Brunch at These 4 Denver Eateries

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Departure’s Dungeness Crab Omelet is served with chilies, fish sauce and Sriracha. Photo by Adam Larkey

We all have our favorite brunch spots, but with 11,247 eateries and counting filling our state, it’s good to mix it up every now and again. Here are four Denver restaurants with recently updated brunch menus that are worth checking out. A word to the wise: Come hungry!

Beatrice and Woodsley, 38 S. Broadway
When: 
Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What:
At the end of last year, Beatrice and Woodsley updated its already delicious brunch offerings with a new menu and expanded hours. For four and a half hours each weekend day, dive into dishes like apple pie pancakes, asparagus benedict, cotechino sausage hash, “Grandma’s biscuits,” bruleed grapefruit with a sweet and salted almond and olive oil crumb and “Boozy-bucha,” its house-made kombucha mixed with vodka. You’ll want to start planning multiple visits now.

Café Marmotte, 290 S. Downing St.
When: 
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: 
Café Marmotte debuted its brunch in May of 2016, and it’s been a Denver favorite ever since. As with the rest of his menu, chef Mark Reggiannini focuses on French favorites and modern twists on classic dishes. Fill your plate with one of four benedicts—from a classic to a bahn mi rendition—or brunch classics like a French omelette with cave-aged Gruyère, French toast, steak and eggs or a delicious Croque Madame, and wash the morning down with bottomless mimosas or a seasonal cocktail.

Departure, 249 Columbine St.
When:
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What:
Looking to spend your weekend along the pristine streets of Cherry Creek North? Start with brunch at Departure. Salads, dim sum, sweet dim sum, sushi, bento boxes, egg dishes, recommended plates from executive chef Gregory Gourdet, desserts, cocktails and non-alcoholic sips are all on the extensive Asian-inspired menu.

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SOL’s Heuvos Rancheros and French toast pair perfectly together. Photo by Kendall Kostelic

SOL Mexican Cocina, 200 Columbine St.
When:
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: 
Make your way to SOL Mexican Cocina for a south of the border meal. The brunch menu, although small, combines the best of both breakfast and lunch with a breakfast burrito, chilaquiles verde, smothered burrito, chorizo and potato scramble, crab and shrimp benedict, a potato, cheese and bacon scramble, Huevos rancheros and an unforgettable bread-pudding French toast up for order. Drinks, of course, are on the menu, too: We recommend the mango mimosa.

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