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#174 of 717 American in Denver
#250 of 2,067 Restaurants in Denver


American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Central Business District
0.6 miles from Coors Field
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All reviews swedish pancakes potato cakes chilli great breakfast spot ate breakfast here wait for a table street mall service was great avocado mimosas yum waiter
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Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

I love breakfasts. I’ve written about my breakfast quests/conquests on TA before. Here’s my advice re: the 17th Street Egg Shell — don’t waste your time. In my opinionated opinion it’s not even mediocre. The restaurant isn’t responsible for the line waiting to get in....But once I got in, what did I get with to accompany my breakfast? Look at the photo: a couple of slices of burned, DRY (that is, no butter, margarine, OR soul) rye bread. I ordered an additional bagel to have something to push my egg yolk around with. PS. The bagel was over-toasted too... My mimosa — can someone spell “under-pour?” The new there was the coffee... WHAT coffee?! I got a cup. One cup of the brown liquid. Was asked if I wanted another cup, and waited another 15 minutes before it ever came. The wait staff was inattentive. The door let in gales of cold air every 2-3 minutes. Yes. This was a breakfast I never want to repeat. Never, ever, nowhere. Blech.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 20, 2020 via mobile

Delicious breakfast! We stumbled along this gem when another restaurant’s wait was too long, and I’m glad we did! They had several options. The staff and service were great. The food was tasty and we did not have to wait too long to be seated...or to eat.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

I waited in the cold for 40minutes in the hope that this would be worth the wait. It was average, not worth the wait. The food was pretty good but I was unimpressed by the service. I ran out of coffee and my waiter was...inattentive. The decor is dreadful and they use a paint can for silverware. Why?! If you have to wait for your breakfast, wait elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 8, 2020

The Egg Shell is a casual breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Denver, 1/2 block off the 16th Street Mall. Outside dining is available. Lots of great breakfast choices. We had sausage and egg breakfast and potato cakes and eggs, as well as lattes and...fruit. Lattes were delish. Food was all great, as well. Staff is very friendly and as attentive as we like. We were there on a Wednesday, around 10:30am. Lots of folks were eating at the outside space. Check it out...close to Renaissance and other hotels.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

We found this cute little place close to our hotel and it was delicious! The service is quick, and the food is great. I loved that they had full or half portions. The food was so good we had to come back the next day...and try something new. The first day we had the Denver omelette ( no picture but so good). The second day it was eggs Benedict and another never omelette. They have patio seating and doing their part to keep everyone safeMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

Great food and service! I was in Denver for a few nights over a weekend and ended up here on consecutive mornings. I had some sort of breakfast skillet and added bacon and it was delish. My friend devoured their Bloody Mary. I believe they...are only open until 2p or so, so hit up this place before you get your day going!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

We had a family breakfast here and it was fantastic. We had little of everything eggs, Avacado toast , pancakes, omelets, lattes. All was delicious. Lots of people waiting for tables when we left.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019

Ate breakfast here several times during our vacation in Denver, great place. The food came really quickly and the service was great. Food was really delicious, recommend this place if you want good breakfast when in Denver.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019

Had early morning breakfast here on recent trip and once we were seated it did not take long for food to arrive. It felt a bit strange drinking water out of a jam jar equivalent but became easy. Excellent selection of food and it was...very tasty. Avocado on toast as good as it could have been. Orange juice very tasty. So different from Scotland finding a place like this open early serving breakfast to so many people.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a small hidden gem. We stopped and had an amazing breakfast. Service was a little slow but the food was great. Green chili breakfast burrito yum!! I could have had a bowl of the chili. Stop by.

Date of visit: October 2019
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