The weekends are great for many reasons but chief among them is brunch. Brunch is that magical time of day when you can sit and enjoy some great company while dining on your favorite breakfast dishes and sipping on a cocktail or two. Of course, one of the main ingredients to a successful brunch is a perfectly cooked egg, lucky for you there are so many amazing restaurants all over Denver that offer unbelievable egg dishes. From traditional Benedicts to egg sandwiches and scrambles, no matter how you like your eggs done, you’ll find a place on this list that is doing it right.
Wooden Spoon Café and Bakery
2418 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80221
If you love those cozy neighborhood bakeries, then you’ll adore the Wooden Spoon Café and Bakery. It’s a small space, so you may want to take your breakfast to go, but you’ll fall in love with the fresh pastries and delicious dishes. When it comes to eggs, don’t miss the egg sandwich served on toasted brioche. Everything is made in house, and the egg is perfectly accompanied by the sweet, crispy brioche with your choice of bacon or sausage and other fresh toppings. It’s a simple dish, but when it’s done so well, you’ll forget about all the other breakfast sandwiches out there. Stop by the Wooden Spoon and see why this quaint eatery is one of the most popular spots in the neighborhood.
2339 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
Another fabulous breakfast stop, Sunny’s makes everything from scratch and prides itself on using only organic and local ingredients. This is clearly obvious when you sample any of the egg dishes, but the eggs really shine in all of Sunny’s six varieties of eggs Benedict. You can get the traditional style with Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin, or mix things up a bit and try the Rhody with pork belly, spiced apples and smoked salt with hollandaise on johnny cakes. Or try the AJI version with homemade chorizo, green chiles, salsa and hollandaise on a Peruvian potato cake. Really, it doesn’t matter which variety of the Benedicts you choose, as they all add delicious layers of flavor to complement a perfectly cooked sunny-side-up egg.
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1510 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80218
Driving down Colfax, you may miss Spices, it’s tucked behind the Streets of London bar. However, make sure to find this little hidden gem, it’s home to some of the best, no fuss-style dining around. There is nothing super fancy here, just simple food done really well. Breakfast is served all day, so you can dine on amazing egg dishes late into the night. And if you are craving a delicate egg dish, then make sure to order the traditional Huevos Rancheros. It’s everything you’d expect when it comes to Huevos Rancheros – two eggs with pork chili verde, corn tostada, beans and a flour tortilla – and it’s always the perfect dish when you want some creamy eggs packed with all the flavor of fresh pork chile verde. The omelets here are also fantastic, and you can order from a huge variety with lots of different toppings, so the sky is the limit when it comes to egg dishes at Spices.
Denver Biscuit Company
3237 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
So the Denver Biscuit Company is known for one thing – biscuits. However, when you pair one of Denver Biscuit Company’s huge, buttery, flaky biscuits with a perfectly cooked egg and just the right toppings, you have a recipe for true biscuit magic. These are not your grandmother’s biscuits either, and just one look at the gourmet varieties on the menu and you’ll be in breakfast heaven. The Dahlia comes with a house-made sausage patty, fresh apple butter and maple syrup with a fried egg, and it may be the perfect example of the right ingredient combination to create an amazing dish. You can also order biscuits any way you like, with either fried or scrambled eggs, but The Dahlia is one of those simple dishes that you simply have to try.
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600 E. 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
The Capitol Hill neighborhood loves Jelly, and if you’ve never taken the time to enjoy a breakfast or brunch here, you are really missing out. It’s a small diner-style restaurant with lots of incredible dishes on the fairly large menu. There are several award-worthy egg dishes here, but you simply have to try the pork belly hash. It’s a delectable blend of cider braised smoked pork belly, sage roasted apples, potatoes and lots of spices, all served up with two eggs on top. Order them runny and you’ll love the velvety egg dripping through the smoked pork belly, creating that amazing, rich sauce that only a runny egg can provide. There are also four other types of hash here, including the scrumptious sweet potato hash with Mexican chorizo and roasted poblano peppers.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.