Easter brunch isn’t known for being inexpensive. Still, Denver has some affordable options. There are always the chains that offer breakfast buffets, such as Golden Corral and Country Buffet. For just a wee bit more money, you could have Easter brunch at a mid-priced restaurant with a few more amenities. Here are my favorite brunch spots in and around Denver.
Toast 2700 W. Bowles Avenue Littleton, Colorado – This restaurant is small, but it’s well worth waiting to be seated. Toast brunch offers a unique twist on conventional breakfast with something for everyone. The pancakes are rich and to d-i-e die for. Kids will love the smores pancakes, while adults might go for carrot cake or bananas Foster. All these come in at around $8. Personally, I like the berries and cream french toast. Exactly as yummy as it sounds.
Lola 1575 Boulder Street, Denver – Lola offers traditional Mexican coastal foods in a casual atmosphere. My very favorite thing on the brunch menu is Sweet Potato Pancakes with Caramel Syrup. These are a real steal at $8. Traditional breakfast items are typically under $7. A friend of mine swears the green chili hash ($9) is made in heaven. She calls it heavenly hash, of course.
Bisque 224 Union Blvd. Denver – Brunch at bisque always makes me feel elegant. It’s a bistro type atmosphere, specializing in organic and free range delights. We’re thinking about this as a special start to Easter this year. I have yet to try the vegetarian Benedict at $10. I adore the blueberry stuffed french toast with hazelnuts ($9).
Rioja 1431 Larimer St. Denver – At first glance, Rioja seems a bit fancy for my wallet. I’m glad I took a second look and a taste as well. Rioja’s food is gourmet, but their prices are mid-range. For Easter brunch, you may want to order a starter yogurt with berries, served with a french lace cookie ($6). If you have the budget to go on, I recommend the spinach and goat cheese crepe, which comes with a carrot and snap pea salad ($11).
Strings 1700 Humboldt Denver – Strings is in my old Uptown Denver neighborhood. I’ve enjoyed many brunches there and likely will again. Mimosa’s are an Easter brunch must have. Strings must have the best at a mere $5. As for entrees, my choice is the blackberry crepes ($9). These are filled with goat cheese whipped with honey. The orange blackberry compote that adorns them is indescribably delicious. Hands down, my favorite brunch on the planet.
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