The Top 15 Places to Grab Breakfast and Brunch in Davis County

by Discover Davis

“There has never been a sadness that could not be cured by breakfast food.” – Ron Swanson

You could say we live by this statement, because really, is there anything better than breakfast food? So, you find yourself in Davis County and you’re wondering, what are my breakfast options? Who serves a good brunch? 

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to grab a good breakfast, whether you like the traditional bacon, eggs, and toast breakfast, or you want to get fancy and order that egg dish topped with parmesan foam and a side of purple potatoes. Every restaurant on this list has Google and TripAdvisor reviews of 4 stars or above, no big deal…#humblebrag. 

So, without further ado, here are our top 15 places (in no particular order) in Davis County to grab breakfast or have brunch, plus some nearby attractions to extend your adventure.

1. Sill’s Cafe | Layton

Ask anyone who lives in Davis County where to go for breakfast and you’ll likely hear Sill’s Cafe.  This local diner in Layton is your typical breakfast diner, full of regulars on barstools getting their bacon, eggs, and coffee. No nonsense breakfast here, just home-cooked goodness and heavenly scones (or “fried dough” if you’re not from Utah).

A scone and coffee at Sill's Cafe in Layton Utah.

The reviews: 4.6 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Get the scone!

Cocktails: No

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Open 7 days a week

Nearby attractions: Layton Commons Park. Take a nice stroll through the park after breakfast and enjoy nature. If you walk to the north end of the park, you can visit the replica Vietnam Memorial Wall. Depending on the season, catch a fun event put on by the Davis Arts Council. Throughout the year their programming includes concerts and outdoor movie screenings at the Kenley Amphitheater located within the park. Or, you can plan ahead and bring your swimsuits to go to Surf ‘n Swim, located on the northern side of the park, it’s a fun indoor wave pool that is accessible year-round!

2. Weller’s Bistro Brunch | Layton 

Ist gut, ja? Jk, jk, you don’t need to know German to eat here, but you might pick up some fun words along the way at this German-American bistro which serves a killer brunch.  If you’re an Office fan, you can finally try Gluhwein!  If you’re tagging along with someone who is gung-ho on German cuisine – you know the friend…they curse in German, Oktoberfest is their favorite holiday, and they even showed up in their lederhosen, and you’re scared…don’t be, “The American” is listed on their menu for those in your party who aren’t quite ready for German cuisine.

The reviews: 4.8 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: German pancakes are always a good idea if you don’t know where to start – and please come back for the pretzel.

Cocktails: Yes

Open 7 days a week

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Nearby attractions: After a hearty German breakfast, we’re gonna suggest some hiking.  Get on Gentile and head east until you reach US-89 and a parking lot for the Adams Canyon Trailhead.  The Adams Canyon Trail is a 3.8-mi. out-and-back hike to a gorgeous 40-ft. waterfall.  It is a beautiful trail year-round and a fun trail to do in summer when it’s hot so you can dip your head or feet in the water.  The trail can be treacherous in the winter and we’d recommend having some spikes for the steep and icy sections, but the frozen waterfall is a view and experience most people don’t get!

3. Annie’s Diner | Kaysville

Affectionately still known as Granny Annie’s by the locals, this local cafe has delicious traditional options, specials, baked goods, and a dedicated kid’s menu. They serve breakfast and lunch.

The reviews: 4.3 Google

Local tip: Any of Annie’s Specials are dynamite – also their baked goods (cinna-scone, we’re looking at you).

Cocktails: No

Closed Sundays

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Nearby attractions: Make a fun day of it by heading over to Boondocks Food & Fun after breakfast. Arcade, laser tag, and go-karts. It doesn’t get much better than that! If you’re looking for something outdoors and free, head to the USU Botanical Center and roam around their gardens and their 9/11 memorial. If you’re there in the fall, you can stroll through community-made scarecrows (and yes, you can vote for your favorite and you can find our own Discover Davis scarecrow amongst the displays). If you like giving back to the community and want your day to include some feel-good volunteer work, head north from Annie’s Diner on 200 North past US-89, and you’ll hit the Animal Care of Davis County. Thanks to their “Sniff-About” program, you can take one of their dogs on a walk or on one of our hiking trails – utilize our Wander map to see the trails nearby your location.  Simply go to the shelter any time during their business hours and mention taking a dog out for a Sniff-About. The staff will then work on matching you with a dog available for the program, have you sign a waiver, and then you’re good to take the dog out for a Sniff-About adventure, just have them back by 5:30 pm that day!

