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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Denver

Denver is a thriving, picturesque city with one of the most walkable downtowns in the United States. Here you’ll find mountain views, plenty of parks, and a booming food scene. From the famous Denver omelet to Dungeness crab eggs Benedict, this city is a breakfast lover’s dream. But which restaurants are serving the best breakfast in town? We searched through our data and found the top places among our diners. Here’s where to go out for breakfast when you’re in the Mile High City.

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The OpenTable Team
14 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:El Five, Linger, The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Neighborhoods:Highlands, Downtown / LoDo
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El Five

$$$$
Mediterranean
Highlands
4.7
2943 reviews

Located on a lively top-floor penthouse, El Five is a Spanish and Eastern Mediterranean restaurant known for their tapas, drink list, and spectacular views. However, when Sunday rolls around, locals know to stop by El Five for the best breakfast in Denver. Although their brunch menu is slightly more expensive than other local hot spots, the quality and view are well worth the extra change. Diners can choose from one of several dishes, including their must-try butter poached Dungeness crab served with potato latkes, zucchini, pickled beets, a soft boiled egg, herbs, and crème fraîche. From their Moroccan pancakes to their grilled hanger steak, each dish is thoughtfully crafted and includes one alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage.


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Linger

$$$$
International
Highlands
4.7
6453 reviews

With its rooftop lounge and globally inspired small plates, Linger is a lively, highly popular spot. The industrial, yet rustic decor creates a unique setting, and the view is breathtaking. Taking diners' palates on a journey around the world, their brunch is truly one-of-a-kind. Foodies will love the vast array of unique dishes, including their “Benny” Chow. This non-traditional eggs Benedict consists of lamb curry, poached eggs, potato bun, tzatziki hollandaise, dill pollen, and a carrot chili salad. From their “Hangover Ramen” to their pineapple wontons served with a yuzu coconut cream, diners should come here when they want something different.


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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / LoDo
4.3
2917 reviews

The food at The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver matches the chic interior space. Each dish is certainly eye-pleasing, showcasing classic foods from around the world, all of which have a modern twist. When looking for the best breakfast in Denver, this local favorite serves breakfast during the week, as well as weekend brunch. Guests can choose from a crab Benedict, challah French toast with candied walnuts, or the classic Denver omelet. The same offerings are available on the weekend, plus many other irresistible delights, like their short rib poutine.


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Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
3740 reviews

Tamayo Restuarant is another great spot to grab the best breakfast in Denver. This upscale kitchen, tequileria, and art gallery is proud to serve authentic Mexican dishes and hand-muddled cocktails while creating a lively, highly social atmosphere. Diners can choose from many bold-flavored dishes off their a la carte brunch menu, including short rib flautas, pork carnitas eggs Benedict, and chicken enchiladas. For who are really hungry and thirsty, their bottomless margarita brunch includes unlimited small plates and free-flowing brunch cocktails.


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True Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek

$$$$
American
Cherry Creek
4.7
2737 reviews

This eco-chic chain is all about healthy, delicious foods, including a wide array of vegan options. The unique, earthy decor and overhead lighting really set the mood, setting the stage for what’s to come. Each menu item is packed full of nutrient-dense ingredients that are fresh and vibrant, featuring seasonal highlights whenever possible. For those coming for a flavorful, healthy meal, start with a juice or smoothie, made with everything from ginger to pineapple, turmeric to banana. For breakfast, dishes include a garden scramble (sausage optional), banana quinoa pancakes, and smashed avocado toast with organic eggs and smoked gouda. There’s also an assortment of pizzas, sandwiches, and other incredible entrees.


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Tupelo Honey - Denver

$$$$
Southern
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
2555 reviews

Tupelo Honey may be known for its po’ boys and fried chicken, but their brunch menu will please any Southern food-loving palate. This cozy yet lively outpost features high ceilings, vibrant lighting, and plenty of bar seating. From their small window-side booths to their long communal tables, this is the perfect spot to catch up with friends and family. Diners can create their breakfast combo, choosing from eggs, sweet potato pancakes, a sage sausage patty, and much more. Some of their irresistible mains include their shrimp and grits, cauliflower steak, and a pecan pie French toast.


