There’s still plenty of spring snow to hit the ski slopes at Deer Valley or Park City Mountain Resort in Park City. We’ve all heard time and again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yeah, we know on some days a granola bar with coffee will do, but why not take the time to start with breakfast on Historic Main Street?  You’ll thank us later for starting your day off the right way.

Here are a few of our favorite spots with breakfast seven days a week:

The Eating Establishment (317 Main Street) holds the honor of being the oldest continuously open restaurant in Park City. You can count on the cozy atmosphere with lots of sunlight and warm fires, along with a moderately priced menu, and good quality service. The local owners pride themselves on hard work and their motto is "We're not good because we're old. We're old because we're good." Start off with the day light fare including homemade Oatmeal or a Fruit Bowl or even come in later, breakfast is served until 4 pm. One of their specialties is the “Hungry Miner”. Imagine a blend of potatoes, melted cheddar cheese, eggs sautéed onions, ham, green peppers and mushrooms served in a skillet.

The Java Cow (402 Main Street) has udderly fantastic specialty coffee drinks and is a great place to pick up something quick like a freshly baked pastry, scone, crepe or muffin. You might also try the amazing chai or hot cider on a cold day. If you need an ice cream or milkshake fix – don’t miss out on the variety here. You might also find a cow to add to the décor in your home. They open early at 7 am, so you can take it in and still hit first chair!

The Bridge Cafe & Grill (825 Main Street) serves American food with a Brazilian Flair. Located directly at the bottom of the Town Lift on Main Street, it has one of Park City's best patios for spectacular outdoor dining. You can add up to 5 items of your choice to the Brazuca Omelet including Kalamata olives, spinach, dried cranberries, pecans, cheese, bacon, sausage bell peppers onions or strawberries. The Burrinho Breakfast Burrito comes on a fresh tortilla and is garnished with pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and red salsa if you like it hot.

No Name Saloon (447 Main Street) offers good reasons to choose it as a breakfast spot. First, you can get a mixed drink, mimosa, bloody Mary, or a bottle of champagne as early as 10:00 a.m. because it’s a bar. It’s a fun place, with an upstairs open air patio offering a mountain view (heated in the winter) and the food is good too.

Whether you are a true athletic skier, a lodge lounger, or a snow bunny studies have shown over and over again breakfast eaters have more strength and endurance; you’ll need the proper morning fuel to start your day.   

By Saundra Stroope.

Saundra lives in Salt Lake City and visits Park City frequently. She is the CLO of an online training website for small business owners, an author, and a freelance consultant specializing in executive, leadership and team development. She enjoys snow skiing, restaurants, art, shopping, films, and outdoor festivals, concerts & events.