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Springs brunch spots for a light (and oft-boozy) weekend morning nosh

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What was originally a lighter option for an after-church meal has become an occasion for all — the hungover party masses, the LGBTQ community, hipsters and all other comers. It’s an occasion for dishes both sweet and savory, paired either with coffee or boozy drinks. And at some places, it’s exploded out of its Sunday slot into a weekend-long offering. Check out some of the Springs’ most popular brunch spots below.

503W

503W - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • 503W
Served Saturdays and Sundays, 503W’s brunch offers many delights, including chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros and eggs Benedict. But beyond the sprawling bloody mary bar, it’s the Lucky Belly hash that keeps us coming back, a bowl of pork belly, sweet potato, onions and sriracha aioli, topped with eggs and served with toast.
Location Details 503W
503 W. Colorado Ave.
West side
Colorado Springs, CO
471-3370
Bar/Club

Red Gravy

Chef Eric Brenner puts little twists on usual brunch offerings all over the menu. For biscuits and gravy, for instance, Red Gravy offers honey-rosemary biscuits with Italian sausage under Alfredo sauce. Try that or many other options with bottomless Bellinis or mimosas, as well as Italian-garnish bloody marys and screwdrivers, also available by the pitcher.
Location Details Red Gravy
23 S. Tejon St.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, Colorado
635-7661
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily; until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Italian

Coquette’s Bistro

Owners Turu and Michelle Marx bet on brunch for the gluten-free set, all weekend long. Pair omelets and the savory crepes that helped build Coquette’s following with pastry selections from the house bakery. Throw in a $5 mimosa. There’s also a vegan option: scrambled curry tofu with fresh veggies, served with corn tortillas.
Location Details Coquette's Bistro and Bakery
616 S. Tejon St.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, CO
685-2420
Café/Sandwich and Bakeries

Odyssey Gastropub

Odyssey Gastropub - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Odyssey Gastropub
This restaurant always seems busy, and its all-weekend-long brunch menu no doubt helps. Bottomless mimosas and other breakfast drinks pair with egg dishes and more. It all bears nods to trendy cuisine and, by menu description, the restaurant’s gentle but unmissable attitude, best described as a punchline delivered with a friendly smirk.
Location Details Odyssey Gastropub
311 N. Tejon St.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, CO
999-5127
11 a.m. to midnight, daily
Bar Food and Bar/Club

Springs Orleans

Laissez les bon temps rouler at this N’awlins-flavored Sunday brunch buffet. Traditional American breakfast meats join prime rib and carved turkey, as well as sweet pastries and desserts. And yes, there are plenty of the restaurant’s celebrated signature Cajun offerings, too. With bottomless mimosas costing only $10 a person, the word of the morning is clearly not “restraint.”
Location Details Springs Orleans
123 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, CO
520-0123
Cajun and Southern

The Margarita at Pine Creek

Elevate your brunching at this fine dining go-to, assured that every detail of every bite will honor a classic or provide a taste that can’t be found anywhere else in town. While the drinks aren’t bottomless, they’re excellent and, if you’re feeling margaritas, they’re available by the liter.
Location Details Margarita at Pine Creek
7350 Pine Creek Road
Northwest/Rockrimmon
Colorado Springs, CO
598-8667
Gourmet/eclectic

Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

While the mimosas and bloody marys aren’t bottomless here, they are way cheap — $2 for the former, $3 for the latter, served until 3 p.m. all weekend. It’s perfect for washing down a list of Irish-American treats, including French toast in an Irish cream batter and a sprawling, traditional Irish breakfast.
Location Details Jack Quinn's Irish Pub & Restaurant
21 S. Tejon St.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, CO
385-0766
Bar/Club, Bar Food and Irish/English

The Public House

This popular spot offers not a menu so much as a weekly brunch special called “kegs and eggs,” a brunch entrée with a pint of beer as a combo deal. In recent weeks, they’ve offered breakfast burritos and a homestead gravy bowl topped with a to-order egg. The dish is posted on Facebook and sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or, more typically, until they’re out, a testament to the general excellence of this pub’s kitchen.
Location Details The Public House
445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Cheyenne Mountain
Colorado Springs, Colorado
465-3079
Bar Food and Bar/Club

Adam’s Mountain Café

Adam’s Mountain Café - GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
  • Adam’s Mountain Café
It’s less that Adam’s Mountain serves a dedicated brunch and more that their extended breakfast hours and bar offerings make brunch easy to do any day of the week. Order from a menu of standby or seasonal cocktails (yes, mimosas included) and pair with pancakes, omelets, potatoes and more. As a bonus, most of the menu’s vegetarian, and a full 40 percent is vegan.
Location Details Adam's Mountain Café
26 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs/Ute Pass
Manitou Springs, CO
685-1430
Café/Sandwich and Gourmet/eclectic

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