Located in the up-and-coming Linen District in downtown, Big City Coffee is a popular place to linger over a steaming cup of coffee and tasty breakfast with friends and family. In business since 2001, this casual coffee house presents a warm and friendly environment in which home-style American fare and mouth-watering baked goods are served. The breakfast menu has a selection of steamed egg dishes, including the Spanish breakfast, steamed eggs served with tomatoes, salsa, potatoes, and warm tortillas; several bagel breakfast sandwiches, wraps, waffles and other breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy. A must-try for any foodie, delectable baked goods, such as muffins, cinnamon rolls, and scones, are also available. With several vegetarian options, varied coffee choices, and an all-day menu, this is a great place for both early and late risers to enjoy a fantastic breakfast.
1416 W. Grove St., Boise, ID, USA, +1 208 345 3145
Opened in 1999, the Cottonwood Grille is a fine dining establishment serving up northwestern cuisine. Using locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, Chef Jesus Alcelay creates mouth-watering dishes for the lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus. Savory items to note from the brunch menu include the Basque omelet filled with chorizo, sautéed garlic, onions, bell peppers and manchego cheese and the signature Cottonwood Benedict with poached eggs and grilled smoked pork loin on English muffins with béarnaise sauce. With a gorgeous patio set along the banks of the beautiful Boise River and Greenbelt, this is a relaxing venue to enjoy a lingering brunch.
913 W. River St., Boise, ID, USA, +1 208 333 9800
‘Wake Up and Live’ is the motto at Java Coffee and Café. With its roots in the San Diego coffee culture, the warm and friendly small Idahoan chain (five locations in Idaho plus one in Connecticut) has two cafés in Boise. Using the best ingredients possible and making everything from scratch, the breakfast menu is served all day so brunch aficionados can get their fix anytime. Creative options to note include the hippie breakfast burrito, which is a flour tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese, black beans, tomatoes, and onions topped with verde crème fraiche, and the Java Benedict, the traditional classic served on a toasted bagel. With plenty of vegetarian options, fair trade and certified organic coffee, and a selection of all-natural teas, foodies will enjoy their time at this cheerful establishment.