It was sadly our final day in Park City (read our full city guide here) and the last item on our extensive itinerary was brunch at Good Karma, a café favored by locals. We were particularly excited for this meal because nearly every person we encountered had raved about the quirky eatery.
Chef Houman Gohary had spent years in the New York restaurant scene before moving to Park City for a slower pace of life and opened Good Karma, a cafe inspired by flavors and dishes of his native India. The Indian inspiration also translated to the funky décor of the small restaurant. We were immediately charmed by ethnic tapestries, Indian figurines, and positive mantras sketched on the walls.
It seemed that Good Karma was truly a neighborhood spot. It’s about a ten-minute drive from the center of town and chef Gohary greeted many patrons by name. We appreciated that the chef was actively involved in all areas in running the restaurant from greeting and seating guests, serving food, and managing the line orders in the kitchen.
Good Karma’s menu is an authentic blend of cultures. One half of the menu is dedicated towards Indian cuisine such as Punjabi eggs Masala and curried tofu, while the other half features American classics such as pancakes, French toast, and Benedicts.
We perused the menu over coffee; black for Cori Sue and a masala chai latte for me. I normally avoid chai drinks because they’re typically so sugary but I figured “when in Rome” and was also intrigued by the vegan vanilla soy milk. My chai was deliciously frothy and went down easy; I finished it in its entirety in a few sips. It was an indulgent coffee drink, but started my meal on a great note.
Per usual, we had some menu indecision so ordered an assortment of main dishes to split among ourselves. We meant to order the Challah French toast and gluten-free granola bowl as “appetizers,” but all four of our dishes came out of the kitchen at once.
On the owner’s suggestion, we shared the Challah French toast, topped with berries and bananas—you could choose berries, bananas, or chocolate chips. It was good—but the French toast was slightly dry. CSM kept eyeing the pancakes, which looked delicious and enormous—and we think we made the wrong choice.
The gluten-free granola bowl was pretty hearty as far as granola bowls go. They make the granola in-house and it was mixed with a non-fat yogurt, berries, raisins, and superfood seeds. The bowl had a great balance of yogurt to toppings and every bite had the perfect amount of crunch from the granola, sweetness from the fruit, and chewiness from the raisins.
My favorite dish of the meal was the Punjabi eggs Masala, a non-traditional brunch item that I’ve never seen on a menu before. The plate contained a bowl of lentil soup and roasted vegetables with a veggie egg scramble and corn tortillas on the side. Despite the veggie fillers, the eggs by themselves weren’t particularly flavorful, but the spicy lentil soup packed a punch. I really enjoyed the strong flavors of the lentils and topped each bite of eggs with this soupy mixture.
Cori Sue ordered the traditional breakfast—the eggs fried over-medium, the sausage patties, hash browns, and no bread. Again, like at Washington School House Hotel, the eggs were great, the sausage seasoned and delicious, and the hash browns lackluster.
Brunch at Good Karma was a great way to cap off an incredible weekend exploring this stunning mountain town. The café was warm, welcoming, and unique.
The Bitches say: B. A funky café that is definitely worth getting off Main Street to try. With its small size and local support it may be tough to score a table during peak season, but it’s worth the wait. Don’t miss the Indian-inspired brunch items on the menu.
1782 Prospector Ave.
Park City, UT 84060
Good Karma serves breakfast every day from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
BitchBiz: We were hosted by Visit Park City to experience this charming mountain town. While this visit was comped, this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch.