Colorado Springs is a gorgeous spot located at the base of Pikes Peak, just east of the Rocky Mountains. This city is a haven for the outdoor adventurer, from the Garden of the Gods park and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to the North Cheyenne Canon Park.
But after a morning of hiking, whitewater rafting, or zip-lining, you’re going to need to refuel. Luckily, there are some amazing brunch spots that will satisfy a wide range of tastes and dietary preferences.
I swung by a few brunch restaurants in Colorado Springs on my latest trip to Colorado and was amazed at the unique selection. Truthfully, there isn’t a meal I look forward to more than brunch; and Colorado Springs delivered.
If you’re planning a trip to Colorado Springs soon, take a look at these 15 best brunch spots.
- Garden of the God’s Market & Cafe
- Urban Egg
- Denver Biscuit Company
- Lake Terrace Dining Room
- Omelette Parlor
- The Broadmoor
- Mountain Shadows Restaurant
- The Margarita At Pine Creek
- Western Omelette
- Wade’s Cafe
- Adam’s Mountain Cafe
- Odyssey Gastropub
- First Watch
- Jose Muldoon’s
- New Day Cafe
616 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
On the corner of W Rio Grande and S Tejon sits Garden of the God’s Market & Cafe, an unassuming building with an attached outdoor patio. They are open every day for breakfast, lunch, and brunch until 2 p.m.
The menu here is extraordinary. They have a wide selection, featuring fares such as Green Chili Fries, Shrimp and Grits, various benedicts and biscuit dishes, as well as traditional breakfast foods like Chilaquiles and Quiche. And, of course, mimosas and cocktails galore.
I tried the Pumpkin Bread French Toast and a mimosa flight, which came with 3 juices and a bottle of prosecco. To finish off the meal, I ordered one of their signature cupcakes, a delicious carrot cake cupcake made with ginger-infused cream cheese mousse and candied carrot.
As a visitor to the area, it was nice to be able to visit their Grab-n-Go market after my meal to grab a couple of tasty items to bring back to my hotel. Their market features a wide selection of in-house prepared foods like dips, pickles, salads, and desserts, with vegan and vegetarian options available.
Urban Egg is a locally owned brunch spot featuring delicious healthy food options. They call themselves a “daytime eatery,” and it is accessible at a variety of locations, including downtown, University Village, and the Denver Tech Center.
The menu at Urban Egg is extensive. They have separate menus for pancakes, French Toast, eggs, sandwiches, fresh-made juice blends, and the list goes on. Unique egg benedicts like the Southwest Benedict made with chorizo and green chile and the Wild Pacific Salmon avocado toast show off the creativity of the food options at this brunch spot.
As far as drinks go, Urban Egg offers a selection of loose leaf teas, sodas, and sparkling water. They also serve Fair Trade coffee drinks, including a Vanilla and Cinnamon Macchiato that was to die for.
In addition to these items, they offer delivery and catered box breakfasts and lunches. All of their food is prepared with high-quality ingredients that support the Denver and Colorado Springs community.
528 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
If you’re the type of person for whom breakfast isn’t complete without a warm, buttery biscuit, you’ll find your bliss at the Denver Biscuit Company. The entire menu is built around freshly made buttermilk biscuits inspired by the owner’s southern upbringing.
The menu is split up into biscuit sandwiches and biscuit plates. On the sandwich side, buttermilk biscuits frame foods like fried chicken and house-made pickles, PBR battered catfish, and pork belly in barbecue sauce. Main dishes like the traditional biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, or the mouthwatering biscuit pot pie are all great dishes to try for brunch.
They also serve a truly gigantic biscuit cinnamon roll with traditional sides like sausage, ham, bacon, eggs, and grits. One of their signature sides is Sully’s Fries, waffle fries smothered in sausage gravy, cheese sauce, and bacon are incredible.
Top off this delicious dining experience with bottomless coffee, sweet tea, or orange juice.
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
In the mood for a fancier brunch spot that won’t break the bank? Check out Lake Terrace Dining Room, a gorgeous spot for breakfast and brunch located inside The Broadmoor Hotel. The dress code is casual, with dressy denim and collared shirts the recommended attire.
The menu features a mix of traditional breakfast and European-inspired dishes as well as a breakfast buffet with a large selection. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy Belgian waffles or french toast made with brioche and vanilla sauce, while those with a penchant for savory brunch items will enjoy everything from avocado toast to smothered breakfast burritos.
