There are so many great places to have brunch in Telluride, we can’t list them all here. But we do have a few favorite spots that we’ll share. As always, because things are still a little crazy out there, give your restaurant of choice a call to verify their hours of operation. Many establishments vary their hours seasonally and are entirely dependent on the available workforce.
Brunch in Telluride: Baked in Telluride
Baked in Telluride has been serving up breakfast burritos and baked goods since the 70s. It’s easy to find, too; just look for the big red gable facing the street. Grab a hot to-go breakfast from the case packed with burritos and hot bagel or croissant sandwiches. They’re perfect for picnics after a hike through The Valley Floor. There are homemade breads, cookies, brownies, and donuts. If you’re a donut lover, the donuts are two for one after 2pm! Their varied menu includes breakfast burritos, breakfast croissants or bagels, potato knishes empanadas, samosas, cold and hot deli sandwiches, hummus, a smoked turkey Rueben, meatball parmesan sub, and a pulled pork on ciabatta. Customer favorites include the double Black Angus chili and hearty veggie soup. If that wasn’t enough, there are fresh salads, freshly made pastas, Mexican dinners, and pizza. When you stop back by for the donuts or yummy banana bread, grab a loaf or two of fresh BIT bread or bagels for the next day.
Baked in Telluride
127 South Fir Street, Telluride CO
Open daily 7am – 7pm
The Phoenix Bean
Part of the New Sheridan Hotel (just next door), the Bean’s a bit more casual but still has that same historic feel. Built in 1892, this historic building was originally a market where locals and miners could purchase food and other basics. The space sports an old-fashioned metal-look ceiling, rich wood detailing, and has a bistro/coffee shop vibe.
Sleep in, then have a late lunch since they serve breakfast all day. Sit indoors or outside to enjoy the scenery and locally roasted coffee from Telluride Coffee Roasters. Customer favorites include the Breakfast Burrito, House Made Waffle, and Biscuits & Gravy. Need something more substantial? Grab a burger, Fish & Chips, or Prime Rib Sandwich. Enjoy cocktails, wine by the glass, and beer with a piece of house made Dutch Apple Pie. You may want to pre-order a whole pie to go! This is definitely the best brunch in Telluride.
The Phoenix Bean, in the New Sheridan Hotel
221 West Colorado Ave, Telluride CO
Open daily 8am – 9pm
The family owned and operated Floradora Saloon has been serving Telluride for over forty years from its historic saloon home right in the heart of town. The décor reinforces the old west, saloon feel. Every local knows the Floradora is the place to have a casual, leisurely, delicious weekend brunch, and every local also knows that you have to order the Floradora specialty, the Blood Orange Mimosa, or it just isn’t brunch! Booth tables have brown Kraft paper and crayons to keep the kids occupied while waiting, and adults can enjoy the game of the day. The menu in this restaurant and bourbon bar is varied and offers some unique options like Honey-Baked Brie. Besides the brie, the brunch menu includes Biscuits and Gravy and Duck Eggrolls, while their other menu specialties include an Avocado Bacon Omelet, Breakfast Poutine (another customer fav), and several benedicts. If you’re not in the mood for breakfast fare, there are soups and salads, burgers, sandwiches, salmon tacos and more. There’s also a nice selection of whiskey, local craft beers, wines, and cocktails too.
103 West Colorado Ave., Telluride CO
Brunch: Sat & Sunday: 10am – 2:30pm
Lunch: Mon – Friday: 11:30 – 2:30
Dinner: daily from 5pm – 9pm
Bar menu: daily from 3pm – 5pm
221 South Oak
Upscale casual with one of the most inventive menus in town is how we would describe 221 South Oak. Located in a refurbished historic home, close to the Gondola, this intimate yet casual spot has colorful artwork displayed on the walls, warm wood ceilings, and a large exterior patio for dining al fresco when the weather cooperates. With so many interesting brunch options on their menu, you’ll have a hard time choosing. Here are a few options and customer favorites from their brunch menu: Buttermilk Fried Quail, Strawberry Beignets, Sausage Corn Dog Bites, and the Donut Crusted Montecristo. Those are just the starters! Eggs benedict, waffles, Pecan Banana Bread French Toast, Shrimp Avocado Toast, Vegan or Braised Pork Chilaquiles, and Crispy Duck Confit and Spinach on a Ramen Waffle round things out. It’s no surprise 221 South Oak is a local favorite brunch spot. Call ahead, reservations may be needed for brunch.
221 South Oak
221 South Oak Street, Telluride CO
Call to verify brunch is being served.
Chop House Restaurant
A classic steakhouse on the list? Yep. There’s a feeling of tradition here in this historic building, with its casually elegant interiors with traditional detailing, buffed wood floors, high coffered ceilings, and warm, rich colors. Dine inside or sit outside alongside the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Telluride. Customer breakfast favorites for the best brunch in Telluride include the Classic Eggs Benedict, Chilaquiles, and Classic French Toast. You can also get Mac & Cheese with Andouille sausage and smoked gouda mornay sauce, and their Rocky Mountain Trout Salad (too good!). Of course, their French Dip and the Chop House Steak Burger are also great options—it is a steakhouse after all. Chop house is a Telluride tradition. Call ahead, as reservations may be needed.
Chop House Restaurant
233 W Colorado Ave New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride CO
Breakfast and Lunch, daily: 8am – 2pm