My Local Utah’s Content Team
Is there anything better than waking up to the intoxicating smell of fresh buttermilk pancakes and percolating coffee? If you claim to be a fellow breakfast fanatic, then you know that a day without your favorite sweet and savory combo is bound to be a disappointment. To ensure that every day starts on the right foot, we’ve compiled a list of some of Salt Lake City’s greatest breakfast spots. Read on to see which hubs made the cut!
This eye-catching blue building can be found in the heart of Downtown SLC right off of Main Street. Seating is a little limited, but the flavor and French-inspired décor is most definitely not! Eva’s Bakery has a gorgeous display of freshly baked pastries and treats that provide a delightful aroma as soon as you walk in the door. Some favorites include the delicately flakey almond croissants, fragrant coconut macaroons, and a traditional Kouign-Amann. All of their beautifully made treats are baked with local organic flour, and they also offer a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.
If you opt to dine-in for breakfast, the Boulanger quiche or the stuffed French toast is sure to leave a lasting impression. The Quiche Lorraine comes with salty French ham and is complimented by the slightly sweet taste of gruyere cheese, both cradled in a perfectly flakey pie crust. You can also order this dish vegetarian style with seasonally roasted veggies. Another favorite is Eva’s stuffed French toast. This sweet sensation is oozing with a tangy lemon cream cheese filling and comes smothered in a juicy blueberry compote bursting with flavor. No matter what you choose, the fresh flavors and simple ingredients will have you planning your next visit.
The Park Café
The Park Café is easily one of the most popular breakfast spots in all of Salt Lake. This unassuming neighborhood restaurant is located across the street from the Tracy Aviary and often has quite the wait. To keep their waiting customers happy, this clever eatery has made vats of coffee and clean mugs easily accessible to anyone in line. Once you’re seated, you will be treated like family and it’ll only be a matter of time before you get the opportunity to indulge in their famous homestyle cooking.
The menu at The Park Café is jam-packed with some familiar favorites including a variety of omelets, eggs and bacon, buttermilk pancakes, homemade granola, and old fashioned oats. You will also find Corn Beef hash, a pancake sandwich, Huevos Mexicanos, and FTF. This playful abbreviation stands for French Toast Foolishness – two slices of syrupy French toast, two fresh eggs cooked to your liking, two pieces of tender bacon, and a side of Park Potatoes. If you’re a Park Café regular, you know just how tasty their Park Potatoes are! The large portions here are sure to keep you full and fueled throughout all of your weekend adventures.
Avenues Proper is a craft brewery located in the Avenues of Salt Lake City that opens for brunch Friday – Sunday. This industrial-chic restaurant is unique because it offers smaller and larger portion sizes to accommodate groups of all preferences. You can also easily build your own meal by combining a smaller dish with any variety of sides. The sides include distinctive options like smoked brisket, fries, and beer aioli, as well as your more traditional add-ons such as eggs and bacon.
While many customers have raved about the ease of sticking to a vegetarian diet at Avenues Proper, there are plenty of options for my fellow carnivores. Breakfast burgers are a playful way that this restaurant pays tribute to its pub roots. Their signature breakfast burger, the Avenues Proper Sunrise Burger includes a 7oz patty of perfectly seasoned beef, tender Tuscan lettuce, sharp white cheddar, a tangy tomato jam, the delicate flavor of shallots, all topped with a warm sunny egg on buttery brioche bread. It is nothing short of a flavorful explosion! You will also find a variety of other exclusive entrees such as bibimbap, duck confit poutine, and a brisket sandwich on their menu. This restaurant is definitely not your average breakfast joint!
Pig & A Jelly Jar
Is there anything better than freshly squeezed OJ? If you’re talking to someone who has been to this funky restaurant, I’m sure they would be hard to convince otherwise. Pig & A Jelly Jar is a local chain with locations in Holladay, SLC, and Ogden that boasts a southern-inspired brunch served daily. With menu items like fried chicken and biscuits, the kitchen sink, and catfish n’ chips, you are guaranteed a culinary experience far from the Utah norm. Another comforting feature of this eatery is their obvious support for fresh and local foods through their neighborhood partnerships with Butchers Bunches, Hugo Coffee Roasters, Stone Ground Bakery, Wasatch Roasters, Rosehill Dairy, various local Breweries, farmers and friends.
For those who enjoy a cocktail with brunch, Pig & A Jelly Jar is known for their unique combinations. Featuring ingredients like house-made jam, red cream soda, and bleu cheese wrapped bacon, it’s easy to guarantee a cocktail experience as you’ve never had before. Their beer cocktails are another spirited addition to the menu that will easily bridge the gap between breakfast to lunch.
Hub & Spoke Diner
Hub & Spoke Diner brings a modern and delicious interpretation of the traditional diner to the downtown community of Salt Lake. From their bright décor to their tantalizing menu, it is easy to see the diner’s inspiration at play. Despite their old school muse, they have managed to keep up with the trends by utilizing high-quality ingredients that are sourced from various local vendors. One of their most intoxicating menu items is a variation of an old-fashioned milkshake. These shakes have been taken to the next level with the addition of some of your favorite booze to create flavors like salted caramel, Irish coffee, and dirty chai. Be sure to come prepared with a designated driver on speed dial!
To accompany their boozy milkshakes, Hub & Spoke has a variety of hearty menu items like eggs benedict, breakfast nachos, pound cake French toast, and sour cream flapjacks. In addition to all of these mouth-watering options, one of their most popular breakfast entrees is their variation of chicken and waffles. This classic southern combo is taken up a notch with sweet potato waffles and the flavorful complexity of a chile maple syrup. This is a dish that you will be sure to remember! As if all of these amazing offerings weren’t enough for you, Hub & Spoke also features a full-service espresso bar and coffee bar.
After a quick read, I trust that you have found somewhere new to add to your upcoming weekend plans. Be sure to snap a picture and tag #mylocalutah so that we can see what tasty recommendations you stumble upon!