They offer delicious juices and fresh fruits, house-made pastries like muffins, danishes, and bagels, as well as various meat and potato sides to accompany their main dishes.
900 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
The Omelette Parlor is a cozy and award-winning breakfast and brunch restaurant with ties to Ruth Etting, a popular singer in the 1920s. They have been locally owned since 1993, serving up traditional American breakfast fare ever since.
As one might expect, omelets are the shining stars at the Omelette Parlor. In addition to creating a custom omelet with all of your favorite fix-ins, they offer 16 different omelets.
Pat’s Thunderbird, a fluffy egg omelet made with a flour tortilla, potatoes, green peppers, and smothered in their homemade green chili, is not to be missed. Enjoy it with a glass of their fresh-squeezed orange juice or a mixture of sides from grits to tamales.
Of course, if breakfast foods don’t sound good to you, the Omelette Parlor also offers a variety of sandwiches with curly fries, soups, and salads. Alcohol choices are limited; however, they offer mimosas, champagne, and Bloody Mary’s.
They have great specials all week long, as well. Omelets are half-priced every morning between 6 and 7 a.m., and Bloody Mary’s are half-price all day Sunday. They also offer discounts for First Responders.
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
The Broadmoor, a gorgeous hotel located beside Cheyenne Lake, is home to six other restaurants that can satisfy less breakfast inclined folks in search of a tasty brunch.
From La Taverne, The Broadmoor’s legendary steakhouse, to the English Pub-inspired Golden Bee, there is something for everyone. There are also a variety of cafes and lounges where one can grab a great cup of coffee and enjoy the hotel’s intricate splendor.
Don’t worry about having to be a guest or Golf Club member of The Broadmoor. They welcome locals and visitors to dine with them at any of their restaurants on select dates.
2223 Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Mountain Shadows Restaurant is “where the locals eat.” It is a blue building located on Colorado Avenue down the street from Goodwill. This beloved brunch restaurant is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Everything on the menu at Mountain Shadows Restaurant is available to eat all day, from the traditional breakfast fare like pancakes, fried steak, and eggs, or biscuits and gravy to burgers and salads. I recommend the Southwest Burger, which is made with diced green chilis, pepper jack cheese, and a side of salsa.
Guests can accompany their brunch meal with coffee, tea, and juice, as well as classic brunch cocktails like Bloody Marys, Irish Coffees, or even just a bottle of beer.
If you’re hoping to eat as the locals eat during your visit to Colorado Springs, you must stop by Mountain Shadows Restaurant.
7350 Pine Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
The Margarita at Pine Creek
If you have the chance, I highly recommend that you experience the culinary delight that is The Margarita at Pine Creek. They serve dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, as well as house-made fresh baked bread that tastes warm and comforting no matter what time of day you happen to be enjoying it.
The brunch menu features egg dishes like Eggs Florentine, Eggs Rockefeller, and my personal favorite, Huevos Rancheros. They also serve frittatas made with asparagus, black forest ham, and Swiss cheese, and french toast served with berry compote, along with several heartier dishes such as parmesan baked salmon or sesame chicken salad.
And, of course, there are margaritas and cocktails galore. During my visit, I tried the Pomegranate Margarita and the Bacon Bloody Mary, both of which were incredible.
Be forewarned that all guests currently need a reservation to dine at The Margarita at Pine Creek. They are open on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
16 S Walnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Located on South Walnut Street, just a couple of blocks away from Cerberus Brewing Company, sits Western Omelette, a charming brunch spot that has been in business since 1992. They have received several accolades and awards throughout their existence, including the 2019 Bronze award for their Western Omelette in the Best Of Colorado Springs.
Here you can build your omelet or try any of their unique concoctions. I was partial to the Sweet Potato Hash, a delicious mix of diced sweet potatoes, apples, bacon, and onions. Guests can also try a full country breakfast with gravy-smothered biscuits, Eggs Benedict, or a French Toast Sandwich stuffed with bacon, ham, or sausage patties.
There are plenty of heartier dishes to enjoy, such as a New York Strip steak or the Wagon Master, a large piece of chicken fried steak with country gravy. They have a Mexican breakfast section as well. Try a Breakfast Chimichanga with red or green chili, Breakfast Enchilada, or Chili Rellenos.
They offer weekly specials and several signature house-made dishes you can’t find anywhere else. For example, their chili is custom-made with habanero and ghost peppers. It is so hot that it is said to make grown men cry. Because of this, they request you sample it before ordering your meal.
