Brunch is an ever popular weekend event for young adults everywhere. Denver is no stranger when it comes to serving up delicious brunch food and drink specials. Check out my recommendations for brunch spots near the Wash Park neighborhood. And, as always, try to make a reservation or get in line before the restaurant opens–these places are popular for a reason!
Lucile’s Creole Cafe at Logan and Alameda
This is a very popular brunch spot nearly every day of the week, but on the weekends, you’ll always see a crowd waiting outside on their front patio. They feature creole-inspired breakfast dishes that are large enough to share. Make sure you order their beignets; these homemade donuts are finished with powdered sugar. Their eggs benedict and omelets are delicious choices. Add a biscuit to your meal for more indulgence.
Devil’s Food on South Gaylord
This cute bakery is open daily, and they serve both savory and sweet brunch items for whatever taste you have. Don’t miss their strawberry rhubarb crepes if you’re in the mood for something sweeter. Their poached eggs are perfect, but for a hearty brunch meal, order the huevos rancheros plate. Don’t come here thinking you’ll be able to instagram your entire meal–no cell phones allowed in the dining room!
Black Pearl on South Pearl
Another great pick close to Wash Park, Black Pearl features seasonal-influenced dishes, so check their menu frequently before you go. Their banana macadamia waffle will change your life! It’s crunchy and creamy and delicious to share. They also have unique savory plates like a crab benedict and duck confit hash.
The Duffey Roll Cafe near Platte Park
This is the spot for a casual weekend breakfast. Famous for their scrumptious cinnamon rolls, you will not go wrong by just having a couple rolls with coffee. For more savory taste buds however, they also feature simple breakfast sandwiches and you can sit in or take out before your weekend adventures.
730 South on University Blvd.
This bar and grille is in Bonnie Brae, right on University. They serve some of the best eggs benedict plates I’ve tried, but their omelets are also tasty and large enough to share. They also have several lunch plates (sandwiches and salads) and Mexican plates like eggchiladas and a breakfast burrito.