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North Italia – Denver

$$$$
Italian
Cherry Creek
4.8
3251 reviews

This farmhouse space is bright, airy, and full of character. The exposed brick and wooden features contrast beautifully with the orange, green, and white decor throughout, offering plenty of contemporary charm. Their weekend brunch features plenty of Italian-inspired small plates, including grilled artichoke, arancini, and meatballs. In addition to pizzas and salads, diners can also order breakfast items such as their prosciutto and egg sandwich, vegetable scramble, short rib hash, and nonna casserole.


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Quality Italian- Denver

$$$$
Italian
Cherry Creek
4.7
2042 reviews

Offering upscale dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, Quality Italian features a dining area, lounge, and patio. The contemporary, modern decor really sets the mood, giving diners a high-class, yet approachable experience. Their bellini brunch is the talk of the town, with dishes that are worth writing home about. Start the weekend off right with their endless bloody mary and bellini cart, followed by housemade ricotta with Colorado honey, breakfast risotto, or a healthy helping of polenta pancakes.


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Corinne Restaurant

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
1564 reviews

This upscale all-day eatery and bar is located at the Le Méridien hotel, serving up American eats and cocktails. The high ceilings and exposed wooden beams make this space both comfortable and inviting. With a core focus on locally sourced ingredients, diners can choose from sweet corn cake eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, a chicken sausage sandwich, or one of many other "rise and shine" delights. Be sure to try one of their fresh juices or smoothies as well.


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Citizen Rail

$$$$
American
Downtown / LoDo
4.4
1344 reviews

Located in downtown Denver, this grill-centric restaurant offers an immersive dining experience. Their wood-fired grill and open kitchen are the central features at Citizen Rail, providing diners with a front-row seat to the action. There is also a heated outdoor patio, allowing diners to truly relax and enjoy the best breakfast in Denver. Although they offer the classic all American breakfast, they also serve egg in a hole, which is eggplant, prosciutto, poached eggs, tomato sauce, and basil puree. From their hot chicken sandwich to their ginger-glazed pear and berry quinoa, there's something for the whole family.


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Panzano

$$$$
Italian
Downtown / LoDo
4.7
5261 reviews

At Panzano, diners can expect sustainable Northern Italian cuisine and an elegant, yet still casual setting. Sourcing the best local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, Panzano was awarded 4 diamonds by AAA and was also named one of Zagat's best restaurants in America. Dishing up the best breakfast in Denver, as well as weekend brunch, diners can enjoy dishes such as a mushroom-asparagus omelet, farm fresh eggs with rosemary potatoes, or ricotta pancakes. For those who are big eaters, the Power Breakfast includes a pancake, omelet, two eggs, banana bread French toast choice of side, a glass of juice, and coffee.


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Elway's Cherry Creek

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cherry Creek
4.7
5487 reviews

Owned by NFL quarterback John Elway, this chophouse may be known for their buzzing bar scene and quality steak, but trying their brunch menu is a must. Served each weekend, guests will be fed like a star athlete. The Elway's French toast comes with sausage links or applewood smoked bacon, and the eggs, biscuits, and gravy dish consists of house-made pork sausage. Other brunch options are also available, including everything from coconut-battered shrimp to a lobster BLT.


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Table 6

$$$$
American
Cherry Creek
4.7
2353 reviews

Taking American comfort foods to new heights, Table 6 offers diners a warm and inviting atmosphere. Serving a dynamic wine list, created by this bistro's owner and sommelier, Table 6 has created a quality menu to match. To take advantage of seasonal ingredients, the menu at this establishment changes often. Samples dishes include buckwheat banana pancakes with toasted hazelnuts and honey butter, a house pastrami hash with eggs and roasted peppers, and a baked polenta casserole served with green chili hollandaise and sunny-side-up eggs.


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BRASSERIE TEN TEN

$$$$
French
Denver
4.6
3352 reviews

Located approximately 27 miles outside of downtown Denver, Brasserie Ten Ten is certainly worth the drive. This cozy, rustic cafe serves homestyle French cuisine, presented in a vibrant, elegant fashion. Known to be a local gathering place, their brunch instantly transports diners to Paris while representing Colorado ingredients and flavors. From their petit beignets to their brie crepes, there are many lighter dishes to choose from. For those arriving extra hungry, be sure to order the chicken and bacon waffle or the duck confit hash.


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