It'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.
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.