The Best Dining in Boise and the Treasure Valley

There’s no shortage of options for foodies in Boise and the Treasure Valley. We’ve listed just a few of our locally owned favorites. Whatever your “taste”, don’t forget to mention that The Scout Guide sent you!


COFFEE FIX


Alchemist Coffee Roasting

Boise-bred coffee roasters, with 2 locations. Serving the best coffee, smoothies, breakfast bowls, and more. Watch for their new Club Hound coming to Garden City Later this year!
10650 W Overland Rd | Boise | @alchemistcoffeeroastingco
2701 W Stewart Ave | Boise | @alchemistcoffeeroastingco

Bond & Bevel

Located on Indian Creek Plaza in downtown Caldwell, Bond & Bevel sells hand-built leather goods, outdoor gear, and craft coffee. Not a typical combination, but that’s how they like it. Come see what makes them different!
107 S 7th Ave | Caldwell | @bond_and_bevel

Broadcast Coffee

Broadcast sources the beans from family farms and cooperatives, and roast with a focus on consistency. You’ll find this downtown Boise cafe in Cherie Buckner-Webb Park.
1100 W Idaho St | Boise | @broadcastboise

Coffee and Supply Co.

A neighborhood craft coffee experience in Eagle, with yummoes from Boise Fine Foods. When you’re there, don’t miss their sister shop, @TheSundryBoutique next door for fun gift ideas.
36 N Echohawk Ln | Eagle | @coffeeandsupplyco

Flying M Coffee

We’re not sure which we enjoy more…the coffee, the funky gifts, or the eclectic crowd-watching. You won’t be disappointed with the Flying M experience.
500 W State St | Boise | 208. 345.4320 | @flyingmcoffeeboise
724 Arthur St | Caldwell | 208. 7182720 | @flyingmcoffeecaldwell
1314 2nd St S | Nampa | 208.467.5533 | @flyingmcoffeenampa

Form & Function

Enjoy fresh whole-bean coffee that fills your daily caffeine intake and helps you get through the daily grind. Top it off with tasty, healthy eats and your day is made.
511 W Broad | Boise | 208.922.7825 | @formandfunctioncoffee

Hyde Perk Coffee House

Some like it hot. Some like it cold. And Hyde Perk caters to both camps offering an impressive selection of coffees, espressos, and teas. Come prepared to be part of a community when you arrive.
1507 N 13th St | Boise | 208.345.2046 | @hydeperkcoffee

JoVinos

Combining our two favorite delights – wine and coffee, JoVines in Eagle is open morning to night. They have both grab-n-go items as well as deliciously crafted small plates and shareables.
1044 S Ancona Ave | Eagle | 208.391.8508 | @jovinoseagle

Lucky Perk Coffee

Locally owned and operated, Lucky Perk now has 2 Meridian locations for studying, meetings, or just hanging out with friends.
1551 W Cherry Ln | Meridian | 208.288.2374 | @luckyperkidaho
1630 S Eagle Rd | Meridian | 208.888.4205 | @luckyperkidaho

Neckar Coffee

Locally owned, these coffee roasters serve specialty-grade coffee from around the world. If you can’t get enough of your Neckar fix, sign up for the subscription coffee delivery
117 S 10th St | Boise | 208.424.6938 | @neckarcoffee

Push & Pour

Originally started by skateboarders, with a skateboarding flair, Push and Pour is a getaway for everyone. With locations in Boise and Garden City, you’ll want to come sit in the sun summer or winter. No skateboard not needed!
13 S Latah St | Boise | 208.297.1059 | @pushandpour
501 S Ash St | Boise | 208.488.4747 | @pushandpour
214 E 34th St | Garden City | 208.488.4747 | @pushandpour

The Chocolat Bar – Eagle

All the glorious chocolate you love from the downtown location, along with gelato and a full espresso bar.
600 S Rivershore Ln, Ste 170 | Eagle | 208.338.7771 | @thechocolatbar


BREAKFAST & BRUNCH


BACON Boise!

