Feb 192011
Authors: Logan Triesch, College Avenue

Avoid the snooze button in the morning and replace it with Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, dishing up delectable foods that will awaken your senses. Walking in, the wait staff buzzes to help you decide on a personalized order, bringing it out within minutes.

Waiting to be seated is the only waiting that one has to do at Snooze.

Bustling with customers every day of the week, this morning restaurant is certainly no secret to the local crowd down in Old Town. Between the hot chocolate with overflowing whipped cream promptly brought out after seating to the perfect boxing of leftovers, this place is worth being put on the walk-in wait list for.

Jon Schlegel, a 1997 University of Denver graduate, established Snooze in Denver in April 2006, and the Fort Collins branch opened up in April 2010. Though new to the area, the place has certainly made its mark, quickly becoming well known around town as a fantastic place to eat from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the weekends.

Not only is it a popular place in the hearts and stomachs of the locals, Channel 7 news named Snooze best breakfast for a third straight year this year out of 56 competing breakfast joints in the Denver-Metro area.

Nick Patantonakis, assistant general manager of Snooze, accounted for why Snooze is such a great environment for breakfast goers.

“We are fun and we are light hearted while we are working. The core inside, the music, the general ambience, Snooze is upbeat and bright for a breakfast place,” Patantonakis said.

Lisa Floyd, a junior journalism major, has found that all the details of this breakfast joint bring out the best in her meal.

“It has a fun atmosphere, it was like a 1950s-style cafe with a modern twist,” Floyd said. “The food is delicious and different from any other kind of breakfast food that I normally have.”

Sleeping in or not, this is the place to find the perfect meal to start one’s day, though Snooze serves a great lunch as well.

Logan Triesch is a staff writer for College Avenue magazine and can be reached at csumag@lamar.colostate.edu.


144 W. Mountain Ave.

Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Weekends, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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