NOTE: This post was updated November 2019 with current brunch offerings.
Nothing is better than waking up with a syrupy pancake or a savory, innovative Eggs Benedict — especially if that comes with a side of Colorado sunshine and a mimosa or two. Though you probably already know Fort Collins offers tons of craft beer and delicious food, you might not know our town has some of the best, down-home breakfasts around.
But after you take our tour of Fort Collins’ morning eateries, you may want to make this the home of beers, bikes, bands and brunch.
Use our key to find the perfect place any day of the week!
Serves Brunch Every Day
Snooze originally opened in 2006 in Denver by two brothers with a passion for culinary experimentation and gourmet breakfast food. Today you can find their delicious classics and exciting innovations in neighborhoods across Colorado, California, Arizona and Texas — and right here in Fort Collins! If you’re into dessert pancakes, creative Benedicts and craft cocktails, wake up with Snooze any day of the week.
Photo courtesy of Snooze an AM Eatery and Matt + Jess Photography
Set in a 133-year-old building, The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm is a casual restaurant focused on elevated country and healthy farm fare. And they have a ¼-acre and chicken coop in their backyard, so it’s one of the coziest places to spend Saturday or Sunday morning while eating a farm fresh egg. Taste the daily doughnut, split a shareable plate or taste one of their scratch-made, seasonal entrees. You can’t go wrong with a Bloody Mary, either!
This breakfast paradise has been a Fort Collins favorite since it opened in 1933. As the oldest restaurant in Northern Colorado, Silver Grill Cafe has had plenty of time to learn the ropes and perfect the art of breakfast. Though the cafe is most popular for their enormous, gooey cinnamon rolls, don’t miss the rest of the menu — filled with American classics.
Photo courtesy of Silver Grill Cafe
We are all about merging brunch with some of Fort Collins’ best Mexican food and delicious margaritas. At the Rio, you can get Mexican-inspired classics with innovative preparations. On Saturday or Sunday from 11 – 4, try the best breakfast burrito in town or a heaping plate of Huevos Rancheros made with corn tortillas, two eggs smothered with ranchero sauce, cheese, potatoes, black beans, and a side of house-made flour tortillas.
Locality is a relatively new FoCo restaurant with a chef-driven menu dedicated to local and fresh ingredients. Their farm-to-table ideals mean every dish is prepared with sustainable and fresh ingredients to create flavorful, crafted meals. Locality now serves brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and it’s worth planning your weekend around. To make things even better, Locality is one of a few restaurants in Fort Collins that offers bottomless mimosas!
Photos courtesy of Locality Kitchen and Bar
The Daggetts have been a part of the Fort Collins community since the ’90s, learning, developing and testing their food experience along the way. With Rise! they’re finally offering the breakfast place we’ve all been waiting for, serving fresh wholesome foods made from scratch. Love pancakes? Try Caramelized Granny Smith Apple Pancake made with fresh caramelized Granny Smith apples baked in a pancake, topped with honey lemon creme fraiche and served with a side of agave syrup. Or, order Gluten Free Corn Cakes with Housemade Chorizo Sausage and Roasted Poblano Pepper Jam!
Choice City serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Their breakfast menu has the perfect mix of savory and sweet dishes alongside some of the most creative Egg Benedicts we’ve ever seen. Try the Potato Benedict, cheesy potato cakes and poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with Hollandaise sauce and fried tomatoes.
Lucile’s is a Boulder original that has nestled in perfectly in towns throughout Colorado. In fact, the Fort Collins cafe has become a favorite for locals and visitors alike! Inspired by the family’s Creole history, the mother-daughter team created an inspiring menu filled with jaw-dropping options. We suggest the Eggs New Orleans, a twist on Eggs Benedict served with fried eggplant, poached eggs, creole spice and hollandaise.
Rainbow serves one of the best breakfast menus every day of the week on one of the best garden patios in all of Fort Collins. The cozy, sunny atmosphere is the perfect way to wake up on a Wednesday or catch up with friends on a Sunday morning. As one of our favorite vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in town, Rainbow serves a menu packed with meals to satisfy every diet and every craving.