This casual downtown Boise bistro has a breakfast and lunch menu that serves, what else, bacon! Bacon shots, bacon cinnamon rolls, bacon bloody Mary’s and more. They even have a vegetarian menu.
121 N 9th St | Boise | 208.387.3553 | @baconboise

Certified Kitchen + Bakery

This cozy space provides hearty breakfast and lunch menu dishes. The rising star is the 52-year-old sourdough starter used in English muffins for stacked sandwiches and other lighter baked goods. This is the neighborhood kitchen that will bring you back more than once.
1511 N 13th St | Boise | 208.331.0313 | @certifiedkitchenandbakery

EggMann and Earl

This is the best-hidden breakfast secret in Boise, from homemade bacon and sausage to mouth-watering biscuits.
650 E Boise Ave | Boise | 208.484.8831 | @eggmannandearl

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro

A local breakfast bistro in the heart of Boise prioritizes good coffee, fresh food, and great friendly service that will keep you coming back for more—located in downtown Boise with a history of 23 years and counting. Reservations aren’t accepted, and seating is limited.
108 S Capitol Blvd | Boise | 208.345.4100 | @goldysbreakfastbistro

Huck House Brunchette

Serving all the usual breakfast fare, Huck House takes traditional and levels it up. Using local and ethically sourced products, their creative menu will keep you coming back. And if that doesn’t do it, the mimosa tree will!
7135 W State St | Garden City | 208.853.7400 | @brunchette_eatery

Rembrandts

A downtown Eagle restaurant favorite with a charming interior and spacious patio, this is the gathering place to break bread and enjoy conversation. From biscuits to burgers, you can find your comfort food here.
93 S Eagle Rd | Eagle | 208.938.1564 | @rembrandtseagle

The Original Sunrise Cafe

Family owned and operated since 1988, serving comfort foods, reasonable prices, and large portions!
805 N Main St | Meridian | 208.888.4517


LUNCH & QUICK BITES


ā café

This delightful café takes classic menu items and keeps them simple, clean, and delicious. ā café’s warm and inviting space is also available for private events.
109 S 10th St | Boise | 208.955.7970 | @acafeboise

a ‘Tavola

If any place celebrates food, it’s A’Tavola. You won’t find a Wifi password here, as the focus is food and connecting with one another. You’ll also find fantastic food, gifts, and other items from around the world in the marketplace.
1515 W Grove St | Boise | 208.336.3641 | @atavolaboise

Lemon Tree Co

Claiming to be an artisan sandwich shop, Lemon Tree Co. makes its sandwiches with two key components; quality ingredients and passion. We’d also recommend their soups and salads that have a unique twist that you’ll fall for.
224 N 10th St | Boise | 208.343.6167 | @lemontreeboise
3725 S Eckert Rd | Boise | 986.200.4608 | @lemontreeboise
404 E Parkcenter Blvd | Boise | 208.509.4961 | @lemontreeboise

Nomad Beverage Company

With an eclectic and unique bistro menu, Nomad serves dishes from around the world. Located across from Julia Davis Park.
603 S Capitol Blvd | Boise | 208.420.7656 | @nomadbevco

Paddles Up Poké

Specializing in poke bowls and sushi burritos, the focus is making sushi fast and affordable for all eaters. Paddles Up Poke has also been voted “Best of Boise” since 2017.
237 N 9th | Boise | 208.412.5581 | @paddlesuppoke
3690 E Monarch Sky Ln | Meridian | 208.863.5711 | @paddlesuppoke
1217 1st St S | Nampa | 208.941.1593 | @paddlesuppoke

Wild Root Café

Every menu item is fresh, green, and filling at the Wild Root Café. Open from brunch through dinner; you’ll leave feeling healthy from eating quality vegetables and protein.
276 N 8th St | Boise | 208.856.8956 | @wild.root.cafe 


CAN’T MISS


Alyonka Russian Cuisine

Offering authentic Russian dishes that inspire conversation and craving more, this cozy yet mighty restaurant is a must-try. We may note that the owner is known for her incredible desserts, so you may want to start with dessert first.
2870 W State St | Boise | 208.344.8996 | @alyonkarussiancuisine

AMANO

A Mexican restaurant like no other, this cuisine stays authentic, even down to the ancient grains of Mexico. Amano delivers a hand-crafted experience like no other.
702 Main St | Caldwell | 208.453.6410 | @amano_caldwell

Apericena

Casual, upscale European dining in Boise’s Hyde Park. Their focus is on organic, local, seasonal ingredients. They have a great patio for people watching!
1607 N 13th St | Boise | 208.223.9897 | @apericenaon13th

