Inn on the Gallatin

One of the best

The Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin has become the go-to spot for bigfoot-sized breakfasts for since coming under new management a few years ago.

Situated in front of the Gallatin River and Canyon in Bozeman, Montana, it offers visitors something to look forward to every morning. As dawn breaks and Montana wildlife begins to wake, the aroma of cinnamon rolls wafts from the kitchen. In fact, it seems as though that gloriously tantalizing smell makes it way all the way up to me, who at that moment is 45 minutes away in Big Sky, Montana.

Inside the rustic brown log cabin that holds the Cafe, the atmosphere is adorable and quaint, featuring Montana-themed knick knacks and homemade jams (huckleberry, wild berry, and strawberry) lining the walls. I knew I was in a place that was special.

After being greeted by one of the kindest waitresses ever, we ordered a breakfast feast: the famous Cinnamon Roll, Cinnamon Dusted Donut Holes (a gift from the kitchen), a Spanish Omelet, Huevos Rancheros, Chicken Fried Steak, Corned Beef Hash, and a Boysenberry Fried Pie à la Mode.

The Cinnamon Roll is moist and flaky and bound tightly in order to maintain its perfect schmear of velvety, sweetened cream cheese icing. It yields a perfect bite — a balanced trio of icing, cinnamon and roll.

The Spanish Omelet is the mac-daddy of all the breakfast creations here at the Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin. This breakfast behemoth is piled high with three golden-yolked eggs, an abundance of crisp, oily, spiced chorizo, an array of sautéed tomatoes, onions, peppers, tangy, slightly sour black olives, spicy, forest-green chiles and finished with a smothering of melted cheddar cheese and green chile sauce. It is made up of so very many flavors that one would hardly believe they could harmonize so deliciously. But oh man, they do!

Delectable Corned Beef Hash is hard to come by nowadays, but here at the Cafe at the Inn on The Gallatin, it is just an order away. It is moist, juicy, and succulent, providing ideal levels of garlic, pepper, salt, and other spices.

The most delicious item I ate was Boysenberry Fried Pie à la Mode. It is crisp and crunchy on the outside, but upon delving my fork into the center, I discovered boysenberry treasure. The inside is hot and sticky and begins to flow from every crack and crevice of the crust. It is served with a chilled orb of Wilcoxson’s Vanilla Ice Cream, making for one of the greatest combinations in dessert history.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the one and only Cafe at the Inn on The Gallatin. I advise everybody who likes breakfast to make the trip.

I give it ZZZZ. 4 Z’s: Wonderful!

What to Eat
Inn on the Gallatin, Spanish Omelet
Spanish Omelet
Who would expect the wild flavor mix of a Spanish omelet 20 minutes southwest out of Bozeman, Montana?
Inn on the Gallatin, Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Good corned beef hash is really hard to come by. The Cafe at the Inn on the Gallatin proves that it does still exist.
Inn on the Gallatin, Fried Boysenberry Pie
Fried Boysenberry Pie
Fried boysenberry pie a la mode: a perfect send-off to a fantastic meal!
Inn on the Gallatin, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
The famed cinnamon roll lives up to its reputation. It is perfectly balanced, melding the flavors of cinnamon, icing, and roll.
Inn on the Gallatin, Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros, Montana style
Inn on the Gallatin, Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
Montana living summed up in one plate of food, the classic, gravy-smothered chicken fried steak.
Inn on the Gallatin, Biscuit
A fluffy biscuit with butter and a cup of the Cafe’s delectable wild berry jam
Inn on the Gallatin, Donut Holes
Donut Holes
Cinnamon-dusted donut holes are a lagniappe to go with breakfast.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday10am - 6pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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