Phoenix

The Absolute Best Brunches in Phoenix

The most important meal of the day.

Ladera
Photo courtesy of Ladera

Even the most ardent devotee to the ritual of weekend brunch needs a new suggestion for where to indulge their epicurean side every now and then. And if that's you, you’re certainly in the right place. We know all about those unwavering chilaquiles cravings. And we’ll tell you exactly where to find ‘em. From epic vodka-drenched sippers to hearty helpings of comfort food served up sometime between the late morning and early afternoon hours, these institutions dedicated to all things sweet, savory, and boozy, tick all of the boxes when it comes to the most important meal of the day.

Ladera Taverna y Cocina
Photo courtesy of Ladera

A parade of modern Mexican fare is what you can expect at Ladera. Come for the salsa-slathered barbacoa hash, girthy breakfast burritos, and drool-worthy huevos rancheros and stay for Ladera’s deep lineup of specialty cocktails; all of which are best enjoyed on the shaded, open-air patio. There’s a frozen mezcalada with your name on it. That’s right, mezcal-ada.
How to order: Dine-in or start your order online. Call 602-606-2258 to make those delivery and takeout dreams come true.

The Golden Pineapple
Photo by Lauren Topor Reichert

The Golden Pineapple’s uber lush tree-covered patio is just one of its main draws. While the outdoor seating situation is indeed primo, The Golden Pineapple has a lot more to offer, like new brunch specials every weekend, pineapple mimosas, hot chicken sandwiches, chilaquiles of the red and green variety, and an epic brunch wrap supreme stuffed with chorizo and all the fixings. Need to wash down that fiery chicken sammy? Consult The Golden Pineapple’s assortment of draft, canned, and bottled beer to put out that fire.  
How to order: Make your rezzy here.

Breakfast B*tch
Photo courtesy of Breakfast Bitch

Breakfast B*tch

Downtown Phoenix

Who doesn’t like a little profanity with their brunch, huh? Located in the center of Downtown Phoenix’s buzzy Roosevelt neighborhood and tucked inside of the hip Cambria Hotel is Breakfast Bitch—a breakfast-y joint (what else?) with a bit of a wild side. Standards like pancakes, craveable biscuits and gravy, and classic steak and eggs complement bougier plates like the lobster cakes and ahi salad. Hungry for more? Roll through Pemberton PHX where you can find Breakfast Bitch slinging eats from their food truck alongside some other roving standouts. 
How to order: Dine-in and snag a seat on the patio or give ‘em a call at 602-544-7323 to get your takeout order going.

El Chorro Lodge
Photo courtesy of El Chorro

El Chorro Lodge

Paradise Valley

Arguably one of Arizona’s most scenic, and romantic, restaurants, El Chorro serves up a weekend brunch with an unbeatable panoramic view of nearby Camelback Mountain. Sure, you’ll take your Sunday brunch with a side of postcard-worthy desert scenery, but don’t miss the actual sides and starters, like El Chorro’s famous sticky buns—an entire basket of cinnamon roll goodness that’s all yours to relish over. When the table’s cleared take some time to explore the scenic grounds. This historic property is brimming with bits and pieces of Arizona history and Western flair.
How to order: Reserve your table right here.

The Vig
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The Vig

Multiple locations

The Vig has solidly established itself as a boozy hotspot for the brunch crowd. And with multiple locations across The Valley, your next brunch outing is never too-far away. The menu combines the classics with regionally inspired dishes like benedict rancheros, chorizo-stuffed burritos, and poached Mexican shrimp cocktails dressed up with a medley of cilantro, avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes. A section of the menu is dedicated to day drinks that include a cold brew old fashioned and a bevy of tequila-kissed libations. And of course, there are plenty of mimosas, of the cranberry, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple varieties, to go around. With its spacious patios and lots of room for yard games like cornhole and bocce, this brunch playground may just turn into your next regular weekend hangout. 
How to order: Dine-in or click here to order online.

O.H.S.O. Brewery
Photo courtesy of O.H.S.O.

O.H.S.O.

