21 Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Salt Lake City

Breakfast and brunch are always the answer, and you may never have to wake up early for it. Nothing beats starting your day with a warm hot cake (or two) topped with fresh fruit or a perfectly fluffy biscuit that’s smothered in gravy. This is our updated and unbiased guide to the best breakfast and brunch spots in Salt Lake City, from quick and easy breakfast tacos to sit-down spots where you can truly enjoy your weekend. Get ready to brunch in Salt Lake City the best way we know how!

The Very Best Breakfast and Brunch in Salt Lake City

Note: this guide is by no means a collection of the most popular spots for breakfast & brunch in Salt Lake City. If your favorite isn’t on here, there’s a 99% chance that we’ve tried it (more than once) and didn’t love it. At Female Foodie we pride ourselves in only recommending restaurants that we feel are truly worth your time and money, because life is too short to eat bad food.


21. Avenues Proper

If you’re looking for a great weekend brunch spot in Salt Lake City tucked away in our favorite neighborhood (The Avenues), then a meal at Avenues Proper is a must. From french toast to eggs benedict to chicken and waffles there is something for all breakfast lovers here. The menu does tend to change from time to time so check out their website for the latest details.

Avenues Proper

$$$$ American (New), Gastropubs

376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 385-227-8628

20. Hub & Spoke Diner

Hub and Spoke is a great diner that comes from the same creators of Finca, Pago, and East Liberty Tap House serving breakfast and lunch 7 days each week. It’s a great spot for comfort food items, and their breakfast items can be enjoyed during any of their operating hours. Order the crab salad eggs benedict for something you can’t find anywhere else or the Kentucky hot brown (pictured) for the perfect savory conglomeration of turkey, bechamel, bacon, tomato, Swiss cheese, sourdough toast, and a sunnyside egg. Save room for some of their homemade donut holes to cap off your meal.

Hub & Spoke Diner

$$$$ American (New), Breakfast & Brunch, Diners

1291 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-487-0698

19. Trolley Cottage Cafe

Relatively new and cozy Trolley Cottage Cafe is one of our new favorite spots for some of the best brunch in Salt Lake City. Located across the street from Trolley Square, it’s the perfect little place for your favorite brunch foods that will instantly transport you to Europe. Offering breakfast staples you’ll love, each plate is French-inspired with an American twist. You’re here for the pain perdu served with an orange Grand Marnier butter sauce, berries, and mascarpone cream. We also recommend the avocado sourdough toast smothered with hummus, tahini, herb aioli, everything bagel seasoning, pickled onions, spicy oil, grape tomatoes, and arugula. It’s a mountain of goodness that leaves you feeling full and energized.

Trolley Cottage Cafe

$$$$ Breakfast & Brunch

703 E 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-419-0579

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18. Café Niche

Café Niche is one of the best places to enjoy a minimalist breakfast in Salt Lake City. Situated just a stone’s throw from downtown SLC, this cozy and brightly lit cafe is a great place for breakfast and brunch with your significant other or girlfriends. The signature Niche Breakfast is our favorite order here, made with eggs, bacon or sausage, and two sides of your choice (get the avocado & hash browns), it’s well rounded and delicious. If you’re dining later in the day, the whiskey bacon burger is rich and savory and has amazing depth of flavor.

Café Niche

$$$$ Cafe, Breakfast & Brunch

779 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 433-3380

17. Pig & A Jelly Jar

Pig & A Jelly Jar is an often forgotten fantastic breakfast and brunch spot in Salt Lake City, with additional locations in Ogden and Holladay. They have a great menu with scrambles and southern specialties and serve some of the best homemade biscuits in town served with locally made jams like strawberry rhubarb and blueberry lavender. Our favorite entree here is the ham hash, made with diced country ham, potatoes, red peppers, onions, local bacon, and sautéed greens, topped with lemon aioli and two sunny side eggs.

Pig & A Jelly Jar Salt Lake City

$$$$ Breakfast & Brunch, Comfort Food, American (New)

401 East 900 South A, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 385-202-7366

16. Lazy Day Cafe

If you are in search of a great down-to-earth, locals-only, diner experience for breakfast or brunch in the Salt Lake City area with great food, then Lazy Day Cafe is your place. The food here, simply put, is delicious, and the menu covers all of the classics from pancakes to biscuits and gravy to chicken and waffles, with a good selection of vegan offerings as well. The made-from-scratch lemon pancakes are the absolute star of the show and are served with a house-made buttermilk syrup that is so good you could drink it (get our homemade version of this recipe here). Our favorite savory menu items are the pork chile verde burrito, the shrimp and grits, and the classic eggs benedict.

