Denver’s Food Scene is a foodie lover’s dream! From brunch to trendy dinner spots, and multiple food halls to satisfy everyone’s taste Denver has something for everyone. In today’s post we are talking all about the best brunch spots in Denver, The Mile High City.
The first 5 brunch places to eat in Denver are all brunch spots that I have personally hit up and officially have my stamp of approval. They are listed in no particular order. The last 5 breakfast joints are either on my list to try or highly ranked by the locals.
Brunch Denver Spot #1 Jelly Cafe
Starting off this Best Brunch in Denver spots with Jelly Cafe. The decor in here is so fun, it looks like a modern diner and various cereal boxes decorated throughout the cafe. The made to order donut bites are so fun and are served like a donut flight. You can choose what flavors you want as well. They have unique dishes like the Corn Flake French Toast which is delish.
Neighborhood: Capital Hill, University
What we ordered: Corn Flake French Toast + Berries, Donut Bites
Must Try: Donut Bites
Hours: M-F 7a-2pm, Sa-Su 7a-3p
Denver Brunch Spot #2 Syrup
Syrup offers so many tasty options, it will be hard to choose one dish so why not grab your friends and try them all.These breakfast entrees include beignets, coconut coated French toast, waffle sliders, The mile high tower and more! During my first visit, I went with the mile high tower (spoiler alert = amazing) which consists of a mixture of scrambled eggs, smashed tater tots, chicken, mushroom, onion and cream cheese stacked high and topped with hollandaise sauce! Still drooling over that meal.
Neighborhoods: Downtown, City Park, Cherry Creek and Edgewater Public Market
What we ordered: The Mile High Tower, Waffle Sliders
Must Try: The Mile High Tower
Hours: M-F 7:00 A.M. -1:45 P.M., Sa-Su 7:00 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.
Brunch Spot #3 Reiver’s Bar and Grill (The BEST BRUNCH IN DENVER)
Reiver’s was recommended to me from a follower on Instagram. At first glance when starting my research on this place, it didn’t look too appealing. It looked like a typical sports bar and grill and there were only 3.5 stars on Yelp. However, I looked at the menu, the food photos and I was blown away as I was looking for some eggs benedict (my favorite) and I was told this place had the best. Let me tell you this, I ordered 2 breakfast entrees because I couldn’t decide what to get for myself during our visit here and both were 11/10 … so good! And yes, I finished them both with no regrets.
I highly recommend this place! I try not to duplicate restaurants when I visit Denver so I can try them all but I will for sure be coming here again for brunch my next visit to Denver.
Neighborhood: Washington Park
What I ordered/Must try: Roadhouse Benedict, Pumpkin Bread French Toast, and a Moscow Mule
Hours: M-F 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M., SA-SJ 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. (unsure of brunch hours)
Brunch Spot #4 Snooze A.M. Eatery
Snooze, while this is a chain restaurant, I don’t count it as one as they are only located in 8 states with a few locations. I’m all about local and unique eateries but Snooze as made my list and for good reason. In the Denver area, they have 5 locations. You can count on there being a wait, but it is worth it once you take a look at their menu.
To avoid the long wait time, we try going to busy brunch places during odd times (1:30 P.M. for example). From sweet to savory breakfast items, there will be something for everyone in your party. The hard part will be only choosing one item, it’s the best to order a few breakfast entrees and share them with your table.
Neighborhood: Tech Center, Colorado Blvd, SouthGlenn, Union Station, Larimer St, Airport – Course B
What we ordered: Eggs Benedict, Coffee and Donuts pancake (Pancake of the day special), Cranberry Orange Pancake and a hot vanilla latte (does come in a small cup). More coffee please!
Pro-Tip: With my Eggs Benedict, I paid a $4.25 up-charge to get a specialty pancake (Cranberry Orange) instead of hash browns. Great way to try a little bit of everything. To avoid the wait times, try going to brunch during odd times, not idea but you avoid the wait.
Hours: M-Su 6:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. (4:00 P.M. on the weekend)
Brunch Spot #5 The Universal
The Universal has an open dining area, with a cool looking breakfast counter as well as an outdoor patio. I ordered the Eggs Benedict!! I pretty much order eggs Benedict wherever I go so I can confirm this was a delicious Benedict. This breakfast entree comes with potatoes and a side of greens to help you feel a little bit healthy about yourself. I liked the touch.
Neighborhood: Northwest Denver
What we ordered: Eggs Benedict and Classic two egg standard with Korean Hangar Steak
Hours: M, Th, F 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Sa- Su 7:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Those are all Denver breakfast spots that I have personally been to and have my foodie stamp of approval if you’re in the Denver area for brunch. Now, I am listing off breakfast places to eat in Denver that are still on my list to try.
Bruch Spot #6 Denver Biscuit Company
This would not be a list of Denver brunch spots if I didn’t include the infamous Denver Biscuit Company. No matter how many times I visit Denver, this spot is recommended to me every time. Now this may be a shock to some, but I don’t personally like biscuits neither does my boyfriend so we don’t really get the hype or ever have the desire to try this place out but if you like biscuits… this would be the place to go!
Denver Biscuit Company specializes in well you guessed it, biscuits! Gourmet biscuit sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and even biscuit French toast.
Neighborhood: Broadway, Colfax, Tennyson
Hours: M-SU 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Brunch Spot #7 Bacon Social House
Bacon Social House looks like a super trendy, happening brunch spot in Denver. We tried going here earlier this year but they were completely booked and closed on Tuesday’s. I highly recommend making reservations are one of their two Denver locations. There are so many delicious looking options on the menu!
Neighborhood: Broadway, Sunnyside
What looks good: Bacon Flight, Classic Benedict, Boozy French Toast, Breakfast Burrito, and Sunshine pancakes
Hours: Closed Tuesdays, M-F 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. (3:30 P.M. on Sa/Su)
Brunch Spot #8 Four Friends Kitchen
Four Friends Kitchen is a Southern-style breakfast with a contemporary atmosphere and a full bar. On the weekend, they serve cinnamon rolls
Neighborhood: Central Park
What looks good: The Kitchen Sink, Southwest Smothered Breakfast Burrito, Berries & Cream French Toast, Classic Beignets and Scratch pancakes with bourbon pecan praline
Hours: M-SU 6:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Brunch Spot #9 Sassafras
Sassafras is an American eatery but not your typical breakfast joint as they focus on Southern/Cajun/Creole time breakfast plates. They offer mimosa and bloody mary flights (not currently on the menu online but have seen it on posts and their Instagram) as well as deep south Benedict, beignets, breakfast Mac (yes, breakfast Mac and cheese) and many others with a Southern flare.
What looks good: Beignets
Hours: M, Th, F, Sa, Su 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Brunch Spot #10 Sunny’s
Sunny’s is a family owned sustainable diner style joint. They serve the classic eggs benedict but their version with a sunny side up egg as well as a few out of the box menu items.
What looks good: Nutella Waffle, Encore Breakfast Sandwich
Hours: F-Su 7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Now, I’m definitely hungry after typing this blog post! Do you have any delicious Denver brunch spots that weren’t on this list, leave them in the comments below! If you’re looking for where to brunch in San Diego, then check out my blog post here.
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