Multiple locations

Brunch is best enjoyed with friends. Especially when those friends have four legs and bushy tails. This brewery and nano-distillery has a reputation as one of the friendliest dog-friendly dining outposts around town. Its casual, laid back vibe and shaded outdoor patio make a more-than-ideal scene to sip seasonal craft beers while noshing your way through a plate of cereal-covered French toast. After the bill comes, snag a complimentary gourmet treat for your doggo on the way out.  
How to order: Dine-in or get your brunch delivered with DoorDash.

Chelsea's Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Chelsea's Kitchen

Part of the imitable LGO family of restaurants, Chelsea’s Kitchen enlivens the senses with its on-site smoke yard, rotisserie grill, regionally sourced and taste bud-tantalizing cuisines, and picture-perfect outdoor patio. Put your pinkies up and sip your way through a hoard of bubbly (because, brunch!) and spirits. And savor every single bite of Chelsea’s acclaimed green chile burger. Perhaps you’d rather go all in on a platter of vegetarian tacos where locally sourced veggies are the stars of the show, good for you! There’s nothing not worth ordering here, really. 
How to order: Place an order online for curbside pickup or delivery. Chelsea’s is open for dine-in and walk-ins are absolutely welcome.

Culinary Dropout
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Culinary Dropout

Multiple locations

Your parents probably told you not to play with your food. Forget that. Culinary Dropout encourages you to bring out your playful side with their assemblage of yard games, live music performances, yoga classes, and of course, those dippable soft pretzels and provolone fondue. Culinary Dropout’s expansive indoor-outdoor spaces mean that there’s plenty of room for social distancing, but you’ll definitely want to get close to a plate of their legendary fried chicken or if you’re sweet tooth is calling, the carmely bread pudding French toast.
How to order: Make those reservations to dine-in or order online.

Windsor
Photo courtesy of Windsor

Windsor

Uptown Phoenix

Comfort foods including homemade cinnamon rolls drizzled with a drool-inducing vanilla glaze and southern-style, from-scratch Cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy come standard at this buzzy Uptown brunch spot. Sure to absolutely win over Bloody Mary fans, Windsor’s rolling bar cart is stocked with all of the spices, fancy salts, yummy pickles, and fresh garnishes you could possibly dream up. And, for the craft beer crowd, order up a pitcher of locally-brewed beer for five bucks; it’s an unbeatable deal if you’re looking to extend your brunch into the lazy, late afternoon hours. 
How to order: Order online for pickup and delivery or dine-in.

Ocotillo
Photo courtesy of Ocotillo

Ocotillo

Midtown Phoenix

Bring your appetite to Ocotillo where brunch-goers can get their fill of sweet dishes like iron skillet pancakes dusted with powdered sugar and savory plates like the smoked brisket atop a delicious bed of parmy polenta. Ocotillo’s seasonally inspired menu is complemented by a carefully curated list of spirits that come together to make some epic brunchy drinks. And mimosas made with fresh citrus are available by the glass or pitcher to keep your thirsty palate quenched. 
How to order: Click here to order online. And make those reservations right here.

Hula's Modern Tiki
Photo by Lauren Topor Reichert

Hula's Modern Tiki

Multiple locations

Brunch gets a tiki twist at Hula’s Modern Tiki. Hula’s dishes out a wave of tropical-inspired brunch eats like the traditional island specialty loco moco, ahi eggs benedict, and a signature hangover hash. When the rum calls, belly-up to the bar or kickback on the patio with a Mai Tai. And if you really want to go all out, order a shareable rum-drenched scorpion or flaming volcano bowl and drink up all those island vibes.
How to order: Call 602-265-8454 (Phoenix), 480-970-4852 (Scottsdale), or 480-597-5808 (High Street) to make a rezzy.

Lauren Topor Reichert is a Phoenix-based multimedia storyteller, photographer, and content creator. Her work has been featured in travel guides, national publications, and the social feeds of some stellar local restaurants. Follow her around Arizona, and beyond, on Instagram @hungryinphoenix.
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