The Treasure Valley’s brunch and brunch chain is getting a kick out of McCall this week—literally.
Owner Boomer Godsill said Brunchette on the Lake will hold its grand opening Friday. An Idaho fledgling brand, Branchet Restaurants already serves the Boise area at 4218 W. Overland Road on Boise Bench and at 7135 W. State St. in Garden City.
To help fill the breakfast void created when McCall’s famous Pancake House closed in late 2021, Brunchette will introduce a stylish new concept to the space once occupied by Lakefront Oriental Cuisine at 317 E. Lake St.
“We’ve been through it,” Goodsell said, “It’s a very different building than anything else in McCall, frankly, and there’s nothing like it in Boise.” “Looks good. It would be amazing, especially on the water.”
Brunchette is not as big as the now non-existent Pancake House. But the site is sweeter than maple syrup. It’s next to scenic Payette Lake with a two-story backyard that Goodsell calls “giant.” There is seating for about 120 customers outside and 100 inside, he said: “It’s basically like two restaurants.”
“Our biggest focus is to be McCall’s best yard,” said Goodsell. “We have a lot of space on the water there. There will be a big area for our customers to enjoy the food and the scenery.”
Brunchette restaurants aim higher than most family-style breakfast restaurants. Brand logo? “Start your day with some sparkle.” Goodsell said Idaho residents who have eaten at either of the Treasure Valley locations will find a similar menu at McCall, with a few tweaks in a mountain town.
Menu options include benedicts, omelettes, and even breakfast pizza. Craving for fried chicken strips and eggs ($15.99)? Brunchette’s menu makes sure it’s a USDA Premium Steak. Want to eat unforgettable toast? Build your own “masterpiece” from Hipster Toast ($12, plus extras). It starts with a cloth of toasted white bread with fresh avocado, salt, and black pepper before loading it with “just about anything.” on the side Homemade Idaho Potatoes, Mixed Fresh Fruits Or Cherry Tomato Salad. Brunchette fruit is cut fresh. Idaho Home Fries, of course, come from the State of Gemstones.
You can sample 12-hour smoked brisket and eggs ($15.99). There’s the Wild Garlic shrimp omelette ($19.99). Or indulge in one of the tempting dishes, including Keto Harvest ($15.99)—”a sample of locally sourced chicken sausage, smoked brisket over brown keto crusts, wild mushrooms, garlic, roasted sweet onion, and arugula,” the menu announces. Covered in 3 eggs fresh from the farm.
Brunchette’s restaurants feature a range of keto- and vegan-friendly options, along with vegan and gluten-free options.
Lunch entrees include sandwiches like the BLTerrific ($13.99) and grilled white country bread with roasted red peppers, bacon, arugula, sliced tomatoes, and pickled red onions.
Brunchette has its own blend of home-roasted coffee, and plenty of espresso combinations. And if there is a little wine in your alley – as will be the case for the many tourists and vacationers in McCall? Brunchette has that covered in an array of mimosa, bloody mary, beer, and wine.
Brunchette will surely add vibrant flavor to McCall’s restaurant scene. Goodsell said he plans in the summer of 2023 to take things to another level.
“We haven’t been able to get to it this year, but next year we’ll focus on having brunch on the water,” he said. “We get a boat equipped so we can party on the water and take one and two hour boat trips while we have lunch.”
Brunchette on the Lake hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
▪ Online: brunchette.com.