A holiday weekend wouldn’t be complete without brunch. And for that we recommend Gallop Cafe, on the corner of West 32nd Avenue and Zuni Street in Highland. For the last six years, owners Glen Baker and David Grafke have run this finely-tuned spot, first focusing on coffee, pastries, and sandwiches, and over time expanding into full-blown brunch, lunch, and even dinner.

But it’s brunch that’s recently captured our attention—and most notably the Soul of Autumn Benedict. Don’t be deterred by the fall-ish name; each bite is bright and sunny. Dreamy hollandaise and poached eggs top house-made crumpets (a cross between an English muffin and a scone)—and then things get exciting. Poached kale with brown butter, sage-roasted butternut squash, walnuts, and golden raisins top the eggs, while the hollandaise is garnished with crusty nibs of smoked pork loin rillettes.

Top it all off with a spicy, schooner-size Bloody Mary, and call it day.

2401 W. 32nd Ave., 303-455-5650

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.