Jun. 14, 2017

76. Breakfast at the Kneadery

I love to eat out! Especially breakfast. If I hear of a great place to eat breakfast I am there. I heard a lot about the Kneadery in Ketchum. Lets just say….they definitely live up to their reputation. I had the famous Kneadery Benedict….YUMMY! The place was busy! It is a very popular spot. Not only is the food to die for, but the service was impeccable. Our table of 5 and a half was treated like we were the only customers, even though every table in the place was taken. Servers actually took the time to talk to their customers and chat about their day without neglecting anyone.
The Kneadery was established in 1974. All the food is made with fresh ingredients…organic breads, seasonal fruit, fresh eggs and top quality meats. And the cooks are talented! Everyone at my table practically licked their plates clean. They serve breakfast and lunch until 2 pm. There is usually a waiting line, but it is worth the wait.
The owners are Duffy and Sheila Witmer and they have filled the Kneadery with Western artwork and antiques. Not only is the food and service amazing, but the décor is authentic and beautiful. We sat out on the outside deck in the back. What a charming place to enjoy breakfast!

Location: The Kneadery is located in Ketchum, Idaho. Take I-84 East toward Mountain Home about 45 miles. Use Exit 95 to get onto US-20 (go left off the Exit). Continue on US-20 approximately 97 miles into Hailey. To get to Ketchum from Hailey…..Turn left onto ID-75 and travel about 12 miles and you will run right into Ketchum. The Kneadery is located at 260 Leadville Ave. North. Phone (208) 726-9462.

Cost: All the meals started at about $8 and went up to about $14. There was a kids menu and you could order half orders of just about everything.

Special Notes: If you are up in this area (like at the Trailing of the Sheep), don’t miss out on enjoying breakfast or lunch here. The décor is fabulous, the service fantastic and the food out of this world. The kids will love the tractor sitting outside the front door and the kids menu is right on track for keeping the kiddos happy. It is handicap accessible, but they have stairs at the front door. If you let them know, they will give anyone who needs it an alternative entry. They are very accommodating.
I’m a pretty good cook and have worked in the service industry for many years, so it takes a lot to impress me. I was impressed. The waitress made us feel at home and the food….I still haven’t stopped talking about it to anyone who will listen. Stop by…you will be very glad you did!