10 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Phoenix

For the perfect start to your day, where should you head for breakfast during your Phoenix stay? It depends.

If you're craving a healthy, wholesome breakfast crafted from only the finest organic ingredients, you'll want to check out the morning delicacies offered at the Pomegranate Cafe, a Chandler-area eatery that has elevated the French Toast to new heights.

Biscuits and gravy more your speed this morning? Check out Biscuits, a neighborhood cafe dishing out big, buttery stacks of pancakes and some of the best chicken fried steak platters in the city. More homespun goodness abounds at The Original Breakfast House, where giant brioche cinnamon buns and coffee make a perfect morning pair.

If you want to eat like the locals, congregate outside the tiny house in central Phoenix where Matt's Big Breakfast dishes out made-from-scratch Belgian waffles and specialty plates like The Chop & Chick, two eggs served with a skillet-seared Iowa pork chop. Over at La Grande Orange Grocery in Phoenix's leafy Arcadia neighborhood, locals gather to enjoy the gourmet coffee and rise and shine menu, featuring eggs to order, veggie breakfast burritos, freshly griddled English muffins, and local organic fresh fruit.

If enjoying your first meal al fresco sounds divine, you'll want to enjoy your breakfast at The Farm at South Mountain, where seasonal breakfast and brunch dishes are hand-crafted and served at the Morning Glory Cafe, one of the city's prettiest breakfast spots.



Rustic yet casually upscale, Dick's Hideaway is the kind of place locals take out-of-towners for an authentic taste of traditional Southwest flavors. Lunch, breakfast and dinner is served at this small local gem, where the smell of slow-roasted...  Read More



"The most important meal of the day!" reads the breakfast menu at Biscuits, a popular mom-and-pop diner dishing out hot, delicious breakfast platters for a steady cadre of regulars. Old-fashioned breakfasts are the specialty here, including huge...  Read More



This quick casual restaurant grabbed the spotlight a few years ago, earning a reputation as one of the most popular breakfast spots around town, and even appearing on several cable television programs. In hindsight, it's plain to see what all...  Read More



The Original Breakfast House in northeast Phoenix is a popular breakfast and brunch destination for classic diner grub with a twist. The huge breakfast menu includes house favorites like the deep-fried French toast topped with seasonal food, and...  Read More

La Grande Orange Grocery


In a neighborhood increasingly known for the quality of its restaurant offerings, La Grande Orange is helping bump up the options. Small and friendly, it limits its menu in order to focus on superb ingredients, and the deliberate formula has...  Read More

Pomegranate Cafe
Photo courtesy of Pomegranate Cafe


Delicious meets nutritious at this Chandler-area gem. Healthy, wholesome, yet still delectable, brunch and lunch selections are artfully created and served using only the highest quality ingredients. Try the Breakfast Burrito, made with your...  Read More



Snooze: An AM Eatery is a hip breakfast and brunch spot with locations in Denver, San Diego, and now, Phoenix. The Phoenix location is located in mid-town's Town and Country Plaza in a modern, hip diner setting with wood flooring and...  Read More



Vovomeena describes its menu as "craft breakfast and brunch," with an emphasis on craft. The always-changing menu of carefully composed breakfast and brunch dishes manage to be both hearty, arty, and most importantly, delicious. Everything on...  Read More

Matt's Big Breakfast


If you don't know where Matt's Big Breakfast is, no problem. Simply look for the long trail of chatting, slightly restless men and women lined up outside a modest brick house on First Street. This is Matt's Big Breakfast, one of the city's most...  Read More

The Farm at South Mountain
Photo courtesy of Morning Glory Cafe at The Farm


This combination kitchen, cafe, artist studio, and working farm is also one of Phoenix's most popular morning spots for the discerning breakfast set. The Farm's Morning Glory Cafe, open seasonally, is a signature breakfast spot serving...  Read More


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