DINING Dining and Nightlife Vail Valley's Specialty Recipes


Ludwig’s buffet is a bounty of good eating from made-to-order omelets with the freshest ingredients to bacon, eggs, sausage, French toast and even to-die-for pastries. Linger over a cup of dark-roasted coffee and ease you way into the day. Ludwig’s in Vail Village is open for breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with its famous brunch on Sundays until midday.

CAFE 163
Looking for a gluten free breakfast? Café 163’s gluten-free pancakes are reason to get out of bed. The triple-stack of pancakes is whisked to perfection before coming to life on the griddle and are served steaming with butter and syrup. Truly a special treat. Open every day for breakfast at 8 a.m.











Create dining memories with Vail Village’s German- and Austrain- inspired Alpenrose Restaurant.  Build your own crepe with savory ingredients like the mushrooms, eggs, and bacon seen here. Whether you visit this cozy Vail staple at breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is your guilty pleasure.











Oatmeal brulee is a spin on your mother’s classic oatmeal. Rimini’s Oatmeal Brulee has a hint of maple syrup swirled throughout and is topped with caramelized sugar, fresh fruit and nuts—think of it as an elevated comfort breakfast. Rimini is located in Beaver Creek and Lionshead and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and decadent gelato.










Bob’s Place in Avon is home to hearty breakfasts—a meal that will keep you fueled all day long—and a favorite is Crab Eggs Benedict. The lump-meat crab is piled high on a toasted English muffin, layered with eggs poached to perfection and topped with avocado and just a dollop of hollandaise sauce that brings all the flavors together to melt in your mouth. Bob’s is open everyday.










Maple bacon, Oreo and vanilla crème, lemon crème with Fruity Pebbles… do we have your attention yet? These are just some of the doughnuts you will find handmade fresh each morning at the Northside Café in Avon. The locals know too; if you are still dreaming of doughnuts when the last chair shuts down, there are two-for-one doughnuts anytime after 2 p.m.

Authentic fresh Mexican…for breakfast? Si, Señores and Señoritas. And, if you have never tried authentic Mexican pastries or the best raised glazed doughnut in town, stop by Azteca Bakery in Edwards – rápido! You will be glad you did.

If you find yourself lucky enough to be in Vail Village and have a growling stomach, stop by for a piping hot breakfast burrito to tame the beast. They also have hot cinnamon buns that will send your taste buds into a frenzy. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by après for a salted caramel cupcake; it’s a vacation-worthy treat.

This authentic French bakery is a little gem located in the Edwards Riverwalk. Stop in for a flaky yet soft croissant so perfect it will appear in your dreams later.  Whether you desire the sweet or the savory, Bonjour Bakery has you covered. From pastries to homemade soups and fresh bread, this stop is a must!


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