Four Friends Kitchen

An American Eatery with Southern Charm

Southern-inspired, contemporary American comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch.  Stapleton and University Park.

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Mid-morning drinks on the rooftop patio while the kids zone out on pancakes and Etch-a-Sketch are the neighborhood’s new family tradition.
— Westword, Best of Denver 2019

Westword Review: Four Friends Kitchen is a Real Find in Stapleton

Try as you might to dismiss Four Friends as a place where other people eat — people who live in the neighborhood, say, or people with young kids — this Southern-style eatery deserves a closer look...The food is the draw here, and it won’t disappoint...
— Gretchen Kurtz, Westword

If you live east of Colorado Boulevard and north of East Colfax Avenue, Four Friends is a fine addition to your rotation. For that matter, it’s worth a drive from any point on the metro Denver compass.
— William Porter, Denver Post Food Critic

Brunch - And Beignet Fans - Will Swoon Over Four Friends Kitchen. The huevos rancheros, a pyramid of melted Jack and cheddar cheeses and refried beans smeared between layers of shatteringly crisp corn tortillas crowned with a pair of eggs, a few slices of avocado and a bit of pickled pepper relish, is still one of the most captivating morning glories in the city.
— Lori Midson, Denver Life Magazine
the Southern-inspired fare is the draw at Four Friends. Don’t miss the buttery drop biscuits, beignets with crème anglaise and berry compote, the open-faced chicken-and-waffle sandwich topped with apple coleslaw, or the Down South Trio, with green-chile macaroni and cheese, peanut-crusted chicken tenders and collard greens.
— Westword

If this warm, colorful, Southern-influenced daytime destination were a movie, it’d be the feel-good hit of the year...
— Ruth Tobias, Thrillest Denver

This place is one of my new, all-time favorites...I was floored by the traditional Southern taste with a fresh, modern twist...I’ve been to a lot of places, but I’ve never had beignets quite this decadent.
— Chris Parente, Everyday Show
Four months ago, when Four Friends Kitchen opened in Stapleton, families who had long sought a kid-friendly breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot in the area rejoiced (limited dinner hours are coming soon). If Junior needs to eat as soon as you’re seated, servers are happy to get pint-size portions of the kitchen’s best out pronto. Choose from a roster of Southern comfort food—“a modern take on Grandma’s recipes”—that includes everything from gooey chocolate-chip pancakes to tender smoked-brisket hash. And don’t fret if the breakfast rush means a wait; just trot up to the rooftop for yard games (for them) and a mimosa (for you), or hang out in the entryway and find distraction in a wall of Etch A Sketch screens (for everyone)
— Daliah Singer, 5280 Top of the Town 2015

If you’re lucky enough to snag a seat on the rooftop patio at this newcomer in Stapleton, you won’t want to give it up, at least not until you’ve swelled your belly with a plate of the housemade heirloom grits. The dish is available three ways: soaked in coconut milk and served with granola and fresh fruit; creamed and laced with a bourbon pecan praline sauce and crowned with bananas and strawberries; or the savory grits with peanut-crusted Southern fried chicken, eggs, collard greens and a jolt of hot sauce.
— Lori Midson, Zagat

Before Four Friends Kitchen fired up its skillets earlier this year, Stapleton was experiencing a particular dearth of breakfast spots. Now this neighborhood restaurant is the ideal a.m. eatery in the area, and a great place for kids. A winner here is the Bluegrass Benedict, made with buttermilk biscuits, pecan-smoked pork belly, poached eggs, collard greens, Hollandaise, and green tomato chow chow relish.
— Jessie Levine, Denver Eater

On one recent morning I enjoyed, big-time, a smoked brisket hash topped with two poached eggs. The diced beef was tender and laced with sauteed onions, sweet peppers, green chiles in a melange of barbecued potatoes. Yes, there was cheese in there, plus a schmear of a sweet red chile sauce that, I swear, tasted like it was spiked with a bit of caraway. Oh, and there was a side of tender cornbread. Score! It was a great way to start the day.
— William Porter, Denver Post Food Critic


2893 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238 - 303-388-8299

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