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Local residents and tourists alike have many delicious options when it comes to late breakfast and brunch in Boise. From elegant restaurants and all-American diners to delightful bakeries, brunch aficionados will surely find something to whet their appetite. Encompassing all the best bits of brunch, from innovative takes on eggs benedict to sweet treats, here is an updated look at some of the top brunch offerings in Boise,Idaho.
Situated in an old warehouse on the historic Basque block in downtown, Bardenay, is the nation’s first restaurant distillery. In a comfortable yet slightly industrial environment, this dining establishment features flavourful Northwest cuisine and handcrafted libations, many of which are made with liquors created on-site — try the breakfast martini made with Bardenay’s vodka and orange marmalade. While they serve lunch and dinner daily, Sunday morning and afternoon is reserved for brunch, which features a host of options to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. One item that is sure to appeal to breakfast foodies is the Basque scramble with eggs, chorizo, pimento, scallions and Cotija cheese served with bread.
Established in 2001, Big City Coffee is a well-loved local café specialising in delicious coffee and home-style American fare. Situated in the Linen District downtown, this popular eatery is a great place to mingle with family and friends whilst filling up on breakfast (which is served all day), lunch, and an assortment of mouth-watering baked goods. In a warm and inviting environment, diners can delight in hearty meals, such as the tamale breakfast, which consists of a beef tamale topped with cheese, salsa, and sour cream served with steamed eggs and potatoes. For those looking for something sweet, there are muffins — try the spicy pumpkin chai — massive cinnamon rolls, cookies plus many others treats that will delight many foodies.
Serving breakfast all day, brunch aficionados can satisfy their craving anytime at one of two locations of Java Coffee and Café. A small Idahoan chain, with a branch in Connecticut, this warm and friendly café features delicious baked goods from muffins to scones to cookies, tasty breakfast and lunch items, and of course, espresso drinks — try the Keith Richards, which is Mexican hot chocolate with four shots of espresso. Everything is made-from-scratch using the best quality ingredients available and includes highlights such as confetti eggs, or steamed scrambled eggs with jack cheese, green onions, tomato, house salsa, and flour tortillas. Vegetarians have a great selection of edibles as well at this friendly eatery.