Lazy Day Cafe

$$$$ Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes, Vegan

2020 E 3300 S #23, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801-953-0311

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15. The Rose Establishment

Welcome to one of the most gorgeous coffee shops serving some of the best breakfast and brunch in Salt Lake City. The Rose Establishment serves a fantastic no-fuss selection of savory and sweet breakfast and lunch entrees. Their avocado tartine is something we dream of, made with smashed avocado topped with candied lemon chips, olive oil drizzle, and fleur de sel served on Eva’s Bakery 5-seed bread. Make sure you also try the Standard, made with two herbed potato cakes, two free-range soft-cooked eggs, and pork belly bacon with house-smoked tomato jam.

The Rose Establishment

$$$$ Coffee & Tea, Bakeries, Breakfast & Brunch

235 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801-208-5569

14. Oasis Cafe

Certainly a local gem, we haven’t seen a morning where Oasis Cafe wasn’t packed with loyal patrons. Using local fresh produce, Oasis Cafe specializes in fresh, whole ingredients that will make you feel good. Their brunch menu is served daily until 3:00 p.m., so you have more than enough time to down your fair share of appetizers, eggs benny, and pancakes. You really can’t make a wrong move ordering anything on their menu but we’re partial to their German buttermilk pancake. Covered in fresh blueberry compote and baked in a skillet, you need this hotcake in your life immediately. We also recommend their huevos rancheros for a killer and substantial savory breakfast.

Oasis Cafe

$$$$ American (New), Vegetarian, Bars

151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-322-0404

13. Beaumont Bakery & Cafe

For some of the most satisfying and consistently delicious breakfast in the Salt Lake Valley, head straight to the Beaumont Bakery. This photogenic bakery and cafe serves breakfast daily, and whether you’re dining in or swinging through their drive-thru (one of the best in town) their food will leave you satisfied. Their avocado toast is one of the best avocado toasts you will ever consume, made with roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresno chiles, and microgreens (make sure to add an egg), and both the breakfast croissant and breakfast burrito completely hit the spot when you’re in the mood for fluffy, velvety eggs wrapped in a tortilla or sandwiched between a housemade buttery, flaky croissant.

Beaumont Bakery & Cafe

$$$$ Coffee & Tea, Bakeries, Cafes

3979 Wasatch Blvd, Millcreek, UT 84124 801-676-9340

12. Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

One of the most classic, iconic breakfast spots in Salt Lake City is Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade. Originally started as a limeade stand at the Salt Lake City Farmers Market, this family-owned business serves fantastic breakfast and brunch Tuesday through Sunday. With locations in Salt Lake City, Draper, and American Fork, you’re never too far from this SLC staple. If it’s your first visit, order The Hoss, a homemade biscuit with fried chicken breast, egg, bacon, cheddar, sausage gravy, and a green onion garnish, and wash it all down with one of their delicious homemade limeades. The classic mint limeade is the absolute best, with the second being the raspberry and orange limeade.

Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade

$$$$ Sandwiches, Salad, Breakfast & Brunch

54 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801-953-1978

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11. La Barba Coffee & Breakfast Tacos

More than just a state-of-the-art coffee roaster, La Barba in Salt Lake City is known for their delicious, fresh, and made-from-scratch breakfast tacos. Located downtown, this small cafe is surprisingly spacious and offers plenty of seating for you and anyone else who enjoys tacos for breakfast. Everything here is made from scratch, including the heavenly flour tortillas and the undeniably flavorful house-made salsas. Swing by for both of our favorites– the bacon, egg, and cheese taco or their black bean, potato, and pickled red onion taco. These breakfast tacos are refreshingly simple, cooked on the spot, and are always delicious– just the way we like it.

La Barba Coffee and Breakfast Tacos

$$$$ Coffee & Tea, Tacos, Breakfast & Brunch

155 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

10. Tulie Bakery

One of our favorite bakeries in SLC, Tulie Bakery not only makes some of the very best pastries in town, but also serves a modest but unforgettable breakfast menu. Whether you’re visiting their original location on 700 south, or their newer spot in the 15th and 15th neighborhood, you are in for a treat. Aside from their incredible assortment of freshly baked French pastries, they serve breakfast every morning including steel cut oats with fresh fruit, a variety of homemade toasts with different toppings and spreads, and their unforgettable brioche french toast, made with their housemade brioche bread, whipped creme fraiche, and fresh fruit.

