Top Brunch Places in Denver
March 17, 2019
Is there a better meal than brunch on the weekends? It fits into your schedule so much easier than breakfast whether you’re on the go or have a day off to sleep. Living in the DTC apartments gives you access to dozens of brunch spots, but these 15 are the absolute best.
This Spanish tapas bar is located on the rooftop of its building in Boulder. Weekend brunch options feature citrus gin and tonics and entire carafes of mimosas. Classic Spanish dishes range from saffron rice with prawns to omelets with potatoes and onions. Of course, you can always stick with a flatiron steak and eggs.
Wendell’s is new to the Berkeley neighborhood. While the aesthetic is an old-school diner, the food is anything but classic. Berry compote pancakes, breakfast poutine, and beet eggs with lox rillette are all highlights on the menu. If you’re looking for high end brunch, Wendell’s is an exceptional choice.
This is chef Troy Guard’s newest addition to the Highlands. The 70s-inspired dining room boasts modernized elements that make the appearance of this restaurant feel almost futuristic despite its retro appeal. Food offerings are nostalgic here, with smothered tater tots and chicken-fried steak on the top of the list. Plus, there’s plenty of booze-laden milk drinks to enjoy.
4. Senor Bear
Senor Bear is only open on Sunday mornings in LoHi. They feature Latin fare in decadent style ranging from mofongo with plantains to chicharron and braised chicken. When you stop in, make sure to take advantage of their bottomless sangrias.
5. The Bindery
Coffee, pastries, and breakfast items to go are what you’ll find at The Bindery. This European-style restaurant [also offers plenty of sit-down meals alongside a market. Top recommendations include La Emmabella eggs in brioche with truffle butter and duck prosciutto, poached eggs with wild mushrooms, and parmesan broth.
6. Citizen Rail
Citizen Rail resides in the Kimpton Hotel, creating a competitive brunch offering to match the area’s best. Baked goods and creative dishes like hominy and spicy tomato broth drive the menu. The plates are decadent, the food is delicious, and the drinks are ready to flow.
Ultreia is a longstanding favorite in the city, but their recent menu revamp has people talking. New items range from Manchego porridge to patatas bravas has and wine-soaked French toast. Customers are also raving about the brunch pitcher of Family Jones gin featuring hibiscus, star anise, cinnamon, and clove.
8. Denver Milk Market
Head downtown on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2.pm for a full-service brunch at the Denver Milk Market. Classics like cinnamon rolls, peaches and cream crepes, and chicken and waffles create a menu of breakfast favorites. As the bar cart roams the hall, make sure to grab a mimosa or bloody mary.
9. Pony Pup
This LoDo bar offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a unique combo of American cuisine with regional twists, like breakfast burritos served with French dips or sausage gravy on a ciabatta roll. On Sundays, champagne is half off.
10. Death & Co.
You can find Death & Co. in the Ramble Hotel’s luxurious lobby. Cocktails fly from the bar at this brunch spot thanks to their ingenuity and simple yet delicious appeal. Menu items include huevos rancheros, a basket of baked goods, and an assortment of breakfast charcuterie.
11. Barcelona Wine Bar
This Spanish restaurant brings the party-like atmosphere of the country’s dining home to Denver with their weekend tapas brunch. Albondigas-drenched poached eggs, biscuits and game-gravy, and shakshuka are menu favorites, but don’t be afraid to explore their authentic regional offerings.
Comfort food reigns supreme at Julep, and their brunch menu is no exception. If you’re in the mood for a fried chicken platter or ham and grits, then this is the place to be. While the Pimm’s cup is their most popular drink, Julep makes a mean bloody mary.
New to Jacquard Hotel, Narrative is a creation of chef Paul Nagan. Their menu is surprisingly healthy, featuring a vast offering of fruits and veggies as core dishes. Smoothies and grilled artichoke are favorites here, but you can also find savory delights like honey smoked salmon and blueberry crunch pancakes. In case you were wondering, the bar is well-stocked.
14. Officers Club
The Officer Club, located inside Denver’s former Air Force base, has been a popular dinner spot for a while now. However, their new brunch menu is the perfect remedy for a hangover. From spiked coffee to sandwiches with just what the doctor ordered, they’ll nurse you back to health.
15. Sassafras American Eatery
This all-American, Southern-inspired menu will transport you to Louisiana and back again with every bite. Their eggs benedict receives rave reviews, featuring two eggs served over tender pulled pork, collard greens, and jalapeno cornbread with hollandaise sauce. Take the experience of this menu item over the edge with house-made pickle chilly jam for added heat.
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