Rise and shine: Five breakfast, brunch places to try in Golden, Evergreen and Conifer

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you might as well enjoy it. Here are five breakfast — or if you’re a late-riser, brunch — places across West Jeffco. These joints are sure to fill your belly and leave you satisfied.

Cafe 13
Address: 1301 Arapahoe St., No. 110, Golden
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Contact: 303-278-2225, cafe13golden.com
What the staff says: “We make everything from scratch. We adjust according to peoples’ taste … The baristas up front try and make it an experience for people instead of just a place to come and eat and leave. We have a wall of mugs where regulars can come grab their mug off the wall, use it, then we’ll wash it and put it back on the wall for next time.” — Hayley Kowalski, barista

Country Road Cafe
Address: 26490 Highway 74, Evergreen
Hours: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Contact: 303-674-1178, countryroadcafe.com
What the owner says: “We’re small and family owned. My daughters and I are the ones who do all the cooking. We like to be creative, different and delicious. We’re the ones back there in front of the stove. It’s hard work, but that’s how we keep up the consistency and quality.” — Sheri Finn, co-owner

DW’s 285 Diner
Address: 25597 Conifer Road, No. 105, Conifer
Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
Contact: 303-816-2515
What the owner says: “In this business you’re about as good as your last weekend. We’re very engaged in our employees and our customers. We have a low turnover rate in terms of our staff. We have a regular following of people up here, but people hiking and driving in the mountains stop by too. We use really good ingredients — the best bacon you can buy and Jimmy Dean sausage. We focus on every plate. Portion sizes are big, and it comes out fast. We have a pretty large menu. We serve breakfast from 8 (a.m.) to 2 (p.m.) and we don’t cut it off. Some people want pancakes at 1:30 in the afternoon after hiking, and we can do that … If you want your coffee to go, we’ll freshen it up and pack it to go.” — Denis White, owner

Willow Creek Restaurant
Address: 29029 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Lunch and dinner hours available online)
Contact: 303-674-9463, willowcreekevergreen.com
What the owner says: “I have 30 years of brunch experience. … It is approachable,

Source:: The Denver Post – Lifestyle

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