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Buff Restaurant

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2600 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
303-442-9150
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Specializes in Breakfast

We came to the Buff for lunch, but two of us wound up ordering breakfast. That's the restaurant's specialty. All three dishes were well prepared: bacon infused pancakes, Denver omelet, and California sandwich. The prices were a little bit high. The service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Max G
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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253 reviews 253 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We came to the Buff for lunch, but two of us wound up ordering breakfast. That's the restaurant's specialty. All three dishes were well prepared: bacon infused pancakes, Denver omelet, and California sandwich. The prices were a little bit high. The service was excellent.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great variety of skillets and service was good. Now for the good stuff. THE PANCAKES! !!!! Not too thick but good size around. They melt in your mouth literally. Just absolutely delicious. Looking forward very much to my next breakfast there.

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Atlanta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

So..the menu looks just like any other menus. Quite hesitated at first. But once we were there on easter Sunday..we just had to come back before flying home today. Waiting for the food to arrive..hopefully as good as we had it yesterday. We had the Two Step..which had bacon, 2 pancakes (we chose blueberry and add granola), 2 eggs and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We travel a lot and by far this is one of our favorite places to eat. The lines are worth the wait and the workers are very friendly. There are black boards for kids to draw on but if you have a long wait and your kids do not wait well you might bring something for them.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great place to start your day in Boulder. Go early and make a reservation. If you have to wait no big deal as you can get a coffee and sit outside in the sunshine. The Buff serves big everything from a 24oz latte to dinner plate size pancakes. Go hungry

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Remember loving breakfast at the Buff in their old location years ago, so I figured lunch might be good, too--tho' I know things can change over the years. Hopefully, breakfast is still good there, because lunch was a disappointment. I ordered the "Ensalada" with chicken on top. The chicken was supposed to be "fajita chicken", but I think the chicken... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of our favorite breakfast restaurants. Food is reliably good, I like the new location and well worth the wait ( which can be large on Saturday mornings)

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Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Buff has always been a great spot, but is even better with the expanded room. Only complaint is waiting, but usually not too long, especially when a newspaper and people watching are always available.

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

The Buff has been around "forever" but had gotten a little run down. About a year ago they moved across the road to new digs. Much better. A lighter more upscale feel. Improved the menu to be "more Boulder", fresh and healthy choices. Great for breakfast or dinner.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was so good the first morning, we have to go back the second morning, and we still may go back the 3rd morning. The flavors rancheros were fabulous, the fresh fruit on the plate was very fresh and delicious, fast and efficient service, & a very friendly staff. Overall of positive experience

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-442-9150
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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