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Restaurant Review: Snooze in Boulder

October 25, 2011

If you live in Colorado and you don’t know what Snooze is, you most likely live under a rock.

Please remove yourself and head into Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins ASAP. 

And good news for you Californians… they’re opening a San Diego location soon.  Rejoice!

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All I need is unique pancake flavors and the option of picking three different flavors to eat in one meal for my life to be complete.

Consider it officially complete.  And in case you’re doubting my enthusiasm for Snooze, you should know Joey just told me to “stop typing so fast, you’re scaring me.”  I’m all fired up.

If you’ll recall, I’ve been to the Snooze in Denver before, but the Boulder location recently opened and it was about time I tried it.

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The Good:

  • Everything.  Okay, just kidding, it’s not fair to say that since I only tried my dish, but a flight of pancakes may be the best idea ever.  Especially if it means I can have a pineapple upside down pancake, a sweet potato pancake and blue corn pancake on one plate.  
  • Butter.  Cinnamon butter, ginger butter and pinon butter to be exact.
  • The decor.  The table we sat at was too cute — the whole restaurant has a whole 1950’s feel and what could be better than listening to Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini while diving head first into eating a plate of pancakes.
  • Quality.  Everything is homemade and they strive to use natural, farm-raised, free range ingredients, plus as many local items at possible.
  • It’s not just pancakes.  Corned beef hash, heuvos rancheros, peaches ‘n cream French toast and even a brunch menu!

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My mom, the corned beef connisuer, claimed her hash was really good.  Her cleared plate had me convinced.

  • They can do gluten-free pancakes too!
  • The pancake menu changes throughout the year.  The quinoa and corn pancake topped with pumpkin sauce, candied pumpkin seeds and maple syrup that I had last October was un-be-lievable.

The Bad:

  • Umm, this is going to be hard.
  • This place is BUSY.  If you go on the weekend, be prepared to wait a while.  Like two hours.  Believe me, I’ve seen it firsthand.  Twice.
  • My sister didn’t think her huevos were as hot as they should have been.  But they sure looked nice.

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That is all.

In other words, I love Snooze.

IMG_3170 Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Caramelized pineapple chunks with house made vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter.

IMG_3171 Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potato buttermilk pancakes topped with homemade caramel, pecans and ginger butter.

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Blue Mesa Pancakes

Blue corn and buttermilk pancakes made with fresh summer corn and topped with pinon butter and chili-spiced maple syrup.

Behind last year’s pumpkin pancake, the sweet potato takes the pancake.

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Pancakes make me happy.

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What pancake flavor would you like to see on a menu?

What’s the best pancake you’ve ever had?

What’s your favorite breakfast restaurant?

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2011 8:48 AM

    I want some of those peancakes SO BAD!!!! pancakes are some of my favorites! IHOP is my favorite breakfast place (though we don’t really go out for breakfast at all).

  2. October 25, 2011 9:20 AM

    Laurrrreennnnnnn, I want to go here! Next time I come to Denver, we are going here for sure! I’ve always said how cool it would be to get one of multiple types of cakes in one meal. This is pure genius. I’m a little jealous right now.

  3. October 25, 2011 9:51 AM

    Mmm I want a sweet potato pancake! …and I won’t lie, just seeing the word Boulder brings tears to my eyes. Hubbs and I want to live there so badly!

    • October 25, 2011 11:46 AM

      I hope you get to live there one day. I.LOVE.BOULDER.

  4. October 25, 2011 12:27 PM

    I really want the blueberry one, and the chili spiced maple syrup sounds like the way to my heart!! I’m all about anything sweet and spicy.

  5. brittney permalink
    October 25, 2011 1:00 PM

    You had me at Peaches ‘n Cream French Toast, I didn’t even need to see a picture! If only I didn’t live in a part of the world where creative, unique restaurants were unheard of. And how cool is the name Snooze?? My favourite button 🙂

  6. October 25, 2011 1:27 PM

    Oh wow. That looks simply amazing!
    I wonder if there’s a pancake place in this city?
    I miss pancakes, I can’t really make them here.
    Guess I’ll just have to live voraciously through you 🙂

  7. squigglefloey permalink
    October 25, 2011 1:29 PM

    I love just the classic pancakes my mom makes from scratch. Usually we add bananas or apples into the batter…always so yummyyyy.
    Yay! San Diego is only 2hrs away from me…haaha. Much closer than Denver 😛

  8. October 25, 2011 2:40 PM

    Oooo those look yummy! I never really order pancakes, so the best ones I’ve had were banana nut ones at IHOP many years ago. That’s actually the flavor I’d want on any menu though, so I guess it makes since that I loved them.

  9. October 25, 2011 3:24 PM

    I’ve been wanting pancakes for weeks and had them on Saturday. Thought they were out of my system. Your photos make me want them again!!

  10. October 25, 2011 7:04 PM

    Ok I totally have to come to Denver on vacation just so I can go eat those pancakes! They look and sound so awsome 🙂

    We have a little lace in the little town that I live in named The Berry Patch and they serve strawberry beignets……….yum!

  11. October 25, 2011 8:10 PM

    This seriously looks so good! Yum 🙂

  12. October 25, 2011 8:10 PM

    Omg, you KNOW pancakes make ME happy!! And a flight of pancakes?! BRILLIANT! You totally have my mouth watering over the description of the quinoa and corn pancake…mmm!

    What pancake wouldn’t I like to see on the menu? The more unique the better…don’t waste my time with buttermilk or blueberry…I wanna see chocolate covered bacon pancakes, tiramisu pancakes, and and foot tall stack of pumpkin pie pancakes with a mountain of whipped cream! 😉

    Best pancake I’ve ever had: Ugh, I don’t think I can choose just one! My s’mores pancakes are probably my recent favorite!

    Best breakfast restaurant: Flapjacks in East Tennessee (near Gatlinburg). It’s got the whole “country vibe” thing going…wooden bench booths and they serve your drinks in mason jars! I love it!

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