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Jelly Cafe

Jelly Cafe

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Capitol Hill, Denver
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    Melissa C.
    "The donut bites are AH-mazing, fan coffee, Benedicts to DIE for."(15 Tips)
    Roger Y.
    "Great donut holes...like the cereal boxes"(10 Tips)
    Andrea L.
    "Their signature dish The Molly Hot Brown is a must try!"(3 Tips)
    Roberto B.
    "The selection of eggs Benedict is great."(6 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • pancakes
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  • Claire L.heart icon on user image
    Claire LuhmanSeptember 13, 2015
    This is the coolest trendiest 60s 70s themed restaurant. We got the Lemon and Maple bacon donuts that weren't all that great but the cinnamon sugar is delicious. Check out the decor and restrooms. :)
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    NickJanuary 11, 2016
    Awesome place. My favorite donut was the Thai Peanut with PB and Sriracha. Pictured is the amazing and unique Molly Hot Brown with eggs over easy, a savory french toast
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 12, 2013
    In Cap Hill are Jelly's sadly-not-smokeable hashes, including the unimpeachable Red Flannel, a brightly colored plate packed with beets, bacon, onions, and all topped by with two eggs. Read more
  • Tim J.heart icon on user image
    Tim JacksonAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Arrive before the big rush. @JellyCafe opens at 7am and stays open until 3pm, 7 days a week. Lines don't form until about 8am. It's a testament to popularity of Jelly. Say hi to Josh & Christine.
  • Tim J.heart icon on user image
    Tim JacksonAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If here for lunch, you need to try the Molly Hot Brown. It's a classic that won't let you leave hungry. Be on the lookout for @caseytduncan since you're definitely in his 'hood.
  • Hannah C.heart icon on user image
    Hannah CopelandMarch 11, 2017
    I had the breakfast burrito! Was tasty and filling with pulled pork, lots of egg, and topped with green Chile. I wish the breakfast potatoes were crispy, but that's just a personal thing. Good service
  • Melissa C.heart icon on user image
    Melissa CaseJuly 28, 2014
    The food is so good, it totally balances out the super hipsterness of the place. The donut bites are AH-mazing, fan coffee, Benedicts to DIE for.
  • Kevin R.heart icon on user image
    Kevin RipperApril 6, 2015
    If they have Chicken and Waffles, get that. Goes well with bottomless mimosas, mainly because bottomless mimosas go really with every single thing.
  • Usaj R.heart icon on user image
    Usaj RealtyJanuary 23, 2016
    Order some Donut Bites and the Sweet Potato Hash. The 80's cereal boxes adorning the walls gives this place an awesome retro vibe.
  • Emilyheart icon on user image
    EmilyApril 10, 2016
    Everything here was delicious: the drinks, the donut holes, and the scrambles and the biscuits. I would return in a heartbeat.
  • Roberto B.heart icon on user image
    Roberto Bruder AguiarOctober 20, 2015
    Great atmosphere and great food. The selection of eggs Benedict is great. You can't go wrong with any choice.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MothewJuly 28, 2013
    Food is great. Donut bites were outstanding. I recommend the salmon Benedict. Weak link is the maitre'd, who had a long wait list, yet there were so many empty tables waiting to be filled for so long.
  • Boom K.
    Boom KittyJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tremendous food!! It was worth the crowded seating and loudness to partake of the deliciousness! Also, the jelly was the bomb, on a biscuit with whipped butter. It was reminiscent of peach cobbler.
  • Peter O.heart icon on user image
    Peter OrganisciakDecember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Known for their donut bites. How you feel about them depends on your sweet tooth: if you're not already craving them, having some won't change your mind.
  • Jordan W.heart icon on user image
    Jordan WhiteOctober 4, 2014
    Great atmosphere and the food was absolutely delicious. Mac and cheese wasn't very warm but otherwise we can't wait to come back. Great menu options for vegetarians!
  • Casey D.
    Casey DuncanOctober 19, 2013
    My bet is on the Boulder Scramble & homemade biscuits. Don't forget to grab some donut holes before you go!
  • Jenna R.heart icon on user image
    Jenna RohrOctober 5, 2020
    Doughnuts are amazing, especially the maple bacon one. The bloodys and southern biscuits and gravy were also really good. Worth the wait
  • Zee A.heart icon on user image
    Zee AmaroAugust 31, 2018
    Great foods. It's a bit hipstery and there is usually a wait but if it's a shott wait, I think it's absolutely worth it. Known for the donut bites.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SMay 8, 2012
    One of the best brunch places I've ever been to!! So cute inside with the vintage cereal boxes. MUST TRY: homemade donuts & the breakfast sliders!!!!
  • Travis I.
    Travis InceAugust 27, 2016
    Donuts and coffee are great! Fresh fruit was my favorite item.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HighOctober 15, 2012
    Super nice staff and a net set up. The donuts are awesome and the Frosted Flake and banana pancakes are worth a trip across town!!
