About Early Bird

Our Story

Sustainable . Responsible . Approachable.
 
We created Early Bird's menu with our friends and family in mind. Everything is made from scratch, like we do for our family, because after all, you are family!  
 
Come & Get It!

Our Philosophy

Early Bird is a pioneer in the hospitality industry bringing a world-class chef run and operated food establishment to Colorado, offering big city amenities in the comfort of the suburbs.  
 
Early Bird provides fresh, creative, and quality food and beverage executed flawlessly; delivered in an exceptional yet welcoming environment.  Much of the artwork is created by a long time family friend and artist in 30A (Watersound, FL), Allison Wickey.
 
A priority of Early Bird is serving original, healthful breakfast and brunch fare with the emphasis being placed on the freshest ingredients to create modest yet flavorful breakfast and lunch dishes.
Grow Food original art
Grow It Forward Art
Local Greens Art
Preserve Art
We'll Grow It Again Art

How It All Began

Chefs Daniel and Kristen Cofrades started the Early Bird Restaurant concept with the goal of filling a void in the North West Denver Area—a locally owned and operated food outlet catering to business leaders, singles, retirees, couples, and families alike—to bring a unique and approachable dining experience to the local community.
 
The name, Early Bird was inspired by the Chefs’ daughter, Isabel, who was born prematurely at 33 weeks. “Izzy” is the beautiful, pint-sized muse behind the restaurant’s concept and philosophy of providing the best ingredients, preparation and presentation.

Background

The Early Bird Restaurant brand is the result of the dream of a husband and wife chef team, who envisioned a world-class chef-owned and operated food establishment that offers a big city vibe, amenities and sophistication, yet offering small-town comfort, familiarity and friendly service.  Chef owners Daniel and Kristen have extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry including hotels, restaurants, consulting and teaching.  
 
Chef owner Daniel Cofrades studied at L'Ecole Lenore in Paris, and brings over 20 years of experience at world-class hotel and restaurant destinations such as Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts in Spain and Venezuela, the Omni Interlocken Resort, the Michelin starred NOMI Restaurant in Chicago, and most recently, at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, CO. He also serves on the culinary council for Sterling-Rice Group based in Boulder, CO.  
 
Chef owner Kristen Cofrades obtained her culinary degree at The Art Institute of Colorado, School of Culinary Arts, and brings over 15 years of culinary expertise. She worked for Omni Hotels, starting as a pastry cook while in culinary school and worked her way up to task force chef out of the corporate office in 8 years time. Most recently, Chef Kristen was an instructor in the Culinary Department at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO where she also obtained her MBA in Hospitality in 2015. Chef Kristen also serves on the culinary council for Sterling-Rice Group based in Boulder, CO.
 
Currently, Daniel and Kristen both work full time overseeing the Early Bird brand at the Westminster and the Landmark locations. Future growth opportunities within and outside of the state are on the horizon.

What Others Are Saying About Us

Absolutely Outstanding Brunch

 

"This was one of the best brunch plates I have had in Denver.  It was original, flavors were there, their hot sauce added an extra kick and the plate was super filling.  I sat at the bar and the bartenders were super attentive.  Great brunch spot!"

Darika S.

This Breakfast Spot is Legit

"They use all fresh ingredients and have great service.  I got the Front Range early riser and loved all of the fresh flavor. It came with potatoes and toast. The toast had a homemade strawberry jam that was delicious.  The interior looks great and this would be a great spot to plan a breakfast meeting."

Rachel B.

Eggscellent Breakfast!!!

"This restaurant ranks in the top 5 we've ever enjoyed for breakfast! They have a vast menu filled with incredible and unique breakfast dishes all made from locally sourced ingredients.  The service was really good."

J.E.

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Locations

Westminster

  • 11940 Bradburn Blvd.
    Westminster, CO 80031

  • Phone

    (303) 469-9641

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Denver Tech Center

  • 5425 Landmark Pl #101
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

  • Phone & Reservations

    (303) 568-9297

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Hours

Everyday*

7:00am - 2:30pm

*Closed Christmas Day

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