When it comes to breakfast and brunch, Phoenix packs a punch! From cozy neighborhood diners that serve enormous helpings of hearty home-cooked fare to stylish restaurants that offer elegant brunches and five-star service, the city has something for every taste. Head to Duza's Kitchen build-your-own cage-free egg omelets or take a trip to Fàme Caffe for healthy farm-to-fork morning fare in a sunny and welcoming setting. For something special, try Frank & Albert’s at the sophisticated Arizona Biltmore hotel, whose design was inspired by world-renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Albert Chase McArthur, or tuck into innovative Mexican fare at Otro Café. Whatever your appetite desires, here are some of Phoenix’s best place to breakfast or brunch.
© Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is a modern chain that serves hearty breakfast and lunch dishes with signature flavors and tastes. From omelets, egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches to fresh salads, wraps and rolls, scrambles, bagels, and burritos, the Breakfast Club has something for everyone. Healthy options range from Irish oatmeal and fresh fruit salad to granola and bagels, while frittatas and omelets include fillings like chicken, basil pesto, mozzarella, tomatoes, cheese, and greens. Fresh coffee and tea are served throughout the day, along with juices and sodas, and the Breakfast Club is open for early breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Next read: weekend getaways for couples
East Side, Upper Mezzanine, 2 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-354-7284
© Dick's Hideaway
Dick’s Hideaway is a cozy bar and eatery that serves American and Southwestern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a rustic, relaxed ambiance. This tiny hidden gem of a restaurant specializes in traditional New Mexican cuisine with treasures from The Santa Fe Trail such as carne adovada, bacon-wrapped shrimps, roasted garlic platters, and smoked pork slow-simmered in red chili. Breakfast dishes include traditional favorites such as omelets, eggs scrambles, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and more along with freshly brewed coffee, hot drinks, and fresh fruit juices.
6008 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phone: 602-241-1881
© Duza's Kitchen
Open for early breakfast and lunch, Duza's Kitchen is a friendly bistro-style eatery on 12th Street that has a regular following of patrons who come to tuck into plates of build-your-own cage-free egg omelets with various fillings, mouthwatering breakfast naan bread packed with hummus, tzatziki, arugula, and prosciutto, and pumpkin quinoa porridge. Other interesting dishes on the breakfast menu include Mexican breakfast torte, crepes with sweet or savory toppings, freshly baked pastries and freshly brewed coffee to stay or to go. Lunch offers light meals like salads, sandwiches, and takeaway salads in mason jars. Duza's Kitchen has outdoor patio seating for alfresco dining in the warmer summer months.
2243 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, Phone: 480-252-3787
4.Essence Bakery Cafe
© Essence Bakery Cafe
Essence Bakery Café is a local chain that offers an elegantly casual dining experience. Established by Eugenia Theodosopoulos and Gilles Combes, Essence Bakery Café is a great spot for breakfast with friends, serving dishes thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients and made to order to ensure absolute freshness. The farm-to-table breakfast menu features all the regular favorites such as multi-egg omelets and egg scrambles made with organic eggs, brioche French toast, “huevos Frenchos,” and homemade quiche Lorraine. Don’t miss the signature sausage turnover and eggs with a light puff pastry served with mushrooms, organic eggs, local sausage, and baked tomato Provençale.
5271, 3830 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-296-4958
© Fame Caffe
Fàme Caffe is a friendly, sun-soaked Central Phoenix café that serves healthy farm-to-fork morning fare in a warm and welcoming setting. Located on Central Avenue, south of Camelback Road, the restaurant serves an uncomplicated menu of breakfast regulars such as multi-egg omelets, French toast, eggs and bacon, stacks of pancakes, and buttery waffles along with hot coffee and tea and fresh fruit juices. Dishes are prepared with locally sourced ingredients and made to order with French and Mexican accents, and the café boasts a full-service bar with specialty coffee drinks, craft beer, and complimentary wireless Internet. Fàme Caffe is open Monday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch.
4700 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Phone: 602-314-4660
6.Frank & Albert's
© Frank & Albert's
Located in the Arizona Biltmore hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Frank & Albert’s is a contemporary restaurant and bar that serves Southwestern-inspired fare with a focus on market-driven, organic American dishes. Named after world-renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Albert Chase McArthur, who inspired the design of the resort, Frank & Albert’s seamlessly blends contemporary American cuisine with a warm and welcoming atmosphere to offer an unrivaled dining experience. Using locally sourced ingredients from regional farms and producers, Frank & Albert’s serves a delicious buffet breakfast with healthy options such as Greek yogurt, berry compote, bagels and lox, and steel-cut oatmeal as well as favorites such as pancakes, waffles, and French toast, egg scrambles, a wide variety of omelets, quinoa bowls, and an array of meats, sausages, and grits.
