It’s no secret that Denver has an incredible food scene. Sometimes though having so many different options can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve put in the hard work tasting our way through Lower Downtown to pick out the top spots for your brunching pleasure. This list is in no particular order so just pick the one that strikes your fancy. No matter what your brunch style, savory or sweet, these top picks are sure to please!
Tupelo Honey is reviving Southern food with their incredible menu that features responsibly sourced ingredients from each season. Chef Eric Gabrynowicz, a four-time James Beard Award semifinalist, creates simply crafted dishes that are the perfect combination of homestyle charm and culinary innovation. Their honey dusted friend chicken will change your life. The 24 hour brined chicken is fried to crispy perfection and topped with their signature “bee dust” and comes with your choice of two sides.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional brunch dish like eggs benedict or something a little more out there, we’re looking at you, asparagus toast, Avelina has it all. The chef, Joshua Oakley, makes an absolutely delicious smoked salmon benedict that has a fantastic béarnaise sauce. Another delightful and unique choice is the asparagus toast topped with a fried egg, sesame seeds, and a roasted garlic cream cheese.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Snooze An A.M. Eatery has hands down some of the most delicious brunch food you’ll every experience. You’ve never truly brunched until you’ve experienced the Breakfast Pot Pie, Rosemary sausage gravy drips over flakey puff pastry and a sunny side up egg make breakfast bliss. Another creation not to miss is the Sandwich I Am which is a pretzel roll filled with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and a sausage patty, all served with smoked cheddar hollandaise and crispy hash browns.
If you’re looking to brunch on the fancy side, then The Nickel is your spot. Located in the lovely Hotel Teatro this restaurant has put attention into even the smallest detail. Grab a group of your gals and spend the morning sipping on Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, or White Russians. While you’re there make sure to try the Nickel French toast which is soaked in dulce de leche, cinnamon, and cocoa, fried to perfection, and then topped with lime whipped cream. You’ll leave floating on cloud nine!
The Delectable Egg
For a breakfast spot that is as classic as can be, try The Delectable Egg. This no-frills breakfast joint has been serving up breakfast classics like pancakes, bacon, and eggs since 1982. Eating here is sure to not only fill your belly but fill your heart too, their yummy food and friendly service will have you feeling at home right away. Be sure to try their namesake Denver omelet loaded with ham, green peppers, onions, and topped with thin crispy ham, cheddar cheese and scallions!