Cajun/Creole, Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 275 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80209
Phone: (303) 282-6258
- turned_in_notHealth Score64 out of 100
- turned_in_notVegetarian OptionsYes
- turned_in_notVegan OptionsYes
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForBreakfast, Brunch
- local_parkingParkingStreet, Private Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- turned_in_notWheelchair AccessibleYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceCasual, Classy
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourNo
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingYes
- tvHas TVNo
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedNo
- turned_in_notWaiter ServiceYes
- turned_in_notGender Neutral RestroomsYes
Brunch places are all the rage right now, but they seem to be fairly redundant in their offerings. Lucile's breaks that monotony with their unique creole offerings that aren't on menus I have seen in the past.
I have been here twice, and both time included a long but doable wait. They have a bar that is open seating, but if it isn't available and you are on the wait list you can still visit the bar for a drink to take back outside and sip on as you wait for your table. I recommend the bloody mary for a morning pick-me-up. It has a little kick but isn't overly spicy, and comes with a shrimp, olive, piece of pickled okra, and large stick of celery. Their beer selection is fairly small, but includes a handful of local options.
They publish their menu online, so you can scope everything out on your own time. They have some vegetarian options, and even more for pescatarians. The beignets are delicious, but much better served as a dessert than breakfast starter with the ridiculous amount of powdered sugar. The biscuits served with some of the meals are massive, and we ended up taking most of them home. I loved the red beans that came with my meal, and would recommend the Cajun breakfast if you like a hearty meal to start the day.
They had both indoor and outdoor seating that is available on their covered patio. I personally recommend the patio if you want a more relaxing environment, as the indoor area seems very loud and hectic with the close tables and busy crowd. Our service has always been up to par and they seem to turn out food fairly quickly. They do provide to-go boxes, which is a likely thing to end up taking home with their large portions. Props for the unique offerings that get this place their 5th star.
Lucile's Creole Cafe is an awesome spot for a family brunch in Denver. This was my second time at the Denver location and I was not disappointed. We came on a weekday and opted for a big table indoors. We got a variety of dishes including the Eggs New Orleans (eggs benedict on eggplant), the Rice Pudding, and the Jennifer (a "healthy" eggs benedict). We opened with an order of beignets which is always a good choice and great with the homemade jams on every table. My grandmother grew up in New Orleans sand Lucile's is her favorite breakfast spot. The food is very hearty and generously portioned. I had the Jennifer, which had enough spinach to make me feel like I was being healthy and enough hollandaise to make it taste like I wasn't (to be clear, it's definitely not a healthy dish). My brother ordered the rice pudding which was a little too sweet for my taste but he liked it. My grandmother got the famous New Orleans Benedict which is served on fried eggplant slices. It's very good, I recommend it for the adventurous among you!
The only disappointing thing was the coffee. I ordered a cappuccino for $4.65 and it was served in a dinky coffee cup. I would recommend one of the homemade chais instead, which are served in a large coffee cup, like most gourmet drinks in that price range. Overall it's a solid brunch option with plenty of character to be fun for friends from out of town (check out their fun tee shirts for a laugh).
Wow what a great restaurant! I found this place while looking for nearby food places near thrift
Shops.. we arrived with an hour to spare for brunch and got a table within 10 minutes.. we started off ordering a mimosa and Bloody Mary.. would recommend the Bloody Mary over the mimosa.. for food our server graciously started us off with beignets.. best ones I've had in my life! For food we got the shrimp and grits, collard greens, and French toast. The food here is amazing! We didn't have one bad dish! We wished the grits were a little more
Seasoned but they helped us out and we added them spices.. I would definitely recommend this place for locals and tourists!
This eatery has a nice warm vibe and the staff are very attentive and efficient. I ordered the shrimp and grits. The grits are very rich, smooth and buttery and it's topped with a generous serving of shrimp. They cooked the diced sausage in a red sauce which was exciting to look at but quite mild. I was expecting some fire. I doused it with some of their table hot sauce but again it was a bit mild. The biscuit that came with the grits was ridiculously huge, with a light fluffy texture. Very enjoyable.
Outstanding food. Amazing and friendly service. Everything from the main entree down to the homemade ketchup was phenomenal. A must go if you're in Denver.