bay_2210It's late and you've just had a great night out. Now everyone's hungry and wants to keep the night going. Do you head to the greasy-spoon chain restaurant? Fortunately, there is another choice, and it happens to be both delicious and affordable. Thanks to Bayleaf Cafe, Salt Lake's nightlife includes some all-night comfort food.
This restaurant serves a fusion of cuisines inspired by the diverse backgrounds of the two owners. Influences from the Philippines combined with American southern cooking make a menu that ranges from chicken and waffles to stir-fry and bulgogi. The overall theme of the cuisine is comfort food, dishes that fill you and make your mouth and body happy.
Breakfast choices range from a $2.99 breakfast sandwich to a plate of eggs benedict for $8.99. Many breakfast options, all under $10, and very large portions. Lunch options include pot roast, meatloaf, pork chops with spiced apples, rice bowls with stir-fry vegetables, and much more. Many meaty options for dinner, which is served from 5-9 daily. I highly recommend the Poor Man's Osso Bucco, a slow-cooked stack of beef short ribs cooked in a red-wine based sauce.  Start with a plate of fried pickles while choosing from this wide variety of great dishes.
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One of the best things about Bayleaf Cafe is the hours of operation. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. They open Friday at 11:00 a.m. and stay open all weekend until Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Beer and wine are available.
Bayleaf Cafe
159 South Main Street
Salt Lake City
 
 
Read more from Nick Johnson at Salt Lake City's examiner.com.