Lucile's Creole Cafe
A Denver establishment for over 30 years, Lucile's has been serving up quality Cajun-style breakfasts throughout multiple locations in Colorado. The popular brunch spot is worth the wait for the beignets alone. Big, warm and properly coated in powdered sugar, these pair perfectly with a cup of the chicory coffee.
This Boulder-based family business has built a mini-empire out of the impeccable Creole food it's been dishing out for over three decades (they’ve got locations in Boulder, Longmont, Ft. Collins, and Littleton along with the Denver-area University and Speer neighborhoods). For Southern transplants—or anyone who can appreciate brunch with a side of hot pepper vinegar-doused collards—Lucile's should be your No. 1 pick. From the giant, flaky buttermilk biscuits that accompany most plates to favorites like po-boys, crawfish etouffee, eggs Rockefeller (like the oysters, but with eggs), and shrimp & grits, Lucile's is the move when your stomach is running on empty.