It's National Egg Month, so we've taken a close look at Denver's extensive Benny selection. (That's eggs Benedict to the uninitiated.) We can get a classic version at a hundred fantastic eateries around town, but here are our favorite six locales that give our eggs Benedict a tasty twist.
Annie's Café: It's tempting to order a classic breakfast from this recently transplanted old fashioned cafe, but the Garden Benedict will surprise you. Tomatoes, avocado and fresh spinach is piled on the muffin and eggs before they're doused with Hollandaise.
3100 E. Colfax Ave.; 303-355-8197
Le Central: This quaint French bistro has never done us wrong with their Oeufs Norvégiennes. The eggs are always perfectly poached atop layers of house salmon scaloppini. This one's only available on weekends, but it's worth the wait. Gluten free options are available.
12 E. Eighth Ave.; 303-863-8094
Dozens: This eggceptional eatery throws caution to the wind, switching out the English muffin for a puff pastry in its Eggs Arnold. They pair lean ham steak with the eggs, finishing it off with a sprinkling of bay shrimp.
236 W. 13th Ave.; 303-572-0066
Snooze: There are two Benedicts we love among Snooze's many masterpieces. The Spring Garden Benny, a veggie option, includes "a ragout of spinach, asparagus, leeks and wild mushrooms over toasted ciabatta and truffled white bean spread." It's topped with poached eggs and cream cheese Hollandaise. The Bella! Bella! Benny creates a buona dining experience with its slices of prosciutto, Taleggio cheese and eggs. It's also served on toasted ciabatta, then drizzled with Hollandaise, balsamic glaze and arugula.
2262 Larimer St.; 303-297-0700 (multiple locations)
Syrup: Syrup's N'Awlins Benedict says it all. You have a choice of blackened shrimp or blackened mahi, which is then topped with Cajun aioli. Gluten-free English muffins are available upon request.
300 Josephine, #20; 720-945-1111
DJ's Berkeley Cafe: Yet another locale where decisiveness eludes us, DJ's offers two flavorful takes on this breakfast tradition. It's a win-win situation whether you choose Crab Cakes Benedict (poached eggs perched on crab cakes and wilted spinach), or the New Mexico Benedict (made with chorizo patties and fire roasted poblano peppers on cheddar polenta).
3838 Tennyson St.; 303-482-1841