Where to Brunch in Metropolitan Phoenix: 10 Spots for a Late-Morning Feast

Ready to brunch? If a long, luxurious breakfast sounds like heaven to you, Phoenix offers several welcoming spots to satiate your mid-morning appetite.

For a southwestern twist on the traditional brunch, head to Dick's Hideaway, a midtown Phoenix gem serving up hearty and savory, New Mexico-style breakfast dishes. 

In central Phoenix, Vovomeena is a solid brunch destination, serving gourmet coffee and inspired breakfast plates. 

In Central Phoenix's historic Coronado district, be sure to swing by Duza's Kitchen for beautifully prepared breakfast, lunch and brunch plates. You'll find everything from quinoa oatmeal to unique takes on classic brunch dishes, like Chef Duzic's southwestern-inspired eggs benedict.

For a menu that evokes Parisian cafe staples and to enjoy a Euro-style brunch, check out Fame Caffe on Central Avenue. The restaurant offers specialty omelets, classic French sandwiches like a good croque madam and croque monsieur, and lovingly prepared pancakes, French toast and other American breakfast favorites. 





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



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



Ocotillo is a bonafide food and drink compound in central Phoenix, with a sprawling, ambitious menu of New American eats. Here, "New American" means everything from big plates of gorgeously burnished roasted chicken, enormous falafel burgers, or...  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

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



Craving a dim sum brunch? Stop by Dim Sum Cafe in Mesa, a small and unassuming restaurant that offers dim sum staples like steamed buns, dumplings and braised chicken feet. You'll want to try the freshly made xiao long bao – the Shanghainese...  Read More



Homey and charming, Fame Caffe on Central Avenue is one of those destinations that seems made for a long, leisurely brunch. Come here for fresh-squeezed orange juice, or maybe a gourmet coffee drink. For brunch, the selection offers many classic...  Read More



After a well-received stint at mid-town Phoenix's Clarendon Hotel, Gallo Blanco Cafe has moved to its own standalone spot in downtown Phoenix's historic Garfield neighborhood. Chef Doug Robson's menu features delicious tacos, tortas and classic...  Read More



Duza's Kitchen is a small breakfast and lunch spot that's tucked away in a section of a repurposed home in the historic Coronado neighborhood of central Phoenix. It's a lovely spot, full of wooden tables, fresh flowers on the tables and local...  Read More


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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