Best Breakfast in Scottsdale

10 Breakfast Restaurants in Scottsdale Worth Getting Up For

Scottsdale is a diverse culinary city, and not surprisingly, a wonderful place to enjoy an excellent breakfast. Whether you need a quick breakfast spot that doesn't compromise on quality, or you're preparing to enjoy a sumptuous brunch feast, Scottsdale offers something for every mood and occasion.

If you find yourself waking up with a large appetite, head over to Butters Pancakes & Cafe, where hearty breakfasts are made from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. No greasy breakfasts here: just freshly prepared skillets, omelets, waffles, and pancakes served in a bright, sunny dining room.

For those mornings when you're daydreaming of long Paris brunches, head to Chez Vous in north Scottsdale. This French creperie specializes in these traditional Parisian pancakes, made from scratch and filled with sweet and savory ingredients. Try the Crepe Campagne, made with fingerling potatoes, swiss and prosciutto.

If you want to eat as the locals do, head over to Perk Eatery, our number one pick. Not only will you find one-of-a-kind breakfast dishes like their excellent breakfast enchiladas, but you'll also find an appetizing selection of freshly baked goods at the pastry counter. 


U.S. Egg
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Breakfast and lunch are served all day at this popular local chain, which features a large array of traditional breakfast and lunch plates, as well as several unique specialties. Try the golden half moon omelets, plate size pancakes, or the savory mountain high skillets. The lunch menu famously features half-pound burgers, sure to satiate even the biggest appetite. For a lighter lunch, chicken sandwiches and salads offer a tasty alternative. This is a great spot for a reliably tasty breakfast that is both hearty and delicious. Watching your waistline? Plenty of healthy options populate the sprawling breakfast and lunch menu.

Recommended for Breakfast because: U.S. Egg is a regional chain that is ideal for families and groups looking for an informal place to enjoy breakfast.

Patricia's expert tip: If you're trying to keep it low-carb, try the restaurant's protein pancakes.

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The Breakfast Club serves up breakfast and lunch options using fresh ingredients. There are lots of healthy options, along with "quick start" options that you can order for a quick refuel. On the menu, you'll find a good selection of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, including a menu of waffles, Benedicts, specialty omelets, and even a menu of southwest-style offerings. For something lighter, check out the cereal, yogurt and oats, including steel-cut McCann's Irish oatmeal. Fresh Fresh smoothies and specialty coffee are also on the menu. You'll want to get to this Scottsdale restaurant early to grab a seat - it's a popular breakfast and brunch spot.

Recommended for Breakfast because: The Breakfast Club is a safe breakfast bet when you're staying in Old Town.

Patricia's expert tip: This is a popular Old Town Scottsdale breakfast spot, so come early to avoid wait times.

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Butters Pancakes & Cafe
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"Egg-ceptional eggs," moist and fluffy omelets, original skillets, scramblers, eggs benedict, fruits and grains, pancakes, French toast, and Belgian waffles are just some of the breakfast specialties you'll find at this bright Scottsdale cafe. Despite the name, don't expect a breakfast platter dripping in butter. The food here is prepared fresh with the most wholesome ingredients available. The orange juice is fresh-squeezed (no slushy concentrate here!), and the bright, impeccably spotless dining room makes this an ideal breakfast spot to get your day started right. A great place to satisfy your craving for a large, scrumptious breakfast during your Scottsdale stay.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Butters is a family-friendly breakfast diner built for big appetites. The large menu means there's something for everyone in your group.

Patricia's expert tip: Small children will enjoy the kid's brunch menu, which includes Mickey Mouse-themed pancakes.

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen is a unique Scottsdale restaurant and bar with a menu full of intriguing small plates. The menu playfully blends the bold flavors of Latin America and Asia to deliver one-of-a-kind plates. The kitchen recommends selecting between three to five dishes to enjoy the menu's range of flavors. The eclectic, creative menu features four kinds of guacamoles, various ceviches, soups, sandwiches, salads, rice and noodle dishes and gourmet tacos. There's also a full menu of hand-crafted cocktails, as well as a special brunch menu that's available on the weekends. The colorful, living-dining room complements the artful dishes.

Recommended for Breakfast because: SumoMaya offers an impressive weekend breakfast brunch menu featuring a huge selection of globally-inflected dishes.

Patricia's expert tip: For leisurely, all-you-can-eat brunch, check out the weekend bottomless brunch menu.