Brick 29 Bistro

Brick 29 wants to see you more than once and focuses on bringing back loyal guests with a consistent and progressive culinary experience. You’ll be hard-pressed not to be a fan.
320 11th Ave S | Nampa | 208.468.0029 | @brick_29

CasaBlanca Cuban Grill

Showing the Cuban culture and heritage in each plate, this family-owned restaurant uses recipes passed down through generations.
5506 W Overland Rd | Boise | 208.331.2370 | @casablancacubangrill

Kin

Commit yourself to a five-course dining experience with option beverage pairings, and you’ll find yourself emersed in a communal atmosphere. Each menu runs for five weeks before changing out. During the summertime, check Kin’s calendar for a list of performances by local and touring artists on their grassy lawn.
999 W Main St | Boise | 208.342.0600 | @kinboise

MADRE Boutique Taqueria

Calling all non-traditional upscale taco lovers, this place is for you. Chef John, a Le Cordon Blue-trained professional, found his calling in creating beautiful and delicious taco dishes. The atmosphere will transport you to a Mexican resort town, and the drink list will make you forget you are in Boise. Enjoy!
1034 S La Pointe St | Boise | 208.432.1100 | @madre_boutique_taqueria

The Wylder

The website says damn good pizza, and we can’t argue with that bold statement. Using a 52-year-old sourdough for the crust, the pizza combinations are eye-raising and uniquely addictive,especially when paired with something from the wine menu.
501 W Broad St | Boise | 208.209.3837 | @the_wylder

Wepa Cafe

Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine in the heart of Garden City. If you’ve never had Puerto Rican food, then you’re in for a special treat. Chef Art Robinson started developing and perfecting his recipes long before he opened his restaurant. He credits his Mom with helping make this happen. New this year is their rooftop patio.
175 E 35th St | Garden City | 208.207.2962 | @wepacafeboise


TREASURE VALLEY STAPLES


Barbacoa

The name comes from an open-fire grilling process. The menu celebrates the influence of Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Overlooking Park Center Pond in east Boise, Barbacoa is not only a treat for your tastebuds, but a treat for your eyes. You’ll find custom art pieces throughout the restaurant. And don’t miss their sister restaurants, Coa De Jima, and Coa Del Mar.
276 Bobwhite Ct | Boise | 208.338.5000 | @barbaco_boise

Bardenay

Bardenay made history in 1999 by becoming the first distiller to operate in a public space.  Since then this beloved retaurant continues to grow and offer food that’s unique to Idaho, along with handcrafted cocktails, natch. The perfect casual spot for lunch, dinner, brunch, or just drinks on the patios which sit on the banks of the Boise River.
610 W Grove St | Boise | 208.426.0538 | @bardenay
155 E Riverside Dr | Eagle | 208.938.5093 | @bardenay

Chandler’s

Specializing in prime steaks and fine seafood, Chandler’s is your go-to for fine dining or special events. They offer a dozen selections of hand-cut and trimmed steaks, along with freshly delivered seafood. But they have vegetarian, and vegan options as well. Located in Hotel 43 in downtown Boise, they have complimentary valet service.
981 W Grove St | Boise | 208.383.4300 | @chandlersboise

Epi’s A Basque Restaurant

With one of the largest Basque populations outside of the European Basque region, you can bet you’ll be able to find authentic Basque cuisine here. Named after their beloved grandma Epi, this restaurant draws on her legacy of hospitality and cooking. Now owned my her great-grandson, you’ll love the food, the culture, and the family-like atmosphere.
1115 N Main St | Meridian | 208.884.0142 | @epis_basque_restaurant

Fork

Located in the lively restaurant district of downtown Boise, Fork offers American cuisine inspired by the Northwest. They are committed to sources as much as they can from Boise and the surround region. Any time is a great time to go to Fork, but sitting out on the patio on a summer weekend evening puts you right in the heart of the city.
199 N 8th St | Boise | 208.287.1700 | @fork_boise

Luciano’s

Eating at Luciano’s is like joining an Italian family’s Sunday dinner, with the feel of home, family, and food. Enjoy authentic, made-from-scratch Italian dishes inspired by Northern and Southern Italy that are always done to perfection, and an affordable wine list to accompany any dish.
11 N Orchard St | Boise | 208.577.6415 | @lucianos_italian_restaurant

