1. Crudo3603 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix
2. The Gladly2201 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
3. Windsor5223 N Central Ave, Phoenix
4. Welcome Diner924 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix
5. Orange Table203 E 7th St, Tempe
6. The House Brasserie6936 E Main St, Scottsdale
7. Liberty Market230 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert
8. LON's at The Hermosa5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley
9. Dick's Hideaway6008 N 16th St, Phoenix
10. The Herb Box7134 E Stetson Dr, Ste 200, Scottsdale
There’s no doubt that Crudo, located off 36th St and Indian School Road, is a favorite in town for both food and cocktails. And when it’s time to brunch, Crudo is at the top of the list. Potato croquettes with poached eggs, brisket and beet hash, pork belly poutine, and sweet/savory brunch jars are all just a taste of what Chef Cullen Campbell’s menu has to offer.
The Gladly offers an unbeatable kitchen/bar team with Chef Bernie Kantak and bartender Brian Goodwin. Goodwin serves up a five-drink specialty brunch cocktail menu on Sundays, including curious combinations like vodka, aquavit, watermelon simple syrup, bitter lemon soda, and a Chinese five spice pickled watermelon rind. From the kitchen, Kantak offers brunchers house-smoked pork butt pastrami hash, cornbread waffles, brioche French toast with berries, and, of course, Kantak’s signature chopped salad.
Sundays are king at this casual spot. Why, ask you? Three words: Bloody. Mary. Cart. For $5, you can choose a red or green Bloody Mary base and then walk over to the cart to jazz it up with mix-ins like pickles, olives, cocktail onions, sports peppers, pickled peppers, lemons, horseradish, and more. Oh, and you should probably get some donut holes or a crab cake eggs Benedict to sop up some of that boozy goodness.
This old-school diner in Garfield is run out of a small vintage trailer, where it serves its loyal fans classic Southern comfort food, such as biscuits, burgers, poutine, and the favorite watermelon salad. We'd recommend going early for brunch and nabbing a seat inside the trailer, so you can watch the sizzling griddle cook eggs and toast biscuits while sipping on a mimosa or a bloody. If you're stopping by later in the day, the cocktails here are something every local should try at least once: go Welcome-style with the Kentucky Thoroughbred (made with Four Roses Bourbon and Welcome’s own house ginger beer), or the Paloma with tequila, hurricane juice, and grapefruit Jarritos. If you can't get a spot inside the tight trailer, post up at a picnic table outside.
From jalapeño pecan pancakes to green chile and corned beef flannels, this spot has something for sweet and savory fans alike. However, if you have to pick one thing, the chimichurri hash is a flavorful favorite on the menu. Mimosas and Bloody Marys make this daily brunch spot perfect for those Wednesday mornings when you just have to treat yourself.
Chef Matt Carter cooks up eclectic, modern cuisine at The House Brasserie, set in a fairytale 1939 Scottsdale cottage that pairs an outdoor patio lit by strings of lanterns with an interior dining room plastered with deeply colored damask wallpaper and weathered mirrors. The menu is a mélange of Argentinian grilled seafood, American steaks, and Asian vegetables, arranged into dishes like the baked St. Andre cheese board with basil, peanut, and cumquat, crispy pork rillettes with arugula, mustard vin, bleu cheese, and radish, and swordfish with shishito fennel sofrito, chorizo verde, cicerchia, and black rouille. We suggest visiting The House Brasserie with a special someone who shares the same adventurous palate you do.
The gem of Gilbert’s breakfast scene is definitely Liberty Market. With egg sandwiches, Southwestern-inspired chilaquiles and burritos, and several different scrambles, there’s plenty to choose from on the daily menu, which even includes a couple vegan options.
If you take your brunch with a view, LON's at the Hermosa Inn is a boozy weekend getaway that’s worth a stop in. Whether you want to build your own omelet with a range of cheese, meat, and veggies or go with something a little less decision-heavy like a grilled sirloin burger or mesquite pancakes with local honeycomb and fresh blueberries, this classy brunch spot will surely satisfy.
Dick’s has the kicked up New Mexican fare to settle your hangover. With a heavy dose of peppers in most dishes, like the green chile stew and eggs or the jalapeño eggs Benedict, you can try to burn some of that hangover pain out of you. If that doesn’t work, don’t lose hope yet. Just order one of the house Bloody Marys, made with an intensely spicy house-made tomato puree and served with a beer snit on the side to chase the heat.
This Scottsdale spot can't be beat when it comes to fantastic brunches, offering a number of both sweet and savory options for you meal. If you have a sweet tooth, go for the red velvet or cinnamon buckwheat pancakes, and if you want a bit of both worlds, go for the Bourbon-Ginger Peach Brioche French Toast.