Visiting Denver’s pioneering A.M. restaurant in the P.M.
When Snooze An A.M. Eatery opened at 23rd and Larimer in 2006, it ratcheted up the entire Denver breakfast experience. It opened early (6:30 a.m. on weekdays, 7:00 on weekends) and closed at 2:30 p.m., and it still does keep those hours From day one, the food was good and ample, and the retro ’50s space-age decor struck a note. Reviewers enthused. Lines built every morning, especially on weekends and when the Rockies have a day game at home. The restaurant became an important ingredient in the revitalization of Five Points/Ballpark and also such a success that there now are additional Snoozes on North Colorado Boulevard (Congress Park area), at the Streets of SouthGlenn and up in Fort Collins too.
We hadn’t been there for quite some time, but leaving downtown Denver after yesterday’s Tuba Christmas concert, we were hungry. We arrived at Snooze shortly before the end of service and were very happy when the family with one whining pre-schooler and one crying toddler left just minutes after we were seated. The noise level has always been an issue at Snooze (maybe the better to wake patrons up — kind of a caffeine-for-the-eardrums boost), but the decibel level produced by two children with healthy lungs and vocal chords, amplified, bordered on painful.
Price Check: I didn’t grab a menu, and prices are not on the website, but most of the breakfast entrees are under $10.
Click here for a post on a visit to Snooze back in May 2008, if you’re interested. Turns out that I had the sweet potato pancakes then too, with slightly different accompaniments.