Tulie Bakery

$$$$ Bakery, Coffee & Tea

863 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-883-9741

9. Blue Gene’s

Formerly known as Rye, Blue Gene’s is a restaurant recently transformed into neighborhood bar, situated on 500 East in Salt Lake City. They serve brunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9-3 with a delicious menu full of classic American favorites with a modern Asian-fusion twist. We’re head over heels for the brioche french toast with lemon curd, and the pork belly breakfast bowl served with pork belly, rice, house kimchi, green onion, nori, and a basted egg. Please note that Blue Gene’s only permits diners that are 21 years of age and older.

Blue Gene’s

$$$$ Breakfast & Brunch, Bars

239 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-364-4655

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8. Les Madeleines

Between their breakfast menu and their immaculate pastry selection, Les Madeleines is one of our go-to’s in Salt Lake City. Specializing in French pastries, flaky croissants, and seasonal surprises, you’re bound to find a menu item that will hit the spot here. The seating is minimal inside, so if you visit during peak hours, be prepared to grab your favorites and eat them on the go. Available from 8-11 a.m., are their lovingly made, hot and fresh breakfast sandwiches. We’re huge fans of the MadMuffin, a homemade English muffin with a lightly scrambled egg, avocado, wild boar bacon, and chives. The made-from-scratch English muffin is a game-changer and will keep us coming back forever.

Les Madeleines

$$$$ Cafes, Brasseries

216 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-355-2294

7. Tradition SLC

Tradition SLC is one of the most underrated restaurants in the Salt Lake City foodie scene, and their brunch menu is no exception. Think contemporary, made-from-scratch comfort foods enjoyed in a cozy, laid-back spot. Don’t miss their fried green tomatoes, made with a chili jam, chipotle aioli, and cilantro pesto, which is truly perfection. We also recommend their chicken and pancakes for something sweet, or the seasonal hash for something wholesome and hearty.


$$$$ Comfort Food, Southern

501 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (385) 202-7167

6. SLC Eatery

SLC Eatery is just a few years old in the Salt Lake City restaurant scene but they serve some of the very best brunch in town. The menu offers a variety of both small plates and bites and full-fledged entrees, so come hungry to try a couple or few things (you won’t regret it). Menu favorites include the Okonamiyaki Benedict, the tres leches french toast, or the Eatery burger (one of the best in town) if you’re in the mood for a something savory and substantial.

SLC Eatery

$$$$ American (New), Seafood, Breakfast & Brunch

1017 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-355-7952

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5. Oquirrh Restaurant

Oquirrh is an extraordinary restaurant in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, and although most people come here to enjoy their stellar dinner menu, their brunch is nothing to sleep on. Every dish is packed with flavor, elegance, and that can’t-get-enough-of-this factor, which is exactly why we can never eat here too many times. For something sweet, get the bread pudding french toast, topped with seasonal fruit and maple syrup. If you’re down for something savory, try the eggs benedict (both the classic and crab are killer) or order the Oquirrh burger for one of the best burgs in town.


$$$$ American (New)

368 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-359-0426

4. Feldman’s Deli

Feldman’s Deli is the only authentic Jewish deli for miles within the SLC area and serves some of the best breakfast and brunch in Salt Lake City. We’re typically here for their swoon-worthy sandwiches during their lunch and dinner hours, but the breakfast menu is not to be missed. Breakfast offerings are almost exclusively savory, with menu items like salami and eggs, the Feldman’s omelet, or corned beef has. You’re here for the eggs benny (our favorite), served on a Jewish latke with Taylor ham and to-die-for hollandaise sauce.

Feldman’s Deli

$$$$ Sandwiches, Jewish Deli

2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801-906-0369

3. Pago On Main

We are huge fans of Pago on Main for their upscale brunch filled with delectable entrees, each laced with incredible flavors. Relatively new to SLC and under the same ownership as their original Pago on 9th and 9th, Pago on Main has a modern and edgy feeling with plenty of seats to feed your group. Start with the market bite burrata, which is served with warm pumpkin bread, olive oil, and a pepita and chile crumble. If you’re in the mood for a savory brunch, be sure to order the croque madame, a griddled brioche slice topped with Niman Jambon Royal (Euro-style ham), bechamel sauce, a sunny up egg, served with brunch potatoes. Have a sweet tooth? Dive headfirst into their french toast– griddled brioche served with lemon curd, blueberries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. The menu rotates regularly based on seasonal ingredients, so don’t hesitate to ask your server for recommendations.

