A few nights into our long weekend in Park City (read our full city guide here), Cori Sue and I woke up bright eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to take on another day in this gorgeous mountain town. We took advantage of the warm weather and embarked on a morning run, which also helped us work up an appetite for brunch.
We headed to Silver Star Café, located within the Silver Star plaza, about a five minute drive from the main part of downtown. The café is tucked up in relatively high elevation, offering some killer views of the mountainside for those who opted to dine outdoors on the patio.
Cori Sue and I were a little chilly so we chose a sunny corner table cozied between a large window and a large bench with eclectic throw pillows. The entire interior of Silver Star was eclectic and cozy for that matter. It was decorated with warm wooden accents and local mountain-inspired art.
Our waitress was friendly, eager, and attentive—and the owner stopped by as well. Silver Star is co-owned by a husband and wife duo for the past five years—the husband kind, interested, and genuine.
But first, coffee. I was surprised to see that Silver Star proudly offers Colombe coffee, a quality and trendy brand out of Philadelphia that I’ve only really seen offered in New York. Cori Sue started with her standard black coffee and I had an almond milk latte; I was pleased that they offered a non-dairy alternative.
Silver Star’s brunch menu features classic American breakfast specialties like eggs, pancakes, and oatmeal all for reasonable prices. In fact, the quaint cafe has been featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives program. We wanted to sample a variety of the menu so we started with the caramelized grapefruit and granola bowl.
For her appetizer, CSM ordered the grilled grapefruit, infused with gin, and grilled so it was covered with a bruleed coating of caramelized cinnamon sugar. It was delightful.
The granola was clearly homemade and was crunchy, flavorful, and sweet. It was served with a dollop of non-fat yogurt, fresh fruit, and topped with superfood seeds. I could have gone for some more yogurt (this was pretty carb-heavy), but it was an easy and filling dish to share.
For her main course, Cori Sue had a Paleo-friendly Silver Star breakfast platter. She opted for her eggs over medium, home fries, and house-made sausage. She noted that the eggs were cooked perfectly and her sausage was well seasoned.
I’ve been on a smoked salmon kick so knew I had to try the smoked salmon hash. This dish combined a few of my favorite brunch items – plentiful fish, poached eggs, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. The crème freiche was light and added a perfect amount of creaminess to each bite. This entrée is definitely a must-order.
We couldn’t forgo dessert—another trend on our meals in Park City. We selected the gluten-free chocolate cake, which happened to be the only chocolate cake option on the menu. The small bundt cake was made with a gluten-free flour mix and was fluffy and fairly moist. It was topped with warm drizzles of dulce de leche and fresh black cherry sauce—making it look like PB&J but tasting entirely different.
The dish was presented in the most charming fashion: served with a mini jug of milk and a red-and-white striped straw. We only mustered up a few bites, but the cake was deliciously dense and the dolce de leche sauce was on point.
We had a full day ahead of us –spa time and a vegan cooking class—so our friendly server graciously provided a few to-go cups of hot coffee to fuel the rest of our adventures.
The Bitches say: A-. A down-to-earth cafe with quality American fare that truly embodies the laid-back spirit of Park City.
Silver Star Cafe
1825 Three Kings Drive
Park City, Utah
Silver Star Cafe serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
BitchBiz: We were hosted by Visit Park City. That means this visit was on the house. While we did receive a complimentary visit to Park City, this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch.