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The Buff Restaurant

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Goss - Grove, Boulder
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  • Monika M.
    "specifically get the ole skillet"(4 Tips)
    Jessica H.
    "Eggs Benedict & 99 cent mimosas!"(3 Tips)
    Erich R.
    "99 cent Bloody Mary's and fantastic food."(9 Tips)
    GDP
    "The Saddlebags and breakfast tacos are delicious!"(3 Tips)
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  • Paola M.
    Paola Mckee2 weeks ago
    Huge portions, 99 cent mimosas, amazing dirty chai with soy milk. Get saddleback if you like sweet savory mix. This is the place for a hearty breakfast.
  • Siobhán
    SiobhánAugust 26
    The food was good though the address on Foursquare is completely wrong and that ruined breakfast as we had to wander around trying to find a slightly above average place to eat. Meh.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertAugust 12
    Chai Latte was excellent, Chicken & French Toast was amazing. Must have breakfast while in Boulder. Be prepared to wait a bit, but so worth it.
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Claire D.
    Mochas are homemade and served in a giant mason jar. Must have!!!
  • Aldo A.
    Aldo AgMay 30
    Pacific Benedict!
  • Jess W.
    Jess WMarch 2
    Not sure what's going on in the kitchen but my eggs and skillet have been so salty the past 3 times I have been here. Made me sick afterwards ☹️ and won't be going here anymore
  • Katie C.
    Katie ChildressJanuary 21
    Great food. Wouldn't recommended The huevos rancheros though. Everything was awesome though!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangSeptember 6, 2016
    Substitute bread for bacon as a no carb option for brunch items 👌🏻
  • Kent R.
    Kent ReedJune 29, 2016
    Breakfast or lunch eh!
  • Gregg V.
    Gregg VincentMay 18, 2016
    Had the Olé and it didn't disappoint. Great food, large amount, great price and staff.
  • Mohsen A.
    Mohsen Al AwadhiApril 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    love this place, great food, great staff.
  • robin r.
    robin ragarApril 20, 2016
    Pizza and wine
  • Blake N.
    Blake NetzebandMarch 19, 2016
    egg benedict are served with fried eggs...
  • Mike K.
    Mike KauffmanJanuary 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chimmi pollo with queso AND green chili
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenJanuary 8, 2016
    Great vibes and fabulous brunch food. Their wall doodle features rock climbers and road bikers! :)
  • Virginia Warren B.
    Virginia Warren BrownNovember 28, 2015
    Yummy food, medium atmosphere.
  • Emily
    EmilyNovember 24, 2015
    Delicious food but be careful--when they ask you if you want maple syrup they mean REAL maple syrup and will charge you $2 more.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeLucaJuly 30, 2015
    Great food...try the dirty hippie coffee!
  • Giselle C.
    Giselle CesinJuly 19, 2015
    Best Brunch in Town!!!!
  • Liz B.
    Liz BrayJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is wonderful here!
  • Erich R.
    Erich RobinsonJuly 10, 2015
    99 cent Bloody Mary's and fantastic food. Great gluten free options.
  • shelley p.
    shelley pierceJune 23, 2015
    everything
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WilliamsJune 22, 2015
    Do it. Grab your friends, grab some drinks. Fuck it, grab your friends' drinks. They close early though...
  • Stefan D.
    Stefan D.June 12, 2015
    Busy on the weekends like all breakfast places. Prepare to wait 30 min. French toast is not that good and the potato were way too salty.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GentJune 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The French toast and waffles are maybe one of the best things I've put in my mouth.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RathJune 8, 2015
    Omlettes with tons of veggies. Fruit bowl is absolutely extravagant.
  • Mat
    MatMay 25, 2015
    Carmel pecan quesadilla--damn good. Mom thought ole skillet was just ok but I really liked the Pacific Benedict. The lemon pecan pancake was pretty good but not killer.
  • Krista V.
    Krista VogelMay 16, 2015
    Locals told us this was the best breakfast in Boulder, and they were right!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KallioMarch 13, 2015
    Saddlebags!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NolanFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brunch in Colorado.
  • Dave O.
    Dave OwensFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Saddlebags: what more is there to say? I like to have blueberries added to mine.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarusoFebruary 4, 2015
    Breakfast tacos were good.
  • Susan P.
    Susan PuckettJanuary 5, 2015
    Breakfast and mimosas
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PJanuary 3, 2015
    Have to get the saddlebag pancakes
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GraysonDecember 25, 2014
    The pancakes were wonderful!
  • Jonathan Z.
    Jonathan ZupnikDecember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Problem for me was I had only today left here so I forced my friend to split the blueberry pancakes and I also had the rustic Benedict, excellent! Service was great and got seated in 10 mins.
  • Cara Jo
    Cara JoNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The bike racks here a sub-par. Lock it up over at Sprouts where it won't wander off.
  • SteveHult
    SteveHultNovember 22, 2014
    Gluten-free saddle bags w/ sausage are so good!
  • T C.
    T CallahanNovember 20, 2014
    Can get 3 99¢ mimosas, Bloody Mary's or tequila sunrises with your entree. Awesome.
  • Courtney G.
    Courtney GoughNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sneak in and find a bar seat to avoid the wait.
  • Micah A.
    Micah AlcornNovember 4, 2014
    Nahika is the happiest server ever. Ask for her if you want a bright start to your day!
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZawackiNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfast ever.
  • Elena L.
    Elena LagoOctober 21, 2014
    Saddlebags ! ! !
  • Nathalie D.
    Nathalie De ClercqOctober 16, 2014
    Come, get a place in line, go shopping. Worth the 1 hour wait. Food is amazing. Bloody Mary is a must.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BraySeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing here. Try the California omelet scrambled style. To die for!
  • Ann S.
    Ann ShekSeptember 13, 2014
    Had the saddlebags with bacon. So good, but definitely split this with at least 2 people!!!
  • Martin N.
    Martin NoffsingerAugust 29, 2014
    Eating breakfast in The Buff
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Buff as seen on Man vs Food Read more
  • Alyssa P.
    Alyssa PelletierAugust 18, 2014
    Breakfast is delicious.
  • David W.
    David WilshireAugust 17, 2014
    A trip to Boulder is not complete until you eat breakfast in The Buff.
  • Zach B.
    Zach BrickAugust 12, 2014
    Everything is great!
  • Doug D.
    Doug DockeryAugust 6, 2014
    Saddlebags (pancakes with bacon), French Toast, and Tequila Sunrises
  • Jack
    JackMay 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Saddleback pancakes with sausage
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LukensMarch 11, 2014
    I love the Matterhorn skillet.
  • Hailey L.
    Hailey LoncarMarch 3, 2014
    Love the new location
  • Tony D.
    Tony DiepenbrockMarch 2, 2014
    Lemon pecan griddle cake... Unreal.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LoofFebruary 17, 2014
    The Dude Latte if you're feeling tired yet alcoholic.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HootsFebruary 15, 2014
    Eggs Benedict & 99 cent mimosas!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WeissFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The restaurant moved across the street. Now at 2600 Canyon Blvd. In the old Original Pancake House Bldg.
  • Neeti W.
    Neeti WagleJanuary 26, 2014
    Salmon Benedict, loco chicken chimmi, jasmine pearls tea
  • Brian D.
    Brian DanielsonDecember 21, 2013
    Saddlebags!!!!!
  • Jake B.
    Jake BralyOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Actually. ..you want the olé skillet with both green Chile and queso. Ask for both - it's awesome!
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra PilarskiSeptember 4, 2013
    Love the white buffalo drink, so tasty!
  • Dana B.
    Dana BeardAugust 12, 2013
    Friendly staff, good coffee and awesome food.
  • Marian R.
    Marian RobinsonAugust 11, 2013
    Mimosas and bloodied on special!
  • Star W.
    Star WangJuly 13, 2013
    Fruit plate is huge and filling. Great orange juice.
  • Eric S.
    Eric ShechetJuly 4, 2013
    The loco breakfast burrito is awe sum'
  • Jyll S.
    Jyll SaskinJune 27, 2013
    Gluten-free heaven. Try the granola pancakes with almond butter and REAL maple syrup.
