1 BB's Kitchen
From fresh-squeezed mimosas to a menu that includes a steak-and-egg quesadilla and lobster benedict, BB's Kitchen is a ritual on the breakfast circuit in Aspen. Once the weather turns to spring and summer, its sun-drenched second-floor patio with sweeping views of Aspen Mountain makes it easy to linger for more than brunch.
A staple in the breakfast scene, Poppycocks serves until 3 p.m, so that diners can order the famous oatmeal buttermilk pancakes way into the afternoon. Back in the '70s, it was originally started as a creperie, and there's still an assortment on the menu, along with build-your-own-omelet and an array of benedict and egg options too.
Bonnie's is a little harder to access, but well worth the 15-minute ride on the Silver Queen Gondola and ski or snowboard to this mid-mountain restaurant. It's only open in the winter, but fresh-baked pastries, made-to-order oatmeal pancakes and the apple strudel are something you'll think about all year long.
4 Aspen Over Easy
If the name doesn't give it away, this breakfast joint is a go-to for platefuls of eggs, French toast, pancakes and burritos. Located below the Aspen Brewery, if you're craving a beer with your pre-noon meal, the restaurant will serve upstairs too.
5 Hickory House
Oprah Winfrey once proclaimed that these ribs were her favorite, and others must agree because the Main Street restaurant always has a crowd. And yes, it serves ribs and eggs for breakfast. Specialty barbecue sauce smothers the meaty options, and the All American will satisfy anyone in the mood for eggs, toast and hashbrowns.