The 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Idaho!

In Idaho, everything begins in the wee hours of the morning. No matter what’s on your agenda for the day, the top rule around here is: Don’t go adventuring without a hearty breakfast. Whether hiking, fishing or simply enjoying the sites, you MUST stop into one of these well-loved eateries to fuel your inner explorer! Without further ado, here are the 10 we’ve chosen based on pure breakfast bliss!

1. Hoot Owl Cafe, Ponderay, ID

This cute dive has played host to many generations of North Idaho natives and tourists. A little cabin on Highway 200, the Hoot Owl is modest in its presentation, but definitely delivers when it comes to food. The Heathen Vegan is worthy of your consideration on this menu, as is their famous chicken fried steak. Whatever you choose, you’ll need someone to help roll you to the car, the portions are so generous! Now, whoooo is hungry?

2. Michael D’s Eatery, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Ready to devour the best omelet you’ve ever had? With so many to choose from, you’re going to want to return time and again to try them all. Pair any omelet with their fried potatoes, and you’ve got the breakfast of dreams. The quality service that Michael D’s has been serving for almost 20 years, along with their fresh and healthy menu makes this a local favorite. 

3. Old European, Post Falls, ID

Stop on by and look at the menu at the Old European. Just look at it! Danish ebelskivers? Yes, please! We hope you’re ready to take your taste buds for a trip. This little place is something you’d only expect to find on your backpacking endeavors in Europe, but here it is in Idaho! This caters to those craving a unique and thorough breakfast experience far from the typical American fare!

4. The Breakfast Club, Moscow, ID

As far as breakfast goes, The Breakfast Club takes the pancake. The atmosphere here is posh, and incredibly welcoming. After a late night of studying, there is no better way to shake off the sleepiness than with one of their legendary coffees, or how about some huckleberry-zucchini bread? Yes, it is heavenly. 

5. Mom’s Vintage Eatery, Osburn, ID

Do you want to enjoy that right-at-home feeling with your meal, but you don’t really want to cook? This eatery will hit that sweet spot every time. With home cooked meals like, you’ll feel like mama made it, and there’s always something different to try on this menu!

6. McCall Pancake House, McCall, ID

Massive proportions await you at this roomy exchange, and they have EVERYTHING on their menu. Their cinnamon rolls are mouthwatering, and the pancakes are literally bigger than your plate. If you must wait for a table, check out one of their little shops that share the building. Also, let’s not forget the care that goes into their meal prep. All preserves are canned on-site (yum!), and no artificial flavors or preservatives are used in any of their ingredients. It doesn’t get any better than that when it comes to a hearty breakfast! 

7. Moe Joe’s Breakfast Eatery, Meridian, ID

The breakfast magic that happens here is a thing of beauty. Even hearing the words cinnamon roll French toast should make you melt. Moe Joe’s strives to be the best breakfast joint in the Treasure Valley, and with delicious eats such as these, made from scratch daily, they’re well on their way!

8. Shorty’s Diner, Hailey, ID

Have you been searching for that perfect diner with genuine 1950s nostalgia? Look no more! Shorty’s has that true “blast from the past” atmosphere that you can feel as soon as you step through the door. Their breakfast is especially good, but we can all admit that it’s the milkshakes that draw most of the attention. Drop some coin in that jukebox while you enjoy your meal and let the memories ensue! 

9. Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro, Boise, ID

Goldy’s is a major staple nestled right into the heart of Boise. As a local favorite, you won’t be disappointed here. Their potatoes are famous, and the spicy hollandaise sauce will make your mouth zing! This is another one to plan on arriving early, however, keep in mind, great breakfast is worth waiting for!

10. Capri Restaurant, Boise, ID

This is one of the most traditional breakfast dives to be found in the southern portion of Idaho. Modest and comfortable, this restaurant is a great bang for your buck when it comes to their menu. Their selection of hotcake toppings with make your mouth water!

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