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phone: 602-954-2518
7.La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
© La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria is a neighborhood bakery, café, and grocery store that serves an array of fresh produce and bakery products, readymade meals and creative fare, and house-roasted coffee. Located in a former orange grove, La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria not only serves delicious cuisine, freshly brewed coffee, and warm-from-oven bread and pastries but also specialty wines, hand-tossed, oven-fired pizzas, music, and homemade ice-cream. The breakfast menu boasts a variety of dishes from omelets, egg scrambles, breakfast burritos, and salmon toast to pancakes, French toast, chicken hash, and organic oatmeal.
4410 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-840-7777
8.Luci's Healthy Marketplace
© Luci's Healthy Marketplace
Luci's Healthy Marketplace is a cozy neighborhood coffee shop, sandwich joint, and health-focused eatery on Bethany Home Road with a colorful, retro vibe. The local restaurant and coffee shop serves an array of market specialties such as freshly made food-to-go, hearty breakfasts and light lunches, house-roasted coffee and coffee-based specialty drinks, and wines and craft beers from around the world. The eatery boasts a warm, cozy atmosphere in a newly renovated space where visitors can stop for a bite to eat or pick up some groceries or a delicious readymade meal and a bottle of wine on the way home.
1590 Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014, Phone: 602-773-1339
9.Matt's Big Breakfast
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Matt's Big Breakfast is a family-friendly chain with several locations that serves all-day breakfast and lunch in a casual, relaxing environment. Located around the city, Matt's Big Breakfast offers a breakfast menu of traditional dishes such as breakfast sandwiches, egg scrambles and multi-egg omelets with a variety of fillings, griddle cakes with thick cream and butter, Belgian waffles, pancakes, and healthy options such as oats and fresh fruit platters. Freshly roasted coffee, tea, and fresh fruit juices are available throughout the day, and Matt's Big Breakfast is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
825 North First Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-254-1074
© Melrose Kitchen
Located in the heart of central Phoenix, Melrose Kitchen is a family-friendly neighborhood diner that serves breakfast and lunch in a bright, colorful setting with retro decor and a creative ambiance. The Southwest/Mexican-inspired menu features authentic dishes with many flavors and tastes, such as huevos rancheros, country fried steak and eggs, three-egg omelets and egg scrambles, buttermilk pancakes, and Belgian waffles with sweet and savory toppings. Classic breakfast dishes include corned beef and hash, chicken or turkey and eggs, and traditional bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, and grits.
4306 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, Phone: 602-274-0079
11.Morning Glory Cafe
© Morning Glory Cafe
Morning Glory Café is a favorite brunch spot with a sunny outdoor patio and the ambiance of a friendly farmer’s house that attracts a regular morning crowd. Part of the Farm at South Mountain, a complex of eateries, gardens, and event spaces in South Phoenix, Morning Glory Café serves a delicious menu for breakfast with dishes prepared from locally sourced ingredients, many of which come from the adjacent herb and vegetable plot. Surrounded by green lawns and leafy trees, giving the café a non-Arizonan feel, Morning Glory Café is the perfect place for a rustic yet slightly refined breakfast with dishes like chicken enchiladas with two eggs done any way and steelhead trout omelets filled with heavily smoked trout and served with roasted peppers and goat cheese whipped with cream. Morning Glory Café is open for breakfast and brunch, seven days a week.
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042, Phone: 602-276-8804
Hailed as having the best waffles in Arizona, Ncounter is a cozy gathering spot for the community to enjoy hearty breakfasts, casual coffee, light lunches, and post-work cocktails. Breakfast plates include healthy options such as steel-cut oats with almonds and banana, granola and yogurt with fresh fruit, oats, and berries, and eggs on toast. Griddle dishes feature stacks of pancakes, Belgian waffles, and French toast, while egg dishes range from farmers market Benedicts with two poached eggs, croque monsieurs with Gruyere cheese and tomato on grilled artisan sourdough bread, chilaquiles, and chipotle egg burritos. Ncounter has several chains around the state and is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
888 North 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, Phone: 602-875-5655
13.Original Breakfast House
© Original Breakfast House
Original Breakfast House is the quintessential neighborhood diner with eclectic decor, comfy seating, a whiteboard of daily specials, and a pot of coffee always hot and full on the table. The restaurant attracts a regular crowd, who come to enjoy the menu of traditional breakfast favorites such as French toast, omelets, and biscuits and gravy as well as some unexpected entrees like the linguica and cheddar scramble with spicy Portuguese sausage and the Spam and eggs served with cilantro-lime rice and mango salsa. Other delights include the stacks of buttery pancakes with a touch of lemon and dripping in maple syrup and the deep-fried French toast.
