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4 Best Breakfast and Coffee Spots to Start Your Day in Observatory Park, Denver

October 5, 2016

One of the great things about Observatory Park is the variety of great places to eat! It’s great to get an early start to the day with your morning cup of joe and great food, savory or sweet. Any of these places would be a great way to kick off your workday or weekend!
  1. La Belle Rosette: This family owned and operated restaurant is an espresso bar by day and wine bar by night. They opened their first location just west of the Mississippi in 2009 and then their second location in Denver in August 2012. Their extensive espresso and coffee bar is the perfect way to start your day or a pick-me-up in your afternoon. La Belle has traditional espresso and coffee, or mix things up with specialty espresso drinks such as their “Black Forest Mocha” (cherry syrup and chocolate) “Bananas Foster” (caramel, banana syrup and cinnamon) or “Cremosa Con Panna” (vanilla and hazelnut syrups, whipped cream, cinnamon and cocoa powder).  For something a little stronger, try a Nitro Coffee. As for the food, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. One of the owner’s specialties are pastries, so you are sure to find a great sweet treat. Or, try a delicious breakfast panini or burrito! Stop in at 2423 S. University Blvd. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  2. Jelly U: The classic brunch spot for University students and neighbors of the Observatory Park neighborhood in Denver. Known for their hipster decor and cinnamon roll pancakes. It’s a fun and inviting atmosphere with delicious food good for a Monday morning bacon and eggs meeting or an boozy Sunday brunch. Other fan favorites are the Smoked Salmon Benedict and the Biscuits and Gravy. If that doesn’t make your stomach growl, then I don’t know what will. Jelly is opened 7 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the University location on 1700 E. Evans Ave. They also have a second location in Capitol Hill.
  3. Maddie’s Restaurant:  Family and kid friendly breakfast and lunch spot Maddie’s is a great neighborhood restaurant with a fun environment and house-crafted and freshly made menu items. If you’re looking for a sweet way to start the day, the cinnamon sticky buns or challah French toast are popular choices. For the guests who like a more savory option, the huevos rancheros plate with Mexican beans, veggie green chili, two eggs and tortilla with tomato relish and sour cream. What Came First is another popular option, which is their house-made chicken schnitzel, country gravy, two eggs, potatoes and toast. They have a variety of traditional beverages or you can also enjoy brunch with a Maddie’s House Bloody Mary, mimosa, bellini, bloody Maria, screwdriver, tiramisu or Colorado Coffee (Stranahan's Colorado whiskey, coffee, brown sugar and whipped cream). They are located at 2423 S. Downing St. and are open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
  4. Bruegger’s Bagels:  For some of the best bagels denver has to offer, visit Bruegger’s Bagels. They still use the same bagel making process they did in the early 1900s! True to their NYC roots, Bruegger’s serves delicious bagel menu items with basic ingredients and no preservatives. Plus, they bake in small batches to ensure that you have a fresh bagel every time. Drop in for a regular bagel with cream cheese, or a specialty breakfast sandwich such as the Smoked Salmon with plain cream cheese, tomato, red onion and capers. Or try the Sriracha Egg Sandwich with egg, sausage, cheddar cheese, fresh red peppers and sriracha sauce on a plain bagel. Visit Bruegger’s at 2000 S. University Blvd. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
As you can see, Observatory Park is the perfect neighborhood with it’s mix of collegiate lifestyle and delicious restaurants. If you’re ready to move to a great neighborhood, Elevation Realty can help. The Observatory Park, Denver area is great for singles, families or those wanting to be close to the University of Denver. It’s 10 minutes from Downtown and has easy access to the light rail! Contact the Elevation Realty team now or give us a call at 303-579-3566 to begin your search.