While some people look forward to sleeping in on Sunday and then rolling out to a cushy brunch and imbibing bloody marys, mimosas, and tons of carbs, my family takes a more measured approach to Brunch. Being self employed, it is hard to ever be completely “off”, but Sunday is a day for us where we usually get in our toughest workout of the week first, then go eat before moving onto the plan for the day or some work. I know, we are so boring…
So we like the brunch drinks but we also need some decent protein to go along with those yummy carbs. Following is my family’s list of favorite brunch spots that meets our criteria…
Tanglewood. https://www.tanglewoodmt.com/ We love this place. It hasn’t really caught on yet as a brunch spot but it will. We think there is a little something for everyone here – satisfies the traditional brunch person as well as someone looking for something a bit more savory and they even have a healthy option or two. There are fun drinks here if you want to fancy up a mimosa and the bloody mary comes with lots of yummy accoutrements. The atmosphere is inviting and lively but not loud which is lovely. Our favorite dishes are the Salmon salad ( incredible, always perfectly cooked and a bargain for the price), the Liege waffle, and the duck sausage.
Jam. https://jamonmain.com/ Well Jam is the other end of the spectrum in terms of crowds. Everyone knows about Jam and that includes people who are just passing through. So unless you are there before 9 am on Saturday or Sunday, expect a wait. The good news is that the Jam crew is really good and efficient at what they do so the tables will turn over and you will be seated in the time they tell you. They provide coffee at the host stand so you can take a cuppa and go stroll Main street while you wait. Jam only serves the breakfast menu on weekends but there are enough protein oriented and savory dishes to satisfy us. Our favorite menu items here are the Mia Benedict, the Puerco Verde Crepes, Vegetable omelet and a personal favorite, the gluten free banana pancake. Also have to give kudos to the daily specials and the bacon! Fun list of drinks here – my personal favorite being the Pink drink but they also offer kombuchas and a nice selection of Townshends teas.
Barley and Vine. http://barleyvinemt.com Barley and Vine is a cozy brunch spot – more appropriate for small groups than a large one. Food here is always good and we tend to go here if we are more in the lunch mood than the breakfast mood. We LOVE their burger, I think the best in Bozeman, complete with a homemade English muffin and served with real frites (skinny , crispy fries). There are breakfast type items here including fresh made doughnut holes, omelets and a great chicken and waffle dish. Beverages here include a great wines by the glass offering as well as mimosas and beers.
We love to try new places and we are somewhat critical as I was in the restaurant business for 20 years and our daughter is in the restaurant business with hopes of opening her own place here in Bozeman. Our opinions are our own but we’d love to know what you think! Reply back with your favorite brunch places and we will check them out.