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Your Guide To Our Favorite Locally Owned Best Brunch Spots in Denver

With Denver growing at a rapid rate, the restaurant scene is growing too. Here is your guide to our favorite locally-owned brunch in Denver—both new and old.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Breakfast & Brunch Food Restaurant – Snooze A.M. Eatery
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Located in the art district of Denver, Snooze is a local favorite. Rino—the art district that is a hotspot for breweries—is also home to a classic brunch spot in Denver. Snooze takes pride in its unique recipes and menu options as well as its care for sustainability and the planet. With a wide range of menu options, complete with griddle breakfasts, classics from the hen, and plant-based items, there is sure to be an option for everyone here!

Ivy on 7th

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Ivy on 7th is a new brunch spot located in historic Capitol Hill that has its own story of fame. Rebecca Weitzman, founder, and chef from TV’s Chopped is showcasing her talent through the rich breakfast and lunch menu that’s sure to delight foodies from far and wide. Locals have also quickly fallen in love with her joint. (Note that weekday and weekend menus differ slightly.)

Wendell’s

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Known for the best pancakes in Denver, Wendell’s delicious buttermilk pancakes come with the options of maple butter and maple syrup, crunchy maple pecans and lemon zest, or (the favorite) seasonal fruit, compete with cream and fresh thyme. Wendell’s is locally owned and its cozy inside creates a special spot to brunch with loved ones. 

Early Bird Restaurant

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Another local favorite, Early Bird Restaurant is known for its french toast and vegetarian options. The french toast is made of slices of sourdough in a vanilla and cinnamon crème brûlée custard before hitting the griddle to turn a golden crispy brown. Need we say more?!

City O’ City

City, O' City
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For a larger vegetarian/vegan menu, City O’ City is your one-stop-shop. The menu is filled with plant-based breakfast and lunch options that include sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and more. The menu is vegan and gluten-free friendly with substitutes for eggs, dairy, and meat across the board. City O’ City is also great for its daily happy hour and late-night eats.

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