The first weekend this restaurant opened up in 1999, the line wrapped around the block. This could have something to do with the small seating area, ... More
The first weekend this restaurant opened up in 1999, the line wrapped around the block. This could have something to do with the small seating area, but the great dining experience more than makes up for the small space. The breakfast menu features a create-your-own-breakfast combo with your choice of the usual suspects, from eggs, hash browns and sourdough pancakes, to waffles, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy. The eggs Benedict is a local favorite and the homemade Hollandaise sauce is stellar.
First I want to say that I am visiting from out if state and eat breakfast out often. The food and service was great, with generous portion sizes. We were told there was a 20 minute wait so webwent to the corner coffee shop. I received the call that our table was ready before we even finished ordering our coffee. They brought our coffees over to our table. Even the other customers were awesome. I recommend to anyone who wants a good breakfast.
Goldy's is an event, rather than a quick breakfast on your way elsewhere. The food is great, the servers are fabulous, and the mimosas are wonderfully huge. I don't understand why ownership decided to add the coffee shop on the corner, instead of expanding the kitchen as well as the dining area. Perhaps a structural issue with the building? The kitchen is tiny relative to customer volume. However, they win me with their mimosas, which are also available in the coffee shop while you wait! Because you WILL have to wait 30 to 60 minutes. That's why I give them 4 rather than 5 stars.
The food was good, but the wait to get seated is not worth it. I was in Boise for the first time over Labor Day with a friend of mine. Great city, clean, nice people, great vibe. We met my cousin and his wife at Goldy's. We were told it would be about 30 minutes before the table was ready. So we sat outside and waited. I noticed that many people arrived after us went in and put their names in but they were seated WAY before us. I didn't say anything and thought maybe it was because there were four of us. We wound up waiting a good 1 1/2 to be seated and watched a good 30 people arrive after us who got seated before us.
On Monday morning we were leaving to head back home and wanted to get some breakfast, but unfortunately there wasn't anything else open but Goldy's that we could find. So we decided to give Goldy's another try. Again we were told 30 minutes, but we figured there was only two of us we would probably get seated faster. NOT. Again we watched people arrive after us and then they would get called in before us. At 30 minutes I went back in to check on our reservation and was told it would be another 20-30 minutes. Came back outside and waited again. I then watched a young couple walk up and go put their name in. 5 minutes later their phone rang and they went in and were seated. I followed them in and told the lady we had been waiting 40 minutes and these people just arrive 5 minutes ago and are being seated. She said my table would be ready in 2 minutes. I walked out and we left. We finally got a call an hour later on the cell phone to tell us our table was ready. We stopped and got fast food instead. What a joke. Don't waiste your time going to Goldy's.
If you dont mind waiting 2 hours (+/-), Goldys has great food and great staff. We were a group of three (two adults one child) and waited 2 and a half hours for a table. I asked why the hostess let groups of two ahead of us and she was very rude. She snapped at me and made the whole experience uncomfortable. horrible hostess, wonderful wait staff.
Wish Boise had two great breakfast spots, but we dont, we have goldys. And the wait is ridiculous. I mean, how hard is it to make breakfast?
They do have a great atmosphere and very good food. I like that it is local and fresh.
My boyfriend took me out to Goldy's for my birthday one morning and i was absolutely blown away. although it is a tad cramped, the people are very nice and the food was original and tasty!
It is now my favorite restaurant for breakfast and now we go on breakfast dates instead of dinner :D
Two thumbs up!
I don't like waiting--in lines at stores, traffic lights or for a table at a restaurant. Goldy's is my BIG exception. I will wait for a table at this tiny downtown bistro because the food and service are worth it. And, the wait is made less painful because the hostess takes your cell phone number and calls you when your table is ready. This neat trick allows you time for a short walk (20 to 30 minutes) around the area. The food at Goldy's is ALL well prepared. I am especially fond of the fresh fruit plates and light and fluffy blueberry pancakes. The omelets are also excellent. Skip the fancy expresso drinks and go for the full bodied brewed coffee. Enjoy!
It's completely over rated!!! They think it's chick to wait in the cold because their quaint seating is happening. As Boise discovers other great breakfast place's like Moon's, The Red feather and Emilio's the lines will die down. If people have out of town guest and they want to take them to Goldy's too bad. They should consider some system that will seat people in a timely fashion.
I wanted to take a small group of Students to reward them for good grades, And they said wait like everyone else!!! guess what they lost my business and everyone that I discuss them with!!!
I have never had a bad breakfast experience at Goldy's. Yes, there are times when the wait is tedious (if you don't want to wait, there are other places to eat in Boise). The staff has been unfailingly polite and prompt in their service - even though they are clearly very, very busy. The food has always been exceptional. The fruit plate is huge and has a great variety of fruit (not the standard, marginally ripe honeydew and a pittance of hard grapes). You can have eggs cooked any way you like, including poached. The sweet potato hash browns are awesome! Goldy's is a place to go when you have the time to truly enjoy a great meal. If you are just looking for basic in, eat, out, go to IHOP.
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