Loveland is a charming city nestled in the northern region of what we think is the most gorgeous state in the country. Overflowing with art, culture, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation and a true western experience, Loveland is a wonderful destination for a quick weekend day trip, especially since it is situated just 30 minutes south of Fort Collins. If you are lucky enough to call Loveland your home, consider playing tourist for a day and visiting some places in town you may not have not been before, which conveniently exist right in your backyard.
Regardless of your residency, the best way to start any weekend outing is with brunch. We personally think brunch doesn’t get enough air time and is severely underrated. Think about it — brunch allows you to sleep in, skip the whole foggy caffeine-dependent breakfast scene, still get the tasty benefits of breakfast food, possibly dabble in some lunch food if desired, and therefore get the best of both worlds. Or better yet, maybe you do eat breakfast, eat a little brunch too, then get a late lunch and call it good! It’s a sneaky way to include an extra meal in your day without anyone questioning your decisions while you stuff your face with biscuits smothered in gravy.
Sold on the whole brunch in Loveland idea? Great. Here are a few ideas of where you might go!
Don’t let the fact that Daddy O’s Green Onion is positioned in a strip mall by Safeway keep you from venturing inside. The quality of their hot deli-style sandwiches, pizzas, hot soups, pastries and breakfast items make this place one of our favorite brunch spots in Loveland.
Their breakfast sandwich filled with eggs, green peppers, green onions, mushrooms, cheddar cheese and a zesty dressing has our mouths watering. And if you order a sandwich, you’ll know that whatever one you choose will be served hot on their own freshly baked bread!
The possibilities are endless. Daddy O’s is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Located smack dab in the center of the activity in Loveland, Doug’s Day Diner serves a mean brunch.
Dig into an item from “Doug’s Grub”, consisting of their famous “Hillbilly”, which includes three eggs, browns, a griddle biscuit topped with country gravy, and several tasty side choices. Or order papas — a mountain of browns, cheeses, a choice of red or green chile, and country gravy, all topped with two eggs. And we haven’t even mentioned their omelettes, breakfast burritos and all the sweet stuff you could imagine, smothered in maple syrup.
According to Doug himself, nearly everything they make is homemade and scratch-made — from their sauces, soups, browns, fries, potato chips, biscuits, syrup, and jams, to the meats, sausages, pickles and dressings. They “cook with real butter and canola oil to provide you with the freshest and best tasting food anywhere.”
Doug’s Day Diner serves both breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. So roll out of bed whenever you please, and Doug will be waiting to serve you a breakfast you can only dream of — as long as you make it in before 2 p.m.
You might not expect Generations Wine & Martini Bar to specialize in brunch food by looking at their name. But let us assure you, they do. Their Sunday Brunch menu, served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays, is something to write home about…or evidently, a blog post about. For their weekly brunch, Generations serves everything from a spicy buffalo scramble to a smoked duck omelette. This more sophisticated approach to brunch makes us want to put on our floppy hats and long, white gloves while sipping on a cup of Earl Grey tea.
Maybe the idea of wine and martinis caught your attention from the beginning. Don’t worry — you can have access to their Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar, for a few extra dollars.
But don’t limit Generations to brunch alone; they have so much to offer, no matter what time it is! Peruse their extensive menus full of small bites, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, pizza or desserts. Or unwind with a glass of wine surrounded by friends on their comfortable couches without having to worry about how you’ll clean up a wine spill stain.
Congratulations! You are now a member of The Breakfast Club, amongst a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. But don’t worry — we won’t meet in a library. Instead, we’ll meet at this charming diner located on Boise Avenue just north of Eisenhower Boulevard. Our favorite part about the Loveland Breakfast Club is that they serve breakfast until close at 2 p.m. The overlap of their breakfast and lunch menus make this the perfect place to brunch in Loveland.
Order something egg-related, like their Denver Omelette or a simple egg sandwich. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Belgian waffle or a triple-decker French toast sandwich filled with scrambled eggs, ham and American cheese, known as the Loveland Club. We are eager to try the latter!
If you’re ready to move onto a savory lunch option, choose from one of their incredible sandwiches, burgers or salads. This place truly has all your brunch desires covered…possibly in gravy?
What other brunch places do you love in Loveland?
We’d love to learn about other delicious destinations!
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