The restaurants aren’t a secret, but even some seasoned locals aren’t privy to the morning eats served up at these Breckenridge spots. Start the day right with one of four places that most folks don’t think of for breakfast in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Mini donuts at Kava Cafe
Ask most people where to get donuts in Breckenridge and they’ll point you to Daylight, a rightfully delicious local hangout. Ask aficionados, and they’ll send you to Kava Cafe, which serves mini cake donuts fried to order.
We suggest the cinnamon sugar, but you can get them plain or dusted with powdered sugar instead. Kava is a tiny spot near the gondola, so it’s perfect for grab-and-go before hopping on the gondola.
Kava Cafe, 209 N. Main St. KavaBreck.com
Salt Creek home-style full breakfast
Salt Creek is known for steaks, amazing barbeque and good times come nightfall at the upstairs pub, Napper Tandy’s. The kitchen incorporates sirloin, prime rib and tenderloin into morning specialties such as the prime rib scramble or steak & eggs.
Expect home-style offerings – biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak & eggs – plus classics including pancakes, Benedicts, omelettes and more. Breakfast served Monday through Saturday. and extended hours on Sundays
Salt Creek Steakhouse, 110 E. Lincoln Ave. SaltCreekBreck.com
Gold Pan huevos
Long recognized for the history – the Gold Pan is said to have the oldest continuously-operating liquor license west of the Mississippi – this Breck staple is best known for its relaxed local vibe and late night bar scene.
The kitchen crew starts early with an unmatched huevos rancheros, a classic Mexican breakfast of tortillas topped with fried eggs and served with beans and all the fixins. Swing by late morning, after a sunrise mountain bike ride and match it with a Bloody Mary. Breakfast served every day. Check for times.
The Gold Pan Saloon, 103 N. Main St. TheGoldPanSaloon.com
Coppertop breakfast wraps
Beaver Run’s Coppertop, a Peak 9 slopeside stop, dishes up breakfast for a buck. A simple wrap filled with eggs and cheese (add bacon or ham for a little more) gives skiers and riders no reason to go without the most important meal of the day. These wraps are an ideal size, so you’ll start the day feeling energized rather than gut-busted. Served every day during ski season.
Coppertop Bar & Cafe, 620 Village Rd. (inside Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center) BeaverRun.com
Looking for a major buzz? Check out our roundup of Breckenridge coffee shops.