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tahns are in love with breakfast. Over the past three years, Salt Lake City’s craving for morning foods has been hotter than bacon in a frying pan. From chicken and waffles at Pig & A Jelly Jar to all-you-can-eat French toast at Even Stevens and fresh-pressed juices at Roots, breakfast is no longer worth sleeping in to miss. And even if you don’t enjoy it when the sun comes up, Salt Lake City has you covered with cafes and diners serving all-day breakfast and even mobile establishments that practically come to you. Now, fine-dining restaurants are cashing in with high-end brunch, and you’ll find lots of Southern flair throughout the valley. Here are seven of our morning favorites:

Hot Cakes

Penny Ann’s Café

Penny Ann’s Café

Penny Ann’s Café began as a family affair in 2011 in Salt Lake City. Today, it takes siblings Penny Ann, Cindy, Warren and Paul, their children (Tiera, Kaitlyn, Rianna and Meaghan) and their parents (Wayne and Jane), plus additional staff, to keep two locations dishing out breakfast all day, seven days a week, (along with lunch until 3 p.m.). With the Draper location that opened in 2014, the entire valley now has easy access to Penny Ann’s most popular item: Heavenly Hot Cakes. These airy, sour cream pancakes are so remarkable that Penny Ann’s has gone so far as to trademark the name now emblazoned on the wall on their southern location. Why? “Hot cakes are normally an oversight at most places, so people are pleasantly surprised when they taste ours, and it keeps them coming back,” owner Paul Willey explains. Heavenly hot cakes come as a side with nearly every breakfast entrée so you don’t even need to choose between them and anything else—for example, the Pot of Gold, which features fried potatoes piled high with bacon, ham, sausage, peppers, onions and mushrooms and topped with cheddar cheese, two eggs and house-made sausage gravy. Just bring a second stomach for your hot cakes and top it all off with a cup of Olympus Roasters’ special Penny Ann’s blend. 1810 S. Main, SLC, 801-935-4760; 280 E. 12300 South, Draper, 801-662-0009, PennyAnnsCafe.com

Pot of Gold

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Devour Utah July 2015