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Don't Snooze: Go to Snooze!

By Katie Steen in Arts & Culture

Breakfast is generally an under-appreciated meal, but Snooze on Pearl Street definitely does it justice. Down on the East end of Pearl, right past Foolish Craig’s, you will find this big, bright building indicating Snooze: an A.M. eatery. With menu items like Red Velvet Pancakes, Apple Strudel French Toast, and a hollandaise sauce that kicks butt, Snooze is definitely the place to be on a weekend morning.

However, because it is so popular, there is always a 30 or 40 minute wait past nine am on weekends. Don’t be scared off by this minor inconvenience, though. If you aren’t willing to wake up early and miss the crowds, just spend some time wandering around Pearl while you are waiting.

I’m willing to bet there are plenty of new and eccentric shops on Pearl Street that you haven’t been in yet. For example, the quirky gift and stationary shop Bliss is right down the street and will guarantee at least 20 minutes of entertainment.

Once the wait is over, you will find yourself in a spacious room filled with cozy, curved booths and simple but artsy decor. The wait staff is always smiling and friendly, but not overbearing.

While enjoying the Boulder-esque atmosphere, you can peruse the menu and will most likely be blown away. I would highly recommend the Sandwich I Am, which is a delicious combination of the staples of breakfast (eggs, cheese, and sausage or bacon) on a pillowy “pretzel roll” that tastes pretty much heavenly. Add some smoked cheddar hollandaise and a side of hashbrowns and you will be very happy, I guarantee it.

However, if you have a hankering for something sweet in the morning, I would go with either the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes or the Red Velvet Pancakes. Both are absolutely amazing.

My only criticisms would be that the hash browns aren’t the best I’ve ever had, and I actually prefer the pancakes to the french toast, which is unusual for me.

Top your meal off with some orange juice or a steamy tea or coffee and enjoy! After all, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.

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