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The Best Brunch Spots in Denver

Denver is known around the country as one of the best places to live place with plenty of access to amazing nature, but it only takes a few days in the city to realize that there are also tons of food and cultural options available. So once you get past the trips to ski slopes and tours of microbreweries, you’ll realize that you have a craving for the classic way to spend a weekend morning:  brunch.

Fear not, Denver has you covered! Check out this list of great spots to get brunch in the Mile High City.

Denver Brunch Spots Bacon a Social House

Brunch Time: Every day 7:30 am- 3 pm

If you have a thing for bacon, then this Diner’s Choice 2016 winner is the place for you. Instead of being ashamed of crunching through the tasty meat, you can enjoy a “bacon flight” – complete with 6 different types of flavorful goodness. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can even try a Bloody Mary complete with some house-infused bacon vodka.

Beast+ Bottle

Brunch Time: Saturday 10 am – 2 pm; Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

This is a great spot for local food since most of it goes straight from the farm to your plate, and a lot of the meat is divided up at the restaurant itself. Once you pair that with nice staff and a constantly changing menu, you’ll probably want to visit this one multiple times.

Dazzle

Brunch Time: Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Brunch is good, but brunch with jazz is even better. This jazz club is popular among music lovers to begin with, and the great food and endless mimosas and Bloody Marys make it great for everyone else, too. But popularity comes with a price, and in this case it’s that Dazzle is usually crowded. In other words, make a reservation in advance.

Denver Brunch Devil’s Food

Brunch Time: Every day 7 am-4 pm

The décor of this restaurant may just remind you of your grandma’s kitchen, but that really adds to the atmosphere of this bohemian café. There are more than 30 kinds of tea, the food is local and seasonal, and you can go for a nice stroll through nearby Washington Park after eating.

Duo Restaurant

Brunch Time: Saturday 10 am – 2 pm; Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

This restaurant in the Lower Highlands is another farm-to-table spot, but it adds a little history into the mix. It’s in a beautiful building from the 19th century, so you can spend your time looking at the high ceilings and gazing out of the tall windows. You won’t have such a long menu to flip through when eating at Duo, but the quality and creativity of the dishes will leave you satisfied.

The Hornet Restaurant

Brunch Time: Friday 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm; Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Sometimes you want to ditch the stereotypical brunch spots and hit something a little bit different. On those mornings, this fun looking place will do just the trick. And it’s not just limited to the décor. They skip the traditional brunch food in favor of things like Dixie Chicken, home-made pop tarts, breakfast tacos, and more. Oh, and the prices of the mimosas and Bloody Marys are motivation to order quite a few.

Brunch in Denver Lola

Brunch Time: Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This is a Mexican place, but not quite as you expect it because they make many clever additions to the standard fare. And even though it has plenty of fish dishes, you’re able to get the normal brunch plates that you know and love. The food is tasty, and the vibe is happy.

Rioja

Brunch Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

The friendly staff at this restaurant will talk you through the elaborate Spanish dishes, or they’ll be happy to serve you the traditional American breakfasts. The style is simple but elegant, so it’s a great place to relax away a weekend morning.

Root Down

Brunch Time: Friday 11 am – 2 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2:30 pm; Sunday 10 am – 2:30 pm

If you’re on a vegetarian or gluten-free diet, then push this one to the top of your list because they have plenty of options for you. This sensitivity with their cooking has made them experts on dealing with all types of allergies, so they’ll find a way to serve you fresh, local ingredients no matter what your specific requirements are.

Sarto’s

Brunch Time: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm

Brunch and Italian food are both terms that act as music to the ears of many foodies, so why not combine them? This self-proclaimed “Social Italian Eatery” will serve up homemade pasta, Italian wine, and mimosas that never end. You’ll feel as welcome here as a farm house in the Italian countryside.

Denver Brunch Recommendations What Do You Recommend?

This list is a great start, but it would be impossible to name all of the great brunch spots in Denver – especially since new ones are opening every day! Do you have any other tips? We’d love to hear about them!

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