The ten best brunch spots in Denver
Summer is upon us, and with that comes the desire to stretch weekend breakfasts into blissful, hours-long respites in a comfortable booth or on an intimate patio. Denver's diverse population of brunch enthusiasts range from outdoor activists loading up for a big bike ride to all-day drinkers. But whether it's eggs Benedict or a big Bloody Mary that you crave, Denver has plenty of perfect spots to get your brunch on.
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Here (in no particular order) are ten of our favorite brunch spots in the area.
10) Beast + Bottle
Via Beast + Bottle's Facebook page
719 East 17th Avenue
Beast + Bottle's farm-to-fork philosophy and dedication to whole-animal utilization has made this spot a Denver favorite in just a few short short months. The thoughtful brunch menu includes such inspired dishes as lamb-neck red chile served with eggs and hominy, and sheep's-milk ricotta blintzes with fresh strawberries. All eggs are courtesy of B+B's "girls," a flock of Rhode Island Red hens that are housed at Colorado's Cottonwood Creek Farms. The drink menu is nothing to shake a stick at, either: Try one of the "beastly" Bloodys like the "Smoked Maria," a brunch-friendly take that uses mezcal instead of vodka. Or if you're game for an early beer, go for the house saison that City Star Brewing makes specially for Beast + Bottle.
9) Devil's Food
1024 South Gaylord Street
Equal parts charming coffee shop, pastry slinger and supper spot, Devil's Food serves up a mean brunch, too. Whether eating inside or out on the tiny, secluded back patio, diners can choose from such dishes as pan-roasted trout and eggs, an array of Benedicts, shrimp and grits, or piles of fluffy pancakes or Belgian waffles. As a bonus, Devil's Food brunch goes until 4 p.m. on the weekends. Don't leave without some fresh baked goods.
8) Beatrice & Woodsley
Via Beatrice & Woodsley's Facebook page
38 South Broadway
The atmosphere at Beatrice & Woodsley alone is reason to visit -- but the rustic, seasonally inspired brunch offered within the aspen-packed, urban Colorado wilderness will make you never want to leave. Step inside and you'll feel like you're in a dreamy theater set; sit down and contemplate a menu that reads like a fantastical story, with creations like the summer squash-and-chili bread pudding, a smoky braised lamb-and-egg sandwich, and crawfish beignets with spicy red-pepper aioli. Beatrice & Woodsley also offers an Impressive, well-curated morning cocktail menu.
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