4. Twigs Bistro | Farmington

This is an upscale chain that serves delicious food in a chic space. It’s also located in the heart of Station Park so you are already smack dab in the middle of fun. Their brunch menu is fantastic and they offer themed brunches throughout the year: Breakfast with Santa, Mad Hatter brunch, and Easter brunch. Just remember if you’re coming from out of state, Utah is notorious for its liquor laws, so keep in mind that if you are going to brunch, drinks cannot legally be served until 11:00 am on weekdays and 10:30 am on weekends.

A family enjoying a meal on a patio at Twig's Bistro located in Station Park Utah

The reviews: 4.3 Google | 4 TripAdvisor

Local tip: If you’re there in the warmer months, grab a seat on the patio so you can see the fountain, it’s really gorgeous. Also, ALWAYS save room for dessert here, the Drunken Donuts are the best.

Cocktails: Yes

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Open 7 days a week

Nearby attractions: Station Park. Good news, you’re already there! Station Park is full of fun…get in some retail therapy, get your nails done, or see a movie. Depending on the season you can coordinate your visit with Christmas festivities (Santa and ice bumper cars) or their summer concert series in Fountain Square. Or just sit beside the fountain and take in the beautiful outdoor space. Their fountain is a gorgeous work of art designed by the Los Angeles-based design firm WET who also designed the famous Dubai Fountain outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Catch a fountain show every hour on the hour!

5. Waffle Stop | Syracuse

This cafe serves crepes and other traditional breakfast foods in addition to authentic Salvadorean food! Their motto is “breakfast all day,” and with a motto like that, we can get on board. So, whether you go traditional or you branch out and try something Salvadorean, you can’t go wrong! Keep in mind that their breakfast is fast but if you order anything else, it’s made fresh to order so be patient because it’s worth it, especially the pupusas.

The reviews: 4.6 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Try a pupusa!

Cocktails: No

Closed Sundays

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Nearby attractions: If you’re ever in Syracuse, you should go to Antelope Island State Park. Wildlife viewing, hiking, and biking – what a fun way to spend your day! Don’t let winter at the island intimidate you, it’s actually one of our favorite seasons to visit, just make sure you have warm layers. If you don’t want to trek out to the island or it’s a buggy time of year (late spring til about early July), you can head to The Rush Funplex – Utah’s largest indoor amusement center for some good old-fashioned family fun or the Syracuse Museum for a fun, educational activity!

6. Annie’s Cafe | Bountiful

This small cafe offers gourmet, delicious crepes. It’s a tough decision to decide between sweet or savory when it comes to crepes or breakfast in general, so our tip – get one of each and split it. Also, don’t let ‘market price’ intimidate you under their infamous lobster crepe: King Elijah. It’s worth every penny, plus, you want to live your life without regrets right? Right. So, don’t think about the price. Another thing to consider is coming back to Annie’s for tea time. If you are unfamiliar with tea time, it’s a fun way to spend time with your people, chat, drink tea, and eat tiny sandwiches.

The King Elijah Crepe at Annie's Cafe in Bountiful Utah.

The reviews: 4.7 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Get the lobster, I’m begging you to get the lobster!

Cocktails: No

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Closed Sundays

Nearby attractions: Bountiful is a fun place to be – after breakfast, you can head to Bountiful Town Square and depending on the season either play at the splash pad or ice skate at their outdoor Ice Ribbon. Take a stroll down Bountiful’s Main Street and you’ll see fun, local shops – depending on the season, you can catch the “Magic on the Sidewalk” Chalk Art Festival and you can walk amongst beautiful sidewalk creations (usually in June).

Our favorite review: “Congratulations Annie’s Cafe, you have won the “Grandpa is Impressed Award”” – if you have an old dad or a grandpa, then you know what we mean when we say they are often grumpy, hard to please, and very disapproving. So when that man says that the King Elijah (aka lobster crepe) made it onto his all-time top 5 favorite meals he’s had IN HIS ENTIRE LIFE – 74 years later, that’s a pretty high accolade. Props to Annie’s Cafe for putting a smile on Grandpa’s face. We will be back!” 

7. Our Kitchen Cafe | North Salt Lake

From crepes to chilaquiles, this yummy cafe has both American and authentic Mexican classics. Great service, affordability, great house salsa, and deliciousness are mentioned a lot in their reviews and once you go you’ll see why their reviews are so high and indeed well-deserved.  Soon you’ll be wondering how you ever existed before this place as it hopefully becomes one of your regular breakfast spots. 

The reviews: 4.7 Google | 5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: They serve American classics but order their authentic Mexican dishes, especially their Huevos Rancheros.  Oh, and make sure to get a glass of their fresh-squeezed orange juice. 

