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Buttermilk pancakes with berry compote, clotted cream, and thyme at Wendell’s
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The Hottest New Brunch Spots in Denver

Where to spend the mid-morning this coming weekend

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Buttermilk pancakes with berry compote, clotted cream, and thyme at Wendell’s
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Lazy Saturdays and Sundays work best with a solid brunch destination. Pancakes and omelets, bloody marys and mimosas, sweet morning pastries, or spicy chilaquiles make the stress of the week disappear and the coziness of a day-off settle in. For those seeking the new and interesting hot spots for brunch, these 14 should be a great start.

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1. Corrida

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1023 Walnut St #400
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-1333
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The rooftop Spanish tapas bar and restaurant in Boulder is now offering a weekend brunch with morning citrus gin tonics and carafes of mimosas. For food, find Spanish omelettes with potatoes and onion; saffron rice with prawns and poached eggs; and flatiron steaks and eggs with smashed potatoes.

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2. Wendell's

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3838 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 485-3901
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New to Berkeley, Wendell’s is a remake of the old-school neighborhood breakfast diner. Dishes from chef Eric Lee (formerly of Linger) include clotted cream and berry compote pancakes, breakfast poutine, and toast with beet eggs and lox rillette.

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3940 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 667-3727
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Chef Troy Guard’s newer neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands recently launched brunch inside its ‘70s-inspired dining room. Smothered tater tots and chicken-fried steaks are nostalgic options. Or go for the “cereal killer” with all the sugary brands offered plus a boozy milk option of rumchata.

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4. Señor Bear

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3301 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 572-5997
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Señor Bear’s Sundays-only morning menu in LoHi includes decadent and playful Latin fare, like the beef and bacon burger with french fries and special sauce, or the mofongo with plantains, chicharron, and braised chicken. Order bottomless sangrias or a morning michelada.

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5. The Bindery

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1817 Central St
Denver, CO 80211

A European-style market and restaurant, The Bindery provides plenty of space for either a full-on brunch, coffee and pastries, or breakfast items to go. Try La Emmabella eggs in brioche with truffle butter and duck prosciutto, a Dutch baby with milk jam and berries, or a poached egg with wild mushrooms, angel hair pasta, and parmesan broth.

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6. Citizen Rail

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1899 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 323-0017
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At the Kimpton Hotel Born, Citizen Rail brings a competitive brunch game with its generous spread of breakfast baked goods and creative dishes like hominy and spicy tomato broth (soft poached egg, shredded chicken, tripe, peppers, spring onion, radish, avocado, lime, and grilled bread).

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7. Ultreia

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1701 Wynkoop St #125
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-1970
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Union Station’s Spanish bar and restaurant recently revamped its brunch offerings, with new items like Manchego porridge, patatas bravas hash (pictured), garlic shrimp and eggs, and wine-soaked “Spanish French toast.” To drink, try the brunch punch pitcher of Family Jones gin, hibiscus, star anise, cinnamon, and clove.

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8. Denver Milk Market

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1800 Wazee St #100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 792-8242
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The downtown food hall’s full-service brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Customers seated in the market’s common areas can order from a menu of chicken and waffles, breakfast hash, peaches and cream crepes, cinnamon rolls, and more. Bonus: Bar carts roam the hall during brunch service with bloody marys and mimosas.

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9. Death & Co Denver

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1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 330-2660
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In The Ramble Hotel’s lux lobby, DC/AM serves daily breakfast and weekend brunch menus. Huevos rancheros, breakfast charcuterie, and a basket of baked goods go well with Death & Co’s all-day cocktails (see sparkling wine and sorbet).

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10. Barcelona Wine Bar

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2900 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 816-3300
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Larimer Street’s party of a Spanish restaurant serves a weekend tapas brunch. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, customers can order biscuits and game-gravy and shakshuka with poached eggs in albondigas (meatball) sauce.

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11. Julep

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3258 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-8977
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With a few friends dining, the weekend brunch fried chicken platter at this elevated Southern restaurant is the way to go. But there’s also ham and grits and a Kentucky hot brown to go along with a breakfast Pimm’s cup or bloody mary.

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12. Narrative

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222 Milwaukee St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 515-2000
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At his new post at the Jacquard Hotel, chef Paul Nagan is putting out some fresh additions for the Cherry Creek neighborhood. The newest addition of brunch service brings fruit and veggie juices, smoothies, and bowls; grilled artichoke or honey smoked salmon toasts; and blueberry crunch pancakes.

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13. Officers Club

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84 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 284-0714
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This throwback diner inside the former Air Force base has been serving up dinner since mid-June, but it more recently introduced brunch service. Spiked coffee cocktails, hangover breakfast sandwiches, tater-tot waffles, and cinnamon rolls are among the treats offered in this classy setting.

The Smashing Darling kicks the weekend off

14. Rosenberg's Bagels And Delicatessen

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2501 Dallas St
Aurora, CO 80010
720-440-9880

Larger than the original, this second location of the beloved deli offers a popular weekend spread that features a wide selection of bagel sandwiches with shmears, specialty fish, bagel balls, pastries, and bread, plus extensive vegetarian and kids menus.

