Best Restaurants for Breakfast & Brunch in Boise

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For many of us, breakfast and brunch are a favorite meal. I mean what's better than breakfast for dinner? Fluffy eggs, light pancakes, and sizzling bacon. That's where it's at. The good news is Boise has a ton of breakfast and brunch restaurants that are all delicious and fun to go to. We've narrowed it down and picked the top six breakfast and brunch restaurants in Boise and that's what we're covering today.

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A farm-to-table restaurant serving creative American dishes and craft cocktails.

Image courtesy of Fork.

199 N 8th St | Boise |

Fork has a timeless feel to it thanks to the brick interior, comfortable booths and chairs, massive arched windows along the walls, and beautiful paintings. They even have a nifty open bar with shelves filled with jumbles of wine and alcohol that look like organized chaos and make the entire place feel more endearing.

Fork opened in 2011 with a mission to provide patrons with local, sustainable, and handcrafted food. They put a lot of effort into ensuring that guests are getting a farm-to-table experience by sourcing many of their key ingredients from local Boise and Northwest ranchers, bakers, farmers, brewers, distillers, and cheesemakers. Thanks to the relationships they’ve built with regionally local producers, their menu and selection of beer and wine are nothing short of amazing.

They offer a decent selection of breakfast and brunch foods along with tasty cocktails. We suggest trying the Northwest Scramble made with their housemade beef chorizo, locally sourced eggs, spinach, feta cheese, and balsamic with herbed crispy potatoes. Fork is a great place to stop by next time you're planning a brunch.

"Amazing food. Wonderful customer service. Had a great meal.  Food was delicious. Staff is well trained and very friendly and professional. Everything on the menu is excellent.  Loved this place.  Can't wait to come back.  Bravo guys !!!" - Yelp Review

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Goldy's Breakfast Bistro

A bustling bistro serving classic breakfast and lunch dishes.

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108 S Capitol Blvd | Boise |

Before you enter the restaurant, you get a feel for Goldy's vibes. It's located in a vibrant red brick building that stands out with a small patio with tables and heaters. Inside the restaurant is just as exciting as the outside. The walls are painted yellow and red; there are bright sunny decorations everywhere including an interesting light fixture that looks like a bunch of birds flying around. We can say with almost certainty that you've never seen anything like it before.

Goldy's opened in 1999 and is located in the heart of downtown Boise. They use as many fresh and local ingredients as possible. Every dish is made to order ensuring that each meal is delivered hot and delicious. Some of their items are made from scratch and they pride themselves on offering a full-service espresso bar featuring local Dawson Taylor coffee.

Since this is a restaurant serving mostly breakfast, their menu is huge with breakfast staples and a few inventive dishes as well. They also serve a few lunch items such as sandwiches in case you don't want breakfast for some weird reason. We recommend trying the Spicy Chicken and Bacon Benny made with poached eggs on an English muffin with bacon, chicken, and a spicy hollandaise sauce. Come see why locals love eating at Goldy's Breakfast Bistro.

"Goldy's Breakfast Bistro is so delicious. Had the three egg omelet and went way past my expectations! The sweet potatoes hash is to die for. The biscuits and gravy are out of this world! Also try the mimosa flights, you won't be disappointed!! Rating 20 out of 10!!" - Yelp Review

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Moe Joe's Breakfast Eatery

A spacious diner serving traditional American breakfast and lunch foods.

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2951 E Overland Rd #190 | Meridian |

Moe Joe’s is a casual and fun breakfast restaurant with colorful walls, interesting decorations, and a spacious interior. If you're looking for a place to stop by with your family for a delightful breakfast, Moe Joe's will fit the ticket with its laid-back atmosphere. They also have an outdoor eating area where you can enjoy your meal outside on a nice day.

Joe Boyd, the owner of Moe Joe's, wants his restaurant to be known as the best breakfast and lunch restaurant in Treasure Valley. To that end, Moe Joe's menu is inspired by traditional recipes and modern cooking styles. The chefs at Moe Joe’s have a passion for cooking and never serve less than their best.

Moe Joe's menu includes both breakfast and lunch. You'll find everything including french toast, pancakes, egg breakfasts, benedicts, hash bowls, omelets, and house specialties. We recommend the Smokehouse Hash Bowl made with smoked sausage, bacon, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, green onion, chipotle cream with hash browns. Enjoy your next breakfast at Moe Joe's Breakfast Eatery.

