In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, brunch is not just a meal but a way of life. Whether you’re looking to try a South Dakota speciality like biscuits and gravy or just have a craving for pancakes and great coffee, these ten restaurants, cafes and diners will satisfy even the largest of appetites.
Roll’n Pin have been serving breakfast and brunch for over 40 years. Over that time owners Randy and Dawn Hillman have created a warm, welcoming dining atmosphere run on a first-name basis. The pride the owners and staff take in using only the freshest ingredients along with their passion for high quality food can be both seen and tasted. They also hand-butcher the majority of meat used in the restaurant onsite. The perfect place for a celebratory breakfast, Roll’n Pin have put together a decadent breakfast menu featuring French toast, pancakes and waffles, omelettes and specialities such as the country skillet. They also provide space for business meetings and family gatherings and are happy to decorate, making it a great place to kick off a Birthday or special occasion.
It has been said that if you’ve never been to Bob’s Carry Out then you haven’t experienced true Sioux Falls. Originally built in 1944 as the ‘Pickle Palace’, Bob himself came into the picture in the late 40s. It became Bob’s Cafe in 1951 and his family ran the business for 50 years. Back in the day Bob’s was known not only for great food but as the first fixed light spot before the Sioux Falls airport, used by pilots to guide their way to land. An undeniable Sioux Falls landmark, a breakfast at Bob’s is guaranteed to set you up for a day or two. Favourites include the vegetable stuffed omelettes and corned beef hash.
At the All Day Cafe and Goodnight Bar, brunch is their favourite meal of the day. Serving modern comfort food with a twist, dining at the All Day Cafe is an experience like no other in Sioux Falls. Food comes fast and fresh and can be served inside or out on the patio. Their dishes are known for being healthy, fun and a little edgy and you can count on their friendly hospitality. Coffee lovers can enjoy gourmet roasted coffees from the onsite All Day Coffee Company who also serve coffee and pastries to go.
Josiah’s Coffeehouse and Café was named after Josiah Phillips, the founder of Sioux Falls in 1847. Known in particular for their great coffee and espresso, Josiah’s is also a wonderful place for a leisurely breakfast set in warm, inviting and historically-styled surroundings or out on the dog-friendly patio. Josiah’s homemade English muffins topped with eggs, ginger scones and grilled breakfast wrap all come highly recommended or you can treat yourself to one of their signature coconut cupcakes. Josiah’s food aims to keep up with the strong reputation of their coffee which comes directly from Seattle. The menu always offers something a bit out of the ordinary and dishes are made from scratch using fresh ingredients.
This second and third generation family business was originally founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Original Pancake House in Sioux Falls is now part of over one hundred award winning franchises spanning across the United States of America. On offer in Sioux Falls are some of the best pancakes in the area and a nationally acclaimed menu with specialities such as the apple pancake ‘Dutch baby’, a golden, air-filled creation served with lemon, whipped butter and powdered sugar. The restaurant draws on the founders’ culinary experience and knowledge of pancake and crepe recipes from around the world. The extensive pancake menu is complemented by a selection of omelettes and lighter choices, all perfect with a cup of their signature coffee.
Phillips Avenue Diner is a must-try for breakfast and brunch, although you will need to bring your appetite as portions are large. The retro dining atmosphere and plates piled high with all-American cuisine, both traditional and experimental, are all served in a silver Airstream trailer that has been home to three diners in its lifetime. Now located in downtown Sioux Falls, Phillips Avenue Diner has become a roaring success for their classic, fuss-free diner food and lively atmosphere. The menu features local dishes such as biscuits and gravy, classic breakfast and brunch items and a selection of chef-inspired dishes such as the breakfast poutine.
A quiet oasis for visitors and locals alike, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe‘s motto is ‘Eat, Relax Enjoy’. Their breakfast menu is available throughout the day so it’s a perfect spot for late breakfast, brunch or brinner (breakfast for dinner). The franchise originated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and now spans the USA with over 30 venues. Specialising in ‘fast-casual’ cuisine, all dishes are made to order and contain fresh ingredients. Camille’s offers a number of healthy dining options such as their signature sunrise natu-wraps, fresh fruit and smoothies but aims to have something for everyone with a number of vegetarian options, classic breakfast fare and baked goods on offer too. Breakfast at Camille’s can be enjoyed in the relaxing cafe atmosphere or outside on the patio.
Established in 2003 as a restaurant gourmet coffee house, Kaladi’s Bistro was reinvented in 2013 by new owners Mark and Kaila Gillespie and Corey and Naida Boadwine. While maintaining the well-established dedication to quality coffee, espresso and baked goods the group reinvented Kaladi’s by offering full table service, enhanced menus and a dinner service. On Sundays, late breakfast and brunch at Kaladi’s promises to be a fun, lively occasion and their food has been described as an adventure. Favourites include breakfast burritos, apple cinnamon French toast and South Dakota specials such as chicken fried steak. As if the food alone weren’t enough to get you through the door, Kaladi’s is also a great venue to take in some local artwork and jazz music. They also have an outdoor patio for the warmer months.
Queen City Bakery offer up some of the best baked goods in Sioux Falls. Housed in a charmingly restored building complete with chandelier, every day at Queen City Bakery brings new flavours. With a variety of breakfast items available every day, the Bakery changes their choice of ingredients daily according to popularity and in keeping with the season. In addition to a wide range of freshly baked muffins and scones the Bakery also offer up quiches, ‘jammers’ (old fashioned buttermilk biscuits filled with butter and preserves) and granola parfait for those looking for something lighter. With bar stools set around the counter, the friendly atmosphere at Queen City Bakery encourages diners to strike up conversation over a breakfast of fine baked goods and quality coffee.
Serving up home-style comfort food, Cracker Barrel is a wonderful family friendly venue. The franchise was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee, with the simple mission to please people with warm service and good food. With venues now spanning the USA, Cracker Barrel serve a large selection of traditional country breakfasts accompanied with classic breakfast fare. They also have healthier alternatives such as multi-grain French toast, the recipe for which can be found on the website. All dishes are made from scratch and the breakfast menu is available all day long, so those with an evening craving for buttermilk pancakes and bacon will not be disappointed. A favourite in Sioux Falls, Cracker Barrel offers a unique home away from home atmosphere within both the restaurant and the attached country store.