I’m no restaurant critic (for that, visit the excellent Feasting Fort Collins) but I do like to eat out. Especially breakfast. Eating a big breakfast I did not have to prepare for myself is one of life’s great treats. Here are five of my favorite breakfast places, in order of the restaurant owners’ astrological signs. (Well, maybe, who knows? But most likely they’re in no certain order.)
Choice City Deli (104 W. Olive Street; website under construction): Yes, they do beer and steaks and all that good stuff for lunch and dinner. But they also do breakfast, and just as amazingly as they do everything else.
Snooze (144 W. Mountain Avenue): Fun, funky décor. Fresh, delicious food. Big coffee mugs that are nice to hold on to. And pancakes. Pancakes, pancakes. Even gluten free (yay! Benedicts, too).
McCoy's Morning Glory (1003 W. Horsetooth Road): I love being able to order a half-size omelet. The Sunday brunch has plenty of tasty choices and is reasonably priced. And my family and I can walk there.
Lucile's Creole Cafe (400 Meldrum Street): Fish, beans, and collard greens for breakfast? You bet. And more traditional breakfast fare, too, including biscuits the size of throw pillows. The spice tea is out of this world.
The Rainbow (212 W. Laurel Street) Eggs, bacon, tofu, tempeh, beans, brown rice, veggies, pancakes, crepes, granola, fruit…if you can’t find something for breakfast here, go back to bed.
If you have a favorite place to add to the list, please leave a comment.
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