"This is such an amazing restaurant and the service is better than perfect! Food is extremely delicious and the helpings are huge! Bring your appetite!!!!" - Yelp Review

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A trendy restaurant serving new American cuisine with old-timey cocktails.

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211 N 8th St | Boise |

Juniper is such a unique restaurant. It combines modern and vintage decorations and designs giving it a classic old-timey feel while still being current. Their open bar has shelves stacked with liquors as well as beer on tap. The brick walls, warm lights, and dark furniture provide an inviting atmosphere.

Established in 2014, Juniper is a local family-owned business in downtown Boise. They offer seasonal dishes, creative cocktails, and local beer and wine. Their menu changes daily as they continue to provide fresh and inventive meals. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, willing to guide you on any recommendations of their menu.

Due to the menu changing regularly, we can't make any recommendations, but we can assure you that every brunch item they offer is delicious. They’ve offered breakfast classics along with inventive dishes as well. If you're wanting a relaxed brunch in a unique atmosphere, then Juniper is the place to go.

"The atmosphere and the people are what bring me back. The portions of food are HUUUGE which I love. I feel like, at least with all of the entrees I've tried, you could share them between two people. Their brunch is fantastic! I highly recommend Juniper, they have something for everyone!" - Yelp Review

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High Note Cafe

An upbeat restaurant serving homemade vegan food with locally sourced and organic ingredients.

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225 N 5th St | Boise |

As you can guess from the name, High Note is inspired by music and art. Everything in this Boise restaurant pays homage to music and art with records and artwork lining the beautiful red and black walls. They also often host community events and free live music.

High Note serves food that's made from scratch and uses as many locally sourced and organic ingredients as possible. Also, everything at High Note is plant-based and vegan. So for all you vegans and vegetarians out there in Boise, you've now found your new favorite restaurant for brunch.

High Note offers a weekend brunch and an all-day brunch. The weekend brunch menu is bigger, but you've got to love a place that offers brunch all day. We recommend the Brunch Torta made with spiced black bean puree, scrambled organic tofu, pickled jalapenos, avocado salsa, and homemade mozzarella served on homemade bread. Even if you're not vegan, you’ll love High Note Cafe.

"Everything is Vegan. There's also a little patio seating for a nice outdoor breakfast or lunch : ). Everything we ordered was SO GOOD! breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos, and a two stack of hot cakes. The hot cakes came with homemade jam which was to die for and the homemade sauces and salsas on the tacos and burritos made the dish perfect. I want to give a shout out to the our server Amy because she was so kind and super attentive! I always enjoy when it's not just good food but also a lovely atmosphere with happy and kind people." - Yelp Review

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A contemporary tapas bar serving tasty brunch using handcrafted and locally sourced ingredients.

Image courtesy of Txikiteo.

175 N 14th St | Boise |

Txikiteo is a restaurant to behold with its massive outdoor patio and contemporary interior decorations. Their tall ceiling and tall windows make the entire restaurant extremely bright and lovely. The light-colored furniture contrasts beautifully with the dark accent walls. The bar has mixed-sized shelves with drinks and decorations on them that add to its modern feel.

Txikiteo jokes that they're a popular restaurant where no one really knows their name. It's pronounced chee-kee-tay-o and it's a Basque word that means pub crawl or sharing tapas and wines with friends. Hopefully, people learn how to pronounce the name because it’s fun to say. Anyway, Txikiteo offers creative dishes using locally sourced ingredients with a focus on high quality. The staff is friendly and the food is incredible.

If you're in the mood for tapas, definitely try out Txikiteo. However, they also offer a brunch menu with a few different items. Their brunch menu is smaller, but the meals they offer are still incredible. Try their Breakfast Sandwich made with jamon serrano, manchego cheese, mostarda, and an egg on ciabatta. You'll enjoy delicious food and unique surroundings.

"Amazing!! Beautiful presentation and quality ingredients. Atmosphere is spot on with friendly staff. Loved every part of it and we will be back for sure!! My husband had the Jamon sandwich and it was to die for! I had the combo platter and everything down to the pickled vegetables was so delicious. Seriously everything about this place including the decor was top notch!" - Yelp Review

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And there you have it! The top six breakfast and brunch restaurants in Boise. Each one of these restaurants offers something unique and exciting to breakfast and brunch cuisine whether they serve a fully vegan menu or their ingredients are locally sourced. So next time you're looking for a breakfast or a brunch option, make sure to try one of these restaurants. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Leave us a comment below.


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