Photo courtesy of Rainbow
Cafe Vino may be a favorite for dinner dates and business lunches, but don’t forget they serve up a delicious breakfast every day of the week! Plus, on the weekends, Cafe Vino takes it to the next level with their brunch menu — packed with favorites like Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, Steaks and Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, and more. Pair your meal with something from their extensive breakfast cocktail list — or go straight for the gold with their bottomless mimosas, available with the purchase of an entree.
La Creperie is one of the only places in Fort Collins to find French pastries and inspired meals. Come in for breakfast and you’ll find scratch-made crêpes, galettes, croissants, brioches, baguettes and more! If you’ve never been, introduce yourself to French cooking with the Cocotte Brioche — two poached eggs nestled in a homemade butter brioche with either poblano, mustard sauce or Hollandaise sauce.
Photo courtesy of La Creperie & French Bakery
La Luz regular menu of tacos and tequila might not inspire you to eat breakfast, but that’s only because you haven’t tried it yet! Come by on Saturday or Sunday for brunch and you’ll find all your favorite Mexican-inspired breakfasts served with La Luz’ signature flare. Cornmeal Pancakes, breakfast burritos, fajita eggs — they have it all.
Blue Agave is a contemporary Southwestern grill with a scratch kitchen, fire pit patio, guacamole made to order, house-infused tequilas and some of the best sangria in town. Plus, their weekend brunch menu is packed with all your brunch favorites — with a unique Southwestern twist. If that doesn’t inspire you to brunch this weekend, we don’t know what will. Plus, during brunch, order one of their house-infused Bloody Marys or keep the mimosas rolling in by opting for bottomless mimosas for just $11.99.
Photos courtesy of Blue Agave Grill
Every weekend, the already-very-bacon-centric William Oliver’s ramps up their love for bacon even more. In fact, you can order their Pint-o-Bacon, which includes five strips of hand-cut applewood smoked bacon served in a pint glass with a shot glass of maple syrup. Create your own mix at the cereal bar, order up a breakfast sandwich and make sure to order bottomless mimosas — or stick with the bacon theme with the Bloody Boar, made with CopperMuse Bacon Vodka, bacon salt, and a strip of their famous thick cut applewood smoked bacon.
If you’re not sure what to order for breakfast, Urban Egg’s diverse, delicious and innovative menu won’t help you narrow it down (neither will their drool-worthy Instagram). But there’s no rush! Order an Organic Morning Margarita or Maui Waui Mimosa with pineapple vodka, orange juice and Prosecco and peruse the menu. If you really can’t decide, get the Pancake Flight with three different flavors!
Photo courtesy of Urban Egg
At this Fort Collins original, they make everything fresh each day — from the Hollandaise to the whipped cream. Stop by in Greeley or FoCo any day of the week for a meal you’ll want again and again. Choose from sweet options from the griddle, scrambles and omelets, country skillets, hometown classics, and burgers and sandwiches.
Cafe Bluebird is about classic breakfast, comfort food and a cozy, neighborhood atmosphere. Since 1982, they’ve been family owned and operated right here in Fort Collins. Their menu of locally sourced ingredients and homemade recipes is the perfect way to wake up every day of the week! Try the Mandaberry Waffle, Country Fried Steak and Eggs or Crepes Florentine and settle in with the family.
Photos courtesy of Cafe Bluebird
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sundays, Austin’s serves one of the best brunches in Fort Collins. Filled with comfort food classics for breakfast and lunch, the whole family can find exactly what they’re craving. For something unique, try the Chicken and Green Chile Hash with rotisserie chicken, Hatch green chile sauce, Idaho potato, caramelized onion, poached eggs, pico de gallo and a warm chipotle tortilla.
Moot House’s Saturday and Sunday brunch is packed with Northern Colorado flare. Order a mimosa and NoCo Benedict with poached eggs, applewood bacon, roasted chile Hollandaise, a pretzel bun and gratin hash browns!
Photos courtesy of The Moot House
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