April 8, 2010
If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know I love to travel. Every once in awhile, I discover a place that is worth the trip, one that I just cannot get enough of. Snooze is one of these family favorites- and thank God, it's a place that happens to be in my own city.
The hours are limited to a 2pm closing, the wait is always at least an hour, and the place is noisy as can be. When the line is consistently lengthy outside the door, you know a place has to be worth it. And it is!
Their website describes the decor this way:
"One of our favorite pondering moments, attempting just how to explain Snooze: Googie archtecture? We've heard it can remind one of New York, maybe La Jolla, Seattle, Vegas, South Beach or Portland. Then there is the time lapse, part Jetsons, part Happy Days, part Flintstones. And just how do you describe what may be the coolest booths around? A Tilt-O-Whirl, the half-crescent, Pac-Man?"
However cool the surroundings, it's the food that keeps our family coming back. My favorite is the amazing Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. Cutting into the cake releases a burst of sublime vanilla creme anglais with chunks of caramelized pineapple. (Just typing this is making my mouth water!) If a sweet breakfast is not your thing, there are the usual egg/meat/potato dishes you'd expect, but these concoctions are created with a fresh take in mind and presented with flair.
If your travels take you to Denver, make sure you put Snooze on your must do list. You'll have to plan for it, but this place is worth waking up early for!