By Damien Williamson | February 24, 2016 | Food & Drink
Weekend brunch in Aspen is a rite of passage for locals and visitors alike, whether you are looking for the elegant vibe of the Hotel Jerome or the patio at BB's. These four restaurants combine exquisite ambiance with delectable dishes (and drinks!) to create a memorable morning.
Peach’s Corner Café isn’t just home to one of Aspen’s best patios for people watching, it’s also one of the best spots for breakfast and brunch. This farm-fresh casual café offers some of the finest pastries, coffee drinks, and juices in town. And items like their signature open face break sandwich with poached eggs, toasted bread, peach butter, bacon, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, extra virgin olive oil, and shaved parmesan are top-notch. Or try the farm table with a sunny-side-up egg and sautéed spinach and crimini mushrooms over rosemary olive bread and topped with goat cheese. Don’t forget the mimosas. 121 S. Galena St., 970-544-9866
Aspen’s crown jewel, the Hotel Jerome, doesn’t just serve up an elevated lodging experience; the town’s oldest hotel also delivers exceptional eats. The recently renovated Prospect restaurant offers hearty and diverse dishes with flare. The weekend brunch never disappoints with options like eggs benedict served with gruyère biscuits, country ham, asparagus, poached eggs, chive hollandaise, and potatoes; sweet options like stuffed French toast with chocolate, hazelnuts, and banana; or specialty items like 7X Colorado beef flat iron steak, served with kohlrabi-potato gratin and blue cheese butter. 330 E. Main St., 855-331-7213
It’s no surprise that Aspen’s only five-star hotel would make our list of top weekend brunch haunts. As one would expect from such a resort hotel, brunch is served alongside breakfast and lunch most days, with items like the Little Nell omelet served with seasonal mushrooms, aged goat cheddar, and kale or lemon soufflé pancakes with ricotta, pine nuts, and raspberry syrup. But the real treat at the Little Nell is the top-notch breakfast buffet, served everyday from 7-10:30 a.m., which offers all of the aforementioned items along with smoothies, granola, quiche, charcuterie platters, and more. 675 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-6330
BB’s might be known for its second-floor, Aspen Mountain-facing patio in the summer, but even in the winter customers flock to this Cooper Avenue eatery for the ambiance and the delicious foot. For brunch, enjoy monkey bread with pecans, cinnamon, and caramel; eggs benny done right with pork belly, house-made hollandaise, English muffin, and breakfast potatoes; or the hearty southwest skillet made with farm-fresh eggs, tortillas, beans, pork chili verde, cheddar and cotija cheese, and avocado. For a more laid-back experience, dine in the smaller BB’s lounge. 525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-429-8284