3504 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Wade’s Cafe is a charming family-run diner. It is one of those places that you walk into and instantly feel at home. It’s a very popular place for breakfast and brunch, so there is a good chance you may have to wait a few minutes for a table.
There is a wide range of dishes on the menu, all at incredibly affordable prices. During my visit, I tried the Ranchman’s Breakfast, a dish that came with eggs, my choice of meat, and bottomless pancakes.
In addition to traditional breakfast diner dishes, like omelets and biscuits and gravy, they serve large burgers, tuna melts, and BLTs, and lighter fare like steel-cut oatmeal or egg white scrambles. Chili and soup are always on the menu, as are pork chops, sirloin steak, and classic meatloaf.
At Wade’s Cafe, the portions are huge, the people are friendly, and the prices are unbeatable.
26 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Just outside the Garden of the Gods park sits Adam’s Mountain Cafe. The food here not only tastes delicious but is artfully prepared and presented. Breakfast and brunch items can be enjoyed Wednesday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The menu is thoughtfully designed to accommodate a variety of dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan. Vegan donuts and cinnamon rolls can be enjoyed on the weekends. They also focus on organic and locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible.
If you stop by, check out their award-winning Huevos Rancheros, which were voted “Best in the Springs” for over seven years in a row. Their famous Orange Almond French Toast is also a must-try. Up to 3 slices of bread are dipped in a batter of cinnamon, amaretto, vanilla, and orange and come garnished with toasted almonds and pure maple syrup.
311 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Brunch at Odyssey Gastropub, a great industrial-themed spot just a couple of blocks from Acacia Park, is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but the food is high-quality and unbelievably good.
Have you ever had a bacon sampler? Because I sure hadn’t before my visit here. To start off your brunch dining experience, you can order four different kinds of bacon served with maple syrup.
Moving onto the main event, Odyssey Gastropub offers everything from chicken and waffles to what they call The Old Reliable, a classic breakfast with eggs, meat, bread, and potato hash.
They offer a selection of classic brunch cocktails like mimosas and Bloody Marys, but they also have several unique creations. I tried the Lil Smoke Back, a breakfast shot containing tequila, smoked maple syrup, grapefruit bitters, and cranberry juice. Delicious!
Brunch orders are made-to-order at First Watch, an award-winning restaurant that has a combination of unique and traditional items on its menu. They utilize organic ingredients to create a menu that can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-averse guests.
Some of their seasonal fares, like the Cinnamon Chip Pancake Breakfast, or the must-try Short Rib Poutine Hash, are dishes I will dream about for the rest of my days. Additionally, they offer classics like waffles, scrambled eggs, and potatoes.
If you’re a bit more health-conscious, egg white omelets, avocado toast, and granola bowls with peanut butter toast can be enjoyed alongside a warm cup of coffee or a bowl of fresh fruit.
During warmer months, you can enjoy your brunch and a glass of fresh juice on their outdoor patio.
Jose Muldoon’s has been a Colorado Springs favorite since 1974. They are a modern Tex-Mex restaurant that serves a wide variety of tacos, fajitas, and southwestern flavors.
Premium enchiladas in red or green chile, chicken mango salad, and soups like posole are always on the menu. Fajitas are served up on a hot skillet with all the accompanying fixings. In addition, they serve classic burritos, chimichangas, and delicious street tacos. I recommend trying the Voodoo Chicken tacos, served with bacon ranch slaw.
Guests can also create their own platters for a more individualized experience. Choose 2 dishes and enjoy them with a side of rice, refried beans, and fresh garnishes.
5901 Delmonico Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Near the Air Force Academy on the north end of Colorado Springs sits the family-owned restaurant New Day Cafe. Here, you can enjoy breakfast and lunch fare, Mexican dishes, and fresh coffee beverages all day long.
Traditional omelets are served, in addition to more creative options like the Poblano Omelet or the Spicy Chile Relleno Omelet, for those that like a little spice in their brunch. Traditional breakfasts are an option here, as well as sweet treats like strawberry cheesecake french toast or belgian waffle.
They frequently change up their Chef’s Specials, so be sure to ask about them when you visit.
The brunch spots in Colorado Springs are numerous and high-quality, full of artfully crafted dishes that will feed the stomach and the soul. No matter where you end up during your visit, you are guaranteed to enjoy a delicious meal served up by friendly folks who are passionate about what they do.
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