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EisenFebruary 17, 2017
    The donut bites were dense not fluffy and my main dish definitely cared more about quantity than quality which led to me eating way more calories than I wanted for food I only kind of enjoyed.
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    Brownstone Living NYCSeptember 10, 2016
    Lots of healthy options. I like to sub egg whites and spinach instead of cheese.
  • DenverPost
    DenverPostJuly 1, 2011
    Hip breakfast and lunch joint. Try the pancakes with crumbled bacon (yes, really) for breakfast and the deviled egg salad sandwich for lunch. Entrees $7-$10. "More Info" for review: Read more
  • Ally S.heart icon on user image
    Ally ShwedMay 10, 2016
    The pancakes! The lavender blueberry are the best, but try a sampler of all 3. Good veg options, too.
  • Tim J.heart icon on user image
    Tim JacksonSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the granola yogurt with fruit. It's healthy and tasty.
  • C J.heart icon on user image
    C JohnsonSeptember 1, 2017
    The donut holes are made to order, so they are warm and gooey inside and crispy outside. Yummers.Can't say the same for the fries that were soggy.
  • Raynaheart icon on user image
    RaynaMarch 23, 2015
    Everything is good here! Bottomless mimosas, chorizo sweet potato hash, donuts. Favorite brunch in Denver
  • Noel E.
    Noel EaserDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The meatloaf hash is AMAZING! Meatloaf, roasted red pepper, red potatoes, and spinach topped with 2 eggs of your choice.. Can't go wrong...
  • TheAngry C.
    TheAngry ChefApril 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    So, Katie and Kiki are great. You might want to pass on anything with hollandaise, asparagus or french toast, they may be out, just kidding
  • CS_just_CSheart icon on user image
    CS_just_CSNovember 16, 2015
    The stuffed French toast and southern biscuits and gravy are delicious. Bottomless mimosas!
  • Craig T.heart icon on user image
    Craig TalbertOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The good bartenders here will make you a Capitol Hill Testicle if you ask nice. It's a mixed shot served with a cherry.
  • Brooke G.
    Brooke GladstoneJuly 15, 2013
    Be prepared for a wait on the weekend. But well worth it. Try the frosted flake banana pancakes, delish!
  • Angelina Z.heart icon on user image
    Angelina ZeppieriJanuary 22, 2017
    Great breakfast / brunch spot, a block away from Molly Brown House.
  • John D.heart icon on user image
    John DohertyApril 25, 2015
    Awesome brunch spot. The wait was a bit long but worth it for pork belly hash.
  • CS_just_CSheart icon on user image
    CS_just_CSNovember 18, 2015
    The cinnamon sugar donut holes and bottomless mimosas were the topping in a fantastic breakfast.
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BrestinApril 8, 2021
    Everything was amazing. Salmon Benny, Espresso, OJ and donut bites - all fantastic!
  • Todd G.heart icon on user image
    Todd GrayOctober 20, 2014
    Best cafe in Denver. Small little cafe but its really good. Great sandwich as well!
  • Daniel H.heart icon on user image
    Daniel HoeffelFebruary 3, 2017
    Great bottomless mimosas and the Benny's are great
  • Prometheus T.heart icon on user image
    Prometheus TrotskyDecember 21, 2013
    Salmon Benedict is awesome! Always good, reasonable wait for small cap hill spot. Thanks Jelly for always rockin it in the am.
  • Emma
    EmmaFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place - yummy & cap hill really needed it. There's usually a wait on weekends and the food can be kinda slow to arrive, but otherwise LOVE!
  • Adam L.
    Adam LauriaSeptember 19, 2014
    Best doughnuts I've ever had. Warm and made to order!
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LiNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Their signature dish The Molly Hot Brown is a must try! As an anecdotal note it does come up as a Hot Brown on your check.
  • Whit M.heart icon on user image
    Whit MaullFebruary 4, 2017
    Cool vintage nerd vibe and chicken chilaquiles that are pretty out of this world.
  • Taylor K.
    Taylor KaufmanMay 18, 2013
    Service: fantastic. Breakfast burrito: fantastic. Bhakti donut bites: fantastic. Breakfast: $25
  • Michael P.heart icon on user image
    Michael PepplerOctober 26, 2016
    The Haco Chili Benedict is great. The biscuit soaks up all the flavor!
  • Tim J.heart icon on user image
    Tim JacksonNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Arrive early or expect a wait. Sometimes...arrive early AND expect a wait.
  • Jessica J.heart icon on user image
    Jessica JohnsonAugust 13, 2013
    I can't have dairy so my awesome waiter brought me a delicious fruit cup while my friend had the doughnuts. #thatswhaticallservice
  • Chris G.
    Chris GrundemannJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is seriously fantastic and you can't beat the bloody Marys. But that's no secret; come early or expect to wait.
  • Emily S.heart icon on user image
    Emily SchauerJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Red Flannel Hash - Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica (via @Foodspotting)
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