Update: We have since visited Goldy’s a second time, read the review here.
While researching where to eat in Boise every single website I visited ranted and raved about the Amazing Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro. Boise Weekly voted Goldys the best breakfast in Boise nineteen years in a row. It seemed like a no brainer that my first stop in Boise was to have a breakfast at Goldy’s. I wanted to see if it lived up to the Hype.
Unfortunately, I had to make a slight detour as soon as I got to Boise. So I did not arrive at Goldy’s until around noon. This may have actually been a blessing in disguise. Goldy’s is an extremely small restaurant; while it has two floors, they are both extremely small and only fits 56 people at one time. Given its popularity, if you don’t arrive as soon as they open you will wait 40+ minutes to get a table. Luckily, the wait was not too long when I arrived. Groups of more than two people were looking at a wait around twenty minutes. Dining Alone, I did not wait for a seat.
Goldy’s decor is very eclectic, its walls are painted bold colors and it is filled with unique decor.
Goldy’s menu is not anything out of the ordinary. It is the traditional fare that you would see any any breakfast cafe. It included eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, pancakes which you can customize in almost any combination. With a typical breakfast menu, it is their flavors that gets Goldy’s apart. Bon Appetit Magazine named it one of the 10 best breakfast restaurants in the country. One thing you will learn about me, is that for breakfast there is nothing I like better than runny eggs. So I ordered one of Goldy’s most popular dishes. Their eggs benedict and Godly’s Special Potatoes (Red Potatoes with house seasoning and salt).
Their take on the eggs benedict was pretty traditional. Two poached eggs on top of a large slice of ham all sitting on one of the biggest english muffins I had ever seen. Goldy’s hollandaise sauce was a lot thicker and less runny than I am accustomed to which had me worried about how it would taste. However, the second that sauce hit my tongue my concerns were alleviated. It was literally an explosion of rich flavors that made my taste buds jump with joy. I’ve tried a lot of hollandaise in my life and have had some very good hollandaise, but none even come close to Goldy’s; it will make you believe in a higher power. Goldy’s special potatoes did not disappoint. They were well seasoned and perfectly cooked.
Goldy’s was a bit more expensive then I was hoping to spend on breakfast. Ideally I would like to spend <$10 on breakfast, but a full meal at Goldy’s is likely to set you back somewhere between $12-$15 dollars a person. My breakfast ended up being $13 before tip, however , it was a lot of food if I got the eggs benedict without the potatoes I would have been right at that $10 budget.
Overall, while Goldy’s is a bit more than I would normally spend, it is not overly expensive and the food is without a doubt worth the price tag. This was bar none the best eggs benedict that I ever have ever I had, and from the looks of the dishes and diners around me it isn’t solely their eggs bendict that would have wowed me.