By Mary Crafts
One of my favorite things to do is go out for breakfast on Saturday. There’s no pressure to get off to work, which makes it the perfect time to relax and eat with family or friends.
Awww … but where to go? Fast food? Oh, please.
The traditional pancake house? Boring.
I set out on a quest to find the best breakfast place in Utah County and believe it or not, I found it! The Side Car Cafe in Springville adjacent to Legends Motorcycle Museum has won my heart and breakfast business forever. I like a traditional breakfast with quality ingredients and where the chefs know how to truly cook perfect eggs.
I like to see a few creative things on the menu with descriptions that beg for me to try them. I expect the service to be excellent and the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed.
Side Car Cafe has it all!
If you are a big eater, the Country Fried Steak is just for you. I’ve tasted Country Fried Steak all over the United States, but none as good as this. Picture a thick beef brisket patty coated with seasoned bread crumbs and fried a perfect chestnut brown, served over crispy hash browns with the best sausage gravy I have ever had. A side of perfectly scrambled fluffy eggs with toast top off this incredible dish. It’s enough for two and reasonably priced at $9.95 considering the top quality ingredients and size of the portions.
If you like a sweeter breakfast, try the pancakes made from Lehi Roller Mills flour and add real blueberries or chocolate chips. Or my personal favorite: Baby Dutch Pancake baked in its own mini cast iron skillet and served with lemon, blueberries, and homemade buttermilk syrup. It comes with a side of dry-cured ham that is top rate. The price is $8.99 and it’s enough to share! You can add a side of eggs to any entree if you want to add more protein.
I got a peek at the omelets, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast sandwich with avocado, fried egg, bacon, fried onions with a side of hash browns. It matters to me how things are cooked. The scrambled eggs should be soft and fluffy. The hash browns should be crispy. Boy, my hat’s off to these chefs as they got everything right.
I may go back just for the organic steel-cut oatmeal with toasted almonds and fresh strawberries.
If you are a coffee drinker, you’re going to love theirs as they are grinding their own beans fresh roasted from Millcreek Coffee. Breakfast prices range from $4.99 to $10.99, which blew me away for this kind of quality and size of portions.
If you go before the weather turns too cold, try the outdoor seating on the cool veranda. The inside has that great feel of a vintage diner with an open kitchen to see all the action.
While you’re there, take a stroll around the museum as it’s also a nice venue for corporate events or unique weddings. Side Car is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.
If you go on a Saturday, chances are you will see me there!
Until next time, remember to fill your life with joy and scrumptious food.