After a long winter and a blustery spring, nothing feels better than dining outside for brunch on a warm weekend morning.
The Boise area has no shortage of places to enjoy brunch and breakfast al fresco. Here’s a roundup of eateries that serve inventive brunch-time offerings on cool patios designed with comfort and ambiance in mind.
The 8th Street corridor is seriously brunch central thanks to a profusion of eateries that put out weekend menus with eggy creations.
Wild Root Café and Market debuted late last year in the former Yokozuna Teriyaki spot next to Prost German pub. The daytime farm-to-table eatery dishes up brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Chef and co-owner Michael Trebbi’s brunch menu follows the seasons closely and employs a profusion of local-sourced food.
“My brunch menu is a mishmash of our most popular items from our breakfast and lunch menus, and some more seasonal dishes that we think up as we go,” Trebbi explains.
The menu boasts mainstays such as a chorizo omelet with avocado salsa verde and a hearty skillet with wild mushrooms, sweet potato, greens, white cheddar and two sunny-side-up eggs on top.
This time of year, expect to find brioche French toast with saucy strawberries, rhubarb and crème anglaise flecked with orange zest. Or sink your teeth into the smoked brisket-sweet potato hash topped with poached eggs and spindly pea shoots.
Wild Root has a small sidewalk patio (with some umbrella-covered tables), but the eatery is planning to remodel and expand the patio later this summer.
“Our patio is bursting at the seams now,” he says.