Aspen is a stunningly beautiful mountain town nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and it’s no wonder its such a popular travel destination in the winter or the summer!
If you’re in Aspen Snowmass and looking for a great breakfast or brunch spot, you’re in luck!
There are plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from in Aspen Snowmass to start your day. From small, cozy spots or counter-style places to grab a breakfast burrito to more traditional, classic sit-down fancier restaurants.
Here you’ll find the most up-to-day list of the many breakfast places in Aspen Snowmass.
In This Article
- Breakfast in Aspen Snowmass
- Bear Den Aspen
- Paradise Bakery
- Mawa’s Kitchen
- Jour De Fete
- Element 47, The Little Nell
- Spring Cafe
- Velvet Buck, St Regis Aspen
- Limelight Hotel Aspen
- W Hotel Aspen
- Willow CreeK Bistro, Ritz Carlton Club, Highlands
- Prospect Restaurant, Hotel Jerome
- Hickory House
- Toro Kitchen & Lounge, Viceroy Snowmass
- Louis Swiss Pastry
- Bonnie’s Restaurant (Winter season only)
- Bumps at Buttermilk
- The Crepe Shack Snowmass
- Fuel Cafe
- JUS Aspen
- In Conclusion
Breakfast in Aspen Snowmass
courtesy of Bear Den Aspen
Bear Den Aspen
The feeling you get when you walk into the Bear Den in Aspen is like you’re a guest in a friends’ home.
Warm and welcome, you’ll be greeted with the smell of fresh coffee and homemade muffins.
Bear Den has a lovely, creative menu that includes the Meza Casserole which is roasted potatoes, melted cheese, tomatoes, two poached organic farm fresh eggs, jalapenos, and microgreens. Yum!
On the Bear Den menu, they also offer their rendition of the classics such as the Sunny Side, prepared as two farm-fresh eggs with roasted bell peppers, sauteed onions, melted cheese on bread.
Another amazing choice is the Ajax Burrito with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, refried beans, crispy parmesan potato patty, quinoa tabbouleh, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
On the sweet side, try the French Toast Board! The French Toast Board is prepared with sourdough and challah french toast served with cheesecake sauce, house berry coulis, and maple syrup.
Do you want to start your day with the best homemade Blueberry Muffin or Cinnamon Roll in town? Then Paradise Bakery needs to be on your list. Get there early!
Paradise Bakery’s menu is all about the pastries! They offer a long list of fresh muffins, croissants, and other delectable morning treats. For after breakfast, pick up a Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Carrot Cake Bar.
Also, Paradise Bakery in Aspen proudly serves the Local’s Favorite Breakfast Burrito with either bacon or spinach, eggs, green chili, cheddar cheese, potatoes, and black beans.
Poppycock’s is the casual, hometown diner that will feel cozy and familiar as soon as you step inside.
Low key and fast, friendly and comfy, Poppycock’s will satisfy that craving for good old-fashioned bacon and eggs.
Poppycock’s menu boasts hearty omelets with three eggs, veggies, cheese, toast, and potatoes. They also have a Breakfast Burrito filled with scrambled eggs, black beans, and cheese, smothered in homemade pork chili verde, or vegetable sausage on the menu.
On the sweet side, try Poppycock’s Blueberry Granola Pancakes, Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Pancakes, or Corn Griddle Cakes with homemade pistachio sausage patties!
If you’re looking for something lighter they also have great fresh smoothies. Choose from strawberry, banana, or blueberry and make it a deliciously healthy start to your day.
This post is all about breakfast in Aspen.
Led by owner Mawa McQueen, Mawa’s Kitchen is a favorite among locals and visitors!
Mawa’s Kitchen is located inside the Aspen Business Center (also known as the ABC) which you’ll find just off of Highway 82 between Aspen and Snowmass ski resorts.
Offering an organic, locally sourced healthy breakfast menu, Mawa’s will be one of your favorite morning spots in Aspen!
