While you will spend most of your time soaring down the slopes or hiking the trails, you will want to take in some of the amazing food options in Snowmass. One of our favorite ways to do so is to grab brunch with your loved ones at a local restaurant. To help you plan which dining in Snowmass destination to choose, here are our top 5 brunch spots in Snowmass.
If Fuel isn’t the epitome of an energizing breakfast, we aren’t sure what is. Conveniently located at 45 Village Run Circle in the Snowmass Village Mall, Fuel serves up breakfast and lunch with a focus on locally grown produce and organic ingredients. For breakfast fuel, choose from souped-up bagels topped with fresh mozzarella and veggies, or breakfast burritos. You must try the Californian with potatoes, avocado, cheddar, and fresh tomato salsa. Open daily from 7 AM to 5 PM in winter and 7 AM to 3:30 PM in summer, Fuel is also the place to get your caffeine on. Think Mexican mocha spiked with cinnamon and cayenne pepper after a glorious fall hike. This amazing Snowmass staple is a must-try if you are looking for quick and delicious brunch options while visiting.
Gwyn’s High Alpine
Gwyn’s High Alpine is being fully renovated, and the breakfasts will be better than ever this winter! If you can make it up a mountain lift before you have your first cup of joe, you’ll find you’re in good company. Gwyn’s High Alpine is a Snowmass institution at 100 High Alpine Lift Road. You’ll be surrounded by residents in the know as you dine on homemade breakfast food served cafeteria-style, designed to give you the lift you need to hit the slopes. Longtime owners Gwyn Knowlton and George Gordon are hard at work on this amazing Snowmass institution. Local patrons have no fear: Service will be better than ever at this family-owned landmark and the expanded windows will make the view look even more spectacular. Open daily during ski season, Gywn’s serves breakfast from 9 AM to 10:30 AM, as well as lunch and dinner. All of their meals are to die for, but we especially love their brunch options.
The Artisan at Stonebridge Inn
The team at The Artisan at Stonebridge Inn knows that the best breakfast is actually brunch. The Artisan Restaurant, on the lobby level of the Stonebridge Inn, is beloved by the local community for its seasonal cuisine and comfortable atmosphere. In winter, cozy up by the fireplace in the lounge, relax at the bar or sit down to a casual gourmet dining experience in Snowmass. In summer, enjoy the Colorado sunshine and dine al fresco on the secluded outdoor patio. The Artisan at Stonebridge Inn is open for breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM daily. Here, you can feast on unique fares such as banana foster French toast, sweet potato pancakes, and smoked salmon bagels. Executive Chef Steve Sterritt designs a breakfast menu for summer and winter. If you want brunch with an amazing view and absolutely stunning dining area than The Artisan is the place to go.
The Crepe Shack
One of the most classic brunch options among Aspen Snowmass restaurants is the crepe. This amazing French treat can be filled with any number of ingredients sweet or sour, which makes it the perfect vehicle for brunch. There is no better place in Snowmass than to grab a crepe than at the Crepe Shack. The Crepe Shack boasts more than 40 different delectable sweet and savory treats. One of our favorites is the classic Parisienne crepe filled with black forest ham, a Gruyere-Swiss blend, and honey Dijon mustard. Their large assortment of savory and sweet crepes is perfect for groups who want to try a little of everything. Along with their amazing crepe options, The Crepe Shack also has refreshing cold beverages made in house, all-natural handcrafted local sodas, and plenty of hot coffee and tea options. No matter if you want something to dine in and enjoy or take it on the go, the Crepe Shack has you covered.
Dining in Snowmass at Paradise Bakery
An iconic Aspen favorite, Paradise Bakery serves an array of scratch-made muffins, flaky croissants, hearty breakfast burritos, savory quiches, and sweets galore. This amazing bakery has just about everything you could want out of a meal between meals. Considering the name, guests will not be surprised by their selection of baked goods, but you will be surprised by how many of them are outstanding. Our standout has to be the Blueberry Cream Cheese Croissant. Along with the sweet pastry options, Paradise Bakery is also serving up some more savory things as well. Their most under-the-radar meal option is the Locals Favorite Breakfast Burrito. This monster burrito combines eggs, green chili, cheddar cheese, potatoes, and black beans with your choice of bacon, ham, or spinach to create an amazing breakfast experience that you can’t get at any other Aspen Snowmass restaurants.