Cocktails: No

Open 7 days a week

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Nearby attractions: Maybe you’re well aware of the phenomenon known as disc golf, aka frisbee golf, aka frolf.  Whatever name you use to describe this sport, it’s a hybrid of golf and frisbee and it’s a fun way to spend a few hours.  Head to Mill’s Park in North Salt Lake to use their frolf course.  The only downside if you’re new to frolf is that you’ll need a few discs to throw since you do not use a regular frisbee to play.  Depending on the time of year, you are close to Cross E Ranch which has a very fun Fall Festival and Spring Baby Animal Festival.

Our favorite review: “I will absolutely make it a point to visit here any time I’m within 50 miles of this restaurant.  You should make it a point to visit and enjoy some amazing food!” 

8. Plated Dreams | Woods Cross

This restaurant is relatively new to Davis County and it is Gorgeous with a capital G. The food, the atmosphere, the bathrooms…gorgeous! And delicious…the food, not the bathrooms. You’ll want to have dates here, morning-afters here, brunch with the girls here. It’s so instagrammable after all. Plus, you can figure out what parmesan foam means. You’ll feel completely transported, so much so that when you leave the restaurant you’ll be asking yourself, where am I?  They serve a mix of internationally inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch, tapas, baked goods, and a kid’s menu. Reservations are recommended to make sure you can get a table.

French Toast at Plated Dreams in North Salt Lake Utah.

The reviews: 4.3 Google | 4.0 Yelp

Local tip: Come back some time for lunch and get the burger, it’s delicious!

Cocktails: Yes (They also have a good wine collection)

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Closed Mondays

Nearby attractions: We’re gonna go out on a limb here and say that you deserve to get some ice cream after this. A stone’s throw away from Plated Dreams is Nielsen’s Frozen Custard which has legendary ice cream known as “concretes” that will change your life. You can thank us later.

9. Janet’s Sunshine Cafe | North Salt Lake 

This small cafe is as local as it gets. Janet’s dream since she was 15 was to open a place where regulars could come in to dine and socialize. With all the dishes made from scratch and family favorites, including her signature dish, the Granola Pancakes, everything on the menu is worth writing home about. They serve breakfast and lunch.

The reviews: 4.6 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Granola Pancakes are Janet’s specialty!

Cocktails: No

Closed Saturdays

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Nearby attractions: Janet’s Sunshine Cafe is located on the corner of Center Street in North Salt Lake, get on that road and follow it west until you reach Cross E Ranch. This fun, family-operated farm is the perfect spot to spend with family and friends if you catch the timing right with their Fall Festival or Spring Baby Animal Festival. Or you can head east and do an easy hike on the Wild Rose Loop Trail. Or golf at the Eaglewood Golf Course.

10. Ramblin’ Roads | Bountiful

This restaurant flies under the radar but all the locals know this spot. It’s a longtime cantina chain that offers traditional and Mexican eats with delicious margaritas. It’s one of those places where no matter what you order on their menu, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. It’s great for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.

The reviews: 4.5 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: There is a Layton location as well, but Bountiful is the place – especially for Sunday brunch!

Cocktails: Yes

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Open 7 days a week

Nearby attractions: Extend your adventure on Bountiful Main Street by checking out local, artisan shops or taking a stroll through the BDAC art gallery which has new exhibits every couple of months. Depending on the season, go ice skating on the outdoor Bountiful Ice Ribbon or get in a round of golf at Lakeside Golf Course, there are lots of opportunities for fun in Bountiful! Located on the corner of 400 North, head north towards the mountains until the road turns into Bountiful Boulevard – you’ll find access to some really great hiking trails, mainly Holbrook Canyon and Mueller Park, or you can keep it as a scenic drive as you pass by the Bountiful Temple, the Bountiful “B,” and the beautiful views of the valley below.

Our favorite review: “This is a rare place where I don’t have my normal ‘go-to dish’ because I feel confident ordering something new every time, even things I “wouldn’t normally order.”” 

11. Caffe Torino | Farmington

A coffee shop with a side of crepes…sweet and savory crepes galore, and all the specialty coffee drinks your heart could ever desire. If your style of eating breakfast is coffee as a main dish with a side of food, then this is the spot for you. With an impressive amount of syrups and top-notch baristas, you’ll be in coffee heaven and leaving the place with a higher heart rate than when you came in. They have non-coffee options too like hot chocolate, Italian soda, and smoothies. Depending on the time of year you’re visiting, they often have live music performances and cute outdoor seating options in the back.

Caffe Torino located in Farmington, Utah

The reviews: 4.4 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: For all Game of Thrones fans, you’ll have to try the Kingslayer latte.

