 October 2016

No matter what the season, Aspen overflows with outdoor activities and arts and culture events. This smorgasbord of opportunities only expands when it comes to food. These 10 breakfast and brunch restaurants are the best in the Colorado town.

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Aspen Over Easy

Sustainable and delicious, Aspen Over Easy is all breakfast all day long. Using state-of-the-art equipment to support the business’ green initiative, this restaurant cooks up an array of omelets, waffles, crepes, and egg classics, all with an assortment of flavorsome twists. On top of some fantastic food, Over Easy delivers a number of homemade fruit juices, mixes, and smoothies. Located downtown, it’s a restaurant with food that tastes good in an affordable way while offering respect and quality that allows everyone to dine happily and healthily.
Aspen Over Easy, 304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO, USA, +1 970 429 8693

Peach's Corner Cafe

Cafe, French, $$$
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Featuring both indoor and outdoor seating, Peach’s uses the finest all-natural and organic ingredients to put together a breakfast that can please anyone. Experience a relaxing morning enjoying the sun on the patio, where colorful umbrellas make sure customers get just the right amount of light. The menu offers a variety of great and hearty breakfast favorites, including a French roast waffle and the signature open-face toasts. Quench the thirst with any of the fresh-pressed juices, or indulge in a top-class cup of coffee.

Annette's Mt. Bake Shop

Bakery, Dessert
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Aromas of fresh-baked artisan breads, sweet pastries, muffins and bagels galore highlight Annette’s as a prime stop for a tasty light breakfast. It’s a small business with everything hand-made and heartily cooked. Each day hails a new special which can be found on the bakery’s Facebook page. Oh and be sure to bring cash, since this homey bakery does not accept credit cards.

Poppycock's Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Avocado Toast
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Visit the dog-friendly, all-day breakfast hub of Aspen, which has been open since 1971. Poppycock’s features a casual and family-friendly dining setting, including a newly opened patio to enjoy a classic and expansive breakfast menu. Located right in the downtown section of Aspen, this warm and charming restaurant serves up not only a spectacular breakfast medley of crepes, eggs, and cakes, but also flavors of the town’s history.

Spring Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Tea , $$$
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Promoting recipes that use organic, wholesome, and delectably natural ingredients separates Spring Café as a superb restaurant to visit. The menu here is entirely plant-based, offering options such as avocado toast and the ‘Hail to Kale Omelet.’ Each day brings newly pressed juices for sale by the bottle and fresh pastries made from spelt, almond, and oat flours, revealing just how healthy a choice breakfast at Spring really is. Built from entirely non-toxic materials, the cafe is a creative environment that works not only to make nutritious meals.

Main Street Bakery

Bakery, Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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With a homey interior and a welcoming atmosphere, Main Street Bakery is a local favorite for its variety of omelets and scramblers, as well as its delightful twists on the traditional eggs Benedict. With pastries and coffee that are to die for, it’s no wonder that both visitors and locals love this joint. Enjoy an al fresco summer patio and the country kitchen ambiance while indulging the taste buds in a hearty breakfast. But don’t wait too long to make a visit; as popular as it is, Main Street Bakery is a busy stop for many people looking for a bite to eat in the morning.

Victoria's Espresso

Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian, $$$
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A quick and casual stop to fuel up on coffee and tea, Victoria’s Espresso offers a wide range of flavorful meals and deals. This Austrian-styled cafe works for a harmonious community atmosphere, to create the best cup of coffee taste can desire. Coffee here is at a higher level, offering a fusion of familiar and authentic flavors. Joined with one of Victoria’s egg dishes, where the eggs are free-range, the experience becomes truly pleasurable.

Prospect at Hotel Jerome

Restaurant, American
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Located in the historic landmark Hotel Jerome, Prospect is the place where classic favorites return with flare. Using contemporary culinary techniques complementing traditional practices, the breakfast menu here provides guests with a mixture of sweet and savory favorites. A spacious room with towering windows helps make Prospect’s dining experience classy and upscale. Don’t forget about enjoying the summer on Prospect’s Terrace, which offers a beautiful and entrancing view of Aspen’s scenery.

Element 47

Restaurant, American, Contemporary, $$$
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Where casual meets fine-dining, Element 47 offers the sleekest breakfast venue in town. In tribute to the mining history of Aspen, the name of this restaurant pays homage to the silver of Colorado’s mountains. Using a mixture of seasonal ingredients, the menu is a conglomeration of classic breakfast items made to perfection. Visitors can partake in anything from eggs to lemon soufflé pancakes and can even order a maple syrup flight.

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