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Breakfast around town

A huge breakfast from Lucile's.

A huge breakfast from Lucile's.

A huge breakfast from Lucile's.

A huge breakfast from Lucile's.

Jenna Giffin, Staff Writer

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Everyone has heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” so deciding where to go out for breakfast might be the most important decision of the day. This can seem impossible when towns like Fort Collins have so many promising choices. Three popular choices are Snooze, Silver Grill, and Lucile’s.

 

For starters, Snooze is located on 144 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, giving it a prime location, but making it somewhat difficult to find parking. Snooze is very popular and on weekends you can expect long wait times.

The interior is decorated with lots of happy bright colors. The furnishing follows a theme centered around the shape of a jack, adding an almost childlike atmosphere. The employees were very friendly and polite. The menu has a lot of variety, ranging from vegetable omelettes to an array of creative pancake flavors, making it easy to find an enjoyable dish for people of differing preference. “The food was delicious. I had the Omg! French Toast, and I liked the fluffiness. It melted,” Katherine Bowes, a senior at Rocky Mountain High School said. I had the Pineapple Upside Pancake. I thought it was tasty and had the perfect balance between pancake and fruit. I didn’t even feel the need to add syrup for more flavor since it had so much all on its own.  

 

Silver Grill is the most traditional breakfast diner out of the three restaurants I went to. Located at 218 Walnut St, Fort Collins, it’s known for its famous, and very delicious, giant cinnamon buns. They offer free refills on hot chocolate, the other two did not, which was a major pro. I had the cinnamon roll french toast. I would definitely get it again because I liked it a lot, but the flavor was overwhelmingly sweet and exceeded that of a normal serving size, which could be a good thing when it comes to bringing leftovers home. They have a variety of options on their menu, so making a selection can be difficult, but only because everything looks good. The food was very enjoyable, and I left with no complaints.    

 

Lucile’s serves Cajun-Creole dishes and traditional New Orleans chicory coffee. It is located at 400 S Meldrum St, Fort Collins, in a cute little yellow house across the street from the Lincoln Center. While the location and decor adds a quirky and homey energy, it also limits the space and layout of the restaurant, resulting in a somewhat claustrophobic interior.

Lucile’s in known for their beignets, which I found too messy to eat and not flavorful enough to be worth it. The menu selection varies from the previous two restaurants. It takes a Cajun approach rather than the classic breakfast menus. It was a refreshing change and forced me to branch out and try something new. I tried the Eggs Jennifer. It had more vegetables in it than anything I would usually eat for breakfast, but I still liked it.  “I would say the best part of the meal was the grits,” Brooke Giffin, a senior at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, said. “It was exquisitely Cajun and very good,” she added.

 

While all three restaurants were delicious, each offer different experiences. All three have similar hours, opening early and closing at 2:00. Pricewise, all the meals cost the about the same with an overall price of around $12. Snooze is the best place to go when out with a small group of people who are craving something sweet. Silver Grill is the best option for any group of people looking for a classic experience. Lucile’s is best for small groups of people wanting to branch out and try something different. Overall, you really can’t make a wrong decision when choosing out of these three exquisite places.

 

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