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Five of the Tastiest Breakfast Spots in Telluride

20 May 2016
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If you're headed to beautiful Telluride, Colorado, for your yearly vacation or a fun weekend getaway, then chances are good that you are planning to enjoy the area's wonderful variety of outdoor activities. You'll need an energetic start to your day to enjoy everything that Telluride has to offer to the fullest, and there's no better way to prepare yourself for the day than stopping by one of these fine restaurants for breakfast before heading out for some fun in the great outdoors.

1. Butcher and the Baker Cafe

Take a deep breath when you enter this fabulous cafe, and the wonderful smells of fresh-baked breads and pastries will make your stomach rumble in happy anticipation. You might like to start out with an exquisite, hand-crafted pastry, a slice of homemade bread heaped with fresh butter and jam or a delicious English muffin, but there's much more to sample.

Other popular menu items include traditional bacon and eggs, gluten-free pancakes with real maple syrup and handmade bagels with cream cheese. You can also choose to go light and tasty with some fresh granola that is mixed with a generous portion of homemade yogurt. Breakfast is available until around 11:30 a.m. or until everything is sold out.

Natalie at the Butcher and Baker for Breakfast

2. La Cocina de Luz

Those who are looking for something other than a traditional breakfast experience will definitely want to try out this contemporary Mexican and Southwestern restaurant that prides itself on using only the finest organic, locally grown, free-range and additive-free ingredients. You'll enjoy many incredible breakfast dishes, and several of these offer exceptional vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Most everyone begins their meal at the juice bar, and you may expect to choose from a wonderful selection of creative, organic juice combinations for a healthy start to your day. Popular breakfast items include the green chile cheese omelet, huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. Gluten-free, blue-corn waffles and whole-grain pancakes are also great selections, and you may expect to enjoy breakfast right up until noon all seven days of the week.

Breakfast Waffle at La Cocina de Luz in Telluride

3. Floradora Saloon

For those who like to sleep in during their vacation, you can combine breakfast and lunch favorites during brunch at this excellent restaurant from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each weekend. Benedict dishes are always in demand, and you'll find several choices that include the very popular smoked-salmon dish. Other brunch favorites include three-egg omelets with an amazing selection of ingredients to choose from, chicken fried chicken, steak and eggs, fish tacos, biscuits and gravy and a delicious paleo-based breakfast for the health-conscious diner.

4. Baked in Telluride

While truly famous for its pizza, this restaurant is also a wonderful choice for those who want to grab some fresh, delicious breakfast foods to enjoy on the way to their next destination. You may choose from decadent pastries, breakfast burritos made with egg and potato or chorizo and several breakfast croissants that come with a wonderful choice of ingredients such as ham, cheese, turkey, eggs and spinach. Breakfast items are available starting at 5:30 a.m. all seven days of the week.

Baked in Telluride

5. New Sheridan Chop House

Delicious breakfast and lunch items are available for brunch every day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at this popular restaurant. French toast loaded with mixed berries and maple syrup is the perfect offering for those with a sweet tooth, and you're sure to enjoy biscuits with sausage gravy or the huevos rancheros if you seek a heartier start to your day. Light eaters can expect a treat from the house-made granola with fresh fruit and yogurt or the fresh-fruit oatmeal, and everyone adores the omelette station that allows you to build your own breakfast with such ingredients as bacon, various cheeses, spinach, olives, mushrooms and onions.

The lunch side of brunch is also covered with an excellent variety of dishes. These include Rocky Mountain trout salad, vegetable lasagna, house-made chicken pot pie and several sandwiches and burgers. The elk chili is also a local favorite that you won't want to miss.

Make Your Plans to Visit Telluride Today

These are all wonderful restaurants for you to enjoy, and you may also choose to allow your personal chef to prepare you a special breakfast right in the comfort and privacy of your own Telluride vacation home when you stay with us here at Telluride Rentals. Make your reservations today, and our friendly staff will help you choose the perfect accommodations for your stay.