Richard’s

From breakfast to dessert, Richard’s uses locally sourced ingredients for every dish. Located in the beautiful Inn at 500, you’ll find an elegant yet relaxed fine dining experience.
500 S Capitol Blvd | Boise | 208.472.1463 | @richardsboise


SWEET TREATS


Bluebird Confections

While dark chocolate goes with red wine, Bluebird Confections takes it a step further. Specializing in small batches, handcrafted caramels, chocolates, and confections, you’ll want one as a gift and one for yourself.
2016 Blain St | Caldwell | 208.989.1017 | @bluebirdconfectionsid

Guru Donuts

Each donut is handcrafted and made with love at Guru’s. You’ll find some of the most unusual combinations that will blow your taste buds’ minds! Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
928 W Main St | Boise | 208.571.7792 | @gurudonuts
2826 S Eagle Rd | Eagle | 986.200.4287 | @gurudonuts

Janjou Pâstisserie

Artisanal boutique bakery and cafe, serving fine pastries created by a 2-time James Beard nominee.
1754 W State St | Boise | 208.297.5853 | @janjoupatisserie

Stella’s Ice Cream

Founded on the belief that kindness builds the best kind of business, Stella’s Six Treasure Valley location model that everyday. Made from scratch daily, Stella’s (named after their family dog) uses the freshest ingredients. They serve both classic flavors and seasonal specialties.
100 N 8th St | Boise | 208.504.6993 | @stellasicecreamboise
4740 W State St | Boise | 208.576.7941 | @stellasicecreamstatestreet
2609 Blaine St | Caldwell | 208.504.6994 | @stellasicecreamcaldwell
2826 S Eagle Rd | Eagle | 208.614.7222 | @stellasicecreameagle
1492 N Webb Way | Meridian | 208.229.4760 | @stellasicecreamnorthmeridian
1212 3rd St | Nampa | 208.369.8268 | @stellasicecream

The Chocolat Bar

Utilizing local ingredients and flavor combinations that capture the spirit of the Treasure Valley, you will never find chocolate you don’t love from the Chocolate Bar. Each one is handmade and served by the friendliest employees.
805 W Bannock St | Boise | 208.338.7771 | @thechocolatbar
600 S Rivershore Ln | Eagle | 208.338.7771 | @thechocolatbar_eagle

The STIL

The STIL may be the healthiest ice cream on the planet. Using Idaho dairy products, the small batch ice cream parlor doesn’t add artificial flavor, colors, or additives. It’s recommended to pair your scoop with one of the many local beers and wines for a surprising experience.
786 Broad St | Boise | 208.809.8888 | @ilovethestil
13 S Latah St | Boise | 208.993.7046 | @ilovethestil
3725 S Eckert Rd | Boise | 208.810.3028 | @ilovethestil
712 Arthur St | Caldwell | 208.617.5084 | @ilovethestil
1225 1st St | Nampa| 208.789.5247 | @ilovethestil


LOCAL POURS


2C Wine Down

This wine lounge focuses on local Idaho wines and artists.
113 S 7th Ave | Caldwell | 208.459.1622 | @2cwinedown

3100 Cellars

The name 3100 Cellars comes from the 3,100 miles of whitewater river miles Idaho has to offer. Inspired by the Champagne region in France, these vintners put that sparkling spin on Idaho wines. Virtual or scheduled tastings are available.
240 E 32nd St | Garden City | 208.949.6613 | @3100cellars

Coiled Wines

This winemaker focuses on making wine from Idaho’s Snake River Valley grape-growing region. From traditional wines to her second label, Translations, you’ll find the taste that brings joy to your tastebuds.
3408 W Chinden Blvd | Garden City | 208.820.8466 | @coiledwines
813 W Bannock St | Boise | 208.820.8466 | @coiledwinebar

Water Bear Bar

Owned and operated by bartenders, every cocktail is made with love and experience. From the drink classics to the “mountain tropical” escape, everyone at your party will find something appealing. The small bites are also appealing and made in their 100% gluten-free friendly kitchen.
350 N 9th St | Boise | 208.514.2546 | @waterbearbar