Brunch around the world at these 7 local restaurants and bakeries
Although we love American-style waffles, Bennies and Bloodies, the Denver metro area is full of restaurants, cafes and bakeries producing specialties from around the world. Whether you’re craving Vietnamese coffee and pastries or a full English breakfast, there’s a place in town to satisfy your appetite.
If you like: Chinese food
Go to: Star Kitchen on Mississippi Avenue for the best dim sum in town. You’ll wait for a table on weekend mornings (brunch is served daily), but the Pan-Seared Turnip Cake with XO Sauce, Shrimp-Stuffed Eggplant, and Duck Egg Congee are worth it . Star is also licensed if you need something stronger than tea. 2917 W. Mississippi Ave.
If you like: english food
Go to: the british bulldog because if you’re going to spend your weekend mornings watching Premier League games, you might as well do it over a full English breakfast: two eggs, a banger (sausage), slices (bacon), mushrooms , beans, fried tomatoes and toast – at this 12-year-old Five Points pub. 2052 Stout St.
If you like: Ethiopian cuisine
Go to: Colfax Avenue African Coffee, which opens at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday (and 10 a.m. Sunday) to serve traditional breakfasts such as fried egg ful (crushed beans enriched with onion, jalapeño, olive oil and tomato) and chechebsa, a comfort food similar to a savory bread pudding infused with Berber-spiced butter. 5091 E. Colfax Ave.
If you like: Vietnamese pastries
Go to: Banh & Butter Bakery Cafe in Aurora, pastry chef Thoa Nguyen’s ode to her Vietnamese roots and the Asian flavors she grew up eating. Here you’ll find ultra-flaky cruffins — croissant-muffin hybrids in flavors like vanilla brulee, pâté, and matcha — photogenic pancakes, baguette sandwiches, and other must-haves to pair with the shop’s Vietnamese coffee. 9935 E. Colfax Ave.
If you like: turkish food
Go to: the BOCO restaurant in Boulder, one of the only places in the Front Range where you can feast on Turkish breakfasts (Wednesday to Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). The multi-plate meal comes with homemade bread to eat with honey and clotted cream, hummus, jam, beef sausage, halva, olives and other accessories. 4800 Baseline Road, A109, Boulder
If you like: Armenian cuisine
Go to: Bread House on South Parker Road to be mesmerized by crates filled with pastries, breads and other treats commonly eaten in Armenia and Georgia, including baklava, mantis (meatballs stuffed with tomato sauce), lahmajun ( thin flatbread topped with ground beef), and matnakash (a focaccia-like bread). 2020 S. Parker Road
If you like: spanish food
Go to: bullfight in Boulder, where brunch triumphantly returned to the upscale steakhouse’s lineup this spring. Chef Samuel McCandless’ dishes include tortilla de patatas, a traditional Spanish egg and potato omelette, and langostinos, shrimp served with bomba rice, chermoula, pomegranate and cilantro pickles. Pair either with one of the restaurant’s signature GinTonics, like the Bright with elderflower tonic and watermelon radish. 1023 Walnut St., Ste. 400 Boulder