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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242 comments
Alondra Leon
Alondra Leon

I just need to know where I can find the best French toast!

CM Noble
CM Noble

How dare you not include Wild Eggs and Dazzle? How. Dare. You.

Andrew Hubert
Andrew Hubert

Damn for sure! We are planning to take off from here on Nov 10th and should be there by the 12th the latest. Ward Fish

Ward Fish
Ward Fish

Zachary D. Saylor Andrew Hubert

Mikolaitis Diana
Mikolaitis Diana

We need to try some of these! Natalie Purdy and Jake Purdy

Ezra-David Darnell
Ezra-David Darnell

Universal, Curtis club, forest room five, table 6, Sputnik, dim sum

John Paul Rojas
John Paul Rojas

Brunch is extremely overrated and basically for the hangover crews and lazy fools who never learned how to cook a proper breakfast. Nothing like overpriced eggs and toast. Oh wait they have bottomless mimosas. Blah blah meh meh. Find a new story westword.

Liv Elgethun
Liv Elgethun

And I brunch with my girls every other Sunday. There is so much great food in Denver. But I hope to keep my secret places secret!

Jimmy Bernat
Jimmy Bernat

If you haven't tried brunch at Jimmy's on Blake and 16th you're missing out

Liv Elgethun
Liv Elgethun

You just told me exactly where NOT to go.

Nora Fabris
Nora Fabris

Add them to the list of places we must try!

Nora Fabris
Nora Fabris

Kim Breneman have you been to all these??

Cindie Marren
Cindie Marren

Yaya's is our favorite brunch spot. All you can eat, fresh made to order benedicts, pancakes, and stuffed french toast, prime tib, omelets bar, AND bottomless mimosas! We had our wedding brunch there, it was perfect.

Mark Karpowich
Mark Karpowich

One more weekend for brunch @Mudrock's Tap in Loiusville. It goes away for football. :(

Ana Cristina
Ana Cristina

Lindsey Felicetti brunch tomorrow before I head back to FTC \U0001f49c

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