10 Great Scottsdale Brunch Spots for Late-Morning Feasting

Whether you're the early riser type, or you like to roll out of the bed at the crack of noon, Scottsdale is full of great brunch destinations that are ready to feed you and get your day started off right.

For a classic yet wholesome take on breakfast and brunch, stop in at Butters Pancakes and Cafe. The name of this Scottsdale breakfast staple might sound decadent, but there's much more to the menu than butter and maple syrup. You'll find whole wheat pancakes, fresh fruit salads and grains.

Looking for a cozy patio far from the maddening crowds of Old Town? Alo Cafe strikes the right balance between convenience (it's tucked away on a quiet edge of downtown Scottsdale), charm (when the weather is mild outside, the patio makes for a lovely brunching spot), and great Euro-inspired breakfast fare. 

If a fine Bloody Mary is what you're after, make a brunch date at The Hash Kitchen. This sleek spot offers high-energy, family-friendly ambiance, plus a long menu of delicious daytime eats. Mimosas and a great build your own Bloody Mary bar never go out of style here (or anywhere, for that matter). 

Another good spot for spot for build-your-own Bloody Mary aficionados is ZuZu, the hip restaurant located at the Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale. Brunch service also includes an optional make-your-own Mimosa bar. 



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...  Read More



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 omelettes, pancakes,...  Read More



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...  Read More



Scramble is a quick, fast-casual breakfast and lunch spot with a dog-friendly patio. Breakfast is served all day, and the expansive menu has something for everybody. Pick from a variety of egg scrambles served with hash browns and toast,...  Read More

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....  Read More



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...  Read More

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Classic American fare gets a gourmet twist at this fashionable cafe, located inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale. The lunch menu is extensive, with the emphasis on seasonal comfort food prepared thoughtfully with a decidedly...  Read More



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...  Read More



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...  Read More



Tucked away in the Bespoke Inn in Old Town Scottsdale, Virtu is a small space with a refined menu of seasonal offerings. After only a few months in operation, the small eatery made a big splash by appearing in Esquire Magazine's annual Best New...  Read More


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