A couple of signature Mawa’s Kitchen choices are Bourbon Rustic French Toast, served with gluten-free granola, fruit compote, and warm maple syrup, and Chipotle Butternut Squash Hash with bell peppers, chipotle sauce, squash, and fresh organic eggs.
Mawa’s also offers deliciously prepared traditional breakfast entrees like the American Breakfast, featuring two fresh organic eggs, veggies, potatoes, and toast or a Denver omelet.
Mawa’s has some wonderful Benedict selections; a Vegetarian, a Classic, and a Smoked Salmon with sauteed spinach. And, a delectable Smashed Avocado on an english muffin with chili flakes and scrambled eggs.
On the sweet side, try an old-fashioned Buttermilk Pancake or a slice of Mawa’s Warm Banana Bread! Check out Mawa’s Restaurant menu here to decide ahead of time what you’re going to order.
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Jour De Fete
Welcome to Aspen’s French counter cafe! Family-owned and award-winning, Jour De Fete will delight you with delicious Lavazza coffee and breakfast offerings that are creative and satisfying. An Aspen staple and favorite breakfast spot of local Aspenites!
Jour De Fete will delight you with one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches. Choose from the Micah, which is cream cheese, pico de gallo, and bacon, or Le Traditional, made with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, red onions, tomatoes, cucumber, and lemon. A perfect, quick, Aspen breakfast!
There are many other breakfast sandwiches to choose from which are equally scrumptious. You can even build your own breakfast sandwich with eggs cooked to your preference with your selection of added protein. Make it personal!
Breakfast Burritos are on offer at Jour De Fete, made with veggies or chorizo and a Build-Your-Own Breakfast Plate.
Jour De Fete also boasts freshly-baked muffins, banana bread, and gluten-free coffee cake for your sweet tooth! Jour De Fete’s menu is here.
Element 47, The Little Nell
Always striving for perfection, breakfast at Element 47 inside The Little Nell, is beyond impressive. Element 47 is a lovely, leisurely sit-down experience for breakfast.
Start with a Citrus Splash Juice or Green Machine and Lavazza coffee. Breakfast entrees include Chef’s Omelet, Winter Vegetable Scramble, or Huevos Rancheros.
A recommended specialty entree to order is the Emma Farms Wagyu Enchiladas or the House-Smoked Salmon with egg, caper, red onion, and a bagel.
On the sweet side, they offer delicious Lemon Souffle Pancakes with raspberry syrup and toasted pine nuts, or try the Brioche French Toast with apple, granola, cinnamon, and vanilla cream! Review the Element 47 menu here.
The healthiest and most delectable vegan and vegetarian breakfast spot in Aspen!
Start with their heavenly Avocado Toast with avocado, cherry tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and olive oil on your choice of toast. Or, if eggs are more your style, give a try to one of Spring Cafe’s delicious scrambles.
Go Green Scramble is a veggie lover’s breakfast with kale, broccoli, green onion, and hemp seeds, or the Western Scramble with black beans, pepper, onion, tomatoes, and vegan cheese.
Breakfast Tacos are a local favorite, made with either eggs or tofu, sauteed veggies, and hash browns in corn tortillas. These tacos are topped with feta cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro, and jalapenos.
Take a peek at Spring Cafe’s full menu here.
Velvet Buck, St Regis Aspen
Step inside the stunning St Regis Aspen resort to enjoy a classic breakfast at Velvet Buck. Velvet Buck offers a traditional breakfast menu featuring Eggs Benedict, Three-Egg Omelets, Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, and more.
On the lighter side, make a choice from a healthy and fresh Acai Bowl, Fruit Plate, or Velvet Buck’s hearty Organic Oatmeal.
The vibe at Velvet Buck is mountain rustic and they provide a wonderful breakfast experience if you’re seeking a leisurely sit-down breakfast to start your day in Aspen.
This post is all about breakfast in Aspen.
Limelight Hotel Aspen
Breakfast at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen is well-known among Aspen locals as one of the best breakfasts in town. Limelight Aspen offers a full spread of scrambled eggs, fruit, bagels, burritos, biscuits and gravy, and even pancakes! Breakfast at the Limelight Aspen is included for their guests, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it too!
