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The Ten Best Cheap Breakfast Sandwiches in Denver

Snarf's breakfast sandwiches will make a little piggy of you.
Snarf's breakfast sandwiches will make a little piggy of you. Courtesy Snarf's
When it comes to tracking down a cheap morning meal, Denver's a breakfast burrito town. But sometimes you need to mix up your a.m. routine with something other than a foil-wrapped silver bullet bulging with eggs, potatoes and green chile. Breakfast sandwiches can get a little pricey and fancy if you're eating in some of the trendier neighborhoods in town, but fortunately there are still sandwich shops and cafes offering good food and great deals. Here are ten of the best cheap breakfast sandwiches in Denver, ranging from $3 (for a simple egg and cheese combo) up to $5.50.

click to enlarge Fresh baked biscuits make Basil Doc's breakfast sandwiches great. - FACEBOOK/BASIL DOC'S
Fresh baked biscuits make Basil Doc's breakfast sandwiches great.
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Basil Doc's Pizza & Bistro

330 Holly Street
303-322-5832
basildocspizzeria.com

Yes, you can get an inexpensive and scratch-made breakfast at a takeout pizza joint. Stop by Basil Doc's in the Hilltop neighborhood, where you can get an omelette sandwich on a fresh-baked biscuit for $4.25, with 75 cents for each additional topping.

click to enlarge This hot mess of a sandwich at Brass Tacks will ease you into your day if you're a late riser. - MARK ANTONATION
This hot mess of a sandwich at Brass Tacks will ease you into your day if you're a late riser.
Mark Antonation

Brass Tacks

1526 Blake Street
720-379-3993
brasstacksdinebar.com

Brass Tacks in LoDo builds a breakfast sandwich perfect for hospitality professionals who work late and sleep late. The bar opens at 10 a.m., so you can stop in for a mid-morning fried egg and cheese sandwich for just $3. Even if you add thick-cut bacon, hot links or ham, you'll still top out at just $5 for a fuel-up before another double shift.

click to enlarge There's bacon in there, too, but it's buried in cheese and eggs. - MARK ANTONATION
There's bacon in there, too, but it's buried in cheese and eggs.
Mark Antonation

City Bakery Cafe

726 Lincoln Street
303-861-0809
citybakery.us

Fresh bread, cheap sandwiches and a strong cup of coffee make City Bakery a great morning standby. For $4, you can have an egg and cheese sandwich on a ciabatta roll, so you're getting twice as much food as a typical English muffin construction. For 50 cents more, they'll throw in some thin and crispy bacon.


click to enlarge Moxy's Green Eggs and Ham breakfast sandwich costs $7, but simpler sandwiches can be had for $5.50. - MARK ANTONATION
Moxy's Green Eggs and Ham breakfast sandwich costs $7, but simpler sandwiches can be had for $5.50.
Mark Antonation

Moxie Eatery

70 Broadway
303-524-9236
moxieeatery.com

Moxie feels like the kind of place that could easily charge seven or eight bucks for a fancy sandwich, but you can still escape for $5.50 for an egg and cheddar English muffin with either bacon or chicken sausage. If you're feeling flush, though, the Green Eggs and Ham is a lively way to perk you up, with pesto, goat cheese and prosciutto on an English muffin for $7.

The Noshery

4994 Lowell Boulevard
720-524-3893
nosherycafe.com

The Noshery is the Regis neighborhood's cozy bakery cafe, where you can score a sandwich with egg and choice of cheese for $4.75, with meat ringing in at $1 extra. Check for daily specials on breakfast sandwiches; just be warned that the hard part is escaping without grabbing a few sweet treats for later.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation