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.

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McGill’s at Crested Butte


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.

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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.

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Paradise Cafe

435 6th St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5622
7am – 2pm, Sun 7am – 1pm


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.

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Coal Creek Grill

129 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6645
8am – 9pm, Tues – Sun

   Closed late Oct thru early Nov


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 brunch creekside on the patio this summer.

The Sunflower

214 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6866
   Closed 10/16 – 12/13

(Brunch) Delicious, organic and seasonal fair.

Rumors Coffee & Tea House

414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7545
   7:30am – 7pm, Sun 8am – 6pm

Breakfast burritos to go and a full service espresso and tea bar.

A Daily Dose

502 Belleview Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5589
   7am – 5pm

Fresh juices, smoothies, and breakfast burritos made to order.


218 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5630
   7am – 1pm, Closed Tues/Wed

Bagels, potato latkes, homemade soups, muffins, and crepes.

Gas Cafe

602 Butte Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-9656
    7:30am – 2:30pm

Fast food/hangover cure with hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Off Elk

16 6th St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-2070
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   Closed for off-season 

(BBQ) – Smoked meats, breakfast skillets, delicious sandwiches.