Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and finding a breakfast place you love is so important in any city (whether you live there or are just visiting). Whether you like a greasy spoon breakfast place or somewhere to get brunch and a mimosa, breakfast in Boise is diverse enough to find plenty of both — and everything in between. Here are our favorite Boise breakfast places.

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Capri
Goldy’s
Eddie’s
Bacon
Bardenay
Red Feather
Elmer’s
Waffle Me Up
The Egg Factory

Capri Boise

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

If you ask any young local for a great greasy spoon place, Capri will probably be their answer. Their food is delicious, the atmosphere is kitschy, and the location is perfect (close to downtown but with plenty of parking).

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Capri’s biscuits and gravy are some of the best in town and their lunch offerings are just as good. The only downside of Capri: they are small, with maybe 10 tables, so there is usually a line out the door.

Address:

2520 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID 83702

Visit the Capri website.

Eddie’s

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

If you are looking for a greasy spoon breakfast in Boise, Eddy’s is another great option. Everything on their menu is amazing, but they are quite a bit bigger than Capri, and I have never had to wait for a table.

The menu at Eddie’s includes plenty of breakfast and lunch options, and the service is some of the best in town. Eddie’s is located a few minutes outside of downtown Boise, but it’s not far and includes plenty of parking.

Eddie’s has two locations in the Boise area.

Address:

7067 W Overland Road
Boise, ID 83709

Visit the Eddie’s website.

Goldy’s

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro opened 21 years ago in downtown, and prides themselves on being a local business that uses mostly local ingredients.

Goldy’s is mainly a breakfast restaurant, and some of their best dishes includes include pancakes, Andalusia Eggs, fruit cups, frittata, and anything you can cover in their homemade Hollandaise sauce.

Although Goldy’s will almost always have a line out their door, you can also just stop by for coffee and you rarely have to wait for that. They are located in downtown Boise on Capitol Blvd.

Address:

108 S Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702

Visit the Goldy’s website.

Bacon

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

With a restaurant like Bacon, you know what you are going to get. Bacon was opened in 2011 by local chef John Berryhill. They are a sort of upscale breakfast bistro, with brunch served all day and five different kinds of bacon. You can even do a flight of all five types of bacon.

Bacon quickly became a favorite for brunch in downtown Boise, and their location makes it a perfect start to a day out in Boise.

At Bacon, you can also order packages of bacon (actual bacon) to go, uncooked.

Address:

121 N 9th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Visit the Bacon website.

Bardenay

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

Bardenay is a cool spot in the middle of downtown Boise. Although Bardenay is located on the Boise Basque Block, it is not affiliated with the Basque community — except by their locale.

However, their restaurant stands on its own and is a great place to eat — for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Bardenay is less of a greasy spoon breakfast place in Boise and more of a brunch and bloody mary kind of breakfast place. They also only host brunch on weekends.

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You can find breakfast menu items like Hefeweizen Waffles, Salmon Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Biscuits and Gravy, and more! Although it may not be relevant to breakfast (but hey, no judgment here), it’s an interesting fact that Bardenay is also a distillery — so if you’re looking for a Bloody Mary or other breakfast beverage, just know it will be local.

Address:

610 W Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702

Visit the Bardenay website.

Red Feather

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

Red Feather is another classy location in downtown Boise that is going to be considered brunch if you’re there for breakfast. Red Feather is owned by the same company as Bittercreek Alehouse and Diablo & Sons — both on the same block.

Red Feather is known mainly as a cocktail lounge, but they also have a great breakfast. Their brunch menu items include Beignets & Butterscotch, Oatmeal Souffle, Avocado Toast, Breakfast Burritos, and Quiche.

Red Feather is a fun environment in the middle of downtown Boise.

Address:

246 N 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Visit the Red Feather website.

Elmer’s

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

Elmer’s is the kind of breakfast place to go to when you are in town visiting and need a hearty breakfast without too many surprises. Although the company is based in Oregon, Elmer’s in Boise has been a staple of the area for decades.

Their breakfast menu includes omelets, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, and eggs in plenty of forms.

The Elmer’s location is perfect for visitors — it is near the Boise State campus and many hotels, and you won’t have a problem finding parking.

Address:

1385 S Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706

Visit the Elmer’s website.

Waffle Me Up

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

Waffle Me Up opened in Boise in 2012, and serves…you guessed it….waffles. They are a fun breakfast place to visit, because the creativity of the different ways to make waffles is inspiring (and delicious!).

Their menu includes a waffle topped with Havarti cheese, fried egg, chopped bacon, maple syrup drizzle, and basil; a banana waffle; bacon waffles, and waffles and chicken.

Waffle Me Up is located in a historic building in downtown Boise.

Address:

204 N Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho 83702

Visit the Waffle Me Up website.

The Egg Factory

9 of the Best Boise breakfast restaurants.

The Egg Factory is another local Boise restaurant that has perfected the art of breakfast. According to the restaurant, they got their name when “our youngest daughter and I were reading a book on egg farming. In the book egg farms in the early 1900s were called egg factories. Our daughter says, ‘Dad that would make a nice restaurant name’ hence the name the Egg Factory.”

The menu includes breakfast burritos and sandwiches, loaded tater tots, crepes, and biscuits and gravy.

The Egg Factory continues to be family-owned and operated, and has three locations in the area.

Address:

8061 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 322-0191

Visit the Egg Factory website.