Breakfast Restaurants in the Vail Valley

Dec 19, 2017

Headshots-ClaireNoble3-83px.jpgBy Claire Noble

Claire co-hosts Good Morning Vail.  She loves experiencing all the Vail Valley has to offer while promoting the mountain lifestyle with a local perspective.


Whatever your name is, if you wake to the not-so-gentle rumble of an empty belly and you are looking for fuel before hitting the slopes, trails or shops of the Vail Valley, then check out our comprehensive compilation of tasty bites for breakfast.


Vail Village


Hey miss fancy-pants; if you have the time, Vintage is pouring the Champagne. Seriously. Vintage serves Champagne Brunch Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Vintage also serves elevated versions of breakfast favorites such as French toast made with brioche and a house made granola featuring sherry-vanilla honey. Craving a little sweet and salty? Consider their bacon-wrapped figs with grated Roquefort cheese.

Vintage is located in Gateway Plaza next to the Sebastian Hotel.


Big Bear Bistro

Whether your morning appetite runs large or small, Big Bear Bistro has you covered with breakfast options available all day. I do not normally eat a breakfast burrito at 2:00 p.m., but it is nice to know I could if I wanted too. Big Bear Bistro will serve your eggs and accessories in a burrito or on a bagel, biscuit or croissant. Whether you want a smoothie or some salmon, a muffin or a cinnamon roll, Big Bear Bistro packs a huge selection in a small space. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Big Bear Bistro is located at the top of Bridge Street; look for the cute bear sign.




The Little Diner

The Little Diner is a lot of restaurant in a small space. They recently remodeled and preserved the open kitchen in the center of the restaurant that makes it feel as if you are eating in a good friend's kitchen that just happens to be an excellent chef. Their menu has everything you would expect from a comprehensive breakfast spot and then some. In addition crepes, blintzes, and pancakes, The Little Diner is perhaps most famous for their Pannekoeken or Dutch Baby.

The Little Diner is open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is located next to the West Lionshead bus stop.


West Vail

The Westside Cafe

Great breakfast spots can bring in the crowds--beat the crowd that converges on the Westside Cafe with the app nowait.  It quotes you wait times and allows you to join the wait list before you arrive at the restaurant. Once there try a savory skillet breakfast or one of their many interpretations of Eggs Benedict.

The Westside Cafe and Market is located in West Vail on the North Frontage road, next to the Double Tree Hotel.


Northside Grab and Go


The convenience of, well, a convenience store with the quality of their parent restaurant the Northside Kitchen, the Grab and Go features take-away donuts, pastries, muffins and bagels that are baked fresh daily at their own bakery. If you are an egg-head fear not, the Grab and Go also offers toasty biscuits with egg, bacon, and cheese as well as a packed burrito with eggs, chorizo, green chilies, and more.

Early risers will find the Grab and Go open at 6:00 a.m. in West Vail on the North Frontage road between the Philips 66 and the Double Tree hotel.



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Steak for breakfast? So doable when it is paired with egg and cheese on a buttery biscuit. What do regulars rave about--Sticky Fingers' breakfast burrito which includes a black-bean salsa to complement the usual lineup of eggs, cheese, chorizo and green chili. If your early morning taste buds prefer sweet to savory consider one of their many bakery items such a monkey bread, muffins, or bagels.

123 Main Street Minturn, open daily 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Northside Kitchen

The parent of the Grab and Go in West Vail, the Northside Kitchen in Avon does it all--breakfast, lunch and dinner, but they made their name with their massive selection of donuts that are baked fresh daily. Take a walk on the wild side with their maple-bacon donut. Their extensive selection of breakfast options include several breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and my favorite--huevos rancheros with your choice of red or green chili. Something you will not find anywhere else--pulled lamb shank hash served with shredded potatoes and 3 eggs.

The Northside Kitchen is located on Nottingham Road on the north side of I-70, next to the Conoco and the Shell stations. Got an early start? They open at 6:00 a.m.


Chronic Tacos

Hankering for that So-Cal taste for breakfast? The go-to place for tacos is now serving breakfast. All. Day. Long. Whether you take it as a taco, burrito or bowl, Chronic Tacos is offering breakfast options throughout the day. Yum kicks off at 8:00 a.m. daily.

In Avon Plaza between Christy Lodge and City Market.


Beaver Creek

Powder 8

Known for its lively après scene with live music in the afternoon, Powder 8 gets going at 7:30 a.m. to serve you eggs made to order, breakfast sandwiches and tacos as well as kid pleasers such as pancakes and waffles.

Located next to the children's ski school in Beaver Creek.


The cheeky folks at Revolution, yes the rotisserie restaurant, offer "Beaverian" waffles for breakfast. They also offer an extensive selection of Benedict options in addition to selections from south of the border including the elusive chiliquiles. Looking for a little hair-of-the-dog? They will whip you up a Greyhound, as well as any one of 7 different mimosas they offer.

Located in the Beaver Creek Lodge and serving breakfast from 7:00 a.m.



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This cafe, market and locals' rest stop is a relative newcomer to the valley, open since July of 2017. Munch on fresh monkey bread suffused with cinnamon, a morning bun still warm from the oven or a generous square of frittata while sipping coffee or tea. Pick up fully cooked sides and mains to reheat at home for lunch or dinner.

Located in Edwards Plaza at Edwards' main (some would say only) intersection.


The Bookworm

The Vail Valley's only independent bookstore is also a cozy, sunny cafe open on weekday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and weekends at 9:00 a.m. In addition to a selection of sweet and savory crepes, they also offer smoothies, coffee and chai.

Located in the Edwards Riverwalk around the corner from E-Town. 



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