The Scrogue's Guide to Denver and the DNC: breakfast and brunch

We had a request for some recommendations on good breakfast places, and there’s good news – DNC attendees have some very good options close at hand.

Racine’s, which is located in the Governor’s Park neighborhood just off Speer, is about as good as it gets. They’re open at 7am M-F and 8am on weekends and serve a wide variety of traditional American and Southwestern dishes. They tend toward the healthy and the service is impeccable. The Sunday brunch is among the best in town.

Lucille’s specializes in New Orleans-style creole cuisine and frankly, it’s just about as good as what you’d get in the Big Easy. Not exaggerating there, either. The original restaurant in Boulder is a great place to stand in line on weekends if you’re not there early, but the new location in Denver (at Alameda and South Logan in the West Washington Park neighborhood) has been a lot easier to get into of late. Again, the food here is just outstanding.

Annie’s Cafe is a traditional breakfast joint with a hip, neo-’50s attitude. The good news is that it’s more accessible than it used to be. The old location was a lot smaller, but they’ve now moved into spacious new digs at 3100 East Colfax. Not walking distance from The Can, but worth the drive.

Finally, if you’re a fan of down & dirty open-all-nite comfort food action, the Denver Diner is just down Speer Blvd. from Pepsi Center at the intersection of Colfax. Very urban, very cool.

Any other last-minute requests?

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  1. I’d like to mention Sam’s #3 even though they do so much more than just breakfast and do it very well. It is located on the corner of Curtis and 15th only a few blocks away from the Convention Center. If you are looking for comfort food, this is the place.

  2. Hot Cakes, on Humboldt and 18th, has great breakfasts and lunches, and the green chili is great on thier Huevos Rancheros!