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Looking for a place to grab a good cup of coffee and light breakfast in north Scottsdale? This European-inspired coffee shop features a strong selection of single-origin coffee beans, pour-over coffee drinks and gourmet tea drinks. There are also freshly baked pastries and a great menu of tartines, including avocado toast and a pretty irresistible walnut & mascarpone toast with honey. For a slightly heartier breakfast, check out the gourmet light bites menu that includes breakfast burritos and sandwiches, and other morning treats are available. A scenic patio with a view of the lake makes this the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of joe.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Lakeview Coffee makes some of the freshest and tastiest cups of joe in north Scottsdale. There's also a menu of gourmet breakfast omelets and sandwiches.

Patricia's expert tip: Don't miss the tartines menu, including the terrifically sweet and nutty mascarpone toast.

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The Hash Kitchen, located in The Shops Gainey Village shopping center, is a popular gathering spot for breakfast and leisurely brunches. This is chic spot is the place to bring the diehard Bloody Mary aficionados in your circle - The Hash Kitchen offers a gourmet build-your-own Bloody Mary bar where you can create the morning cocktail of your dreams. Of course, there are also many gourmet hashes, topped with eggs and served with a homemade buttermilk biscuit. You'll also find lighter fare like fruits and oats, along with gourmet waffles, hearty skillets and at least three varieties of French toast. The Hash Kitchen also serves lunch options, including salads, burgers and sandwiches.

Recommended for Breakfast because: The Hash Kitchen is a very good brunch destination, with an array of both lighter and slightly decadent morning options.

Patricia's expert tip: If you love build-your-own Bloody Mary bars, check out The Hash Kitchen.

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Looking for a nice breakfast or lunch spot in Scottsdale? Check out Noci Cafe, a family-owned cafe serving wholesome, home-style breakfast plates and Italian-inflected lunch options. For breakfast, you'll find options like omelets, pancakes, Belgian waffles and homemade hash browns. Lunch includes a menu of panini, salads, and Italian pasta plates. You'll also find a pastry counter filled with treats and gourmet coffee. Most items are priced south of $10, making this a good place to fuel up on wholesome, homemade fare, without having to break your dining-out budget.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Noci Cafe is a good bet in Scottsdale for a wholesome and made-from-scratch breakfast experience.

Patricia's expert tip: For breakfast, don't miss the homemade jams, hash browns and gourmet coffee.

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If cozy breakfast spots are your thing, plan a stop at the Alo Cafe in Scottsdale. The cafe, which is tucked away in an old house in Charles Miller Square in Old Town Scottsdale, is a take on the classic Eurostyle breakfast and lunch cafe. The cafe features menu items from across the globe, with a focus on the cuisine of Estonia, but you'll also find dishes inspired by Argentina, South Africa, and Spain, as well as classic American breakfast favorites. Highlights from breakfast menu include the French Toast, a breakfast sandwich on an Old Heidelberg Roll, and the Tortilla Espanola, a classic Spanish pancake made from eggs and potatoes. This hidden gem is also a good place to enjoy a good cup of joe. The cafe serves high-quality local Cartel Coffee, and there a number of refreshing chai drinks too.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Alo Cafe is a charming breakfast spot where you can rise and shine to an eclectic offering of global breakfast specialties.

Patricia's expert tip: Try the Alo signature corn flake crusted French toast, two pieces of French toast crusted with corn flakes.

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North Scottsdale may be far removed from Paris, France, but desert dwellers can enjoy an authentic taste of France with a visit to Chez Vous Crepes, a delightful creperie that specializes in this traditional French comfort food. The menu features a wide assortment of sweet and savory crepes, baguette sandwiches and other homemade creations. This is a nice spot to indulge in a long breakfast, either in the dining room or the sunny patio. Also on the breakfast menu are flaky, buttery croissants, tartines, fruit cups, French toast, and a variety of omelets served with herb roasted potatoes. The Lorraine Omelet, a three-egg scramble with creme fraiche, onions, bacon and Swiss cheese, is excellent.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Chez Vous is the ideal place to go when you want to savor a Euro-style breakfast in Scottsdale.

Patricia's expert tip: Try the classic Croque Madame, fresh ham and eggs cooked and served on a French baguette.

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This Scottsdale breakfast and lunch cafe, which has been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, dishes out tasty comfort food that will "make your belly happy." The menu features unique plates like the breakfast enchiladas, two soft flour tortillas stuffed with chipotle ricotta cheese, black beans and slow-roasted pork. It's topped with the house enchilada sauce and two eggs made in any style. For sweet tooths, there's the excellent wine country French toast. Two thick pieces of French bread stuffed with Brie and topped with roasted red grapes and drizzled with a homemade red wine rosemary syrup.

Recommended for Breakfast because: Perk Eatery is a unique Scottsdale breakfast cafe where you can find one-of-a-kind morning plates like the excellent breakfast enchiladas.

Patricia's expert tip: Try the biscuits and gravy, which are always belly-pleasing. And make a pit stop at the pastry display, which is always teeming with fresh-baked goods.

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