The more breakfast places Denver has, the shorter the lines will be, right?
In an ideal world, breakfast magically appears beside your bed without any effort from anyone, and certainly not any waiting around. But since we don’t live in that world, we must continue to drag ourselves outside for brunch on Sunday mornings.
All that is simply to say: Look! A new place to try for brunch.
Morning Collective officially opens its doors at 2160 S. Broadway in Rosedale on Monday.
The menu is as family- and health-nut-friendly as it is boozy brunch-friendly, with alcohol free “sunrise elixirs” (virgin cocktails) alongside standard and unique breakfast cocktails. They even offer a $10 Second Breakfast option, which, rather than being a hobbit-y indulgence, is actually a mini-meal for people who eat small meals throughout the day instead of three big meals.
The kitchen is headed up by executive chef and partner Joseph Strelnik, who was once an executive chef at Snooze, so, yeah, the pancakes are good.
This is where I point out that Morning Collective is not affiliated with Snooze, since Snooze’s social team has been quite vocal about that.
“We’re confident everyone will find something to enjoy at Morning Collective. We created a menu full of house-made ingredients, that feels familiar, but offers a fun twist on morning favorites,” Strelnik said in a statement. “It was important to me to create a menu that serves today’s diners well. Our guests may have gluten sensitivities, or be extremely health conscious. We want them to know they can still enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch out with friends, without impacting their diets.”
The space is 2,500 square feet and seats up to 80 people, plus a patio that can seat 24. There’s also a “waiting patio” so you don’t have to stand awkwardly around the doorway while you wait for a table.
Morning Collective will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Check out the full menu here.