Every other weekend, you probably get that craving for a huge, delicious, and late breakfast that you absolutely do not want to make yourself. Same here. That’s why we’re sharing our list of the 7 best spots for breakfast in Colorado Springs right now, so that when the craving kicks in, you know which place to go in a heartbeat.
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Local chain voted best pancakes and best gluten-free pancakes in the Colorado Springs Gazette's Best of the Springs 2021.
5262 N Nevada Ave | Colorado Springs | urbaneggeatery.com
This local chain is known for having the best… a lot of things. Pancakes. Gluten-free pancakes. Huevos rancheros. And the best breakfast and brunch overall as awarded by the Colorado Springs Gazette in their “Best of the Springs 2021” list.
Their award-winning menu is made from scratch daily using Colorado-proud, organic ingredients whenever possible. Menu favorites include the Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes with cinnamon slurry, a powdered sugar glaze, and cinnamon butter, the Stuffed French Toast made using fresh brioche, cinnamon, infused cream cheese, caramel drizzle, fruit, creme anglaise, maple syrup, and whipped cream, and the Blue Corn Huevos Rancheros with black beans, avocado crema, radish, pickled onion, queso fresco, eggs your style, your choice of red (gf) or green chile, and your choice of bacon, chorizo, or portobello mushroom.
Any of their delicious pancakes can be made gluten-free, so whether you want regular pancakes or gluten-free pancakes, Urban Egg is the place to go for pancakes!
“I love this place!!! We had another fantastic breakfast! I had the single side pancake (one pancake fills the plate) of Blueberry-Lemon Swirl. Phenomenal. I usually have the Cinnamon Swirl single pancake and the only reason I didn't take it today is that I know I'm coming back Friday.” - Yelp Review
Vegan and vegetarian-friendly cafe with vegan cinnamon rolls that are to die for.
26 Manitou Ave | Manitou Springs | adamsmountaincafe.com
This Colorado Springs cafe serves breakfast from 8am to 3pm Wednesday through Monday. We love that their menu is vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and we especially love their vegan cinnamon rolls that are to die for. Their Huevos Rancheros has also been voted “Best In the Springs” seven years in a row, their coffee is a delicious, organic dark roast blend, and they offer a full bar including a selection of Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
With a menu intentionally designed to be vegan and vegetarian friendly, you will not feel as if your dietary needs are an afterthought at this cafe located in the vibrant neighborhood of Manitou Springs. All of their servers are knowledgeable about vegetarian and vegan diets, and they are more than happy to assist guests in navigating the menu.
Enjoy a breakfast of Vegan Huevos Rancheros, Orange Almond French Toast, or Vegan Cinnamon Rolls and finish with a dessert (yes, even if you had the cinnamon roll for breakfast!) with the Vegan Orange Spice Cake, a moist vegan orange cake topped with vegan cinnamon and nutmeg spiced Anglais and sweet Cashew Cream.
“Outstanding menu, lots of variety. Obviously has a strong local following, and with good reason! The service was great, and the apple cinnamon donuts were delicious! I don't usually eat vegan, but I absolutely loved the food.” - Yelp Review
Voted best diner in Colorado.
131 E Bijou St | Colorado Springs | kingschefdiner.com
If we’re making a list of the best spots for breakfast in Colorado Springs, we have to include at least one diner. King’s Chef Diner has been voted the best diner in Colorado, and many celebrities have frequented this diner including the celebrity chef Aaron McCargo or “Big Daddy” and NBC’s Today weather anchor Al Roker.
Popular orders include the Breakfast Burrito with two eggs, hash browns, grilled onions, cheese, and sausage topped with country gravy, green chili, or half each, the French Toast, and the Huevos de King Chef.
If you’re craving a fat breakfast burrito, this is the place to go.
“We absolutely love this place. The Breakfast burrito is well known by anyone that has been here before, I swear about half the tables had more than one at the table. It is enormous and you definitely get your money's worth.” - Yelp Review
French restaurant with crepes sweet and savory.
1019 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs | facebook.com/Paris-Crepe
Locals can’t get enough of Paris Crepe. With crepes both sweet and savory, delicious espresso drinks, and beautiful French-inspired decor, it’s not hard to believe this is one of the most popular breakfast spots in Colorado Springs right now.
The Strawberry Cheesecake Crepe and the Banana Nutella Crepe are the two most popular crepes on their menu, both equally delicious. If you’d prefer something savory, try the Salmon Benedict Crepe with salmon, green onions, and sunny side up eggs.
You can look forward to the plate presentation always matching the taste, as well. Get ready to take some pics of your food to post on Instagram!
If you want to try something outside of your usual range of breakfast foods, this is the place to go in Colorado Springs. You won’t find authentic French crepes like this anywhere else in the area. And who knows, you might end up adding crepes to your usual breakfast rotation.