  • Eliza J.
    Eliza JamesonJune 10, 2013
    I love the omelets and the skillets! They are worth every penny, you get what you paid for. It fills you up, it's a good price (10x better than iHop) and definitely worth the wait.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HimeMay 4, 2013
    Get the saddle bag with bacon. Don't even look at the menu! Just look the server in the eye & say "Saddle bag with bacon"! Done & done.
  • Erik
    ErikMarch 25, 2013
    Sourdough French Toast is a must.
  • Lyndsie C.
    Lyndsie ClarkMarch 14, 2013
    $0.99 Bloody Marys and Mimosas!!
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyMarch 9, 2013
    The Ole skillet is really the only choice and if you don't order pork green chile on it, you're an idiot.
  • Kirsten B.
    Kirsten BMarch 7, 2013
    The French toast was a kind of disappointing
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SorrentinoDecember 23, 2012
    When god wrote the hangover cure formula he said: you shall have saddlebags with bacon and maple syrup. It's on the bible. At least, on the awesome version of the book.
  • James M.
    James MoreauDecember 2, 2012
    The new breakfast burger is truly the breakfast of champions.
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀October 24, 2012
    Obama ate here.
  • Minerva G.
    Minerva GallagherOctober 14, 2012
    The staff is great, I had the two step with an iced 3rd street chai. Everything is perfect!!!!
  • L.Sizzle
    L.SizzleOctober 6, 2012
    The California Benedict is my go to! Amazing :)
  • Alison P.
    Alison PilsnerOctober 5, 2012
    Great service, great food, & great prices. Amazing steak & eggs...
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MirickSeptember 1, 2012
    Skillets can be made a half orders
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia SmeltzerAugust 11, 2012
    The California omelet was incredible. Good coffee too! Seems like a popular place.
  • GDP
    GDPJuly 28, 2012
    The Saddlebags and breakfast tacos are delicious!
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EricksonJune 18, 2012
    enjoy a TINY bloody mary with your breakfast!
  • Chris Ann B.
    Chris Ann BishopApril 7, 2012
    Wahooo 99 cent bloodying always!
  • Steve O.
    Steve OatneyFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get in early (pre-9am), before the student rush. Great food, great service.
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WhiteFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delicious don't think too hard.
  • Lena A.
    Lena AntmanDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the dirty hippie- chai, espresso and milk . Yum!
  • Grace B.
    Grace BoyleNovember 21, 2011
    $0.99 bloody mary's and mimosas! Key. Good hungover food. Also, they get you seated pretty fast even for a weekend busy brunch.
  • Raman S.
    Raman SinhaOctober 30, 2011
    Try the dirty hippie. It tastes like, well...
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FallsOctober 9, 2011
    The ole was ammmmazing but spicy. If u don't like spice Alister loved the hm corn beef hash!
  • Ross T.
    Ross The BossOctober 8, 2011
    Expect a long wait when the students are in town. It's still worth it!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BrownSeptember 4, 2011
    Rye toast is awesome!
  • Neal S.
    Neal SorensenAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Saddlebags! With this magical dish you can have meat INSIDE your pancakes with two eggs on top! If you are a fan of breakfast, roll out of bed and get to the Buff.
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SorrentinoAugust 15, 2011
    Try the Saddlebags with bacon. Absolutely great for a hangover when you have a .99c mimosa as the hair of the dog.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 11, 2011
    On Man v Food, Adam Richman visits The Buff and chows down on their legendary saddlebags -- a secret recipe of pancakes with bits of bacon and sausage cooked into the batter.
  • Dana G.
    Dana GreeneJuly 10, 2011
    Get the Pacific benedict...so good the staff doesn't even get a discount on it!
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KoehlerJuly 10, 2011
    The sandlebags are tasty! Sweet and savory in every bite - bacon in your pancakss. Yum. Also $.99 bloody marys and mimosas ain't too shabby ;)
  • Michael H.
    Michael HartshornJuly 7, 2011
    It's all about the Saddlebags with diced ham.
  • Anthony-Marcell C.
    watch out for two coke heads that come here...
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