This diminutive strip-mall coffee shop/cafe is only open for breakfast and lunch but packs enormous flavor into a small space. The jumbo omelets at Carl’s Cafe are perennial crowd-pleasers and the French toast gets raves as well. At lunchtime, the delish Easterner sandwich features hot pastrami with cheese and tomatoes. The service is always friendly and efficient, but get there early to avoid the breakfast lines. This is a good choice for a pre-ski breakfast before heading up Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon. Bring cash, as Carl’s doesn’t accept credit cards.