November 7, 2015

Brunching in Boulder

What's better than a Bloody Mary on a Sunday morning?

What’s better than a Bloody Mary on a Sunday morning?

There’s nothing better than waking up late on a Sunday morning and lazily rolling out of bed to go get brunch. Even if you’re taking cooking classes in Boulder, you just don’t want to make your own breakfast on the day of rest. Here’s your guide to some of the best brunch spots in the city.

The Buff
2600 Canyon Blvd., Boulder
Yelp Stars: 4.5/5

Known for it’s $0.99 Bloody Marys and mimosas, The Buff has been a Boulder staple since 1995. Most of The Buff’s dishes can be made vegetarian or gluten-free and it even has a dedicated gluten-free grill and deep fryer. This place is great for people trying to keep it light or splurge, health-wise. With all of The Buff’s entrees costing less than $15, you don’t have to splurge, money-wise.

Snooze: An A.M. Eatery
1617 Pearl St., Boulder
Yelp Stars: 4/5

Whether you want something savory like corned beef hash, or something sweet like pineapple upside down pancakes, Snooze is the place for you. This mid-century modern diner offers coffee shop-style espresso drinks along with a bar. One percent of the sales Snooze makes across its 13 locations is donated to the local community through in-kind goods and services. There’s usually a wait on weekends, but the hostess will text you when your table is ready!

Lucile’s
2124 14th St., Boulder
Yelp Stars: 4/5

This charming Creole brunch spot is famous for its beignets and located in a little yellow Victorian house. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week, stop by for a New Orleans Praline Waffle or Chicken Robicheaux. The orange and grapefruit juices are even freshly squeezed by your server. The Boulder location is Lucile’s first, opened 32 years ago, but it’s since expanded to Denver, Fort Collins, Longmont and Littleton and even has its own organic farm.

Walnut Cafe
3073 Walnut St., Boulder
Yelp Stars: 4/5

Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year, the Walnut Cafe has grown into to a Southside Walnut location in South Boulder and a Super Mini-Walnut in Lafayette too. All three locations offer an extensive menu for both breakfast and lunch. Possibly the most exciting thing is Walnut’s Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes, with its homemade cornbread cooked into the pancake batter. Yum!

Foolish Craig’s
1611 Pearl St., Boulder
Yelp Stars: 4/5

Featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” Foolish Craig’s is known for crepes. The restaurant is open all day and serves breakfast until 5:00 p.m. when the dinner menu starts. Foolish Craig’s has a huge menu with multiple vegetarian options. With a full bar serving breakfast and evening cocktails, you could stay here all day.