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Brunching with Mom

Honoring our matriarchs with food from the heart

This Mother’s Day, treat the mama in your life to a day in Denver that she won’t soon forget. We are loving these six Denver brunch spots, from Cherry Creek to the Highlands, serving up everything from bottomless mimosas to mouth-watering french toast and even croque madames. 

Local Jones  

Residing in the sleek and sophisticated hotel HALCYON where the spirit of the Colorado lifestyle is captured, is the newly-opened restaurant Local Jones in Denver’s blossoming neighborhood of Cherry Creek. The warm and welcoming atmosphere of the dining area includes an outdoor greenhouse serving brunch, dinner, and their Jonesin’ to-go options. Helmed by Chef Josh Sutcliff from Dallas, the menu is beaming with fresh and seasonal Rocky Mountain staples, like Colorado green chili & cheese enchiladas, house-made pasta, and organic salmon that are best followed by a sweet treat of sticky toffee cake. They also have an impressive curated wine list and specialty cocktails served up by their skilled bartenders.  

After opening in July 2020, they have secured themselves as a neighborhood staple enjoyed by visitors and locals looking to connect in a socially distanced space. They are also becoming known for their excellent staff and service that is both relaxed and attentive and their brightly lit interior that feels inviting and comfortable for either breakfast or brunch with friends or an elevated dinner with a date. Local Jones participates in Denver Restaurant Week annually and is working on a weekend dinner series for the fall season. Guests of the hotel may like to know that the elegant rooftop pool offers a weekly live music series in the summer. 

This Mother’s Day, moms can enjoy an amuse bouche offered to every “mother” that dines there as well as half-price bottles of Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé Champagne. They will also leave with a sweet treat to-go (think petit fours and blondies) and a recipe card from Chef Sutcliff, plus a 20% off discount for their next visit to HALCYON.

Contact: HalcyonHotelCherryCreek.com/Local-Jones

The Corner Office

Located on Curtis Street in Downtown Denver, this restaurant and martini bar is known for its outstanding cocktails and tasty eats all set against colorful and retro-chic interiors. 

Their brunch menu boasts of sumptuous dishes like berry cheesecake french toast, lobster benedict, and croque madame. Pair these with a drink of choice, from Champagne to rosé or a specialty cocktail like their Basil Nectar or the Floradora martini made with Bombay Sapphire. 

Contact: TheCornerOfficeDenver.com

American Elm 

The urban-chic restaurant set in the trendy Highland’s area is an excellent choice for the modern mama. Inspired by Brooklyn, New York the outdoor space is crafted from concrete, wood, and adorned with twinkle lights beneath a beautiful elm tree. Their deviled egg toast and crispy tater skins are a must-try and taste even better with a bubbling mimosa or Sicilian Sunrise made with Prosecco, bergamot, and lemongrass. 

Contact: AmElm.com

Safta

Bringing a gorgeous Middle Eastern experience to Denver is Chef Alon Shaya from Israel whose restaurant takes guests on a culinary journey through his country’s landscape. Their brunch menu consists of a variety of hummus served with warm, fresh pita, tabbouleh salads, spinach fatayer, smoked salmon toast, and falafel, of course. Check out their special Mother’s Day gift boxes containing Alon’s favorite pantry finds, like tahini, Aleppo pepper, and orange blossom water.

Contact: EatWithSafta.com

Señor Bear

Serving up contemporary Pan-Latin cuisine in the Lower Highland neighborhood of Denver, the restaurant is a sophisticated place to take mamita on her special day. The stylish space is infused with wicker lamp shades, hanging plants, chic pottery and a stunning tiled bar where their specialty cocktails and beverages are served up. While brunching, try out their churro french toast, queso fundido, broccoli saltado and empanadas. Indulge in one of their unique concoctions like a cold brew martini, a mezcal margarita or a cinnamon daiquiri. 

Provecho! 

Contact: SenorBeardDenver.com

HashTAG

From its sunny yellow interior reminiscent of a 1950’s diner to the mouth-watering hash and hotcakes, this spot is sure to brighten mom’s day. The menu items range from chicken and waffles piled to the sky to s’mores pancakes and even Mexican chilaquiles. Opened by Chef Troy Guard from the successful TAG Restaurant Group, HashTAG knows how to do breakfast right and all in a relaxed yet stylized environment that begs to be brunched in. 

Contact: Hashtag-Restaurant.com

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