The twelve best brunch spots in Denver

Categories: Best of Denver

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Mark Manger
Linger joined the brunch bunch last year.
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.

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

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Via Beast + Bottle's Facebook page
12) Beast + Bottle
719 East 17th Avenue

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.

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Lori Midson
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.

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Via Beatrice & Woodsley's Facebook page
10) Beatrice & Woodsley
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.

Continue reading for more brunch spots.


Location Info

Beast + Bottle

719 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Beatrice & Woodsley

38 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery

1020 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lola

1575 Boulder St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Jelly

600 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lucile's Creole Cafe

275 S. Logan St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Gaia Bistro

1551 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Root Down

1600 W. 33rd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Table 6

609 Corona St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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136 comments
joe.j.sindelar
joe.j.sindelar

We also were looking for a new Sunday brunch location and went to the #1 choice on one of your lists -- Guadalajara Authentic Mexican Buffet.  #1 Brunch??!!  You've got to be kidding!  For one thing, "brunch" implies combining breakfast with lunch.  Apparently, one tray of watery huevos rancheros covered for breakfast, because everything else was regular or exotic Mexican food choices for lunch or dinner.  The wait staff was wonderful, and there was an excellent "family feel" to the restaurant, but most of the food was anything but outstanding and tasty.  (None of us tried the tray of large fish heads.  Maybe they were outstanding, but...)  I wouldn't even go back there for a regular Mexican buffet, much less a "#1 Sunday Brunch".  Westword really let us down on this one!

tthomas1consultant
tthomas1consultant

Disappointed. I was looking for a new Brunch spot but none of the locations listed serve a "traditional" brunch. They're simply open for breakfast on the weekend. Either classify them as Breakfast or have a category for traditional brunch(buffet, champagne, etc. -vs- "off the menu"). this was of no use.


I guess I'll stick with Dazzles', true brunch, never disappointed.  

Lisa Zbuka
Lisa Zbuka

Toms.... hands down you can never go wrong with some southern home cooked food..........

Tara Woiderski
Tara Woiderski

The Irish Rover. Great patio, music, food and service!

Angie Cruz
Angie Cruz

I was just gonna say the same thing Michelle Martinez lol

James Stewart
James Stewart

This list is BS! Everyone knows you first rank them by bottomless drink prices, atmosphere, then food. Ugh f-ing westword

Michelle Martinez
Michelle Martinez

Angie Cruz we should try a few of these places this summer !!

Charis Denny
Charis Denny

Colore at Broadway and Yale. Bottomless mimosas, awesome food, and NEVER do you have to wait for a table. I never understand why they are not busier for weekend brunch...

Nata Bu
Nata Bu

Beatrice & Woodsley @broadway

Trevor Massey
Trevor Massey

INTERSTATE kitchen & bar they only serve it on sunday best bloody's best breakfast. Molly Jones let hit one on the list this weekend

Scott Palmer
Scott Palmer

Easy choice, Le Central Affordable French at 8th & Lincoln. BEST place for spring brunch and an outing downtown!

Alexa James
Alexa James

Rose we should venture out our brunches this summer.

Dev Adams
Dev Adams

Wildflower Cafe in Evergreen! If we are sticking strictly with Denver, then Yanna's.

Lauren Singer
Lauren Singer

Hey Brett James, a little late, but still good to know!

Adam J Husar
Adam J Husar

Taylor Covert we have to try number one ASAP!!!

Abe Laydon
Abe Laydon

Uh...the Lobby, Snooze, and Racine's didn't make the list? Let's taste the food Westword and stop sounding like an out- of-state hipster that just moved to LoHi.

seejohnedrum
seejohnedrum

So the edge failed and we're to assume the next people know what they're doing?

seejohnedrum
seejohnedrum

Really, Snooze?  Sounds like you like to wait to be cool.  Racines?  Did you know they pre-cook poached eggs and serve scrambled eggs from a carton.

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