For a while there, it looked grim for the brunch buffet. Would those colossal seafood towers ever come back? Could prime-rib-carving stations survive in a world where COVID-19 exists? Would we ever again get the pleasure of stuffing ourselves silly at an all-you-can-eat waffle bar? Luckily, reports of the brunch buffet’s death were exaggerated (or at least premature), and many over-the-top Front Range buffets have returned.

From the visual allure of seeing row upon row of smoothie shooters to the total lack of wait time between when you want those four Danishes and when you can eat those four Danishes, there’s no denying the appeal of the brunch buffet.

Here, six spots—from fancy hotel brunches to more casual buffets—where you can answer the question of just how many made-to-order omelets are too many made-to-order omelets.


RiNo’s favorite Israeli breakfast buffet is back, featuring all-you-can-eat latkes, cheeses, roasted lamb, Rosenberg’s bagels, smoked fish, and more pastrami hash than you can shake a fork at. Brunch cocktails go beyond the basics with drinks like the Studio 45, a blend of mezcal, falernum, Aperol, and grapefruit bitters. Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; $50; 3330 Brighton Blvd., Suite 201

YaYa’s Euro Bistro 

The options change weekly at this Greenwood Village eatery, but highlights include an omelet station, piles of shrimp cocktail, made-to-order Benedicts, pastas, and desserts. Add unlimited Bloodys and mimosas, before congratulating yourself on making good life choices. Just don’t overstay your 90-minute time limit. Sundays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; adults $40, kids $23; 8310 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village

ViewHouse Centennial

The brunch buffet at the ViewHouse Centennial. Photo courtesy of the ViewHouse

Enjoy brunch with a view in the southern suburbs with ViewHouse’s mounds of seafood, fresh biscuits, meat-carving stations, strip after strip of bacon, and dessert display. Grab a group to share the $60 mimosa tower, with your choice of OJ, blood orange, or strawberry juices. Sundays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; $40 adults, $14 kids ages six to 12; 7101 S. Clinton St., Centennial

The Broadmoor

The grandaddy of hotel brunch buffets is at the Broadmoor’s Lake Terrace Dining Room. There, you can indulge in a knockout spread of pastries, seafood, meats, cheeses, eggs every which way, and gorgeous desserts. There may even be decorative ice sculptures. Note: During special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Mother’s Day, the iconic brunch is only open to hotel guests and club members. Sundays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; $150 adults, $50 kids ages 10 and under; 1 Lake Ave., Colorado Springs

Seasons Buffet

Casinos and buffets go hand-in-hand, so if you’re going up to Black Hawk to gamble, you almost have to make a detour into one of the brunch buffets. Our pick: the Lodge Casino’s, which happens every day and includes biscuits and gravy, made-to-order waffles, and what most people are there for, all-you-can-drink bubbles on weekends. Monday–Friday from 8–10:30 a.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; $13 weekdays, $24 weekends; the Lodge Casino, 240 Main St., Black Hawk


Finally, a brunch buffet for north siders! Cinzetti’s, the all-you-can-eat Italian buffet restaurant in Northglenn, is definitely one of the best deals in town. Each Sunday they add pancakes, crêpes, Benedicts, and a made-to-order omelet station to their typical pizza, pasta, and Italian sausage spread. Sundays starting at 10 a.m.; $21 adults, $10 kids, $18 seniors; 281 W. 104th Ave., Northglenn

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Allyson Reedy
Allyson Reedy
Allyson Reedy is a freelance writer and ice cream fanatic living in Broomfield.