Cocktails: No

Menu

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays (*call beforehand, they are not immune to staffing shortages and sometimes have to close up shop)

Nearby attractions: Located in the heart of Farmington, you have a lot to do around this little cafe! Make it a full day of fun by going to Lagoon – Utah’s only amusement park. If you’re looking for some cheaper options then Caffe Torino is also close to a lot of trails. If you want to stay in town, park at Ezra T Clark Park and walk the Lagoon Trail or you can enjoy the boardwalk Nature Trail at Farmington Bay to enjoy the wetland habitat of the Great Salt Lake – we’d recommend some binoculars if you’re hoping to spot some birds.  While you’re there, pop into the Eccles Wildlife Education Center for some educational fun. If you’d like a harder hike, we’d recommend hiking to Flag Rock, a 9/11 memorial hike to a gorgeous viewpoint and American Flag exactly the same height as the Twin Towers.

12. Chris’ Cafe | Clearfield

A locally-owned breakfast and lunch spot, Chris’ Cafe is a unique spot to grab some American comfort food. Combine good food and good service with a cool atmosphere and you have a great place to go for breakfast! Fun fact: Chris’ wife is Christy, so the name of the cafe is aptly named after its two owners!

The reviews: 4.5 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Make sure to snap a cute pic in front of the “garage”

Cocktails: No

Open 7 days a week

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Nearby attractions: Keep the fun going by heading to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park. However, if you want to let your breakfast settle a little before the jumping begins, head south on Main Street/3200 West to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve to take in some spectacular views and even some education along the boardwalk through the Great Salt Lake wetlands, plus it’s free! 

13. Rooster’s Brewing | Layton

Get up as the rooster crows and head to Rooster’s Brewing! JK….they won’t be open that early. After spending a nice weekend morning of sleeping in, head to their Layton location for a delicious and reasonably priced brunch. Aside from their delicious brunch options, you can also enjoy Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials! What more could you ask for? They recently opened up a second restaurant in the same building called The Coop, which doesn’t do a certified brunch but has a delicious Chicken & Waffles entree that is worth a breakfast-for-dinner opportunity, plus they serve cocktails so you can still get the Bloody Mary you are craving!

Huevos Rancheros at Rooster's in Layton Utah.

The reviews: 4.3 Google | 4.0 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Come back for lunch or dinner service, their beer is awesome!

Cocktails: Yes

Menu – Their brunch menu isn’t online so you’ll just have to trust us.

Open 7 days a week

Nearby attractions: You can go see a movie at one of the two theaters nearby, or you can go have some fun and get some shopping done at Layton Hills Mall. Located within the mall, you can access SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium where you can feed the animals, snorkel with the stingrays, get a fishy mani/pedi, and meet their sloth, Spaghetti. Another option for fun located within the mall is The Colosseum. This is a fun amusement center that offers laser tag, axe throwing, archery tag, mini golf, dart tag, and hover ball. They also offer a very special new kind of laser tag…zombie laser tag! Known as a “raid,” this is fun for the whole family or a group of friends but is only done throughout the month of October. The rest of the activities are available year-round! 

14. Alice’s Kitchen | North Salt Lake

This diner flies under the radar a little bit because it is located within a truck stop but don’t let that deter you from going to grab some no-nonsense home-style comfort food.  Their ingredients and dishes speak for themselves and they generally get high reviews. So, if you’re looking for a chill breakfast spot to kick back and enjoy some good food, this is the place. They serve breakfast and lunch.

The reviews: 4.7 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: Any of their omelets are fantastic!

Cocktails: No

Closed Sundays

Menu

Nearby attractions: Janet’s Sunshine Cafe is located on the corner of Center Street in North Salt Lake, get on that road and follow it west until you reach Cross E Ranch. This fun, family-operated farm is the perfect spot to spend with family and friends if you catch the timing right with their Fall Festival or Spring Baby Animal Festival. Or you can head east and do an easy hike on the Wild Rose Loop Trail. Or golf at the Eaglewood Golf Course.

15. Scrambled! | Layton

Good breakfast and coffee!  If you want a good mix of breakfast dish options and more coffee options than just a cup of drip, Scrambled! is a fun place to go to get the best of both worlds.  They serve breakfast and lunch.

Omlette at Scrambled in Layton, Utah

The reviews: 4.5 Google | 4.5 TripAdvisor

Local tip: If you’re a coffee drinker, try their Glacial Mocha, a delicious blended mocha.

Cocktails: No

Open 7 days a week

Menu

Nearby attractions: Being in Layton, you have a lot of options for fun.  Layton Hills Mall and Layton Commons Park are both hubs for fun and if you stick around the area until mid-afternoon (they open at 3 pm), you can do an escape room at Great Room Escape.  If the season is right, we are going to recommend a water adventure at Adams Reservoir.  It’s not a huge reservoir but it’s fun to get into some non-chlorinated water and soak up some sun with the family.  Whether you have your own recreational equipment, Adams is fun if you have a kayak, SUP or inflatable tube.  You don’t have to go far here to get some Nature Rx. 


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