Food & Drink

The Best Phoenix Brunches in Your Neighborhood

If brunch isn’t your favorite meal, I behoove you to rethink your dining experiences. No one will expect you to order a salad and it’s one of the only times drinking to excess before noon is encouraged. Plus, having all that champagne so early on a Sunday (or Tuesday, we’re not judging) leaves plenty of time for you to get your life together before the Sunday Scaries set in. 

Fortunately in Phoenix there’s a lot of options, even beyond the tried and true chains like Over Easy. Whether you’re looking for a low-key plate of eggs and bacon, an over-the-top, Instagrammable French toast, or just care about getting a Bloody Mary in your belly, we’ve got you covered with these top Valley brunch spots.

The Henry
The Henry

Arcadia

The Henry
The craft bloody mary destination
While The Henry serves as the go-to spot for early-morning meetings and quick coffees during the week, it transforms into a brunch-time mecca from 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday mornings -- complete with the infamous bloody mary cart. Bloody mary cart aside, this is the place to go for top-quality eats in a bustling yet cozy space. Plus, it has something for everyone, like the caramel apple french toast, chicken fried chicken and rancheros breakfast bowl.

Snooze, an AM Eatery
Snooze, an AM Eatery

Biltmore

Snooze, an AM Eatery
A quirky chain great for mix-and-match breakfast dishes 
You’ve likely seen a Snooze pop up in your neighborhood as the concept rapidly expands across the Southwest -- and for good reason. This restaurant exists to serve you an incredible brunch experience every day from 6:30am to 2:30pm in a vibrant, quirky atmosphere where the food definitely lives up to the hype and meal customization is encouraged. There’s a dish for practically anything you might be in the mood for, from a classic breakfast with eggs, toast, and bacon, to huevos rancheros or cherries jubilee pancakes -- just to name a few of our favorites. Plus, you can look forward to over a dozen classic and seasonal brunch-themed cocktail choices.

Scramble
Quick and easy every day, without compromising taste
Scramble brought its fast-casual brunch concept to the Biltmore neighborhood last year. Read our entry on the flagship North Phoenix location for details on their egg-fueled delights.

Matt’s Big Breakfast
Classic breakfast done exceptionally well
The award-winning breakfast spot expanded to the Biltmore neighborhood in early 2016. Read our entry on the flagship Downtown Phoenix location for details on their famous menu options.

Chandler

Hash Kitchen
Kind of like having brunch in a dance club
This North Scottsdale breakfast mainstay opened its first Chandler location last year, bringing with it its extensive menu of eggs Benedict, pancakes, hashes and brunch-appropriate cocktails cocktails. Read our entry on the flagship location for more about the menu.

Nico Heirloom Kitchen
Nico Heirloom Kitchen

Gilbert

Nico Heirloom Kitchen
The ultimate meaty brunch experience 
With the increased culinary expression in downtown Gilbert, Nico Heirloom Kitchen has risen to the occasion as the area’s first upscale, chef-driven restaurant. Now, it’s taking on breakfast with a vengeance with “The Ultimate Breakfast” at a whopping $135. Don’t let the price tag scare you though, dedicated brunchers will be rewarded with a 40-ounce tomahawk bone-in ribeye, 12 scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, chimichurri, and veal demi. If you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter, you can look forward to a market veggie crepe, eggs benedict or brown butter French toast. Plus, each entree can be upgraded to (almost) bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $11.

Snooze, an AM Eatery
A quirky chain great for mix-and-match breakfast dishes
Snooze began serving up its selection of sweet and savory breakfast dishes in downtown Gilbert late last year. Read our entry on the Biltmore location for details on the menu.

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn
Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn

Paradise Valley

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn
A go-to brunch for the bacon lover in your life
Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn provides an elevated brunch experience with unexpected menu items like filet and eggs or short rib hash alongside classics like eggs benedict and French toast. The best option for hungry diners however, is the Hacienda Brunch for Two, which features an appetizer like the avocado toast or sizzling bacon, an entree (we recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote), and two beverages including prosecco, a hermosa mule, or the house margarita.

Matt's Big Breakfast
Matt's Big Breakfast

Downtown Phoenix

Matt’s Big Breakfast
Classic breakfast done exceptionally well  
Since opening in 2004, this Arizona breakfast staple has gained national acclaim, including a feature on Food Network’s Diners, Drive ins, and Dives, but the true testament to its delicious breakfast options is the neverending crowd of people clamoring to enjoy menu items like The Chope and Chick -- a two egg skillet with pork rib chop.

Snooze, an AM Eatery
A quirky chain great for mix-and-match breakfast dishes 

Snooze unveiled a new downtown Phoenix location late last year. Read our entry on the Biltmore location for details on the menu.

Scramble
Scramble

North Phoenix

Scramble
Quick and easy every day, without compromising taste
Scramble offers counter service (read: fast for those early onset hangovers) without compromising quality, or options. Plus, it has a dog friendly patio, vegan and gluten free options, so it really doesn’t get much better. It’s open from 6am to 2pm every day serving up menu items like the Chicago “brizza” with sausage, hash browns and lots of cheese, the garden scramble with squash, zucchini, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes and cheese, and the chile verde burrito with pulled pork, monterey jack cheese, green chile sauce, and queso fresco.

