Lazy Day Cafe
2020 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
When it comes to brunch, I’m not sure you can do much better than Lazy Day.
Tight, focused menu. Pancakes of the lemon variety that are so light they almost float off the plate.
The Lazy Deluxe sandwich is…um…what’s the euphemism for “gut bomb” that I’m looking for? Oh, right…filling. Of course, if you’re ordering fried chicken on a biscuit with cheese, an egg, and sausage gravy and expecting it to have the caloric content of a salad, it’s kind of your fault, right? I mean “gut bomb” in the nicest way possible; I loved the sandwich.
Incredibly friendly staff and a local business that I’m excited to support.
Wait, I’m missing something: dessert.
Yes, I had dessert with breakfast. The strawberry and balsamic vinegar ice cream was delicious, with big chunks of strawberry that were almost too big to navigate while frozen. The flavor was, however, spot on.
And then there was the bread pudding.
There is nothing I hate worse than bad bread pudding. A business really has to sell me on a bread pudding for me to venture there, because I’ve been burned many times. When it’s done right, though, I love it. Notable bread puddings for me include Pago’s banana bread pudding, the bread pudding with goat’s cheese caramel at the dearly departed Acme Burger, and my gold standard, Rooster’s caramel bread pudding with its copious caramel sauce.
Make that my previous gold standard: Lazy Day has it beat.
The caramel sauce is freshly made. I wish I had more details to share. I was too busy knocking my wife’s fork away to pay closer attention than that. The prices are such that, the next time we visit, I think we’ll probably spring for separate orders of the stuff.