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Where to Carb Out after the Colfax Marathon

Treat yourself to a post-race carb coma at some of the best bready brunch across Denver.

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The Colfax Marathon is in its 10th-year running this Sunday and whether you're just supporting a participant or actually making the 26-mile trek yourself, these are some of the best post-race carb-loading brunch options in Denver.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Denver Biscuit Company

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3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-7900
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As the title suggests, Denver Biscuit Company is a brunchtime staple of the carbohydrate-inclined. From savory sandwiches smothered in sausage and cheddar cheese to sweet eats like the strawberry shortcake, DBC's menu promises so much more than just your basic buttery biscuit.

2. LOLA

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
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With delicious seasonal combinations like the butternut squash pancakes and savory staples like chicken and waffles, you'll soon see for yourself why this LoHi eatery is a winner in our brunch playbook.

3. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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1215 20th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 993-8023
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Newly opened Ophelia's doesn't play it safe when it comes to bringing the culinary heat to the Ballpark neighborhood, and creative interpretation to classic brunch dishes is no exception to that rule. Give your taste buds a run of their own with menu items like creme brulee French toast, goat cheese cornbread, pork rib Benedict and so much more.

4. Lucile's Creole Cafe

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275 S Logan St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 282-6258
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Serving up brunch classics with a creole kick for over 35 years has made Lucile's an established spot for some of the best breakfast in Denver. Get your fill of shrimp and grits, fried eggplant and plenty of potatoes for the ultimate in post-run southern satisfaction.

5. Shells and Sauce

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2600 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-2091
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The Congress Park eatery serves a number of carb- lover options for brunch. Dishes include fried chicken and waffles with crumbled applewood smoked bacon and Stranahan’s Whiskey butter as well pasta specials like the egg carbonara.

6. The Hornet Restaurant

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76 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 777-7676
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Celebrate your race The Hornet way with brunch off South Broadway. Noteworthy menu items include homemade blueberry pop-tarts, prime rib hash, and the famous lobster macaroni and cheese covered in bacon, cheddar, toasted breadcrumbs, and happiness.

7. Steuben's

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523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
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As one of Denver's top 38 essential restaurants, this Uptown staple is a fitting brunch victory lap following a long-winded workout. Stack pancakes, smother burritos, choose from the many egg benedict options and toast to your accomplishments in the comfort of Steuben's plentiful brunch dishes.

8. Jelly Cafe

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600 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6301
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The popular Capitol Hill breakfast and lunch spot is a food fare favorite on any given Sunday, but especially when the post-run struggle is real. Pro tip: Try the homemade donut holes for a bread-related bullseye in your carbohydrate quest.

9. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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If it's comfort you're after, Lou's sets the food bar high. Share a round of bread pudding French toast, follow it with the Firestarter sandwich or ricotta pancakes and wash it all down with a build-your-own Bloody Mary.

10. Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

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725 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 440-9880
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Four words fuel the weekend lines that wrap around the interior of Rosenberg's Deli: New York-style bagels. Along with several bagel and cream cheese flavors, the Five Points hot spot also features decadent bagel sandwiches with tongue-in-cheek titles. Their signature sandwich, The Heart Attack, would be a deliciously ironic order after running 26.2 miles.

1. Denver Biscuit Company

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
As the title suggests, Denver Biscuit Company is a brunchtime staple of the carbohydrate-inclined. From savory sandwiches smothered in sausage and cheddar cheese to sweet eats like the strawberry shortcake, DBC's menu promises so much more than just your basic buttery biscuit.
3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

2. LOLA

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
With delicious seasonal combinations like the butternut squash pancakes and savory staples like chicken and waffles, you'll soon see for yourself why this LoHi eatery is a winner in our brunch playbook.
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

3. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Newly opened Ophelia's doesn't play it safe when it comes to bringing the culinary heat to the Ballpark neighborhood, and creative interpretation to classic brunch dishes is no exception to that rule. Give your taste buds a run of their own with menu items like creme brulee French toast, goat cheese cornbread, pork rib Benedict and so much more.
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO 80202

4. Lucile's Creole Cafe

275 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80209
Serving up brunch classics with a creole kick for over 35 years has made Lucile's an established spot for some of the best breakfast in Denver. Get your fill of shrimp and grits, fried eggplant and plenty of potatoes for the ultimate in post-run southern satisfaction.
275 S Logan St
Denver, CO 80209

5. Shells and Sauce

2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
The Congress Park eatery serves a number of carb- lover options for brunch. Dishes include fried chicken and waffles with crumbled applewood smoked bacon and Stranahan’s Whiskey butter as well pasta specials like the egg carbonara.
2600 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

6. The Hornet Restaurant

76 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Celebrate your race The Hornet way with brunch off South Broadway. Noteworthy menu items include homemade blueberry pop-tarts, prime rib hash, and the famous lobster macaroni and cheese covered in bacon, cheddar, toasted breadcrumbs, and happiness.
76 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

7. Steuben's

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
As one of Denver's top 38 essential restaurants, this Uptown staple is a fitting brunch victory lap following a long-winded workout. Stack pancakes, smother burritos, choose from the many egg benedict options and toast to your accomplishments in the comfort of Steuben's plentiful brunch dishes.
523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

8. Jelly Cafe

600 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The popular Capitol Hill breakfast and lunch spot is a food fare favorite on any given Sunday, but especially when the post-run struggle is real. Pro tip: Try the homemade donut holes for a bread-related bullseye in your carbohydrate quest.
600 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

9. Lou's Food Bar

1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
If it's comfort you're after, Lou's sets the food bar high. Share a round of bread pudding French toast, follow it with the Firestarter sandwich or ricotta pancakes and wash it all down with a build-your-own Bloody Mary.
1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

10. Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

725 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Four words fuel the weekend lines that wrap around the interior of Rosenberg's Deli: New York-style bagels. Along with several bagel and cream cheese flavors, the Five Points hot spot also features decadent bagel sandwiches with tongue-in-cheek titles. Their signature sandwich, The Heart Attack, would be a deliciously ironic order after running 26.2 miles.
725 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

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