I will admit that in the summertime, I’m not a huge brunch person. My calendar is packed, the Park City weather is spectacular, and there is too much to fit into the day. I’d rather spend the daytime hours outside doing an activity than sitting to dine, even al fresco.
But, this fall weather brings out the brunch side of me. There’s nothing like having brunch with your favorite group of friends or family. Sleep in a little (ok-I never sleep in), maybe go for a brisk morning hike, then meet up for some eggs Benedict and maybe even a mimosa or Bloody Mary if you’re feeling spicy. Sometimes it’s just the right thing on a Fall day. It’s also a great way to squeeze in quality time with friends who are too busy to socialize during the week.
Here is a great list of my favorite brunch spots in Park City. I hope you’ll chime in on your favorites in the comments section.
1. Best of State: Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge
The Sunday brunch at this Forbes 4 Star Rated restaurant (located in one Park City’s luxury hotels) is an award winner in my book, and it appears others feel the same. The spread is absolutely unbeatable, with traditional items, delicious pastries, fresh fruit, shrimp, crab, a carving station and much more. If you are going on a holiday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, be sure to make reservations well in advance. https://www.steinlodge.com/glitretind.html
2. The Park City Classic: The Eating Establishment
I consider this one of the best classic Park City brunch restaurants still in business today. Open since 1972, the local and tourist favorite serves up delicious breakfast all day. It is under new ownership as of 2017 and they have added a well stocked bar and are able to serve coffee, specialty cocktails and craft beer to please everyone in your group. Local tip: Get to Main Street early on the 4th of July and have brunch here. https://www.theeatingestablishment.net/
3. Eggs on Lower Main: The Bridge Cafe
If you’re looking to do a little shopping or ride the town lift before or after brunch, The Bridge Cafe is the perfect location. Ski in / ski out dining? No problem there, either. The Bridge labels itself as American cuisine with a Brazilian fare. If you haven’t tried it, I think you’ll really like this casual eatery with plenty of personality. https://www.thebridgecafeandgrill.com/
4. Best Old Town Newcomer: Harvest
If you come into Old Town from Park Ave you may have noticed the new stop sign (big news in a small town). Right here in this old train station is where you’ll find one of the best new brunch spots in Park City. One of Harvest’s core values is coffee, which we can all appreciate. Fair trade beans are roasted locally and the baristas put their love into their drinks. Open 7 days a week at 8:00 a.m. http://harvestparkcity.com/
5. Best Snyderville Basin Newcomer: Breakfast at Dana’s
Dana was a server at the famous No Worries Cafe and Grill for years and years, but with their closing she has come into her own. This restaurant is close to home, so I tend to frequent it more often. And, I keep ordering the same thing because it’s so good: Eggs Benedict on Eggplant instead of an English Muffin. They cater to all sorts of diets (Vegan, Gluten Free, etc). Located in Pinebrook, it’s centrally located for Salt Lake and Park City visitors alike. The prices couldn’t be better for such great fare. https://www.breakfastatdanas.com/
6. Hipster Huevos: Five Seeds
For more of a hipster vibe and menu, check out Five Seeds. With ingredients like “romesco and corn relish” and “coconut yoghurt soaked chia seeds” on the menu, this is a must-try for the health nut and adventurous foodie alike. Some traditionalist brunch-goers might have to look twice at the ingredients, but I’m pretty sure they’ll leave full and happy. I have never had a bad meal here. The menu is creative, but you really can’t go wrong not matter what you pick. https://www.five5eeds.com/