The Universal

$ $
2911 W 38th Ave (Eliot)
Denver, CO 80211
7:00am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 2:30pm
7:00am - 2:30pm


  • One recent grits special featured crispy pork belly ($13) that was so much more than slow-braised swine. There were three slices of pig about the size of playing cards. Things got really interesting.
  • Best coffee in town. Get just one pancake. They make huge pancakes. It's one of my favorite spots in the world!
  • Grits rock!!!
  • Blueberry pancake. Do it!
  • Excellent food and service! Try the banana walnut pancakes and the fried egg sandwich!
  • The straws are provided unwrapped and they are put in the glass barehanded. -germaphobe
  • Grits and cornbread huevos rancheros. MMmmm
  • Dont miss the banana walnut pancakes
  • Menu has great variety; great food, nice atmosphere.
  • Corn bread rancheros is excellent!
  • Great breakfast food. Long wait times, so be early!
  • So good for brunch. Lines are long so get there before you need to eat, but I believe you can get a drink while waiting.
  • El pan francs
  • Hard to find a breakfast better than bacon wrapped pork tenderloin stuffed with chorizo Gouda over grits
  • Pancake! Damn!
  • The Universal Breakfast with Korean hanger steak is excellent.
  • French toast is a little on the sweeter side. Order it before your food, takes ~20
  • Eggs Benedict & The Universal. Probably the best brunch I ever had so far being in Denver && by far the best place to go for brunch. Made me really happy because my fave was the eggs Benedict
  • Best Breakfast joint in North Denver! A must try spot!
  • This quaint little spot is the most delicious! Korean grits are no joke. The flavor of the beef is perfect. Not too spicy, just enough. Pancakes are also amazing! Go here now.

Nearby places

18300 W Alameda Pkwy
1416 Platte St (at 15th St.)
4700 W 38th Ave, Unit B