The upcoming holidays are all about big family-style dinners. But in this season of hearty roasts and suppers that leave you stuffed, don’t forget about the fun and delicious dishes that await at a big breakfast or brunch with the family, too!
And what better brunch dish to indulge in around the holidays than French toast? National French Toast Day is on November 28th, but we don’t think any excuse is needed to enjoy your favorite breakfast treat. In fact, we believe some taste tests are in order in the coming weeks before the rush of family comes into town for Thanksgiving!
Here are a few local spots in Boulder where you can enjoy sweet and savory French toast with the family this year.
French toast purists have plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious, classic French toast dishes around Boulder. Stop by The Buff for their sourdough French Toast or head to Snooze on Pearl Street for their French Toast Neat with whipped mascarpone cream and Vermont maple syrup. The Parkway Café on Pearl serves a Classic French Toast and Tangerine on Iris offers a Brioche French Toast with the twist of a spiced pear sauce, pecans, and cinnamon butter. The Village Coffee Shop dishes up their classic Village French Toast in a breakfast diner setting.
Adding a little protein to your favorite brunch indulgence never tasted as good as it does at some of Boulder’s finest. At Lucile’s Creole Café, the Pain Perdu is a New Orleans style French toast that includes Louisiana sausage. The Chicken & French Toast at The Buff comes complete with battered chicken and bacon. Tangerine’s Monte Cristo Sandwich brings brunch sandwiches to a new level, taking swiss cheese, ham, and turkey, and slapping French toast on either side for a truly indulgent dish.
Some of Boulder’s restaurants and breakfast haunts go all in when dishing up their French toast specialties. At the Walnut Café, with locations in Downtown Boulder, South Boulder (the South Walnut Café), and Lafayette, take your pick of French toast flavors and variations, from Cinnamon to Amaretto and Almond, Banana Walnut, and more. At Snooze, satisfy your sweet tooth’s wildest breakfast dreams with the truly scrumptious OMG! French Toast, complete with vanilla crème and salted caramel and topped with strawberries and coconut.