After we got our little Monster to the Vet, we it was time for breakfast. We debated between two breakfast places, and decided on the other place. Okay, we didn’t decide between two places, but the restaurant is named the other place. I like dumb jokes so sue me! The other place is a greek diner in downtown Salt Lake City. While I don’t know the origins of the name. The Other Place is located down the street from another greek restaurant. So maybe the origin of The Other Place name is because it is literally the other greek place.
The Other Place
The Other Place is a very unassuming restaurant.
There is very little that sets it apart from the other restaurants around it other than its size. It is relatively large restaurant which likely gets decent sized crowds on a normal weekend. Of course the saturday which we visited was the saturday after thanksgiving and it had snowed the entire evening. So they crappy weather could have been part of the reason why it was so empty.
The other place is very much decorated like a mom and pop diner.
The Other Place’s breakfast menu offers standard breakfast fare with a greek twist. They offer the eggs, pancakes, and bacon, while also offering gyro meat, lamb chops, veal, and greek inspired omelettes.
Stephanie went with the Gyro Omelette which consists of gyro meat, onions, green peppers, feta cheese, tomatoes, and zucchini. This also came with hashbrowns and a blueberry pancake!!!
I went with the Chef’s Breakfast. A double order of hashbrowns, topped with melted swiss and cheddar cheese, bacon, sausage, euro meat. and two eggs cooked however you like it. If that wasn’t enough this also comes with a pancake.
Clearly, you should come to the other place with a massive appetite these portion sizes are absurdly large. I feel like my meal alone could probably feed a family of three (well probably two realistically). But still massive.
There is a reason that this restaurant is well regarded by Salt Lake City locals. The food itself is extremely good. A runny egg is literally heaven to me when it comes to breakfast, and they cooked my eggs absolutely perfectly. They also cooked the bacon the perfect amount between chewy and crisp and they seasoned everything exceptionally. There is not one bad thing I could say about my breakfast. Even with the portion size, I finished every bite and then started on Stephanie’s. Sharing food is definitely the best part about marriage.
Stephanie is obsessed with her omelette. The zucchini is absolutely what made the dish for her. She felt the zucchini was a fresh reprieve from the richness of the the feta, gyro meat, and eggs. As a true believer that every good meal needs a desert, Stephanie felt the blueberry pancake was the perfect cap on an amazing meal.
The Other Place’s breakfast menu largely consists of items under $10 a play. This includes all of their omelettes and the massive piles of goodness that Stephanie and I ordered. Given the size of the plates The Other Place is an absolute steal for breakfast, providing huge value for your money. Both of our meals were $9.95 so the cost for the two of us (pre-tip and tax) was just under $20.
The Other Place provides huge portions of amazing breakfast food with a greek twist for under $10 a person. If you are looking for a great breakfast for a great value in Salt Lake look no further. Given how amazing their breakfasts are, if I find myself in Salt Lake again I will undoubtedly check our their lunch/dinner options.