Much more than cereal: Here are 15 Mighty independent brunch spots in Northwest Denver

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 13, 2017, 1:35am |

For those who don't like waking up early and rushing out at sunrise, there's always brunch.

Breakfast gets your day started, and in America we like to do breakfast big. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, french toast, you name it, we make it. But for all of our extravagant breakfast combos, research shows that 31 percent of those who eat breakfast in America normally eat cold cereal for breakfast, followed by two in 10 of those who eat breakfast consuming eggs for breakfast.

While you may not find cold cereal at all restaurants, eggs, bacon, toast and cheesy grits are all well-loved breakfast diner specials that Americans truly do enjoy, and are a great and yummy way to start your day. But for those of us who don't like waking up early and rushing out at the sunrise, there's always brunch — a perfect combination between breakfast and lunch, with all the richness of eggs benedict, french toast and savory grits.

If you're looking for your next favorite brunch spot, Northwest Denver abounds with hip brunch spots, as well as more traditional hole-in-the-wall diners. Here are 15 that you should check out!

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Snooze An AM Eatery

2262 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-0700
Snooze never fails to delight when it comes to their wide array of brunch offerings and their cocktail bar.

Root Down

1600 W. 33rd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
Root Down is an answer to prayers for vegans and vegetarians everywhere who may as well starve when it comes to brunch spots where menus normally feature eggs, meats and cheeses.

Sassafras American Eatery Capitol Hill

320 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6233
Sassafras brings Southern-style breakfast fare, such as grits, hash and beignets, but all with high-quality ingredients and great presentation.

Bacon Social House

2434 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(720) 550-7065
Bacon Social House serves mimosas, as well as other brunch-appropriate drinks that go well with bacon.

The Universal

2911 W. 38th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 955-0815
The Universal is incredibly popular, so be prepared for a wait ... a wait that is well worth it!

Duo Restaurant

2413 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4141
Duo Restaurant is the perfect place to hit up on a weekend for a brunch with friends and family.

Syrup Downtown

999 18th St., Denver, CO 80202
(720) 708-5957
Syrup Downtown is aptly named, as many of the dishes are doused in the sweet, sticky stuff.

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 993-8023
Ophelia's features live music, cocktails and late afternoon brunch, making for a delightful experience.


2030 W. 30th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
Linger offers a great brunch, and, given the name, you won't be in any rush from the moment you walk in.

Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

4450 W. 38th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
(720) 638-1242
Brazen Eatery is your perfect weekend brunch spot, but perfect for any evening of the week!

The Pig & The Sprout

1900 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO 80202
(720) 535-9719
Pig and Sprout offers fresh takes on traditional brunch foods, as well as many cocktail options to make the morning even more fun.

Revelry Kitchen

4140 W. 38th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
(303) 455-3132
Revelry brings the celiacs of the Northwest Denver area access to gluten free foods such as waffles.

The Bindery

1817 Central St., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-2364
The Bindery brings many types of food to its guests, including baked goods and brunch dishes.


2339 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-0005
Sunny's small and homey feel will instantly put you at ease and their yummy dishes will satisfy even the most demanding appetite.

The Egg Shell

950 17th St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 322-1601
This fun spot will delight with its wide array of brunch selections, including avocado toast and huevos rancheros.

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