Pago on Main

$$$$ American (New)

341 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-441-2955

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2. Manoli’s

Manoli’s is one of the best restaurants in Salt Lake City, but often overlooked is their brunch, offered Saturday and Sunday every weekend. Manoli’s is a Mediterranean restaurant, so you can expect a great mix of traditional and unconventional brunch dishes, from biscuits and gravy, to loukaniko (Greek sausage) and eggs, to myzithra pancakes. Menu favorites include the made-to-perfection house greek yogurt (served with local honey and seasonal toppings), the aforementioned light and fluffy myzitrha pancakes, and their classic and completely satisfying eggs benedict.


$$$$ Greek

402 E Harvey Milk Blvd, #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-532-3760

1. Roots Cafe

Situated away from downtown in Millcreek, Roots Cafe has everything you want in a great neighborhood breakfast establishment: the perfect cozy and laid back environment, warm and friendly service, and (above all) fantastic food that will leave you satisfied and beyond. Roots Cafe serves fresh and flavorful menu items, so whether you’re enjoying a green smoothie with scrambled eggs or biscuits and gravy, you’ll always leave feeling happy and contented. Start with one of their fresh juices (we love “the cleanser”), and order the huevos rancheros, the eggs benni, the mixed berry crepes, or one of their delicious and filling buckwheat pancakes or the “pancake of the day” special. Roots Cafe is no secret, so show up right when they open or be prepared to wait, especially on weekends.

Roots Cafe

$$$$ Cafe, Breakfast & Brunch, Healthy

3474 S 2300 E, Millcreek, UT 84109 801-277-6499

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  1. I feel like this list is incomplete without Roots Cafe. It’s hard to talk myself in to going anywhere else for breakfast/brunch.

        1. They let you call ahead to put your name on the list. Just a heads up, it definitely helps cut down on how long you stand around.

  2. Mouth just watering!!! I love good eggs “Benny”! Your reviews were so great! I can’t wait to try some of your spots for breakfast. Trouble is we live in St George and our city really needs a great breakfast cafe!! (Real Hollandaise)
    Even Stevens just open on the Blvd before the holidays. I’m there trying the burrito tomorrow!!!!
    Thanks so much!!!

    1. Hi Elaine! My husband and I were just in St.G a couple of months ago and we agree- there is SUCH a need for a great breakfast spot. We absolutely love Even Stevens and hope you will too! In the meantime, please let me know of any great St. George foodie spots- we are always looking 🙂

  3. Add to your list to try:
    Oasis Cafe
    Market Street Grill – classic
    Copper Onion
    Tony Caputos (15th & 15th)

    1. My mom and I absolutely love having Market Street Grill at the airport (and swear that their breakfast is better there). Amazing! Need to try Provisions 🙂 Thanks for your recommendations!

  4. Current fish and oyster’s brunch is absolutely to die for, as well as Avenues Proper! Whiskey Streets brunch is at the top of my list as well. Expand your horizons dear!

  5. Over the counter cafe has been yummy in the past, along with Eggs in the City. I’m dissapointed to see chain restaurants when we have really cool local spots.

          1. I grew up going to OTC and feel like a little girl again whenever I am there. Their French toast is like candy and I love getting it with bacon, a poached egg, and sourdough toast! Their omelettes are stuffed with goodies as well. The original owners daughter has taken over the restaurant and has added some healthier options and daily specials.

  6. I’m a huge breakfast/brunch fan and agree with the half of this list I’ve already tried, so thanks for the other half! I was also underwhelmed with Blue Plate (no fresh avocado?)
    My other favorites not mentioned:
    Porcupine Pub – start with a chai or other latte, the specials are always good, or I always get the veggie omelet (with ham lol)
    Ruth’s Diner – always a wait, but worth it just for the awesome patio experience in warmer weather. Famous for the huge bisquits, but they weren’t my favorite the crab cakes Benedict or chicken fried steak are amazing.
    Eggs in the City – potatoes. I have dreams about them!
    Bohemian – nobody knows about this yet, so there’s hardly ever a wait and everything on the brunch menu is so good!
    …and I would also add Squatters if only for the huevos rancheros mmmm
    Happy brunching!

    1. Hi Sharlee! Thanks for your comment. I haven’t been to Porcupine for brunch- it’s not on my list! I agree that ruth’s has a great patio experience. Wasn’t blown away by eggs in the city but I have yet to try their potatoes. Can’t wait to give Bohemiam a try! Hope you have a great day!

  7. The great thing about being the Female Foodie is you get to create the lists. wink wink. Love this list. A few I haven’t tried. Most I have and agree. You’re doing an amazing job with the reviews and the photos! Thanks for the suggestions!

