Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

Eclectic | New American | Vegan-Friendly
Worth driving from anywhere!

“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
Aristocratic creme fraiche biscuits are topped with svelte, peppery sausage gravy.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Kimchee Omelet
Kimchee Omelet
Kim Chee omelet is garlanded with unagi sauce.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Brioche Toast
Brioche Toast
Brioche toast could not be more luxurious.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Peach Preserves
Peach Preserves
House-made peach preserves taste like sweetened sunshine.
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Coffee
Coffee comes from Amateur Roaster, the best in town.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 10pm
Monday11am - 10pm
Tuesday11am - 10pm
Wednesday11am - 10pm
Thursday11am - 10pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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