Best Breakfast Restaurants in Steamboat Springs

Published on 02/28/2019 by Brad Luth

There’s nothing better than a hearty breakfast and a strong cup of coffee—or even a refreshing cocktail—to start the day. Or, if you’re like us, breakfast only gets better the later in the day you eat it!

Though many Steamboat Springs vacation rentals are conveniently equipped with full kitchens, sometimes it’s more enjoyable to let someone else do the work. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite local breakfast restaurants! Pencil in a few of these palate pleasers during your next mountain adventure.


Creekside Cafe & Grill

131 11th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-4925


Nestled right along Soda Creek, Creekside Cafe feature a quaint, cozy atmosphere with homemade fare that’s sure to warm the soul. The eclectic menu highlights seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and includes everything from griddle cakes and omelets to local favorites and the famous eggs benedicts. Top picks include the ‘Stagecoach Benedict’, which is made with coffee-infused pork, mixed peppers and onions, and green chili, and the ‘Patterson Barn Burner’, which feature a homemade biscuit smothered with bacon, cheddar cheese, eggs, potatoes, and gravy. Need we say more?


The Shack Cafe

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740 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-9975


Are you craving a down-home diner-style breakfast? If so, The Shack Cafe is calling your name. This no-frills breakfast joint has been a local staple for over 40 years—so they must be doing something right. The breakfast lineup here checks all the boxes; omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, french toast, breakfast platters, and more! The best part? Breakfast is served all day long. This casual, nostalgic restaurant is perfect for the whole family!


1865 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-1170


The stunning mountain views are the icing on the cake at Paramount, which is known for hearty, upscale cuisine that matches the majestic surroundings. More than the average breakfast, dishes at Paramount include ‘Chicken and Waffles’, ‘Avocado Toast’, and ‘Chipotle Salmon’. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper breakfast without a proper cocktail, and Paramount once again delivers with tasty adult beverages like the Bellini, Homemade Limoncello, and the famous Bloody Mary.


The Egg & I

325 Anglers Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 871-4633


With locations across the United States, The Egg & I is the perfect place to pop in for a familiar breakfast experience. This quick-serve restaurant has over 20 years of history and a strong commitment to providing high-quality food and fast, friendly service. A great option for groups or families with kids, The Egg & I offers a wide array of breakfast options to please a crowd. Dishes include omelets and scrambles, skillets and hashes, traditional breakfast plates, pancakes and french toast, sandwiches, salads, and a dedicated ‘healthy side’ list. Variety is the spice of life at The Egg & I, and you’re sure to find something for even the pickiest palate.


Freshies Restaurant

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595 S Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-8099


They don’t call it ‘Freshies’ for nothing! What this eclectic local cafe lacks in frills it more than makes up for in flavor and fresh ingredients. Ideal for the health-conscious traveler, Freshies features a variety of smoothies, power bowls, and granola to keep you properly fueled. If you prefer a hearty breakfast—fret not, as Freshies also delivers with on that front with a variety of breakfast sandwiches and wraps, omelets, breakfast platters, and more.


The Iron Waffle

2500 Village Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 367-5716


The breakfast dish with convenient built-in syrup holders is the focus of this trendy Steamboat Springs spot. The Iron Waffle takes a totally new twist on this classic breakfast favorite. Signature offerings include the ‘Velvet Elvis’, the ‘Maple Bacon’, and the ‘Pecan Cinnamon Roll’—all of which are made from scratch. For a fun twist, try one of the breakfast sandwiches, which include classics like PB&J and Monte Cristo that are served on house-made waffles.


Yampy’s Coffees Crepes Cocktails

910 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 761-2096


The name says it all—Yampy’s has everything you could need for a fantastic breakfast! This award-winning local cafe is just what the doctor ordered for a lively morning pick-me-up. The impressive menu includes more than 20 craft coffee concoctions and more than 35 creative cocktails, which should more than cover your beverage needs. For a snack, indulge in one of the sweet or savory crepes, which include options like ‘lemon blueberry’, ‘s’mores’, and ‘spinach dip’—to name just a few. Yampy’s is a must for vacationers seeking a unique breakfast experience!


Can you smell the bacon cooking? Be sure to check out our Steamboat Springs blog for even more vacation inspiration!