They will allow outside folks to come and dine for breakfast too, you’ll just pay a flat amount to experience this wonderful, extensive breakfast buffet! Stop into the Limelight Aspen for one of the best breakfasts in Aspen!
W Hotel Aspen
The W Hotel offers a delicious breakfast menu that’s a little bit different and fun! (just like W Hotels!)
Start your breakfast off with Cinnamon-Dusted Apple Cider Donuts or a Toasted Maple Waffle & Chocolate.
When it comes to breakfast entrees, the Nutella Meets Banana Foster stands out as one of the best! Or, if you’re a breakfast sandwich lover, try the Double-Decker Sandwich with port sausage patties, scrambled eggs, American cheese on an English muffin.
On the healthier side, W Hotel Aspen offers a Superfood Bowl which is brown rice and quinoa, fall squash, sweet potato, roasted peppers, onions, and more. You can add tofu or a poached egg to the bowl for additional protein.
You’ll also find more classic choices at W Hotel Aspen like the Broken Egg Omelet and Two Eggs in any style.
Willow CreeK Bistro, Ritz Carlton Club, Highlands
Located inside the Ritz Carlton Residences at the base of Highlands ski resort, you’ll find Willow Creek Bistro. A cozy little mountain-style restaurant where you can grab a quick breakfast.
Breakfast choices at Willow Creek Bistro range from breakfast burritos with scrambled eggs, chorizo, black beans, and cheddar, three-egg omelets to french toast, or avocado and egg toast.
They also have a hearty Huevos Ranchero on the menu and Chef Mercado’s omelet filled with lentils of veggies and avocado.
On the lighter side, they offer house granola parfait or fresh fruit.
courtesy of Hotel Jerome
Prospect Restaurant, Hotel Jerome
Prospect Restaurant inside the legendary Hotel Jerome is a wonderful place to enjoy a sit-down breakfast with friends and family. A beautifully designed space with bright light and inspiring artwork invites a lovely meal!
Prospect has a nice, fresh juice bar selection, or you can start with a bloody mary or mimosa with mango and passion fruit.
If you like grains or cereal for breakfast, choose from Multigrain Oats with compressed strawberries, almonds, and dark chocolate or cold cereal with sliced bananas, raisins, and berries.
For hot breakfast entrees, Prospect Restaurant offers Huevos Rancheros and classic breakfast plates such as Eggs Benedict, the Jerome Breakfast of organic eggs any style, the Prospect Omelet with ham, spinach, shitake mushrooms, chevre, and house-made multigrain toast.
Also available are warm croissants and breakfast pastries! Every vacation breakfast should include breakfast pastries, am I right?
Yes, Hickory House is a BBQ restaurant that serves a hearty, very popular breakfast in Aspen! Hickory House breakfast is a favorite among locals.
Similar to a hearty diner-type menu, Hickory House offers a casual, quick breakfast during the week that includes Big Omelets, Huevos Rancheros, Biscuits & Gravy, and Chicken Fried Chicken with homemade gravy and two eggs.
A Stack of Pancakes is always available along with the Classic French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.
As a specialty menu item, Hickory House offers a 6 oz. Filet Benedict with 2 eggs, crumbled bleu cheese, and hollandaise sauce.
Cold-pressed juice is available with berries, greens, beets & carrots for the healthy-minded along with Avocado Toast or a Veggie Omelet.
Toro Kitchen & Lounge, Viceroy Snowmass
Toro, a Richard Sandoval restaurant, is located inside the Viceroy Snowmass. You’ll enjoy a leisurely sit-down breakfast in this beautifully designed restaurant with views of Snowmass mountain.
Toro’s specialties include traditional Eggs Benedict with poached eggs and Canadian bacon or Banana French Toast with brown sugar, caramelized banana, candied pecans, and maple syrup.
On the lighter side, Toro Kitchen & Lounge offers a Bowl of Berries, Overnight Bircher Muesli, Steel-Cut Oats, and gluten-free Coconut Pancakes. If you like granola, give their pistachio Pumpkin Seed Granola a try to start your day in Aspen Snowmass!