    1. MUM! I am just now seeing your comment. Thanks for making my day. Love you and can’t wait to find more great bfast spots with you. Hugs and loves.

  8. You forgot Finn’s. They have the best homemade breads and hash browns. Not deep fried pieces of potato…but real, shredded hash browns! The vegetables they use are always freshly chopped and their staff is wonderful.

  9. How about Finn’s and Les Madeleine’s, these are 2 of my favorites along with Left Fork Grill and Little America.


    1. Love Les Madeleine’s. It isn’t on this list because I rarely choose to go there for a full breakfast, per say. Looking forward to trying Finn’s! What do you like to order there?

  10. Not only are you missing Roots Cafe, but also Eggs in the City which has recently revamped their menu. No Blue Plate Diner or Ruth’s up Emigration Canyon? This list needs to be the top 20-25 because there are many more great places!

    1. Haha okay. Never been a huge fan of blue plate, ruth’s, OR eggs in the city (gasp). Good to know that eggs in the city just revamped their menu. I will have to give it another go. Roots is my one place I have gathered off of this comment thread that I really need to try. Can’t wait.

  11. Love the list, have tried all but lazy day cafe and will need to go check them out. Can understand why you left blue plate diner off the list, but no Ruth’s diner? Their chicken sasauge is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. I have a go to spot called Brittons, nothing too unique about them , but they are consistent in quality and service and i usually go here if the new OPH in Sandy has too long of a wait. Thanks for the reccomendations

    1. Hi Erik! Way to go! Lazy day is my new favorite spot. Those lemon pancakes are out of this world. Oh Ruth’s. I want to love Ruth’s soooo much (obsessed with emigration canyon, love the overall vibe, great location, etc.) but I think their food is mediocre. I DO like their biscuits, however, and I have yet to try the chicken sausage. Looks like I will need to give it another go! I’ll keep an eye out for Brittons. Thanks for the visit!

  12. Awesome list Brooke! I love so many of those places. One of my favorite brunch dishes is The Hangover, at Gracie’s.
    Biscuits and Gravy, Melted Cheese, Potatoes, Bacon, Ham, Two Eggs. It doesn’t get better than that (for me)!

  13. Okay trying to decide where to eat for my birthday coming up… For the finca one you have a picture of the french toast but didn’t recommend it. Was it not good? Also wondering about their orange pancakes on the menu…

    1. Hey Chanel! Never tried the orange pancakes but they’re delicious! The french toast at Finca was very pretty, but nothing life changing. If you want great pancakes I would go to Penny Anns or Lazy Day Cafe. For french toast, the Park Cafe is supposed to have amazing french toast! Tulie Bakery has some incredible FT too. I would go to Finca for their eggs benny! Hope that helps!

  14. Brookie just looking for breakfast spot to go with friends tomorrow. The comment thread is as enlightening as your awesome post! Keep up the good work . Loves!

  15. The Bohemian has the best french toast in the state. Only served Saturday and Sunday their brunch menu is easy to miss but it is a huge mistake not to give them a try.

  16. I can’t believe Cooper Kitchen in Holladay is not on there! And Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon is amazing.

  17. Hi. We took your suggestion and ate at park cafe. Cutest cafe. It was delicious. Their house potatoes were delicious, and halfway through our meal my husband said, “we are coming back.” Thank you!! And the hot chocolate – so good.

  18. Thanks so much for your kind remarks! It was good to finally meet you! Thanks for supporting local owner-operated restaurants and encouraging folks to get out and experience the food in the ‘hood! Hope to see you again soon.

  19. Love these kinds of lists! Thanks for your efforts. There is a really great breakfast place in NSL that you need to try called The Sunshine Cafe. Always a wait, but still great.

  20. Finn’s! From my group of friends, our favorites are: Eggs Benedict, Pyttipanna, French Toast, French Dip and their pastries. Although granted, they probably aren’t up to scratch with your Best Bakery list! 😉

  21. Great list! These are definitely some of our favorites. If you get time please go check out Cafe Niche. (3rd south 8th east)There are new owners with an updated dinning room and all fresh cocktail menu. I like to get the wagyu corned beef and hash and add Brussels. The Niche breakfast is great because you get to choose everything from typed of eggs two side like spinach, avocado, house potatoes and bread like their house-made English muffins.if you like margaritas the Pho-Rita with Jalepeno and Thai basil is spicy and refreshing. Brunch every day till 4 and Sunday till 3.

    1. Hi Lee- thanks so much for the comment. I have only been to Cafe Niche once years ago and really liked it. That’s interesting that they have changed ownership- I’ll have to check it out soon. Thanks again!