13623 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032, Phone: 602-482-2328
© Otro Cafe
Otro Café is a neighborhood restaurant and contemporary kitchen that serves New American fare and innovative Mexican dishes in a casual, relaxed setting. Located on 7th Street just north of Bethany Home Road, Otro Café is open for brunch, lunch, and cocktails, with delicious mid-morning plates like chicken or vegetable chilaquiles, breakfast burritos with chorizo, potato, and beans, and huevos rancheros. Other brunch dishes include flapjacks, muesli and yogurt, steak and eggs, and multiple egg frittatas with various fillings, as well as Mexican-inspired fare such as tacos, tortillas, and burritos. Light bites include freshly baked pastries, pies, and sweet treats along with house-roasted coffee, tea, fruit juices, and other drinks.
6035 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, Phone: 602-266-0831
© Over Easy
Located in Arcadia Town, Over Easy is a family-friendly local chain that serves breakfast classics in bright, retro surroundings with throw-back decor and classic furnishings. Established in 2008, the chain fast became one of the city’s favorite spots for healthy and hearty breakfasts, light bites, coffee on the go, and delicious lunches. The breakfast and brunch menu features favorites such as egg scrambles and three-egg omelets with various fillings, stacks of syrupy pancakes and modern twists on the classics such as eggs Benedict and nut banana French toast. The food is accompanied by freshly brewed house-roasted coffee, teas, and freshly squeezed fruit juices.
4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-468-3447
16.Phoenix Public Market Cafe
© Phoenix Public Market Cafe
The Phoenix Public Market Café is a chic urban eatery and weekly open-air market that serves seasonal fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients and products that can also be purchased in the adjacent farmers market. The Phoenix Public Market Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a simple, health-focused menu that includes freshly baked pastries and house-baked bread, organic egg dishes and slow-cooked meats hot off the wood-roasted rotisserie, fresh salads and vegetable plates, and hearty sandwiches on homemade bread. The café also has a full service bar that offers craft beers and local wines, and the Phoenix Public Market is held every Saturday morning and features fresh produce and delicious readymade meals.
14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-253-2700
© Pomegranate Cafe
Located in the Plaza Mountainside, Pomegranate Café is a cozy neighborhood spot with sidewalk seating that serves organic, gluten-free, raw, and vegan fare along with fresh juices. The farm-to-table menu features made-from-scratch fare such as wholesome homemade bread, flavorful health bowls of quinoa and grains, fresh, crisp salads, and decadent desserts accompanied by mouth-watering lattes steamed with hand-crafted syrups. The lovely little neighborhood café offers breakfast bites of omelets, egg scrambles, stacks of pancakes, French toast, quiche Lorraine, and biscuits and gravy in addition to fresh fruit juices, imported teas, and a variety of coffee and specialty coffee drinks.
4025 E Chandler Blvd #28, Phoenix, AZ 85048, Phone: 480-706-7472
18.Ranch House Grille
© Ranch House Grille
The Ranch House Grille is a casual diner-style restaurant that serves heaving plates of authentic all-American fare in a laidback atmosphere with a small-town feel. Drawing inspiration from its roots in Page, Arizona, the restaurant was established in 1999 and takes diners on a journey into the Southwest with dishes such as country-fried steak and eggs smothered in spicy pork chili verde, traditional chili, burritos, and three-egg omelets with various fillings. Breakfast plates range from omelets and egg scrambles, huevos rancheros, and breakfast burrito to pancakes, waffles, French toast, and biscuits and gravy along with freshly roasted coffee and fresh fruit juices. The Ranch House Grille is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
5618 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 480-946-1290
19.Scramble - A breakfast and lunch joint
© Scramble - A breakfast and lunch joint
As the name states, Scramble is a casual counter-serve breakfast and lunch café that serves all-day breakfast and lunch in a light, airy and modern space with a dog-friendly outdoor patio, and a laidback, relaxed atmosphere. All the café’s food is prepared from fresh, locally sourced ingredients where possible and made from scratch to ensure absolute freshness and quality. Breakfast menus feature favorites such as breakfast burritos and sandwiches with various fillings, egg scrambles, Benedicts, omelets, huevos rancheros, griddle specials like pancakes and French toast, and traditional biscuits, gravy, and grits. Scramble has both an online and catering menus for home delivery and takeaway as well as special functions and events.
