Treat the moms in your life to an innovative Boulder restaurant this Mother’s Day. Options for a special brunch can be overwhelming, so we’ve curated a list of the best spots in town. Take a look at our favorites below:
1265 Alpine Ave.
Santo brings the best of New Mexican cuisine to Boulder. Dishes here are creative takes on Native American and Hispanic traditions, so expect to be surprised and delighted. Try their Guacamole, Baby Brioche Loaf, Salmon Tostada, Blue Corn Atole Pancakes, or the Smashed Green Chile Cheeseburger. Santo also offers a bevy of innovative sides like chicken or pork adovada, mezcal-cured salmon, or a farm fresh egg or duck egg served your way.
909 Walnut St.
Arcana favors flavors from the American Southeast. Brunch dishes here vary from Colorado staples like Huevos Rancheros to Southeastern staples like Drop Biscuits or the Trout Gravlax. For those who prefer more lunch-like foods at brunch, try a decidedly Boulder take on the classic Chicken Salad Sandwich with fennel almond bread and a chili cherry jam.
1023 Walnut St. #400
Corrida brings Northern Spain to Boulder with incredible food to match its fourth-story view of the Flatirons. Corrida’s brunch and lunch menus are forthcoming, but you are guaranteed to have an authentic Iberian meal prepared by innovative chef Amos Watts.
1837 Pearl St.
Mateo focuses on food inspired by the Provence Region in Europe. Brunch options here are simple yet elegant and full of surprising flavors. The menu varies seasonally, but offerings may include the Brioche French Toast with caramel apples and caramel sauce, Duck Benedict, Eggs Florentine, or the Croque Madame.
1738 Pearl St.
Frasca is an Italian eatery with a flair for the fanciful. This year marks its third annual Champagne and Rosé brunch, featuring a two-course meal with wine and morning cocktail pairings. This event does sell out, so be sure to book a reservation for your family in advance.
1011 Walnut St.
Brasserie is Boulder’s preeminent French restaurant, and its brunch is the crème de la crème. From croissants to crepes, oysters to gourmet sandwiches, Brasserie will not disappoint. Try the traditional Croque Madame, Pain Perdu, or for those with pickier palates, dine on their Belgian Waffles.
2115 13th St.
Located in the historic Boulderado, Spruce Farm & Fish offers classic brunch fare alongside surprising specialties sure to please all family members. Enjoy their Avocado Benedict, Deviled Eggs, Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuit, or the House Smoked Velrasso Salmon Hash.
2480 Canyon Blvd.
Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar creates holistic comfort food that combines locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients with the love and care of a home-cooked meal. Its meals are designed for optimal nutrition and flavor, and created in an entirely gluten-free kitchen. From veggie scrambles to buttermilk pancakes, coconut curry to burgers, and mimosas to Cacao smoothies, Shine is sure to spread the joy to you and your family.
2328 Pearl St.
River and Woods takes Colorado comfort cuisine to the next level. This restaurant’s goal is to build a community around delicious food, so the chef solicits recipes from diners and reinterprets them for the menu. Try Zimmer’s Challah Banana Cream Pie French Toast, Easton Family Biscuits and Gravy, or the Barbato Gazpacho, inspired by a local high school Spanish teacher’s trip to Spain.
2525 Arapahoe Ave.
Zolo has a flair for tasty twists on classic Mexican dishes. The fare here is bright, original, and fun, often taking brunch or lunch staples and adding something unexpected. Order the seasonal Fruit Empanada, the Country Waffle with diced ham and poblano chiles, the Breakfast Skillet with goat cheese fundido, or the Spring Tamale. Whatever choice you make you are sure to relish.
Honor Mom this year by taking her to one of the mouthwatering restaurants on our list. Each spot has its own distinct offerings sure to satisfy everyone. Call ahead and make a reservation soon as seating will book quickly.