Where to Eat: Crested Butte Breakfast & Brunch


You’re gonna need those eggs, hash browns, french toast, and bacon. Go ahead and pile on that extra pancake and throw in the doughnut. It’s all fuel for the adventurous activities that lie ahead. And the calories…they will be burned. Find the best Crested Butte breakfast restaurants to charge you up right here.

Featured Restaurant

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$$• Menu • (970) 349-6645
Hours: Open all off season Daily Breakfast 8am-11:00am, lunch & dinner 11am-9pm
129 Elk Avenue • Map

Located in the Forest Queen building on the west side of town Coal Creek Grill has your perfect mountain breakfast. Bacon, french toast, eggs, bloodys, mimosas, and more. Enjoy the most important meal of the day creekside on the patio this summer.

Featured Restaurant

McGill’s at Crested Butte

(970) 349-5240
Hours: Closed April 17-21, Daily 7am – 2pm
228 Elk Avenue • Map • Website

Enjoy homemade breakfasts such as french toast with real maple syrup, eggs benedict, and fresh baked biscuits. Don’t miss out on an awesome brunch and lunch menu with a full assortment of soups, salads, and sandwiches. We fancy the avocado, bacon, tomato and spinach sandwich.

Featured Restaurant

The Guild Cafe

(970) 349-5434
Hours: Open all off season Daily 7am – 2pm
Facebook: First Ascent • Mountain Oven
21 Elk Ave • Map • Website

A modern coffee shop and organic bakery in a beautifully renovated historic cabin on the west end of Elk Ave. First Ascent Coffee Roasters create their own variety of coffees on site! Mountain Oven Organic Bakery handcrafts a wide selection of all-organic sourdough breads and pastries baked fresh in house. A creative and seasonally inspired breakfast and lunch menu rounds out the cafe. Stop in for a seasonal peppermint mocha, holiday baked goods and purchase a hydroflask for all your hot drinks!

Featured Restaurant
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Paradise Cafe

(970) 349-5622
Hours: Closing April 16, opening May 6, regular hours: Mon-Sat 7am – 2pm & Sun 7am – 1pm
435 6th St. • Map • Website

New location, even better food. French toast, pancakes, bacon, eggs, hash browns … all the good stuff. Delicious Bloody Marys piled high with fixins and espresso drinks are new additions to the menu. They’re open year-round, off-season and on with an outdoor patio when the weather calls for it.

Rumors Coffee & Tea House

Menu • (970) 349-7545
Hours: Closed April 16-18 Closed Sunday’s through Mothers Day, Mon-Sat 7:30 – 6pm
414 Elk Ave • Map

Rumors Coffee and Tea House is a full service espresso bar in downtown Crested Butte that offers a wide selection of coffee, loose leaf teas and other specialty beverages.

A Daily Dose

(970) 349-5589
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am – 5pm & Sun 8am – 2pm
502 Belleview Ave • Map

This new juice & smoothie bar has everything you need to get started on the right foot.  Local, fresh, and delicious fruits & veggies are made to order with every drink.


(970) 349-5630
Hours: 7am – 1pm, Closed Tuesdays
218 Maroon Avenue • Map

A local favorite for bagels and potato latkes for breakfast. Homemade soups, muffins, crepes, and cookies.

Gas Cafe

Menu  •  (970) 349-9656
Hours: Daily 6:30am – 9pm
602 Butte Avenue • Map

Basically, this is Crested Butte’s fast food/hangover cure joint. Enjoy hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches ready to go.

Mikey’s Pizza

$  •  Menu  •  (970) 349-1110
Hours: Open all off season Daily 9:30am – 9pm Monday-Friday. Saturday/Sunday 3pm-9pm
611 Third Street, Unit D  •  Map

More than just pizza, Mikey’s can start your day off right with some breakfast burritos and egg sandwiches.

Off Elk

$$  •  Facebook Page • (970) 349-2070
Hours: Open Thursday-Sunday 9am-3pm
16 6th St. • Map

(BBQ) – Smoked meats, breakfast skillets, delicious sandwiches, gluten free and vegetarian options to suit all dietary needs. Serving breakfast and lunch, with cocktails, wines and beer

Crested Butte News & Deals

  • Tessa

    The Guild is open until 7pm now and serves brunch every day until 3!

    • Josh Futterman

      Thanks Tessa – just updated it! 🙂

    • joshfutterman

      Thanks Tessa – just updated!