Louis Swiss Pastry
Louis Swiss Pastry is another local’s favorite located in the Aspen Business Center (also known as the ABC) between Aspen and Snowmass. Tucked in the back of the business center, a delightful selection of housemade pastries is waiting for you!
Grab your morning hot coffee at the counter too, after ordering your fresh croissant and muffins for your friends. This will be a quick grab-and-go style breakfast.
Bonnie’s Restaurant (Winter season only)
If you’re visiting Bonnie’s Restaurant on Aspen Mountain, you must try Bonnie’s Pancakes. They’re famous!
If you’re not into pancakes, go for Gretl’s Apple Strudel, Vegetable Omelet, or Eggs Any Style.
Breakfast at Bonnie’s Restaurant Aspen will fuel you for the rest of the day! Also, you’ll have a stunning snowy mountain view while enjoying your casual, delicious breakfast in Aspen.
Bumps at Buttermilk
Bumps at Buttermilk is located at the base of Buttermilk Ski Resort. As a quick, casual grab-and-go restaurant, you can choose from pastries, bagels, yogurt, or fruit to kick off your day!
Also featured daily are a few hot breakfast burrito selections such as bacon with hash browns, cheese, eggs, and salsa or refried beans, with hash browns, cheese eggs, and salsa.
The bakery items are plentiful (get there early!) and consist of croissants, donuts, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. Bumps is also a perfect spot to grab your morning coffee or latte.
The Crepe Shack Snowmass
The Crepe Shack Snowmass offers delicious breakfast crepes to kick off your day!
For a savory breakfast, try the Parisienne crepe features black forest ham, gruyere, Swiss cheese, scrambled eggs, and honey dijon mustard. Or, the Huevos Rancheros crepe with scrambled eggs, black beans, avocado, tomato, salsa, crema, and cheese.
If sweet is what you’re looking for, then take a look at the pastries! The Crepe Shack presents cinnamon rolls, muffins, and croissants to order for your yummy beginning of the day!
Fuel Cafe is a popular breakfast spot for Aspen Snowmass locals! Fuel Cafe is more of a grab-and-go casual cafe, although they have some seating.
Breakfast is served all day long and the Breakfast Burritos are the way to go!
The Mediterranean breakfast features eggs, feta cheese, potatoes, tomato, grilled onion, and spinach. Or, try the California Burrito with eggs, cheddar, potatoes, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.
Also on the menu are a great selection of Breakfast Sandwiches and Specialty Bagels. And, a full selection of fruity Smoothies are also on offer at Fuel Cafe in Snowmass! Fuel’s menu can be reviewed here.
Breakfast sandwiches and wraps are served all day at Jus Aspen. Plus, of course, delicious smoothies with spinach, bananas, strawberries, local wildflower honey, and more. And, juices with all the green, carrots, green apple and beyond.
If you love breakfast sandwiches, try the Croque Madame, made with bechamel, gruyere, prosciutto, sunny-side-up egg on potato bread.
Or, the Thon, made with wild-caught albacore tuna salad, heirloom tomatoes, and wild baby arugula wrapped in a flour tortilla. Jus Aspen menu is here.
If you’re looking for a great breakfast spot in Aspen, look no further than these fabulous restaurants and grab-and-go choices!
From delicious pancakes to egg benedicts and omelets, these places have something for everyone.
There are spots for a quick grab-and-go and elegant Aspen restaurants to sit and enjoy a long breakfast with close friends in an awesome mountain luxury atmosphere.
And if you need a caffeine fix to start your day off right, all of these restaurants serve up some of the best coffee in town. Or, check out this post featuring the top coffee shops in Aspen and Snowmass!
Swing by any of these wonderful breakfast places in Aspen Snowmass for a delicious meal and coffee when you’re in town – you won’t be disappointed!
If you’re seeking a great coffee shop in Aspen, check out this post featuring the top coffee shops in Aspen and Snowmass!
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