Top places for breakfast and brunch in Twin Falls

Nothing quite beats a weekend morning out in and around Twin Falls.

Whatever you have planned for the day, get it started the right way with breakfast or brunch at one of Twin Falls’ favorite breakfast restaurants.

Buffalo Café

For the fluffiest breakfast biscuits and southwestern American fare, head over to Buffalo Café.

The fresh homemade biscuits and gravy dish is one of the more popular items on the breakfast menu. But there’s so much more, including huevos rancheros (Buffalo style), scrambles, chorizo, buttermilk pancakes, French toast and breakfast burritos, just to name a few.

Norm’s Café

Norm’s Café on Main Street is always a treat. Customers come back to this family-operated eatery that serves up American bites and all-day breakfast in a welcoming setting.

The velvety pancakes are mouth-watering and will make you feel right at home. Generous portions and great prices are two other reasons that so many people keep coming back.

The café also serves up omelets, chicken-fried steak, crepes, homemade donuts, cinnamon rolls and other breakfast comfort foods.

Yellow Brick Café

Follow your nose to Yellow Brick Café and prepare for a journey.

This restaurant uses wholesome and sustainable ingredients for all its handcrafted dishes. Here’s a sample of the menu: avocado mash and tomato, apple pie oatmeal, lemon ricotta pancakes, breakfast burrito and chicken chilaquiles, which comes with two eggs, black beans, cotija cheese, cilantro and freshly made tortilla chips.

The brunch menu changes every week.

Idaho Joe’s

Idaho Joe’s serves up a variety of American favorites in a relaxed setting.

For the omelet lovers, there are seven different combinations to pick from, such as the Denver, Baja and the chili and cheese, which is made with homemade chili. The restaurant also makes fresh-baked pies.

Skillets are also big at Idaho Joe’s. The country fried steak skillet has generous chunks of country fried steak, onions, hash browns and peppered gravy topped with two eggs.

Abracadabra’s Breakfast & Bistro

For a magical breakfast, there’s truly only one place to go.

Abracadabra’s is a unique breakfast destination where foodies go for generous portions and delicious foods. The popular Captain Crunch encrusted French toast comes with eggs and choice of protein.

Artisan baguette French loaves from Bigwood Baking Company in Ketchum are used for the variety of French toast creations on the menu.

Pancakes, scrambles and omelets are also available. For brunch time, don’t miss out on the salmon eggs benedicts, chorizo eggs benedict, steak and eggs or the chicken and waffles.

Job growth across Idaho soars over last couple years

Twin Falls ranked among the fastest-growing cities nationally for job growth, posting a nearly 1.5% employment expansion over the last two years despite the pandemic. Several other cities across the state also experienced a high level of job growth.

Twin Falls is also still doing a lot of hiring. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, there are over 1,000 jobs available within a 50-mile radius of Twin Falls.

Overall, job growth in Twin Falls ranks eighth best nationally in its category. Boise finished even higher, placing fourth in job growth for the large-city category. Idaho led the nation in job growth.

For perspective, during the two-year period at the beginning of the pandemic through March of this year, the nation shed more than 6 million jobs representing a 4.1% decrease.

Idaho, meanwhile, added 30,900 job during the same period. The study was compiled using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It ranked the top 50 cities for job growth and loss over the stretch of two years.

Pocatello, Lewiston, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Boise all ranked among the top 10 cities for job growth in the small, midsize and large city categories.