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26 Feb 2024
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Breckenridge offers countless amazing outdoor activities, including some fantastic skiing, to please the most active types. Still, there comes a time when you want to press that pause button and relax for a moment, recharging the energy to explore the outdoors — and a great cup of coffee is an excellent way to do so!

Breckenridge is a city bustling with coffee culture. New spots pop up every season, introducing innovative concepts and approaches to what's already a thriving community. The great coffee shops of Breckenridge not only offer delicious caffeinated elixirs, but they also provide great food to fully energize you for a fun day in this Colorado paradise and an ambiance for you to relax and meet locals.

Wondering where to head for your coffee fix in town? Look no further; this blog will be your guide to the top coffee shops in Breckenridge, CO.

Join us on a coffee adventure through town. Can you smell the roasted coffee beans already?

Best Coffee Shops in Breckenridge, CO

Unravel Coffee

Unravel goes beyond offering exceptional coffee and great snacks and breakfasts. The place is entirely committed to the taste at hand, mixing that passion for coffee with great mountain community vibes. They use sustainable practices, co-producing, and importing their coffee beans from farms in Ethiopia.

The environment is beautiful with lots of wood and steel details, all tasteful and hip. It's always a great experience to find a place in the lounging area by the fireplace to enjoy a good cup of coffee, which, by the way, is always smooth and with a rich flavor.

Some great options include the latte with honey and cinnamon and the mint mocha latte. Food-wise, the house-made almond croissant is great, as are the breads, galettes, chia pudding, breakfast burritos, and bone broth.

Notice the returnable jars for takeout; they're part of their commitment to sustainability, an initiative to decrease the number of paper cups with plastic lids. Great for eco-friendly practices, amazing coffee, and a cozy space – this is a top pick!

The Crown 

This locally owned and operated coffee shop on Main Street boasts a cozy, bohemian style and is also all about community. When you visit, chances are you will see one of their rotating art shows. Every month, The Crown supports different local artists by showcasing their art to patrons who are both locals and visitors.

The model is that of a hybrid coffee shop with a local craft beer bar, and the atmosphere is certainly cozy, vintage, and inviting for all. On the menu, there are various coffee, cocktails, and food options to please the whole family, and you can probably make this more than just a caffeine stop. Among the best options are the lavender Cubano latte and The Breckenridge Coffee. The latter is a total must-try, made with Irish cream, hazelnut, Caffe Lolita, II espresso, and served with whipped cream.

The service is fantastic. You can pick a spot by the fireplace to enjoy the rustic vibes or head to one of the bistro tables. If the weather is nice, you can choose to sit outside on the patio, which, by the way, is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido along.


Best Coffee Shops in Breckenridge, CO

Clint’s Bakery & Coffeehouse

Also on Main Street, Clint’s Bakery & Coffeehouse, or simply Clint’s as locals know it, is a great space for a pause while strolling downtown Breckenridge. Their basic options as well as their specialty drinks are all great picks.

You can customize your latte with a choice from their extensive selection of over 20 syrups, including sugar-free options, or try their signature drinks like the Roasted Toasted Almond latte and Almond Joy Mocha.

For those who are not coffee fans, there are options too. They have teas and delicious hot drinks like the Mexican Hot Chocolate, Honey Almond Moo, and Caramel Nut Steamer. More than amazing coffee, Clint’s freshly made baked goods are a dream, including muffins, croissants, brownies, cakes, cookies, pies, and cupcakes; you name it.

There are also options that are plant-based for vegans and vegetarians. Whether it's a kickstart for the day with a great breakfast or a pause in the middle of the afternoon to re-energize, there's no going wrong with Clint’s.

Cuppa Joe Breckenridge 

Known among locals for its excellent coffee selection and cozy atmosphere, Cuppa Joe is a small spot in Breckenridge offering everything from rich drip coffees to fancy lattes in their extensive menu. Their baked goods, like muffins and sweet bread, are also perfect pairings with the coffee.

