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!
Great list! There is nothing like brunch outside.
I am bookmarking this list! Thanks so much for this, Becky.
We went to Faustina for brunch after church yesterday for Father’s Day and it was FABULOUS. Their Bloody Mary made with heirloom tomatoes was really amazing.
I will definitely have to try their bloody mary next time!
Our current favorite for casual breakfast is Pierre’s on 3300 S by the REI. AMAZING savory crapes & the best almond croissant you’ve had
Totally going to hit every single one on your list this summer! Hopefully, hehe
La Caille has Sunday brunch 10 – 3pm on the beautiful patio. The grounds look amazing and we have three new baby peacocks!
I bet brunch at La Caille is dreamy!!
Now I have a to – do list of sorts. I love breakfast at Penny Ann’s and they have outdoor seating. Had a late breakfast there last week and the weather was perfect.
Adding that to the list! Thank you.
We did eggs in the city for Father’s day and it was great as usual. I like the vibe there so much that I give them a pass on their terrible coffee.
I’ve seen people walk into Eggs in the City with their own coffee and they’re cool with that. Because they don’t offer lattes or cappuccinos they say you’re welcome to bring that in… just a little tip for you!
Thank you for putting the Wild Grape Bistro on your list of Brunch restaurants with patios. We are now doing weekday breakfast from 8am-11am Tuesday-Friday to. Thanks again
Had brunch at faustina the other day – it was great. We were allowed to order Bud Light (BeerMosa’s!!) but not champagne until 11 or Noon. It was a Saturday. Would love it if you added a paragraph on Utah laws for mimosas,bloody’s, beer or anything else one may order for brunch. Sleeping in till Noon to be safe next week!