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The 10 Best Restaurants And Diners In Nampa, Idaho

The 10 Best Restaurants And Diners In Nampa, Idaho

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Located 20 miles west of state capital Boise, Nampa is the second largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing places in the state. When there is growth, there is often change, including a deliciously booming dining scene. From savoury dishes to sweet treats, from refined eateries to fast-casual spots, here is an updated look at some of the best cultural restaurants in Nampa right now.


BabeCakes Cupcakery

BabeCakes Cupcakery is a bakery and café offering customers many other tasty edibles in addition to cupcakes. A downtown venue, this eatery serves up breakfast, lunch, and other sweet treats such as pies, pastries, and candies. The cupcakes are a must-try though, with flavours like salted caramel, peanut butter and jelly, and baked Oreo proving popular with regulars.

BabeCakes Cupcakery, 1212 1st St. S., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 258 9734


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Flying M interior | Courtesy Flying M Coffee Garage


Flying M Coffee Garage

A popular café set within a charming environment, Flying M Coffee Garage provides local residents with great coffee, delicious baked goods, and live entertainment and events, including concerts and craft markets. Located in an old converted auto shop in the historic downtown area, this friendly coffee shop does its best to keep things local by roasting their own coffee and offering made-from-scratch treats made with the best locally and regionally sourced ingredients.

Flying M Coffee Garage, 1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 467 5533


Little Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant

Little Saigon is a lovely family-owned and operated restaurant specialising in flavourful Vietnamese cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown, the restaurant features a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can sample a host of dishes.

Little Saigon, 1305 2nd St. S. #100, Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 461 4710


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A signature dish at The Idaho Hop House | Courtesy The Idaho Hop House


The Idaho Hop House

The Idaho Hop House is a downtown venue specialising in craft beer and pub-style food. While it features beer from around the world, emphasis is placed on those brews from the Northwest. Guests also have the chance to sample some tasty dishes from snacks to hamburgers to pizza.

The Idaho Hop House, 113 13th Ave. S., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 465 9971


© Courtesy Blue Sky Cafe
© Courtesy Blue Sky Café

Blue Sky Cafe

Blue Sky Cafe is a family-friendly restaurant serving American food to hungry diners seven days a week. In a casual environment complete with decorations of flight memorabilia, guests have a host of dishes to choose from depending on if they want breakfast, lunch or dinner. This café also features a full bar plus an entertainment area where people can shoot some pool before or after their meal.

Blue Sky Cafe, 3143 E. Greenhurst Rd., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 463 2947


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Chicken Apple Salad | Courtesy Brick 29 Bistro


Brick 29 Bistro

Brick 29 Bistro is a warm and inviting restaurant specialising in ‘comfort food reinvented.’ Using the best locally sourced ingredients and then infusing them with international flavours the menus are fresh and exciting. This bistro also offers delicious vegetarian options, a host of wines from the Snake River Valley, plus a delightful Sunday brunch.

Brick 29 Bistro, 320 11th Ave. S., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 468 0029


Island Kine Grinds

Island Kine Grinds is a local treasure where everyone is treated like family. Located in an unassuming strip-mall, this warm and inviting restaurant offers locals an authentic ‘taste of Hawaii‘ at an affordable price all within a relaxed atmosphere. Influenced by many Asian cultures, the food offered is full of exotic and sweet notes.

Island Kine Grinds, 3116 Garrity Blvd. #4, Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 389 8475


Italian To Go

Italian To Go specialises in authentic Italian cuisine. With the bulk of their business being takeaway and delivery, this welcoming restaurant does have a few indoor tables plus outdoor seating when the weather allows. Featuring a menu that contains recipes passed down from generation to generation, the mouth-watering dishes are made-from-scratch using only the freshest ingredients available.

Italian To Go, 122 12th Ave. S., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 461 1000


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Alfalfa and Omega Pizza | Image Courtesy of Messenger Pizza & Brewery

Messenger Pizza & Brewery

A colourful eclectic pizza parlour located downtown, Messenger Pizza and Brewery features delectable pies plus an impressive assortment of micro-brews that will tantalise many guests. Diners can order a speciality pizza, or they may create their own pie choosing from a variety of ingredients, including four types of dough, four sauces, seven types of cheese, many meat toppings, plus an extensive list of veggies.

Messenger Pizza and Brewery, 1224 1st St. S., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 461 0081


Sarah’s Bagel Cafe

Sarah’s Bagel Cafe features hand-rolled bagels that are baked fresh every day. This fast-casual spot currently features 14 regular bagels from plain to blueberry to asiago, with new flavours periodically as they like to experiment. Diners can order a bagel plain or with one of many delicious cream cheese spreads, including honey and walnuts, or they may choose to order a delicious bagel sandwich, which comes in breakfast and lunch varieties.

Sarah’s Bagel Cafe, 509 12th Avenue Rd., Nampa, ID, USA, +1 208 461 1595