11 Best Restaurants for Breakfast + Brunch in Boise

From Sizzling Bacon to Fluffy Pancakes, Here Are the Best Places to Fuel Up with Breakfast and Brunch in The Gem State

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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1.  Egg Man and Earl

Hidden Gem Boise Breakfast Spot in the Heart of Town

650 E Boise Ave | Southeast Boise | facebook.com/EggMannandEarl

Looking for an egg-celent breakfast or brunch in Boise? Look no further than Egg Man and Earl. With classic offerings like Eggs Benedict and Sausage Patties as well as options that will spice up your breakfast routine like Huevos Rancheros and Green Eggs & Ham, there’s something for everyone. Go by yourself, bring the family, or meet up with friends – according to the rave reviews, it will be one of your new favorite restaurants, period.

“This place is the bomb! We met the owner, Jeannie, and she couldn't have been more welcoming and thoughtful of our food choices. She ensured our meals were excellent and we'll rave about this place for a long time. The wait was long but the hostess said it would be worth the wait...and it was. Loved it.”-- Yelp Review

2. The Wylder

Lunch + Sweet Treats in the Heart of Boise’s Downtown

501 W Broad St | Downtown | thewylderboise.com

Since 2017, The Wylder has been serving the citizens of Boise mouthwatering dinner options like Honey Badger Pizza and Kale Cesar Salad, but that’s not all that’s on the menu. You’ll find plenty of sweets and savory lunch items during the day, ranging from butterscotch budino to crispy brussels sprouts. So stop and and take a bite out of some of the best breakfast in the Boise food scene.

“It's a beautiful bright airy space and the guests were varied! Families, girls out for brunch, it's comfortable for everyone! I will def. be coming back and bringing more people to this rad little spot! Well done!”-- Yelp Review

3. Juniper

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

breakfast plates and mimosas at Juniper, one of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants in Boise, ID
Image courtesy of Juniper.

211 N 8th St | Boise | juniperon8th.com

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

4. Fork

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

Fluffy pancakes, a cinamon roll, galss of orange juice, and coffee
Image courtesy of Fork.

199 N 8th St | Boise | boisefork.com

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

5. Blue Bench Brunchette

“Start Your Day With Some Sparkle” At This Cozy Brunch Spot

traditional brunch fare at Blue Bench Brunchette including an omelet and biscuits with gravy
Image courtesy of Yelp.

4218 W Overland Rd | Meridian | brunchette.com

Looking for delicious, Insta-worthy eats? Blue Bench Brunchette serves up good-looking and good-tasting food for breakfast and lunch at three locations in the Boise area (there are also locations in McCall and Garden City). Plus the ingredients are local and ethically sourced, so you can feel good about spending your dollars here!

“This is a top tier breakfast/brunch establishment! They have so many great food options and also provide a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. They are known for their mimosas, which are delicious! They also have great drip coffee and lattes to choose from. This restaurant can get fairly busy so I would highly recommend making a reservation, especially on the weekends!”-- Yelp Review

6. Goldy's Breakfast Bistro

A bustling bistro serving classic breakfast and lunch dishes.

flavorful French Toast from Goldy's in Boise, Idaho
Image courtesy of Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro.

108 S Capitol Blvd | Boise | goldysbreakfastbistro.com

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

7. Bacon Boise

Eat in the Dining Room or Bring Home the Bacon for Breakfast

121 N 9th St | Downtown | baconboise.com

Wish you could bacon on pretty much everything? Then boy do we have the place for you. Bacon Boise lives up to the name – and the hype. With flavor-packed options based on traditional Southern cuisine, there’s something for foodies and comfort food lovers alike.

Try the Benny Hill (eggs benedict on a pile of rich thick cut bacon) or the French Toast (side of bacon, of course). The Bacon Burger, Breakfast Burrito, and Boise Basin Omelet also come highly recommended.

“The food always hits the spot, the service is quick and the servers are always awesome. The restaurant is designed to order your food first so follow the bacon. In all, the ambiance is calm with Idaho homestyle feeling.”-- Yelp Review

8. Moe Joe's Breakfast Eatery

A spacious diner serving traditional American breakfast and lunch foods.

pancakes, juevos rancheros, and black coffe from Moe Joe's Breakfast Eatery in Meridian
Image courtesy of Moe Joe’s Breakfast Eatery.

2951 E Overland Rd #190 | Meridian | moejoesbe.com

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

9. Lemon Tree

Sandwiches, Salad, Soup, and Sss…Eggs

224 N 10th St | Downtown | lemontreeboise.com

Meat eater? Vegetarian? Gluten free? At the Lemon Tree, they have something tasty to put on your plate. Since it opened in 2018, it has been bringing unique and delicious flavor combinations to the heart of Boise.

Try the breakfast sandwich, piled high with eggs, cheddar, and your choice of breakfast meat, or the chilaquiles among others. Other options include lunch portions of popular menu items like the sausage and pear salad, beet salad, or mushroom artichoke cheesesteak sandwich.

“Came into this place for brunch and was pleasantly surprised! The portions here are pretty decent! I ordered the "half sandwich special" with a strawberry and basil lamosa and was definitely satisfied.”-- Yelp Review

10. High Note Cafe

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

fluffy pancakes from High Note Cafe dusted in powdered sugar
Image courtesy of High Note Cafe.

225 N 5th St | Boise | highnotecafeboise.com

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

11. Txikiteo

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

eggs on toast with spring mix
Image courtesy of Txikiteo.

175 N 14th St | Boise | txikiteo.com

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

There you have it – some of the best places to grab breakfast and brunch in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

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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