“This place is awesome! The crepes are filling and delicious and the specialty coffees are expertly made (the cute Eiffel Tower dusting doesn't hurt either). Each layer of the patria crepe was thoroughly seasoned and delicious. Paris Crepe is casual, affordable, and delish!” - Yelp Review
Specializing in omelets, duh!
900 E Fillmore St | Colorado Springs | omeletteparlorcs.com
The Omelette Parlor is, obviously, known for their omelets. Each omelette is made with three eggs, skillet prepared, and served with your choice of O.P. potatoes, fruit medley, or yogurt and a whole wheat English muffin. You can create your omelette or try one of Omelette Parlor’s specialty omelettes including the W.J. Pamler, Founder with bacon, cheddar cheese, and O.P. potatoes stuffed inside served with sour cream on the side and The Denver, onions and green peppers joined with ham and cheddar cheese.
Other popular menu items include the Belgian Wonder Wa-Full, one waffle made from scratch the traditional Belgian way, and the Paddy-Cake Paddy-Cake, two plate size pancakes dusted with powdered sugar.
Now let’s talk about some of their specials, and yes, these are only some of them. They offer half priced omelettes every morning between 6am and 7am, half priced Bloody Mary’s all day Sunday, and on Mondays, kids eat free. They also have daily specials and monthly specialty pancakes. Talk about something to look forward to each month!
A couple of other things to note are that they serve fresh squeezed orange juice and they offer a variety of gluten-free breakfast options.
“A trust spot for us the perfect mix of family friendly and unique one of a kind dining every tube. Unreal food... everything is incredible. FOOD IS ALWAYS HOT AND FRESH! The kids LOVE it here just as much as us.” - Yelp Review
Did someone say biscuits go with everything?
528 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs | denbisco.com
Biscuits do, in fact, go with everything. At least at Denver Biscuit Co. If you like biscuits, don’t even think twice about going here. If you aren’t sure if you do, come try them for yourself.
Denver Biscuit Co. offers freshly made buttermilk biscuits in the form of biscuit sandwiches, biscuit plates, biscuit pot pie, biscuit French toast, you know the drill. Menu favorites include The Franklin, a biscuit sandwich stuffed with buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, and cheddar cheese smothered in house made sausage gravy or vegetarian mushroom gravy, the Biscuit French Toast with house made honey butter and a side of maple syrup, and the Strawberry Shortcake, a biscuit smothered with sweet strawberry sauce and topped with whipped cream.
They even have Giant Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls. This place is a must-try.
To wash all of that biscuit down, you can get the bottomless local coffee for only $3, house made sweet tea, or Logan House cold brew coffee.
“Unbelievably delicious food, gigantic portions, and excellent service! I ordered the amazing French toast biscuit! Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This was served with blueberry and strawberry compote and cream. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Bookmark this place ASAP!” - Yelp Review
Colorado Springs restaurant that’s been around since the 1970’s.
This Colorado Springs restaurant was established in the 1970's, and is today run by its current owner who started working here in 1983 as a waitress and wanted to keep the business alive after the original owner fell ill.
It’s a heartwarming history, but the food they serve is even sweeter. Sandy’s offers homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, and more. Their goal is to serve good wholesome comfort food with friendly service, with the hope of brightening your day.
Menu favorites include Sandy's Country Breakfast, which comes with hash browns and toast, Chicken Fried Steak served with three eggs, homemade Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast made with homemade bread battered in egg, vanilla, honey, and cinnamon and grilled golden brown, and their homemade Cinnamon Roll warmed up and smothered in homemade cream cheese icing.
If you want to support a small business, you should support Sandy’s. It’s been a local favorite for decades, and with your support it can stay that way.
Sandy’s is open 5:30am - 2:30pm Monday through Friday, 5:30am - 2:00pm on Saturday, and 6:00am - 1:00pm on Sunday.
It does get crowded, especially on the weekends for brunch, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation or be prepared to wait. Keep in mind, it’s worth the wait!
“Sandy's might not look like much from the road, but the food and service make this place a local favorite. My family and I went on the weekend and it was packed. The food came out quickly and was delicious. We'll be coming back for sure!” - Yelp Review
When you are craving that huge, delicious, and late breakfast that you absolutely do not want to make yourself, you should support one of these Colorado Springs restaurants. From local chains to vegan and vegetarian-friendly cafes to crepe-only or biscuit-only restaurants, you have a variety of unique breakfast spots to choose from in Colorado Springs. From vegan cinnamon rolls to giant biscuit cinnamon rolls to homemade cinnamon rolls warmed up and smothered in homemade cream cheese, you even have your choice of cinnamon rolls, too.
Let us know which of the 7 best spots for breakfast in Colorado Springs right now you try first. And be sure to let us know which kind of cinnamon roll you wind up with as well. We love to hear from you!