On a warm summer morning there’s not much better than sitting under the shade of a big umbrella or a Japanese Maple tree, sipping on a grapefruit mimosa, taking a deep breath of weekend air and catching up with friends over a delicious brunch on the patio. Josh and I’ve been on a ‘tour de patio’ of sorts over the last few weeks, checking out all of the best patios in Salt Lake, so now I have a pretty complete list of places you can dine al fresco around town. And we’ve discovered more restaurants with patios who serve brunch than you’d expect, from patios covered in wisteria vines and places to tie your dogs up near your table, like at Pinon Market and Cafe, to casual city-side patios in downtown Salt Lake, like Faustina.
As for the brunch food, you won’t be disappointed by that either. My favorites include the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Pago, Eggs Benedict over Polenta at Faustina, the mega Cinnamon Roll at Pinon, and the Wild Rice and Artichoke Eggs at the Avenues Bistro. What are some of your favorite brunch offerings around the city?
Here is a list of patios to dine at for weekend brunch in Salt Lake:
Pinon Market and Cafe • 2095 East 1300 South
Caffe Niche • 779 East Broadway
Oasis Cafe • 151 South 500 East
Faustina • 454 East Broadway
Pago • 878 South 900 East
Avenues Bistro • 564 E. Third Ave.
Wild Grape Bistro • 481 East South Temple
Eva • 317 South Main Street
The Copper Onion • 111 East Broadway Suite 170
Em’s • 271 North Center Street
Zy • 268 South State Street
Silver Fork Lodge • 11332 East Big Cottonwood Canyon Road
La Caille • 9565 Wasatch Boulevard
Finn’s Cafe • 1624 South 1100 East
Weekday and weekend breakfast with patios:
Eggs in the City • 1675 East 1300 South
Park Cafe • 604 East 1300 South
Ruth’s Diner • 4160 East Emigation Canyon
Penny Anne’s • 1810 South Main Street
More casual bakeries and cafes with patios:
Les Madeleines • 216 East 500 South
Gourmandise • 250 South 300 East
Tulie Bakery • 863 East 700 South
If you have any to add to the list, please let me know. Now go have some eggs benedict already!