Indulge in a fabulous brunch in Colorado, no matter if you’re seeking the best Bloody Mary or the perfect Eggs Benedict. From affordable restaurants to classy buffets, Colorado has a brunch spot to not only please your budget but also your appetite. Spend your next Sunday morning at these 9 best brunch spots in in the Centennial State.
The Buff has a great selection of breakfast and brunch foods that is sure to please everyone. When it comes to food, try the Buff’s skillets, pancakes, huevos rancheros, benedicts or simply bacon and eggs. But a good brunch wouldn’t be complete with a good drink. There is a variety of Bloody Mary options along with mimosas and a tequila sunrise. These drinks are only 99 cents when purchased with an entree too. If you want a non-alcoholic beverage, try the “White Buffalo” coffee drink, which is a white mocha made with white Swiss chocolate.
For a casual yet classy brunch, head to Element 47 at the top-notch Aspen hotel the Little Nell. Brunch is served daily here and some brunch menu items stay on the menu later than the brunch hours. A dish to not miss is the lemon ricotta pancakes. For a savory brunch dish, try an omelet made with mushrooms, kale and goat cheese.
For reasonable prices and a cozy atmosphere, have brunch at Columbine Cafe. Enjoy a mimosa or a Bloody Mary while you sit out on the patio. The best thing about Columbine Cafe is the large menu, which is sure to please even picky eaters. The “Breck Scramble” is a local favorite dish, and the biscuits and gravy are definitely delicious and filling. This cafe is known for its corned beef hash. Since this a popular brunch spot, expect a wait during the weekends or during ski season.
A list about brunch wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Snooze. With multiple locations in the state, this Colorado-based chain is a popular spot for breakfast and brunch. Find egg dishes made all kinds of ways or sweet dishes with perfectly flavored pancakes. Snooze offers filling options or even a healthy section for those wanting a lighter brunch choice. The Breakfast Pot Pie is a unique yet popular breakfast choice or try the “Chile Verde Benny,” which is a benedict with a southwest kick. And of course, Snooze also offers a variety of brunch cocktails.
Lucile’s brings Louisiana flare to Colorado. This Colorado restaurant has multiple locations in the Centennial State, so you can enjoy beignets and biscuits in a number of cities. Creole is the style of food here. The Pain Perdu, a New Orleans-style French toast, the Creole omelet, and Eggs New Orleans are all great brunch choices. Pair your Creole brunch with chicory coffee and you’ll think you’re in New Orleans by the end of your meal.
Lake Terrace, a restaurant inside the Broadmoor hotel, serves up a fabulous brunch on Sundays. Breakfast is served on other days of the week but only till 11 a.m. Now this brunch hotspot is not necessarily the most affordable option, therefore save brunch at Lake Terrace for a special occasion. The menu has some variety from the traditional Denver omelet to freshly squeezed juices.
For a Sunday brunch, Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace hosts a brunch called the Dom Perignon Champagne Brunch. Enjoy champagne and a brunch buffet with menu options like lemon poppy waffles or a lobster scramble.
This charming Denver brunch spot has a home cooked menu with classic favorites like chicken and waffles or eggs benedict. The Cookery, once simply known as Devil’s Food, started out as a bakery, so any of the baked goods on the menu will most definitely be delicious. Get some quality time with your friends or family at this brunch spot because this restaurant makes it a point to be a “cell phone-free” establishment.
With a full bar and a menu made from local ingredients, Foolish Craig’s has become a popular brunch destination for both Boulderites and tourists. Now Foolish Craig’s are known for topnotch crepes, some the best in Boulder. However there is more on the menu than just crepes, from omelets to benedicts. No matter if you missed brunch hour, you can enjoy breakfast items all day at Foolish Craig’s.