Brunch… it’s pretty glorious. You wake up and decide there is no way you’re cooking, and you need something extra delicious. Even if it takes waiting an hour in line on an empty stomach, you’re dedicated to the extra crispy bacon, the mouth-watering pancakes, and the endless pours of mimosa juice.
I have rounded up my favorite spots to brunch around Denver and will continue to update this list when I find a new favorite. Denver folks, is there somewhere I need to add to my list? DM me or comment below!
We live in the highland area so this list is a little high on highlands brunch spots but also there are like 15 brunch-only spots in in the highlands!
Union Station (Hip Brunch Spot)
Damn Good Southern Food & The Best Frozé EVER.
Tupelo Honey is a southern chain that just landed in Denver and has made a big splash. Everything on the menu is delicious. The Southern Shakshuka flavors are big and bold, the Fried Green Tomato & Burrata Sandwich is soooo good with a nice little kick too! The Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes are simply divine, I mean one of the best things I have ever eaten. The cinnamon, honey, spiced pecans, smokey bacon, and crispy fried chicken on top of sweet potato pancakes WOWZERS.
Tupelo Honey also happens to have the best damn Frozé I have ever had. I could drink pitchers and pitchers of that stuff, and I plan to. Next on my list to try there is the Pimento Cheese Nachos and the Shrimp & Grits. Great group brunch in Denver too!
The Cookery at Myrtle Hill aka Devils Food
Gaylord Street, Wash Park (Neighborhood Gem)
Your cute neighbor’s kitchen with all the fixin’s + a cute patio
So when I moved here, the name was “Devils Food” they have since split the two concepts into separate spaces with separate names. Devil’s food for pastry and coffee The Cookery for breakfast/brunch/lunch. IMO, it’s the best brunch in Wash Park.
The menu changes seasonally, so everything is fresh and in season. My staple menu item is the Brandy Brulled Grapefruit. We will be back to try the cornbread waffle!
Lohi (Hip Brunch Spot)
Bright, airy decor with delicious well-plated breakfast & lunch
When my girlfriends and I visited Bindery we honestly felt like we were on an episode of Sex and The City. Just some cool girls out brunching! The decor is spot on with huge two-story windows making it so bright and fresh. The food and service are also on point. The beignets with berries and cream naum naum naum!
Highlands, 38th Street
Killer vibes, killer food and a perfectly sunny patio
Go to Bodega. This sandwich shop turns out incredible breakfast sandwiches (and lunch options) all week. We ventured over by 11:30 and by noon there was a line out the door and down the street.
Grab a seat and send someone to get in line. With a full bar you can sip on rose in the sun while downing a perfect breakfast sandwich or burger (at 9 am).
Breakfast on Broadway
South Broadway/Englewood (Neighborhood Gem)
Surprisingly cheap & delicious plus bottomless
An unassuming bright spot on South Broadway with a great patio this neighborhood “Diner” doesn’t have much of a diner feel at all. Breakfast on Broadway covers your breakfast basics but this kitchen is lead by a fine-dining chef so everything is superb. Plus, you can’t beat 9.50 Bottomless Mimosas and killer Bloody Mary’s!
Want to sit outside under an Elm Tree?
We live in the highlands so this list is a little high on highlands brunch spots but also there are like 5 brunch only spots in a mile radius from us. American Elm is delicious anytime – dinner is fab but I think the brunch really shines especially on a warm sunny day under the giant American Elm on the patio. The steak and eggs wowzers.
Union, RiNo, 9th & Colorado, Littleton, DTC & Lone Tree (Hip Brunch Spot)
The OG brunch spot, so delicious and worth the wait
Snooze is a Denver Brunch staple. With a few spots around town, this breakfast & brunch spot is popular around the clock. Be prepared to wait, but it’s so totally worth it. The Bella! Bella! Benny is an Italian lovers dream with prosciutto, Taleggio cheese, poached eggs on ciabatta, with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze, and arugula. Naummmm
Denver Biscuit Company
Baker & Colefax (Hip Brunch + Takeout/Deliver)
The best damn breakfast sandwiches and biscuit cinnamon roll
My first brunch after moving to Denver was at Denver Biscuit Company on Colfax. This is still a go-to spot and one I frequently ordered takeout from when my best friend Kristina and I lived together. I mean why not order a bacon egg and cheese biscuits, cinnamon roll, and a large pizza from Fat Sullys when you’re hungover? The menu is limited to biscuits so be in the mood!
Bacon Social House
Sunnyside/Highlands & South Broadway
Killer menu + cocktails and bacon flights
Yes, you read that right – Bacon Flights. You can try a number of different types of bacon at Bacon Social House and I highly recommend it. We love the Sunnyside/Highlands location fro its big patio and great indoor/outdoor feel. Everything we have had on the menu is fabulous.
Five Points & Stapelton
Authentic NY Bagels here in Denver
When I say authentic I mean it. Rosenberg’s bagels are made with the same water they use in NYC! How? Well, I don’t know the exact details but basically, they treat their water the same way NYC does, so the bagels are perfect. Fluffy and delicious. I need a location closer to my house!
Kachina Margarita Brunch
DYI Margaritas and bottomless mimosa and margaritas?!
HELL YES. Y’all Kachina Margarita Brunch has been one of my favorite Mexican spots and now they have an amazing brunch. Clay and I could stuff our face with their breakfast tacos all day. Also, they have my new favorite queso in the city! Kachina is in the super cool and hip Dairy Block in LoDo/Union area so it always makes me feel extra cool to hang out there. Katchina is also where you will find white queso!
The best pancakes in town
This hip little dinner on Tennison not only has a fabulous patio but by far the most delicious pancakes in town. Fluffy light is perfectly simple. Everything else is delicious too!
The best french toast in the entire world
Mister Oso is usually somewhere I recommend for dinner and drinks. But we were headed south, and the vibe at the Wash Park location is amazing, so we decided to stop in for brunch, and it knocked our socks off. This not-great photo of the french toast really does not due it justice; I mean, this was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Everything on the menu is yummy, but the french toast is a must.
Other Favorite Brunch Spots
- Cozy Cottage – BYOB big patio
- Bar Dough
Got a good brunch rec? Send it my way!
Thanks to Tupelo Honey, Wendells, Kachina & Bindery for treating me to brunch and inspiring this post!
Sassafras is by far the best brunch in Denver. Get the chicken fried eggs with Buffalo hash or the Cajun Benedict. They also have the best brunch drinks in town.
Blue Mountain Belle says
Gah it’s literally the one place I have been hearing about since I moved here and have yet to go! Need to get there ASAP!