5 Must-Visit Vail Breakfast (or Brunch) Hotspots

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It’s downright hip to eat breakfast and brunch these days, much to the delight of those who wake with a grumbling tummy each morning.

breakfast buffet in vailThankfully Vail Mountain Lodge guests don’t have far to trek to feed the beast. Each morning, Terra Bistro dishes up a breakfast spread sure to satiate. Even better, it’s free for all hotel guests. The well-appointed “Mountain Buffet” includes all the fixings for an off-the-hook breakfast burrito, including eggs, tortillas, shredded white cheddar, Southwestern black beans, sausage, bacon and homemade pico de gallo, of course. There’s also fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, smoked salmon and a selection of meats and cheeses. The buffet is open to the public as well, for a very reasonable price.

Whether you’re a brunch fanatic, or just need to snag a quick breakfast sandwich before hitting the slopes, here is the scoop on our other favorite nearby breakfast spots …

Call 970-476-6836

Westside Café & Market

This cozy West Vail spot is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike and for good reason. The expansive menu is filled with classics like biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, omelets galore, a slew of skillets and a dozen benedicts from which to choose. For sweeter fare, it’s all about the Captain Crunch French toast. The bloody mary, served with an impressive snack skewer and a beer sidecar, is killer, too.

Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit Westside for a full menu or call 970-476-7890.


This romantic French brassiere is the newest eatery on our list. This charming spot in the Gateway Building serves up a trend that’s also mighty tasty: fancy toast. There are three options from which to choose, but it’s the Grilled Peach Toast, with fresh grilled peaches, goat cheese, sliced prosciutto and white balsamic drizzle, that’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty.

It might be tough to choose between the mouthwatering options: Benedicts, chicken & waffles and even prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with poached eggs and white truffle hollandaise. For a breakfast that borders on dessert, try the “Huckleberry Bacon,” a decadent combo of brioche stuffed with bacon-mascarpone and dulce de leche topped with huckleberry syrup and bourbon whipped cream. There’s also a full brunch cocktail menu with five bloody mary options, mimosas, champagne cocktails and fun offerings like a lavender gin fizz.

Brunch served from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Visit Vintage for a full menu or call 970-479-0175

Ludwig’s Restaurant

If it’s hard for you to choose just one menu item, Ludwig’s European-style breakfast buffet is calling your name. Located within the Sonnenalp Hotel, this all-you-can-eat affair is downright lavish. Choose from made-to-order omelets, waffles, potatoes, smoked salmon, granola, cereals, homemade muesli, salads, cheese blintzes and more. There are plenty of gluten-free options, too. And what if you’re not that hungry? Opt for the lighter continental buffet: yogurt, fresh fruit and cereal.

Breakfast served daily from 7 to 11 a.m.

Visit Ludwigs for a full menu or call 970-479-5429

 Northside Grab n Go

If you’re looking for a quick bite before setting out hiking, biking, skiing or boarding, duck into Northside Grab & Go in West Vail for a coffee and a quick breakfast burrito. Just don’t forget dessert. Serving the best doughnuts in the valley, be sure to try the sour cream cake or the enormous chocolate croissant (ask for it warmed!). You can also score a hubcap-size doughnut for the family if you’re game.

Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit Northside Grab n Go for a full menu or call  (970) 688-5676

We will update this post when our winter season takes off, there might be some more options that are new and exciting! If you have any questions please email us or call 970-476-0700

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