Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

Eclectic | New American | Vegan-Friendly
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Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | August 06, 2019
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“It blew us away,” Cliff Strutz wrote in his recommendation of the Saddle Creek Breakfast Club. I followed his tip and I too was gobsmacked by just how good it is.

I’ve categorized it as a New American restaurant, which in some ways it is; but many things on the menu are not new at all; they are traditional dishes — traditional dishes made with savoir faire. Biscuits and gravy is a good example. There is no more exemplary diner breakfast. However, I don’t know any other diner where the biscuits are creme fraiche biscuits, as creamy as cake, with fragile crisp skin. And the sausage gravy? Far from gluey, greasy-spoon fare, it is light and elegant with deep pork flavor and sharp pepper bite. This is biscuits and gravy born again!

Simple toast to accompany a meal is a cut above, too. It’s brioche toast, buttery to begin with, even more inviting when a schmear of butter is melting into its airy surface. Even coffee is top-notch. It’s made with a roast from Omaha’s Amateur Coffee: a dark, deep, earthy brew. Like bacon? Take your pick of regular, braised, or a shoulder cut. Sausage is available as house-ground patties or O’tillie links. (O’tillie is an Omaha butchery.)

Beyond reborn renditions of classic breakfast, SCBC does offer such flights-of-fancy dishes as a kimchee omelet drizzled with unagi sauce, eggs Benedict made with braised short rib and jalapeno jam, and a corned beef hash burrito flavored with sriracha aioli.

Of course, the menu changes with the seasons and virtually all the groceries in the kitchen are locally sourced. Several gluten-free and vegan options are available.

The stylish food is presented by a team of fashionable millennials in a fairly small, low-key dining room. Do note that word is out about about the goodness of this place. Expect to wait for a seat, especially on the weekend.

What to Eat
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Biscuits & Gravy
Biscuits & Gravy
Must-Try
Aristocratic creme fraiche biscuits are topped with svelte, peppery sausage gravy.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Kimchee Omelet
Kimchee Omelet
Must-Try
Kim Chee omelet is garlanded with unagi sauce.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Brioche Toast
Brioche Toast
Must-Try
Brioche toast could not be more luxurious.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Peach Preserves
Peach Preserves
Must-Try
House-made peach preserves taste like sweetened sunshine.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Coffee
Coffee
Must-Try
Coffee comes from Amateur Roaster, the best in town.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 9pm
Monday11am - 9pm
Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday11am - 10pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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