Denver is known around the country as one of the best places to live. For starters, it’s one of the few metro cities that allows for plenty of access to amazing nature and outdoors. Additionally, it only takes a few days in the city to realize that there are also tons of food and cultural options. Once you get past the trips to ski slopes, you’ll realize that you have a craving for the classic way to spend a weekend morning: brunch. Denver proper isn’t the only treat. Check out some fo the best brunch spots in Glendale, Colorado.
Fear not, Denver has you covered! Check out this list of great spots to get brunch in the Mile High City.
Brunch Time: Every day 10 am – 3 pm
Who says seafood isn’t for the morning? Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is one of the best brunch spots in Glendale, CO. Conveniently located to all of Denver proper, Jax Fish House offers an eclectic brunch menu options of seafood and egg style dishes. Try out the crab benedict or traditional pancakes.
Looking for a simple but wholesome restaurant with all of your favorites? Caitlin’s Restaurant is a great place for some brunching in Glendale. It’s a unique combo of American classics and Mexican dishes with green chile! Check out their omlettes, fried chicken, or burritos. Or, simply build your own pancake sandwich.
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.
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.
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.
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 Time: Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This is a Mexican place, with a diverse and complex range of dishes, far more than just your standard Mexican tacos. There are 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.
Brunch Time: 10 am – 3 pm
This local Denver / Glendale staple has quickly gained notoriety over the last several years. Family-owned by brothers who were previously real estate agents, Waffle Brothers is the waffle perfected. Offering a wide range of waffle options, there’s no shortage of innovation or delicious dishes. You can have waffles during their open business hours. What’s more brunch than that?
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.
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.
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!