Brunch, a meal that is both breakfast and lunch, is a favorite amongst Denver locals and visitors alike.
Denver restaurants offer a wide and eclectic variety of delicious brunch dishes you should taste. Check out our favorite 8 best Denver brunch spots to visit!
8 Best Denver Brunch Spots
Location: 2227 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Bar Dough, helmed by Chef Max MacKissock, is already known for its wood-fired pizzas and house-made pastas, yet its brunch menu is as equally noteworthy.
Try the Soft Scramble, made with scrambled eggs, jalapeño cheddar bread, grilled summer squash, and Calabrian chile condiment, as well as the Eggs Benedicto, made with two poached eggs, jalapeño cheddar bread, rebel farms arugula, red wine hollandaise, and shaved speck.
Psst… Bar Dough was also featured in our ‘10 Best Pizza Places in Denver‘ article!
Location: 4994 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
The Noshery is a local bakery, located across the street from Regis University, that offers freshly baked artisan breads, gourmet pastries, breakfast foods and sandwiches.
Try the Egg Sammi, and choose from a selection of the following: sausage, egg & cheese, bacon, egg & cheese, ham, egg & cheese or tomato, mushroom, egg & cheese, also try the Potato Waffles, that include house-smoked salmon, and chive crème fraîche.
Location: 2160 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Morning Collective offers inventive cuisine, creative cocktails and an inviting indoor and outdoor atmosphere. Partner and executive chef Joseph Strelnik’s menu is complemented by a “farmhouse chic” design, featuring vintage 1950s wallpaper and modern reclaimed steel.
Try the Sunrise Crispy Rancheros, made with layers of crispy tortillas, eggs cooked to order, pinto beans, cotija cheese, green chili and salsa fresca.
Olive & Finch Eatery and Bakery
Locations: 1552 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218 & 3390 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Olive & Finch Eatery & Bakery is inspired by European countryside markets and cafés and combines casual with quality. Helmed by Chef Mary Nguyen, Olive and Finch offers unique and fresh brunch dishes, as well as fresh baked pastries, rich cappuccinos, cleansing fresh-pressed juices, artisan sandwiches, hearty soups and salads.
Try the Shakshuka, made with stewed tomatoes, spices, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, cilantro, feta cheese, two cage free eggs, and served with salad and toasted baguette, also try the Sunrise, made with two cage free eggs, bacon, maple aioli, roasted tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and arugula, and served open faced on toasted baguette, with fruit, buttermilk biscuit or beignet.
Location: 1420 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Onefold serves brunches all day and focuses on making homestyle foods with as few ingredients as possible. Their dishes are inspired by family recipes, and all of their dishes are non-GMO, with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients when possible.
Try the Crepes, made with organic flour, bananas, toasted walnuts, real maple syrup, as well as the Frittata, made with tender belly bacon, cherry tomatoes, arugula side salad with lemon vinaigrette.
Sassafras American Eatery
Locations: 2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 & 320 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Sassafras American Eatery offers Southern-styled comfort food influenced by American cooking traditions. They create dishes using locally-sourced and organic ingredients.
Try the Beignets, market-style donuts with powdered sugar, also try the Biscuit Sandwich, made with Jalapeño cheddar drop, sunny-up egg, choice of breakfast sausage, bacon or fried-green tomatoes, with duck fat country or mushroom gravy.
Psst… Sassafras American Eatery was also voted Denver’s Best Breakfast last year in our Readers Choice: Denver’s Best of the Best 2016 Food & Drink poll!
Location: 2461 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
SugarMill, part of Chef Troy Guard’s TAG Restaurant Group, is a cozy RiNo cafe, bistro and neighborhood hang-out for an array of sweet and savory seasonal treats, and offers delicious brunch dishes during the weekend.
Try the SM Sammie, made with applewood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, muenster cheese, and local greens, and the Brioche French Toast, made with strawberry-basil compote, candied almonds, and mascarpone creme.
Location: 2911 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
The Universal is a local breakfast and lunch eatery, located in the Sunnyside neighborhood, that serves homemade Southern comfort food and re-imagined classics.
Try the Cornbread Rancheros, that is layered with black beans, roasted tomato salsa, pico, two fried eggs, cheddar cheese, sour cream and avocado, as well as the Eggs Benedict, made with poached eggs on bed of tender belly ham with hollandaise on english muffin, and served with griddled potatoes.