Everything is made by hand at Cool River Coffee House at the south end of Breck.

Everything is made by hand at Cool River Coffee House at the south end of Breck.

If you’re looking for some of Breckenridge’s great coffee shops, check these out:

325 S. Main St, Breckenridge
(970) 453-1716
Cool River on Facebook

Everything is homemade at Cool River Coffee House, located on the Blue River at the south end of Breckenridge across from The Dredge. The shop serves coffee drinks like mochas, lattes, and espressos, breakfast and lunch; pick up a meal to go or relax a minute and enjoy free internet while you do so. The Egg Man sandwiches, which come in several varieties for $4.85, are a popular breakfast pick, as are the fresh bagels. For lunch, don’t miss the Turkey Berry Avocado sandwich, made with cranberry cream cheese on one side and cranberry sauce on the other.

Free internet: Yes
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, open until 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday, during peak season

The Mug Shot Cafe, located at the north end of Breckenridge, serves fair trade coffee and tasty sundries for affordable prices.

The Mug Shot Cafe, located at the north end of Breckenridge, serves fair-trade coffee and tasty sundries for affordable prices.

435 N. Park Ave., Breckenridge
(970) 423-8821

The Mug Shot Café, located in the same building as Alpine Sports at the north end of Breckenridge near City Market, opened in December of 2012. The shop brews Conscious Coffee (formerly Breckenridge Roasters), made from fair-trade beans with a reputation for top taste and quality.

For breakfast, choose from a full bakery selection including gluten-free choices, egg sandwiches, a breakfast taco bar (think eggs, hash browns, beans and more), a smoothie bar, and granola, to name a few. For lunch, grab one of The Mug Shot’s creatively jail-and courthouse-themed sandwiches (the shop is across the street from the jail) such as the District Attorney—roast beef, pepper jack, horseradish, and onion on wheat bread—and pay a mere $6 to $6.75 depending on your choice. Don’t miss the house-made blueberry muffins and scones.

Free internet: Yes
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. peak season

505 S. Main St., Breckenridge
(970) 547-5970

Coffee Depot, located at Main Street Station near the Village at the base of Peak 9, is a local’s favorite for breakfast burritos, where $4.95 gets you meat-free and $5.65 gets you sausage, plus local’s discounts and buy-9-get-1-free. Also on the wakeup menu are breakfast sandwiches and a variety of pastries, and the shop pours three different kinds of Dazbog drip coffee daily—medium, dark, and a flavor of the day.

There are lattes and other specialty drinks, iced or hot, three different flavors of smoothies, and a lunch menu of sandwiches. Coffee Depot has free wireless internet for customers and a small lounge with tables and chairs, plus local handicrafts and other tchotchkes for sale. Don’t miss the assorted pastries, including muffins, scones and a variety of turnovers and croissants.

Free internet: Yes
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closes at 1 p.m. in the off-season

215 S. Main St., Breckenridge
(970) 453-6022

The Crown Café, located in an upstairs storefront on Main Street Breckenridge, is an eclectic and comfy hideaway that serves Silver Canyon coffee, cocoa, cocktails and everything in between, from hot coffee liqueurs to an affordable selection of wines. The Crown offers wireless internet and board games, which you can enjoy on a sofa, at one of a variety of table-and-chair arrangements, or in front of the fireplace—a cool hangout for out-of-towners and students alike.

Breakfast and lunch are served open to close and include a variety of egg scrambles, a pesto cheesemelt, lasgne, a warm brie, apple, and chipotle sandwich on a croissant, a popular chicken salad sandwich, and a Thai wrap, to name a few. For dessert there’s ice cream and baked goods, including gooey chocolate cake in both gluten-free and regular varieties. Don’t miss the owner’s homemade quiches—ham and potato, broccoli tomato, and two spinach quiches (one vegetarian and one with bacon).

Free internet: Yes.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. peak season

Cuppa Joe Breckenridge CO

Cuppa Joe opened in August of 2013 on Ridge Street in Breck. Photo by Ian Leirfallom.

118 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge
(970) 453-3938
Cuppa Joe on Facebook

Cuppa Joe opened in August of 2013 in the space that Mountain Java once occupied upstairs from Arrow Insurance on Ridge Street. Since then, owner Johanna Hirschboeck has put her own touch on the place, from modern décor to rotating art shows featuring anything but mountain kitsch. In its short time in operation, the quaint but edgy shop quickly became a local’s favorite.

The coffee comes from the award-winning Denver roaster, Novo, and breakfast and lunch items feature fresh ingredients and unique pairings. Gluten free offerings include pastries and tortillas to wrap much of the savory fare. Don’t miss the oatmeal latte—house oatmeal, spices and sugar in steamed milk over espresso.

Free internet: Yes
Hours: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More info: Check out our blog: Go Cuppa Joe

And, if that doesn’t get you going in the morning, here are a few other coffee shops to try out:

213 Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge
(970) 453-1445
More info: Check out our blog — A locals’ hangout

Amazing Grace Natural Eatery

Amazing Grace Natural Eatery in Breckenridge

131 S. Main St., Breckenridge
(970) 453-2990
Free internet: Yes
Hours: Coffee shop upstairs: 7 a.m. to  8 p.m.; Deli downstairs: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY (locally owned in Breckenridge)
225 S. Main St. Breckenridge
(970) 547-4373
Free internet: Yes

Want more breakfast ideas? Check out these Four Breakfast Secrets in Breckenridge, Colo.