It’s time to jump on the brunch train. On a lazy weekend morning, there’s nothing better than rolling out of bed late and stepping inside the cozy comfort of an eatery serving up brunch. Get the best of both worlds (breakfast AND lunch!) at these five great brunch places in Utah.
Known for its gourmet takes on home-style classics, Communal has earned a reputation as one of Utah Valley’s best restaurants. Saturday brunch prices won’t put a dent in your wallet. Although it’s difficult to delineate which of Communal’s brunch dishes are best, the chile verde and deep fried French toast are pretty hard to beat.
The Rose Establishment doesn’t feel like Utah’s typical brunch spot. However, that is exactly what makes it worth your while. This is a place where your coffee is brewed to order, and French-inspired breakfast dishes take on local, diverse flavors. Needless to say, one visit is enough to feel the restaurant’s inherent magic.
A locally owned and operated, the Original Pancake House has three locations in the Salt Lake Valley. Founded in 1953, it has been a Utah staple ever since. As you may have guessed, pancakes are the restaurant’s specialty. You can buy classic buttermilk pancakes, macadamia & white chocolate chip pancakes, sourdough pancakes, Swedish pancakes, and even the famously sweet and salty bacon pancakes, plus many more varieties.
Known for its comfortable, no-frills atmosphere, Lazy Day Cafe is a great place to go when you don’t want to worry about impressing anyone because the brunch is impressive enough. Selling different varieties all the brunch classics, the cafe even has various vegan options.
Normally one of Salt Lake’s busiest dinner restaurants, the Copper Onion is also a great spot for brunch. Only available Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., the brunch menu doesn’t vary too much from the restaurant’s other menus, which is actually a very good thing.
An American restaurant at its classiest, Bambara’s food is to die for. For those of us who dream of simple but extremely high quality brunch fare, Bambara—located in Salt Lake City’s Hotel Monaco—will soon become one of your favorite brunch spots in Utah.
Although it also has a lunch menu, Eggs in the City stays true to its name in offering up a killer breakfast. And Eggs in the City doesn’t believe brunch should be reserved for the weekend, so if you’re craving a skillet or cinnamon swirl pancakes on a Wednesday at 11 a.m., this is the place to go.
Not only is the food here delicious, but it’s situated among some of the most stunning natural beauty you’ll ever see. Head out here on a Sunday for a brunch that will blow you away.
Tupelo is simply excellent. The eatery’s brunch menu boasts entrées such as chicken and biscuits made with crispy chicken, a kimchee biscuit, sunnyside duck egg and gravy. Or if you want some lunch, try the Tupelo Burger made with a whole grain bun, pimento cheddar, pickles and fry sauce.
Located on Park City’s Historic Main Street, Riverhorse has a beautiful interior and equally beautiful food. And despite your financial hesitations, brunch at Riverhorse isn’t too expensive. Grab one of their fresh baked cinnamon rolls for $4, or try their raspberry French toast with a side of crispy bacon.