Breakfast and Brunch

Six Beautiful Brunch Pizzas in Denver

Ester's awesome brunch pizza.
Ester's awesome brunch pizza. Linnea Covington
It's long been accepted that breakfast can consist of just about anything — even pizza. But you can forget that cold slice from last night's party and instead dive into something fresher, hotter and ultimately more brunch-friendly. These restaurants have developed their own way of serving breakfast in pizza form – and, yes, eggs are a big part of what makes these offerings a.m.-acceptable. Here are our six favorite breakfast pizzas, in alphabetical order:

click to enlarge The omelette pizza at Blackbird Public House. - LINNEA COVINGTON
The omelette pizza at Blackbird Public House.
Linnea Covington
Blackbird Public House
305 South Downing Street

If you're looking for a hearty and hefty breakfast pizza, this Washington Park eatery has created the perfect pie for sharing: the omelette pizza. Just as a classic omelet features a mess of eggs, cheese and often meat, so does this pie. Whether you order a ten- or sixteen-inch pizza, each comes loaded with a large portion of scrambled eggs, a luscious béchamel sauce, sausage, candied bacon and Tillamook cheddar. Cozy up in one of the large booths or grab a seat at the bar and pair your brunch pizza with a morning cocktail. Or grab some friends and take over a large table, and enjoy your weekend feast together.

click to enlarge A Chicago-style breakfast pie at Denver Deep Dish. - DENVER DEEP DISH
A Chicago-style breakfast pie at Denver Deep Dish.
Denver Deep Dish
Denver Deep Dish
1200 West 38th Avenue

Guests can build their own brunch pizza at this Highland hot spot, to eat in, take out or have delivered. You can choose from Chicago-style thin crust or deep dish; depending on your preference, the former can come with a fresh-cracked egg cooked on top, and the smaller-sized pie can have scrambled eggs in the mix. Add Hollandaise sauce, smoked ham, bacon, cream cheese or pineapple to make the pizza even more brunch-like, or create your pizza version of the hip avocado toast. Either way, it's the only morning pie that you can get sent directly to your house, giving us a new way to enjoy breakfast in bed.

click to enlarge Ester's awesome brunch pizza. - LINNEA COVINGTON
Ester's awesome brunch pizza.
Linnea Covington
Ester's Neighborhood Pub
1950 South Holly Street

The thin, crispy, spicy pie at this southeast Denver joint is everything you want in a morning meal, plus you can down it all without ever touching a fork. Each $13 pizza comes topped with bacon, chorizo, egg, roasted red pepper, sausage gravy, green onion and mozzarella, and is only served at brunch on Saturdays and Sundays (get there early, as the place fills up). Like the regular pies at Ester's, this one proves well-balanced and not overly heavy when it comes to ingredients. But don't be fooled by the sparse look of this pizza: Just because toppings aren't cascading off each slice doesn't mean it won't fill you up and help curb that weekend hangover.

click to enlarge Racca offers four brunch pizzas with eggs and other Italian toppings. - LINNEA COVINGTON
Racca offers four brunch pizzas with eggs and other Italian toppings.
Linnea Covington
Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana
2129 Larimer Street

This Ballpark Italian joint is known for its Neapolitan-style pies. Owner Mark Dym and his team of pizzaiolas do wonders when it comes to breakfast foods, too. Hence the brunch pizza — or four, in fact. The list includes the Firenze, with pancetta, arugula, grape tomatoes, fresh eggs and mozzarella; the Milano, made up of fresh asparagus, oven-roasted potatoes, pancetta, eggs and mozzarella; the Roma, with San Marzano tomato sauce, oregano, fresh garlic, eggs and pecorino Romano; and the Siena, a pie topped with prosciutto, Vidalia onions, eggs, mozzarella and roasted peppers. Get one or all of these gems any Saturday or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Linnea Covington moved back to Denver after spending thirteen years in New York City and couldn't be happier to be home, exploring the Mile High and eating as much as possible, especially when it involves pizza or ice cream.
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