The cashew latte and Nutella mocha are famous in town, and you can make them even better and more personal to you with their selection of homemade syrups. For food, their bagel sandwiches and granola bowls are all-time favorites for breakfast. If you want to grab breakfast, it's worth noting that this is a favorite of early birds since they open their doors very early.

For vegans, they have nut milks for coffee or espresso, and they also offer made-on-the-spot breakfast burritos, including gluten-free and vegan options. If you want to savor their coffee at home, you can purchase their beans or drip coffee bags — a nice and tasteful souvenir to bring a piece of Breckenridge back with you.

Best Coffee Shops in Breckenridge, CO

Amazing Grace

Housed in a quaint historical building dating back to the late 1800s, Amazing Grace's story goes back some time; it started as a natural foods store in the early 1980s.

Today, it has become a health-focused cafe and local eatery serving breakfast, sandwiches, and salads prepared from all-natural ingredients. They offer freshly made coffee countless times daily, as well as amazing espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos. For food, the burrito is a great choice, a perfect combination of healthy and fresh ingredients.

The ambiance is great, with that lovely mountain feel. And you can actually sit next to the wood-burning stove to make your experience even more cozy.

Coffee Depot

If you're looking for something different, Coffee Depot is a great bet. The coffee at this venue is roasted in a timeless, old-world way, celebrating the rich and complex history of each bean.

They have great flavored and specialty lattes and offer cold brews. And guess what, they also have a Snickers latte (there's something new for you!). For those who don't drink coffee, the smoothies are great options.

When it comes to food, their Sausage rolls, sandwiches, and breakfast croissants, all of which are amazing, deserve a shout-out. Moreover, with the house opening early, and offering amazing service at accessible prices, this is a great stop in Breckenridge, CO.

Best Coffee Shops in Breckenridge, CO

Breakfast Spots with Great Coffee in Breckenridge, CO

While having that caffeine boost is a staple in most people's morning rituals, we're listing below other establishments in Breckenridge that are not strictly coffee shops but offer amazing coffee along with great breakfast to kickstart your day.


Blue Moose

This small, quaint family-run restaurant on the south end of Main Street has proudly served what they call “the best breakfast in town since 1987.” It is indeed an iconic breakfast spot with a casual feel, friendly service, and amazing food. There's both indoor and outdoor seating, and pets are allowed in the outdoor area where you get a great view of the mountains.

A favorite with locals and visitors alike, The Blue Moose offers all the traditional home-cooked options such as fluffy pancakes and enormous omelets, as well as hot cinnamon buns, smoothies, and their famous “Moosed-Up" mimosas. You also have plenty of Mexican breakfast options if you wish. Portions are large, and their locally roasted organic coffee is delicious.

Columbine Café

Another popular spot in town famous for its hearty breakfast options is Columbine Cafe. Open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, they offer cozy indoor seating and an outdoor seating area that's great when the sun is out.

The variety on the menu is great - pancakes, French toast with fruit, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict, and so on… Everything is top-notch and comes in pretty huge portion sizes.

La Française French Bakery

What about a "petit déjeuner" in an authentic French bakery in Breck? As the name suggests, La Française Bakery is Breckenridge's go-to spot for French pastries, crepes, quiches, and an all-time favorite, the chocolate croissants and chocolate almonds. As you walk in, you'll be swept away by the aromas, since they bake everything fresh right there behind the counter. 

They also offer delicious omelets and options for a continental breakfast, including homemade baguette and sourdough with a choice of two jams and butter. They also have a great mocha and coffee selection.

For more ideas on where to have breakfast in Breckenridge, CO, head to our exclusive blog on breakfast spots. We've also written about nightlife spots and gave tips on what you can do on a perfect weekend in town and we have many other great tips for you in our exclusive Breck blog.

Best Coffee Shops in Breckenridge, CO

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