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1. Corrida

1023 Walnut St #400, Boulder, CO 80302
Jennifer Olson [official]

The rooftop Spanish tapas bar and restaurant in Boulder is now offering a weekend brunch with morning citrus gin tonics and carafes of mimosas. For food, find Spanish omelettes with potatoes and onion; saffron rice with prawns and poached eggs; and flatiron steaks and eggs with smashed potatoes.

1023 Walnut St #400
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Wendell's

3838 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Jonathan Phillips/Eater

New to Berkeley, Wendell’s is a remake of the old-school neighborhood breakfast diner. Dishes from chef Eric Lee (formerly of Linger) include clotted cream and berry compote pancakes, breakfast poutine, and toast with beet eggs and lox rillette.

3838 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

3. FNG

3940 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80212
Ryan Dearth/Eater

Chef Troy Guard’s newer neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands recently launched brunch inside its ‘70s-inspired dining room. Smothered tater tots and chicken-fried steaks are nostalgic options. Or go for the “cereal killer” with all the sugary brands offered plus a boozy milk option of rumchata.

3940 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80212

4. Señor Bear

3301 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
Josie Sexton/Eater

Señor Bear’s Sundays-only morning menu in LoHi includes decadent and playful Latin fare, like the beef and bacon burger with french fries and special sauce, or the mofongo with plantains, chicharron, and braised chicken. Order bottomless sangrias or a morning michelada.

3301 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

5. The Bindery

1817 Central St, Denver, CO 80211
Adam Larkey

A European-style market and restaurant, The Bindery provides plenty of space for either a full-on brunch, coffee and pastries, or breakfast items to go. Try La Emmabella eggs in brioche with truffle butter and duck prosciutto, a Dutch baby with milk jam and berries, or a poached egg with wild mushrooms, angel hair pasta, and parmesan broth.

1817 Central St
Denver, CO 80211

6. Citizen Rail

1899 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Citizen Rail

At the Kimpton Hotel Born, Citizen Rail brings a competitive brunch game with its generous spread of breakfast baked goods and creative dishes like hominy and spicy tomato broth (soft poached egg, shredded chicken, tripe, peppers, spring onion, radish, avocado, lime, and grilled bread).

1899 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Ultreia

1701 Wynkoop St #125, Denver, CO 80202
Josie Sexton/Eater

Union Station’s Spanish bar and restaurant recently revamped its brunch offerings, with new items like Manchego porridge, patatas bravas hash (pictured), garlic shrimp and eggs, and wine-soaked “Spanish French toast.” To drink, try the brunch punch pitcher of Family Jones gin, hibiscus, star anise, cinnamon, and clove.

1701 Wynkoop St #125
Denver, CO 80202

8. Denver Milk Market

1800 Wazee St #100, Denver, CO 80202
Ryan Dearth/Denver Milk Market

The downtown food hall’s full-service brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Customers seated in the market’s common areas can order from a menu of chicken and waffles, breakfast hash, peaches and cream crepes, cinnamon rolls, and more. Bonus: Bar carts roam the hall during brunch service with bloody marys and mimosas.

1800 Wazee St #100
Denver, CO 80202

9. Death & Co Denver

1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205
Ryan Dearth/Eater

In The Ramble Hotel’s lux lobby, DC/AM serves daily breakfast and weekend brunch menus. Huevos rancheros, breakfast charcuterie, and a basket of baked goods go well with Death & Co’s all-day cocktails (see sparkling wine and sorbet).

1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205

10. Barcelona Wine Bar

2900 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Jonathan Ward/Barcelona Wine Bar

Larimer Street’s party of a Spanish restaurant serves a weekend tapas brunch. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, customers can order biscuits and game-gravy and shakshuka with poached eggs in albondigas (meatball) sauce.

2900 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

11. Julep

3258 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Adam Larkey/Eater

With a few friends dining, the weekend brunch fried chicken platter at this elevated Southern restaurant is the way to go. But there’s also ham and grits and a Kentucky hot brown to go along with a breakfast Pimm’s cup or bloody mary.

3258 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

12. Narrative

222 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206
Narrative [official]

At his new post at the Jacquard Hotel, chef Paul Nagan is putting out some fresh additions for the Cherry Creek neighborhood. The newest addition of brunch service brings fruit and veggie juices, smoothies, and bowls; grilled artichoke or honey smoked salmon toasts; and blueberry crunch pancakes.

222 Milwaukee St
Denver, CO 80206

13. Officers Club

84 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230
The Smashing Darling kicks the weekend off

This throwback diner inside the former Air Force base has been serving up dinner since mid-June, but it more recently introduced brunch service. Spiked coffee cocktails, hangover breakfast sandwiches, tater-tot waffles, and cinnamon rolls are among the treats offered in this classy setting.

84 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230

14. Rosenberg's Bagels And Delicatessen

2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010
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Larger than the original, this second location of the beloved deli offers a popular weekend spread that features a wide selection of bagel sandwiches with shmears, specialty fish, bagel balls, pastries, and bread, plus extensive vegetarian and kids menus.

2501 Dallas St
Aurora, CO 80010

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