Boulder Soul Food: Homestyle Restaurants for the Holidays

During the fall and winter months, there's nothing quite so lovely as curling up in a cozy taproom, tea house, or quaint diner to enjoy homestyle cookin' that warms the body and the soul. Luckily, Boulder is known for its quaint, local spots that offer just that.

On the Homestyle List you'll find The Huckleberry, which consistently ranks as the #1 breakfast and brunch joint for miles around with the locals. During the holiday season it is decorated to the nines with gourdes and fall flamboyance which is replaced by a lavish Christmas tree in their entry way during the winter months. Serving Eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, along with crazy-good pasta dishes, you'll leave feeling fat, happy, and festive.

Also included on our list is The Dushanbe Tea House, known for it's elegance, vibrant and warm decor, along with it's international menu. The Avery Taproom is also featured for its cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and seasonal ales.

Wanna curl up in a corner with a good book and a hot drink or eat a sumptuous meal with your love? Turley's and The Yellow Deli are the perfect spots, offering quaint atmosphere's, soul food, and ingredients from local farms.

Stick to the list and your holiday experience in Boulder will merry, bright, and scrumptious indeed.


Homemade Pot-pie, Buffalo Meatloaf, and a Braised Brisket Sandwich are just a few of the satisfying options you'll find at Turley's. Known for its dedication to locally sourced options and healthy, but tasty dished, Turley's has been in...  Read More

Noted for its savory sandwiches, such as the Reuben or Yellow Submarien, and serving up warm apple cider and soups, Yellow Deli is the perfect place for a cool autumn evening or quick coffee with friends. This cozy little hobbit-hole of an...  Read More

The Early Bird Restaurant, located just 25 minutes from Boulder in lovely Broomfield, Co., offers delicious, local, and organic produce and some of the most decadent combinations around. A family operation, the name "Early Bird" was inspired by...  Read More

Walnut Cafe

With two convenient locations and touted as Boulder's favorite breakfast and lunch joint for 25 years, the Walnut Cafe offers delicious favorites such as the Sunrise Sandwich and the Boulder Scramble. Specialty Sandwiches such as the Boulder...  Read More

This popular restaurant offers some of the best breakfast fare in Boulder. The menu features traditional options such as egg and omelet combos, including The Swiss, pancakes, and waffles, along with a specialty breakfast chimichanga. The...  Read More

Lentil Fritters, Pork Spring Rolls, and Winter Vegetables Gratin are just a few of the seasonal delights you'll find at Black Cat's sister restaurant, Bramble and Hare. Boasting an eclectic Happy Hour menu that won't break you bank, exquisite...  Read More

Located just a mere 30 minutes from North Boulder, The Sundance Cafe is perched in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and overlooks Eldora Ski Lodge. Patio seating on warm summer or cool crisp autumn days allows you to soak in the scenery while...  Read More

Avery Brewing Company is a Boulder favorite and the perfect spot for an after work pint and bite and, once it's new location is up and running, the perfect spot for family gatherings as well. Unique and boundary-pushing craft brews, pub grub...  Read More

Local Three Leaf Farm not only supplied the Huckleberry with much of its fresh and seasonal produce but it also keeps Boulder's Dushanbe Teahouse stocked with organic, locally-sourced, fare. At the Teahouse you'll find warm, spiced chai, exotic...  Read More

On the corner of Main Street in charming Louisville, you'll feel as though you've traveled back to a simpler time when you step into the Huckleberry. With its adorable decor, sweet pastries, and aromatic teas, this is the perfect spot for brunch...  Read More


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