Uptown Phoenix

St. Francis
Family-friendly, seasonal cuisine with live jazz and award-winning bread
It’s hard to go wrong when you brunch at a restaurant that’s won an award for its bread. Face it, a good brunch is centered around carbs. You can enjoy classics like the eggs benedict or the chorizo scramble at St. Francis from 9am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday, but if you dine on the first Sunday of the month between 10:30am and 1:30pm, you’ll catch live jazz too. St. Francis is known for its emphasis on using seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients and its brunch is no different. Best of all, its breezy, laid-back atmosphere is perfect for a family-friendly meal, which is not to say they don’t have a great cocktail menu. You can get any of your favorites, including a Bloody Mary, mimosa or bellini.

Sumomaya
Sumomaya

Central Scottsdale

Sumomaya
Asian and Mexican fusion, without limits 
If you do brunch right at Sumomaya, it’s not just a brunch... it’s an experience. The upscale, contemporary restaurant delivers a fusion of Asian and Mexican cuisine that really shines during its bottomless brunch on weekend mornings from 9am to 2pm, and if you make the most of your meal, you might be there the whole five hours. Indulge in bottomless cocktails, unlimited shared plates and sides -- like the three leches oatmeal brulee and pomegranate guacamole before settling on your choice of entrée (our favorites are the Cuban benedict with Canadian bacon, cochinita pibil, pepper jack, hollandaise and pickles or the cinnamon French toast with glazed berries, house granola and maple bourbon beurre blanc) and finishing with a liquid cheesecake.

Scramble
Quick and easy every day, without compromising taste
Scramble brought its fast-casual brunch concept to central Scottsdale in early 2014. Read our entry on the flagship North Phoenix location for tips on what to get.

Hash Kitchen
Hash Kitchen

North Scottsdale

Hash Kitchen
Kind of like having brunch in a dance club
If you’re looking for a weekend morning brunch that serves as an extension of last night’s party, Hash Kitchen is the place for you. Between the DJ, mimosa flights, the state’s largest bloody mary bar, and a long list of decadent and ‘gram-worthy, hangover-curing dishes, it blends all the best elements of your favorite restaurant and a dance club. Our favorite dishes range from the super sweet, like the s’mores french toast and the cannoli pancakes, to the savory, like the herb fried chicken and waffle. Brunch is served daily from 7am to 3pm, so you can count on a fresh stack of pancakes whether you’re an early riser or an afternoon bruncher.

Butters Pancakes & Cafe
Like brunch at grandma’s (on weekdays or weekends) -- but with 100% no drama!
Butters Pancakes & Cafe provides the nostalgic feeling of breakfast at your grandmother’s house with a comfortable yet contemporary atmosphere and classic cuisine to match. This is the place to satisfy your comfort food cravings with things like biscuits & gravy, berry bliss pancakes, and classic eggs benedict, knowing that it’s going to be just as good (or better) than what your ma made. It’s open daily from 6:30am to 2:30pm, so it’s the perfect spot for a lazy weekday morning breakfast or a weekend brunch with the whole family.

Snooze, an AM Eatery
A quirky chain great for mix-and-match breakfast dishes
Snooze began serving up its selection of sweet and savory breakfast dishes in North Scottsdale in late 2015. Read our entry on the Biltmore location for details on the menu.

Old Town Scottsdale

Arcadia Farms Cafe
Dine like you’re at a grown up tea party (with mimosas)
This is where you take your grandma for her birthday, your mother for Mother’s Day, or the new person you’re dating and trying to impress for a brunch to remember. Arcadia Farms, which has become one of Scottsdale’s most beloved cafes over the past two decades, emanates the feeling of a charming and luxe garden party -- but with better food. Open for brunch on weekends from 7am to 3pm, its menu features an impressive, shareable brunch board, peach French toast casserole and a crab cake benedict all crafted with fresh, local, and organic ingredients.

Maple & Ash
Chicago transplant Maple & Ash has taken hold of Old Town Scottsdale, producing a barrage of envy-inducing Instagram posts featuring champagne guns, decadent-looking steaks, and build-your-own ice cream sundaes. Now, if you want to get in on the fun without the high-end steak prices, you can opt for brunch, which if you ask us, is even better. Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm you can enjoy a full brunch complete with an egg station, carving station, made-to-order pancakes and more for just $45 a person. Even better? You can enjoy bottomless champagne for just $20 more.

Tempe

Matt’s Big Breakfast
Classic breakfast done exceptionally well
The award-winning breakfast spot began serving its classic dishes in Tempe in late 2016. At this location, guests can enjoy alcoholic beverages including Matt’s Big Bacon Bloody Mary and other breakfast cocktail staples like mimosas and bellinis. Read our entry on the Downtown Phoenix location for more deets.

Snooze, an AM Eatery
A quirky chain great for mix-and-match breakfast dishes
Snooze began serving up its selection of sweet and savory breakfast dishes near Arizona State University Tempe campus in 2015. Read our entry on the Biltmore location for details on the menu.

Scramble
Quick and easy every day, without compromising taste 
Scramble brought its fast-casual brunch concept to south Tempe in early 2019. Read our entry on the flagship North Phoenix location for details on their egg-fueled delights.

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Jamie Killin is a Phoenix native and Arizona State graduate who specializes in lifestyle and features writing. You can usually find her at the spin studio, a concert, or trying new restaurants across the Valley. Follow her at @jamiefayekillin.