Council Bluffs, Iowa is beginning to grow a thriving dining scene. There are several locally-owned restaurants serving delicious breakfast in Council Bluffs. Here are a few of my favorites!
Where: 712 Eat + Drink, 1851 Madison Ave.
The restaurant that continues to impress me with their creativity in dishes is 712 Eat + Drink. Breakfast isn’t a daily offering here, but their Sunday brunch is a can’t miss. The food can best be described as contemporary American.
And ignoring the fact that it’s in a strip mall, it’s such a hip place inside.
The place with Insta-worthy drinks at brunch
Where: Caddy’s Kitchen & Cocktails, 103 W. Broadway
If you’re one to enjoy a cocktail with your brunch, Caddy’s may be your go-to place. Every so often, I see a photo on social media of one of their mammoth creations that looks more like a full meal than a drink.
But it’s not just drinks at Caddy’s. They’re known for their beautifully-plated scratch-made food, too. And their drag brunches.
Related post: Looking for the next meal? Here are 10 more great restaurants in Council Bluffs to try after breakfast has settled!
Where: Sugar’s Lounge & Diner, 2725 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Breakfast is served all-day at Sugar’s, which admittedly veers more toward a bar feel more than diner. But no matter. If you want a heaping plate of hash browns topped with gravy and biscuits, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s hangover food, basically.
Another option: Legends Cafe, 501 S. Main St.
Diner with home-cooking
Where: Main Street Cafe, 102 S. Main St.
At Main Street Cafe, you’ll know exactly what to expect and that’s what makes it so well-liked. Their menu is traditional comfort food with no surprises.
Hidden gem breakfast spot
Where: Goldmine Bar & Grill, 1601 S. Third St.
Goldmine doesn’t look like much more than a bar, but the place has its breakfast fans. Their hash browns in particular have rave reviews.
The only downside is the recurring complaint that they’re under-staffed, so just go with patience.
Coffee for breakfast
Where: Em and Liv’s Hard Bean Coffee, 149 W. Broadway
I love a good cup of coffee, but I love it with a filling breakfast. If coffee is all you need, or maybe coffee and a pastry, there are a few locally-owned coffee shops in Council Bluffs. One of the new-to-me shops is Em and Liv’s Hard Bean Coffee.
Council Bluffs foodie tip
Keep an eye on what’s happening a Kitchen Council, an incubator for start-up food entrepreneurs in Council Bluffs. Current members have some noteworthy baking backgrounds and catering expertises. Past members have gone on to open a bricks and mortar storefront or food truck. You’ll never know if the breakfast your dreams is in the works there.