It’s the weekend and you need protein and a mimosa stat. Thankfully, if you’re looking for brunch in Salt Lake City, you’re in luck. We have a bajillion (its a word, trust us) options across the valley.
Salt Lakers love their brunch! Here are our ten picks for the best branches in town.
1 – Avenues Proper
Check out these shots, hungry yet? Make sure to do brunch the Proper way and head up to this Avenues’ neighborhood hotspot. The restaurant is a local’s favorite for brunch and serves this most important meal of the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.
Start with a $3 (yes three dollars) mimosa or bloody Mary then kick back and review Avenues’ extensive brunch menu – a selection of classic dishes, each with Avenues’ own unique spin. Everything is plated beautifully and sourced from the best local ingredients where possible.
A couple of our favorites on the brunch menu? Try the Chicken & Waffles, featuring house made chicken sausage and 2 eggs sunny-side-up. Plated atop golden brown waffles and drizzled in fantastic, thyme-infused grade A maple syrup. Or perhaps the Southwestern Benedict is more your style? 2 poached eggs come with crispy cornbread, kale-bell pepper-red onion hash, pickled jalapeños and pico de gallo hollandaise.
And if you find that brunch runs into a lazy, luxurious afternoon, don’t forget the restaurant is home to an excellent micro-brewery, replete with some of SLC’s best ales, beers and lagers.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
2 – Stratford Proper
Speaking of which, we’d be remiss to not mention thus other outpost from the Proper brand. The same savvy operators run this cozy East side eatery, which also has fabulous brunch items.
The Stratford Proper brunch menu is served every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1588 Stratford Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
3 – Tradition
Reservations are always a good idea for brunch in Salt Lake City, but they’re a must at this gem Opening in 2017 this contemporary American restaurant has become an instant hit with diners all hours of the day. At brunch you’ll find all your favorites plus their signature pies – which you can’t leave without ordering a slice (or four).
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
501 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah
4 – Caffe Niche
There’s something for everyone on a brunch and lunch menu that stretches from a classic American breakfast to indulgent bites like the chocolate chip, raspberry French toast. The only downside? Having to choose from a menu that presents options as delicious as Kobe beef corned hash or biscuits and gravy, with house made cheddar jalapeno biscuits.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
779 East 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
5 – Manoli’s
What about a sprinkling of Greek flavors for brunch? At Manoli Katsanevas’ central ninth eatery you’ll find a weekend brunch menu infused with unique flavors: Myzithra Pancakes, Lamb Burgers, Loukaniko and Eggs and more. And if that name sounds familiar you’d be right, the Katsanevas family is the one behind the uber popular Crown Burgers group of restaurants.
Unique, locally sourced Greek small plates, plus weekend brunch & clever cocktails in modern digs.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
402 East Harvey Milk Blvd (900 S) #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
6 – Taqueria 27
T27 offers a unique twist on the regular old brunch offering. With five locations across the valley, Todd and Kristen Gardner’s modern Mexican eatery provides a fun brunch experience with dishes such as chilaquiles, chorizo tacos, Oaxacan steak and egg tacos – not to mention special brunch cocktails.
Foothill | 1615 S Foothill Dr., SLC, 84108 | (385) 259-0712
Holladay | 4670 S Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay, 84121 | (801) 676-9706
Downtown | 149 E 200 S, SLC, 84111 | (385) 259-0940
Murray | 6154 S. Fashion Blvd, Murray, 84107 | (801) 266-2487
Lehi | 1688 W Traverse Parkway, Lehi, 84043 | (801) 331-8033
7 – Oasis Cafe
At this self styled ‘oasis in the heart of the city’ brunch isn’t just something for the weekend. Step inside Oasis Cafe’s tranquil space and you’ll find brunch every day of the week. Favorites include the pictured German buttermilk pancake with blueberry compote.
Brunch served every day until 2.30 p.m.
151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
8 – Sweet Lake Limeade And Biscuits
One of the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market success stories; the business moved into a proper bricks and mortar location after wowing Salt Laker’s with their biscuits. People still flock here for the biscuits and also the crazy creations such as the picture Hoss – a biscuit topped with fried chicken breast, egg, bacon, cheddar, sausage gravy and green onion garnish.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 7.30 a.m.
54 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
9 – The Other Place
If you’re feeling more like a traditional hearty plate for brunch, make The Other Place in downtown SLC your number one destination. This is the classic American diner, replete with friendly waitresses, ever flowing coffee, and a menu that hits every last comfort food button. We guarantee you won’t leave hungry.
Brunch served: all day long breakfasts seven days a week year!
469 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
10 – SLC Eatery
Hands down one of the best – if not the best overall – restaurants in the state of Utah. And now…open for brunch! The special menu follows the same approach as the innovative dinner menu – which is to say everything here is creative, fun and exquisitely crafted. There’s everything from caramelized kimchi bowl with bulgogi beef through to Utah scones with cultured butter.
Brunch served: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1017 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Bonus brunch bits
Those are our favorite dining destinations for weekend brunch, but wait, don’t head out until
What time can I get a drink at brunch in Utah?
Thinking about getting a drink with brunch? Utah restaurants can legally serve you the good stuff starting at 10.30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, provided you’re ordering food of course. Check out our guide to Utah liquor laws and our guide to the best mimosas in town as well.
Should I get a reservation for brunch?
Definitely! You’ll find that weekend brunch is one of the busiest dining periods for restaurants in Salt Lake City. If you want to avoid waiting in line, we’d recommend calling in advance to guarantee your table and time.
I heard that everywhere is closed in Sunday in Utah?
While that might have been true way back when, the truth is that these days there are 100s of restaurants open on Sunday. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and well into the evening, there’s a myriad of options.
For a full run down of the many restaurants open on Sundays Utah, check out our sister site SLC Menu and their guide to restaurants open on Sundays. If you can’t find anything on that mega-list, well, you’re probably not really hungry!
Guide to brunch by neighborhood
If our top ten guide to brunch still has you pondering, what about these bonus suggestions ordered by location in the valley:
Downtown / Avenues – Avenues Proper
9th and 9th – Pago
Sugar House – Bruges Waffles And Frites
South Salt Lake – Left Fork Grill
Millcreek – Provisions
Holladay – FAV Bistro
Murray – Anna’s Restaurant
Midvale – Landmark Grill
Cottonwood Heights – Cafe Trio
West Valley City – Ogie’s Cafe
Sandy – Cotton Kitchen
South Jordan – Porch
Draper – Penny Ann’s Cafe
Lehi – One Man Band