Do you know the best places to eat breakfast in Grand Junction? The locals do! As a “local” I have compiled a list of some great places to eat breakfast that are off the beaten path.
Let’s start with some Main Street restaurants that blend into the background with some outstanding food!
Here is what Main Street Cafe has to say about themselves:
We opened the 7th Street Cafe in July 1992 at 832 S. 7th Street, enjoying our “south of the tracks” industrial park location. A 40-seat warehouse evolved into a diner, and we struggled to attract customers who could navigate the local road construction. In spite of the coal trains that blocked the street for 30-45 minutes a day, word got around that we were serving good food at a fair price, and our business slowly grew beyond the 40 seats.
In January 2000, we moved downtown into the former Jitter’s location at 504 Main Street, doubling the seating capacity, tripling our staff size, and quadrupling the stress level! It was a bold move, but we were proud to now be a part of a thriving downtown community. We worked hard to introduce our new eatery to local clientele, and we were honored by their patronage. Customers liked our diner decor, with the old Woolworth’s counter, relics from Mesa Drug, and antiques and memorabilia collected from all over the valley; for us, of course, it’s still our “Cafe.”
We are currently enjoying our 18th year serving Grand Junction. The Main Street Cafe serves only the finest and and freshest food available, including Sterling Silver and Black Angus meats, hand-cut steaks, hand-packed burgers, homemade soups, fresh-tossed salads, and only the best Boar’s Head deli meats. Our service is friendly and fast. All of us here at the Cafe are like family, and together we invite you to enjoy our hospitality.
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Here is what I have to say about Main Street Cafe:
If your in the mood for some traditional down home cooking Main Street Cafe is the place for you. I have been eating here since I was a child! Every time I go there I always have to get a milkshake. I swear they have a secret recipe to make them because none can compare!Their breakfast food is usually my main focus, but they also have a delicious lunch and dinner menu as well! This may be the first stop on the local Grand Junction breakfast circuit, and is one of my favorites, but this is not the only show at the rodeo folks!
What I mean by that is just down the street there is Dream Cafe! A retro meets modern cafe that can conquer even the sweetest of sweet tooth’s!
Here is what Dream Cafe has to say for themselves:
Which came first: The chicken or the egg? Well, at the Dream Café, we don’t know either, but we do know that you will enjoy our menu spin on both. Grand Junction’s newest morning café offers a fun and uniquely hip atmosphere with food that you have been dreaming about. Whether you choose one of our distinctively delicious Eggs Benedicts for breakfast or one of our fresh Chicken Salads or Sandwiches for lunch, you will be enjoying a taste sensation you’ve only dreamed about.
“Sweet Dreams” takes on a whole new meaning here at the Dream Café. Our specialty Pancakes will send your taste buds to the moon and our huge house made cinnamon rolls are baked fresh daily.Enjoy a mid-morning Bloody Mary or sparkling Mimosa at our super cool breakfast bar to calm those earlier “night mares”. You can even relax and enjoy great food and beverages on our outdoor sidewalk patio as well.We’re always dreaming of new and delectable dishes, so come in and check out our Daily Specials. At the Dream Café, relax; slow down, do a little Day Dreaming and “Dine on Cloud Nine”.Here is what I have to say about Dream Cafe:I just recently found this breakfast hot spot and I wish I had found it sooner! Like they said their specialty pancakes are amazing, but very sweet. I usually get a side of eggs to balance the sweet goodness of the pancakes. Their AM burrito is another favorite of mine if you’re in the mood for a big hearty meal. With Dream Cafe’s cool vibe and great food it had become a staple of my small family’s breakfast spots.
Down by the railroad is another one of my childhood favorites: Pufferbelly Station Restaurant
I couldn’t find an official website for Pufferbellys so I will just tell you what I think of the place. They don’t do any advertising that I’ve seen, yet they are almost always busy. They have delicious traditional food with portion sizes on the large size for a good price. One thing that you have to try are their cinnamon rolls. They are huge and delicious! This is a very casual restaurant but you will casually love it.
Last but certainly not least is Randy’s Southside Diner.
Here is what Randy’s has to say for themselves:
At Randy’s Southside Diner we serve American style breakfast and lunch. From pancakes to cheeseburgers we have all your favorites, so many choices that you may even find some new favorites. We’re famous for our huge chicken fried steak and we have the best biscuits and gravy around. We bake our fresh cinnamon rolls from scratch and hand- make our own pork green chili that we feature with many of our dishes. We serve breakfast all day, in fact, it’s our specialty. So, come to either of our locations and experience our legendary service and have a delicious meal in a clean, comfortable family atmosphere. We are open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Our new location at 2430 North Ave. will be opening soon! We are looking forward to meeting new faces and treating everyone to our wonderful food and great service! If you are seeking to join our “Randy’s Southside Diner” team, please apply at any of our currently open locations. Applications are not accepted at our North Ave location until opening day. Thanks!
Here is what I have to say about Randy’s:
Randy’s has great food with a great price! I usually leave with a to-go box because I can’t eat it all! My favorite food is breakfast food, if you can’t already tell, but they also have a delightful lunch menu as well. Espically their fried chicken and mashed potatoes. They have three locations to best meet you needs. My favorite location is the one on 2430 North St. Admittedly I haven’t been to the one in Clifton. I have to say out of all of these breakfast joints, the Randy’s on North st. is my favorite.
I hope if your starving on a Sunday morning wondering where to eat this blog gives you a few ideas, or even if your looking for a new place to eat you enjoy these restaurants.
Written by: Dani Hecht