Where to Brunch in Loveland, Colorado
Not long ago, Loveland was a brunch dead zone. There were breakfast spots in town but brunch was harder to find. Today, that has changed, and with more and more restaurants adding this weekend special to their offerings, it’s hard to keep up.
Brunch is the combination of breakfast and lunch and usually occurs from late morning to 2 p.m. on Sundays. According to Wikipedia, brunch originated in England around the late 19th Century but didn’t really catch on in the United States until the 1930’s.
Brunch is often associated with alcoholic drinks such as Bloody Mary’s and mimosas, and it traditionally comes with a side of “hair of the dog” because of revelries the night before. The term “brunch” was said to be coined in 1895 by writer Guy Beringer who described “Saturday night carousers” in his article entitled “Brunch: A Plea” (Wikipedia). Apparently, these carousers needed a hearty meal and a cocktail on Sunday morning.
Without further ado, here is where to find brunch in Loveland at a few favorite locally-owned eateries. We may have missed a few so please feel free to add a comment. We are not concentrating on breakfast restaurants but rather brunch spots in Loveland.
AKA Kitchen & Rock Coast Brewery at 414 E. 6th Street
Loveland’s newest downtown eatery is AKA Kitchen and in addition to serving brunch, lunch and dinner, they are home to a brewery, Rock Coast. They open at 7 a.m. every day of the week except Mondays when they are closed.
Their breakfast/brunch menu features pumpkin spiced oatmeal, lemon ricotta pancakes, lots of eggy dishes, and sandwiches and salads. Of course, the AKA Kitchen’s bar will pour any libation to accompany brunch. See the breakfast and brunch menu here.
Door 222 Food & Drink at 222 E. Fourth Street
This local favorite, Door 222, opens at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and offers an array of brunch cocktails including Bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Their brunch items are not available to view online but consist of breakfast burritos, breakfast poutine, a vegetarian salad and more. On warm mornings, diners can sit on the Fourth Street patio.
Origins Wine Bar & Wood Fired Pizza at 500 N. Lincoln Avenue
Open for brunch on Sunday at 9 a.m., Origins offers pizza, paninis, and specials such as polenta benedicts and poffertjes which are mini Dutch pancakes. Their bright, light space is a great place to enjoy brunch in downtown Loveland. See their brunch menu here.
Slate Italian Eatery at 530 Cleveland Avenue
Slate added a brunch option that includes a $10 mimosa or Bloody Mary with purchase of a meal. Normally open at 4 p.m., on Sundays, they open at 9 a.m. and offer everything from breakfast sandwiches to stuffed French toast and shrimp and grits. They even have a Crepe of the Day available and crepes are hard to find in Loveland. See full brunch menu here.
Other locally-owned restaurants serving brunch in Loveland include Taste Local, Boar & Bull and Hogfish Smokehouse Grill. Please feel free to leave a comment about other places to enjoy brunch in town.