The twelve best brunch spots in Denver
The warm weather heading our way brings with it the desire to stretch weekend breakfasts into blissful, hours-long respites in comfortable booths or on intimate patios. 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.
Mark Manger Linger joined the brunch bunch last year.
Here are our dozen favorite brunch spots in the area, presented in no particular order -- until number one. Get cracking!
See also: Best Brunch -- Fooducopia
Beast + Bottle's farm-to-fork philosophy and dedication to whole-animal utilization has made this spot a Denver favorite over the past year. 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.
11) 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. The can't miss dish? The crepes. And don't leave without some fresh baked goods.
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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