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The Essential Brunch Restaurants in Denver

For the ultimate midday breakfast fix

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A French press brews at Annette inside Stanley Marketplace in Aurora
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These 13 restaurants are not the new and hot brunch spots, but rather the established and beloved staples of Denver’s mid-morning dining scene. They range from Ellyngton's inside the Brown Palace for a posh, throwback experience; to Beatrice & Woodsley, well-suited for a romantic date brunch; and Devil’s Food with a family feel in the Wash Park neighborhood.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Old Major

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3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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Meat-focused Old Major serves brunch both Saturday and Sunday and draws guests in with dishes like the country-fried chicken and cinnamon French toast.

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2. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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Classic dishes with a twist in a modern and laid-back setting is what Root Down is all about. See Vietnamese almond pancakes and shrimp and grits Benedicts. There is usually a wait to be seated.

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3. Duo Restaurant

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2413 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4141
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Duo was at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement in Denver, and that commitment has never wavered. Brunch is a tradition here that comes with biscuits and gravy, pastry baskets, and the cider-glazed pork Benedict. As of 2019, it’s now served Fridays in addition to weekends.

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4. Linger

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2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
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Diners line up outside the door before this eclectic LoHi spot opens on Sundays for brunch. The menu includes a selection ranging from Argentine steak & eggs to hangover ramen and chorizo tacos.

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5. Lola

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
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This LoHi brunch hot spot is famed for its outrageous bloody marys, but guests come back for the homey fare with a creative touch. A bottomless taco bar with a side of morning cartoons is the latest addition.

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6. Annette

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2501 Dallas St #108
Aurora, CO 80010
(720) 710-9975
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Diners should still hurry to this Eater 2017 restaurant of the year for dinner, but they should also just as soon go for weekend brunch. Breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and jam, and a Jubilee coffee French press should not be missed.

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7. The Nickel

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1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 889-2128
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Located just inside Hotel Teatro, the Nickel offers a weekend charcuterie bloody mary bar with all the fixings. Its food menu is equally impressive — try the chicken and waffles.

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8. Ellyngton's

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321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111
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Served on Sundays only, the Dom Perignon brunch at The Brown Palace hotel is a real treat. There are lavish brunch buffet tables, fresh seafood selections, sushi and salad stations, and four Champagne tiers to choose from.

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9. Beast + Bottle

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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Both Saturdays and Sundays, chef Paul Reilly and his skilled team offer fun dishes like the flax seed Belgian waffle, the pork shoulder tostada, and the corned lamb shank hash.

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10. 12@MADISON

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1160 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 216-0190
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Congress Park is home to this gem of seasonal and local cuisine from chefs Jeff Osaka and Toby Prout. The cast-iron pastry, house hash, and bread pudding French toast are winners.

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11. Beatrice & Woodsley

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38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3505
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Romantic Beatrice & Woodsley has expanded brunch hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays on South Broadway. Highlights here include apple pie pancakes, asparagus Benedict on toasted ciabatta, and brûléed grapefruit with a sweet-salted almond and olive oil crumb.

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12. Devil's Food

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1020 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-7448
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Set on quaint South Gaylord Street, this staple casual eatery has a big heart, and the brunch menu is among the best ways to experience it. Egg and pancake dishes are the stars of the show, but diners should save room for dessert.

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13. Star Kitchen

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2917 W Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 936-0089
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This brunch palace off South Federal Boulevard serves daily dim sum plates from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, when the dining room gets packed. Go for crispy noodles, egg custard buns, pork shiu-mai, and dumplings galore.

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1. Old Major

3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
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Meat-focused Old Major serves brunch both Saturday and Sunday and draws guests in with dishes like the country-fried chicken and cinnamon French toast.

3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

2. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
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Classic dishes with a twist in a modern and laid-back setting is what Root Down is all about. See Vietnamese almond pancakes and shrimp and grits Benedicts. There is usually a wait to be seated.

1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

3. Duo Restaurant

2413 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Duo

Duo was at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement in Denver, and that commitment has never wavered. Brunch is a tradition here that comes with biscuits and gravy, pastry baskets, and the cider-glazed pork Benedict. As of 2019, it’s now served Fridays in addition to weekends.

2413 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

4. Linger

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Facebook

Diners line up outside the door before this eclectic LoHi spot opens on Sundays for brunch. The menu includes a selection ranging from Argentine steak & eggs to hangover ramen and chorizo tacos.

2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

5. Lola

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
Lola

This LoHi brunch hot spot is famed for its outrageous bloody marys, but guests come back for the homey fare with a creative touch. A bottomless taco bar with a side of morning cartoons is the latest addition.

1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

6. Annette

2501 Dallas St #108, Aurora, CO 80010
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Diners should still hurry to this Eater 2017 restaurant of the year for dinner, but they should also just as soon go for weekend brunch. Breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and jam, and a Jubilee coffee French press should not be missed.

2501 Dallas St #108
Aurora, CO 80010

7. The Nickel

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Lucy Beaugard/Eater

Located just inside Hotel Teatro, the Nickel offers a weekend charcuterie bloody mary bar with all the fixings. Its food menu is equally impressive — try the chicken and waffles.

1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Ellyngton's

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Brown Palace [official]

Served on Sundays only, the Dom Perignon brunch at The Brown Palace hotel is a real treat. There are lavish brunch buffet tables, fresh seafood selections, sushi and salad stations, and four Champagne tiers to choose from.

321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Beast + Bottle

Both Saturdays and Sundays, chef Paul Reilly and his skilled team offer fun dishes like the flax seed Belgian waffle, the pork shoulder tostada, and the corned lamb shank hash.

719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

10. 12@MADISON

1160 Madison St, Denver, CO 80206
12@MADISON/Facebook

Congress Park is home to this gem of seasonal and local cuisine from chefs Jeff Osaka and Toby Prout. The cast-iron pastry, house hash, and bread pudding French toast are winners.

1160 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206

11. Beatrice & Woodsley

38 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Facebook

Romantic Beatrice & Woodsley has expanded brunch hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays on South Broadway. Highlights here include apple pie pancakes, asparagus Benedict on toasted ciabatta, and brûléed grapefruit with a sweet-salted almond and olive oil crumb.

38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

12. Devil's Food

1020 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209
Denvernomz

Set on quaint South Gaylord Street, this staple casual eatery has a big heart, and the brunch menu is among the best ways to experience it. Egg and pancake dishes are the stars of the show, but diners should save room for dessert.

1020 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209

13. Star Kitchen

2917 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Star Kitchen [official]

This brunch palace off South Federal Boulevard serves daily dim sum plates from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, when the dining room gets packed. Go for crispy noodles, egg custard buns, pork shiu-mai, and dumplings galore.

2917 W Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80219

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