9832 N 7th St #1, Phoenix, AZ 85020, Phone: 602-374-2294
© T. Cook's
Set within the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, T. Cook’s is a casual restaurant serving refined New American fare in an elegant setting. Nestled within a den of rich earthen colors, high-vaulted ceilings, roaring fireplaces, and panoramic views, the timeless eatery serves a seasonal menu of Northern Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Created by a team of award-winning chefs, menus range from classic three-course meals to tasting platters to share and feature traditional dishes and organic specialties, accompanied by house-roasted coffee, teas, fruit juices, or craft beers, signature cocktails, and wines from around the world.
5200 E Camelback Rd Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-808-0766
© The Henry
The Henry is an upscale-casual eatery with lovely outdoor patio seating that serves an all-day menu of authentic American fare and an extensive list of libations. The part-European bistro, part-American gastropub sees a business crowd with their laptops and mobile phones gathering on week mornings for healthy bites and freshly brewed coffee, while the weekend boasts a more laidback ambiance with chilled out brunch-goers. Located at the confluence of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and uptown Phoenix and boasting breathtaking views of the Camelback Mountains, The Henry offers an ideal spot to enjoy delicious food, great drinks, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
4455 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-429-8020
22.The Oink Cafe
© The Oink Cafe
The Oink Café is a comfortable family-run breakfast and lunch spot in the Village Center that specializes in all things pork, including five types of bacon. The family-owned and operated café serves hearty homemade breakfasts and lunches along with handcrafted espresso drinks, craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, and casual wines. Breakfast dishes range from the usual eggs and bacon, pancakes, and omelets to Oink specialties such as biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, chorizo and eggs, Oink Breakfast Burgers, and Oink Breakfast Chimis. And of course, everything is available with bacon!
4326 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032, Phone: 602-404-6465
23.U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Greenway
© U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Greenway
Located in Bell Towne Plaza, U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Greenway is a local chain of restaurants that offers breakfast and lunch favorites in a traditional diner-like setting with walls adorned in American-inspired art. With locations in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, and Chandler, the U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant is known as being the home of the Original Protein Pancake, which they have been serving to delighted customers since 1986. The breakfast menu features all the regular favorites, such as egg scrambles, omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, breakfast sandwiches, and eggs done any way. The U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Greenway is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
402 E Greenway Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85022, Phone: 602-993-2122
Vovomeena is a delightful breakfast spot in the heart of Phoenix that offers creative breakfast and brunch dishes, specialty coffee drinks, and outdoor patio seating for alfresco dining. Established in 2012 by DJ Fernandes and his wife and tucked away in the back corner of a complex on Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road, the cozy joint’s name partly means “grandma” (vovó) in Portuguese and serves fare that is reminiscent of grandma’s cooking. Food is ordered at the counter and then served to the table, and dishes include twists on the regulars such as the Big Man on Campus – a massive pork chop stacked on a colossal waffle and topped with apple-maple syrup, two eggs, and a Portuguese doughnut. Other unusual plates include the Mexican Benedict, which features a pair of poached eggs and chorizo sausage topped with hollandaise sauce and served on thick masa tortillas.
1515 7th Ave #170, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: 602-252-2541
25 Best Phoenix Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots
- Breakfast Club, Photo: Breakfast Club
- Dick's Hideaway, Photo: Dick's Hideaway
- Duza's Kitchen, Photo: Duza's Kitchen
- Essence Bakery Cafe, Photo: Essence Bakery Cafe
- Fame Caffe, Photo: Fame Caffe
- Frank & Albert's, Photo: Frank & Albert's
- La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria, Photo: La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
- Luci's Healthy Marketplace, Photo: Luci's Healthy Marketplace
- Matt's Big Breakfast, Photo: Courtesy of Francisco - Fotolia.com
- Melrose Kitchen, Photo: Melrose Kitchen
- Morning Glory Cafe, Photo: Morning Glory Cafe
- Ncounter, Photo: Ncounter
- Original Breakfast House, Photo: Original Breakfast House
- Otro Cafe, Photo: Otro Cafe
- Over Easy, Photo: Over Easy
- Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Photo: Phoenix Public Market Cafe
- Pomegranate Cafe, Photo: Pomegranate Cafe
- Ranch House Grille, Photo: Ranch House Grille
- Scramble - A breakfast and lunch joint, Photo: Scramble - A breakfast and lunch joint
- T. Cook's, Photo: T. Cook's
- The Henry, Photo: The Henry
- The Oink Cafe, Photo: The Oink Cafe
- U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Greenway, Photo: U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Greenway
- Vovomeena, Photo: Vovomeena
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