Breakfast is said to be the “most important” meal of the day, but what could possibly be better than sleeping in and dining on the best meal of the day at an hour that’s
much more reasonable? Honestly.
There’s something whimsical about the idea of brunch. All the deliciousness of a hearty breakfast, without the greasy spoon but with all the coffee, Mimosas, or soothing beverages one could ask for. It’s a special meal generally reserved for special occasions – and most importantly – special someones. With Mother’s Day upon us, treat the special woman in your life (or anyone, really) to a glorious meal of eggs Benedict, hash browns, crepes, or whatever else her heart desires. Idahoans know how to do home cooking right, and these seven restaurants take homestyle breakfasts to a whole new level.
1. Bloom, Moscow
Creative menu items, a corner locale perfect for people-watching, and a rotating artsy vibe? Rise and shine!
2. Stanley Baking Co., Stanley
For a cozy, rustic atmosphere served up alongside mind-blowing pastries and breakfast options, look no further than the best early-bird dining in the Sawtooths. Here, you can enjoy your coffee and confections while also drinking in the beautiful mountains and countryside.
3. Buffalo Cafe, Twin Falls
A Twin Falls classic, this eatery is renowned for their buffalo chips-- potatoes smothered in eggs, cheese, sour cream, bacon, and more. Don't let the hole-in-the-wall appearance fool you! You'll keep coming back for more.
4. Cristina's Restaurant, Ketchum
Renowned Italian chef Cristina Ceccatelli Cook takes her finesse to a new level of perfection when it comes to Sunday brunch. Cozy, welcoming, and always innovative, this Sun Valley classic is a must for breakfast.
5. The Garnet Cafe, Coeur d'Alene
For a unique farm-to-table experience that is as rare as the Idaho gem this quaint eatery is named for, couple-owned Garnet Cafe is THE place for breakfast and brunch. Nearly everything on the menu is sourced from the owners' nearby farm, and while the ambiance may at first glance feel entirely ordinary, the cuisine is spectacularly gourmet in all the right ways.
6. Brick 29 Bistro, Nampa
Already a Treasure Valley favorite for its locally-sourced ingredients, innovative entrees, and stellar drinks under the helm of Chef Bristol, Brick 29 takes comfort food to a new level with Sunday brunches. Eggs benedict with our fresh-made bearnaise sauce, valley renowned "Brick bacon," and much more are all served buffet style in this warm and welcoming bistro.
7. Provisions Local Kitchen, Driggs
Let's just say there's a reason Provisions is rated as the #1 restaurant in Driggs. (Hint: it's the thick-cut bacon... and the omelettes...and everything else!) Plus, the view of the Tetons and simple, rustic decor is to die for.
8. Goldy's Breakfast Bistro, Boise
Fire roasted veggie frittatas, mind-blowing Huervos Rancheros, stuffed French toast clearly sent from Heaven, margherita omelettes with pesto, nationally-recognized Andalusia eggs… should I go on? With pancakes always made from scratch and unique flavor combinations for both the adventurous and the classic breakfast lover, there's a reason Goldy's has been consistently named "Boise's Best" for over a decade.
9. Chomper Cafe, Hayden
An adorable, idyllic farm setting in Hayden combines with mouth-watering sweet and savory creations to create the perfect start to your day. Organic, straight from the farm options, unique dishes like Crab Benny, fresh freezer jams and marmalades, plus heart-stopping cinnamon rolls are just a few of the incredible dishes you'll find at this quaint hidden gem.
10. Konditorei, Sun Valley
This exquisite Sun Valley eatery will wow you in both ambiance and breakfast cuisine. Enjoy Austrian hospitality, fresh-baked pastries, and a welcoming fireplace in the scenic heart of Idaho, along with mouthwatering dishes like corned beef hash and perfectly cooked breakfast potatoes. Or, go rogue and order a bacon waffle. We won't judge.