If you’re trying to choose where to eat breakfast in Colorado Springs, this list may make it even harder, but rest assured you won’t be disappointed wherever you do choose. From classic steak and eggs to basil waffles to crab Bennies, we’ve found the best breakfasts in Colorado Springs.
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Over Easy is the perfect place for classic breakfast dishes and tasty, refreshing, energizing juices. Over Easy offers several classic breakfasts like steak and eggs, French toast, and eggs Benedict. The ingredients are sourced from local artisans and farmers when possible, so you know your breakfast at Over Easy is fresh and helps the local economy. Pancake lovers are in for a treat at Over Easy, as you can choose from Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes, Cinnamon Swirl, Blueberry Streusel and several other creative varieties.
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The Egg & I
The Egg & I is a diner offering creative breakfasts Parisian style – two toasted croissants topped with country ham and hollandaise sauce. If you are a picky breakfast eater, rest assured there will be something for you at this establishment, where you can create your own omelet or frittata. The Egg & I also offer a menu for folks trying to watch their weight, so don’t worry – your healthy breakfast won’t mean you miss out on flavor.
Get the Cinnamon Roll at Sandy’s before you get anything else, and wait to see if you are still hungry afterwards. This small town diner may look a bit run down from the outside, but inside the cooks make amazing, huge cinnamon rolls that you won’t want to miss out on. Sandy’s also offers a wide range of breakfast classics, all with a homemade feel.
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Kings Chef Diner
At Kings Chef Diner, every order comes with a side of nostalgia. This diner has been operating since 1956 and hasn’t changed much, which is great news for guests. The breakfast menu features four or five speciality items, and one of our favorites is ‘The Grump,’ a breakfast dish that looks like a sandwich made of hash browns. It’s cheesy, it’s eggy, and it’s a great way to start the day.
The folks at The Breakfast Club love their 80’s movies and all of the kitsch that comes with them. All of the dishes on the menu are named after 80’s songs, movies, and personalities, and honestly, ordering your food is half of the fun. The other half comes when it’s time to eat, so be sure to try ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia,’ a French-toast croissant stuffed with bananas and chocolate.
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Mountain Shadows Restaurant
Mountain Shadows is one of the quaintest restaurants in Colorado Springs. Located in a converted townhouse, Mountain Shadows serves up breakfast classics like french toast, pancakes, eggs and hash browns. If you are a fussy eater, then Mountain Shadows is the place for you, as the staff can fry your hash browns golden brown, extra crispy, a bit soft, or practically any way you’d like them. Mountain Shadows also has a few Mexican dishes on the menu, so try them out if you aren’t interested in pancakes or omelets.
Urban Steam is actually a coffee shop, but they serve such creative and delicious waffles that we couldn’t leave them off of this list. They have some sweet waffles like the Monkey Wrench, topped with bananas, nutella, and caramel, as well as some savory waffles. Try the Caprese, a basil pesto waffle on fresh spinach topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, olive tapenade, and a balsamic reduction. Also, Urban Steam does serve great coffee with beans from around the world, and what better drink is there to go with Urban Steam’s one of a kind waffle?
Western Omelette is Colorado Springs’ best Mexican breakfast spot. They serve huevos rancheros, chile relleno, and several other classic Mexican breakfasts alongside some more traditional plates. The Breakfast Chimichanga, stuffed with chorizo and eggs, is a like deep-fried breakfast burrito. Western Omelette also serves a few steaks and chops for breakfast, and if you are really hungry, you can have a half-pound bison steak with two silver dollar pancakes.
The Margarita at Pine Creek serves a wonderful brunch in a hard to beat setting. The staff at Margarita are determined that you have a good time, so do them a favor and make their job easier by ordering one of the breakfast cocktails. Our favorite is the Bacon Bloody Mary, made with spicy tomato juice and bacon infused vodka with a crispy strip on top. For food, try one of their creative egg dishes or an eggs Benedict. All dishes are served with a piece of Margarita’s moist, crumbly coffee cake.
Bacon and eggs not your style? Garden of the Gods Gourmet serves a vegan breakfast and brunch that will satisfy any vegetarian or vegan visiting Colorado Springs. Non-vegans will find something to love at Garden of the Gods as well, as they serve many classic breakfast dishes and simply have the option to make them vegan or not. Our favorite dish is the banana bread french toast, topped with honey almond butter and pure maple syrup.