hat 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.