8 Best Neighborhood Breakfast Spots: Best of Phoenix 2012

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Orange Table
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Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Scottsdale: Orange Table

Chef Elizabeth Meinz dishes up hearty, top-notch morning fare at this cheerful neighborhood spot practically hidden away in the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza. Popular breakfast items include bananas Foster French toast and red flannel hash with corned beef, roasted beets, and potatoes, but flapjack fans should make sure to order up Meinz's killer jalapeño and pecan pancakes. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

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Dick's Hideaway's breakfast enchilada
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Central Phoenix: Dick's Hideaway

Lucky for us, the fire that took down the original location of Richardson's in 2009 spared the kitchen, meaning its secluded spillover lounge, Dick's Hideaway, could keep on serving up its crazy-good New Mexican fare for breakfast. Breakfast is served every day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and diners can grab one of the few available seats (and get familiar with their neighbors, fast) before selecting from platefuls of exceptional eats like pork chops braised in green chile with eggs, huevos rancheros, homemade green chile meatloaf, or one of several kinds of eggs Benedict (go with the stellar carne adovada version with jalapeño Hollandaise sauce). See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

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Perk Eatery
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, North Phoenix: Perk Eatery

To Michigan transplant Pauline Martinez and husband Carmen, owners and chefs of Perk, the cheerful little eatery in a strip mall off Greenway Parkway, breakfast is serious business. Serving up a satisfying and stick-to-your ribs selection of hearty American breakfast favorites with a twist, the couple also offers daily specials that are just as tempting. Crowd favorites include homemade corned beef country style hash, the French and flavorful Fancy Pants Scramble, and crispy potato pancakes served up with applesauce, sour cream, or a little of both. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

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Morning Glory Cafe's Monte Cristo
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, South Phoenix: Morning Glory Cafe

It's a glorious morning every morning when your farm-fresh breakfast comes from Maya's Farm -- which should be easy given that the farm sits right next to this pretty al fresco patio in the back of The Farm at South Mountain. It's not out of the way at all (just a few minutes from downtown Phoenix), and a.m. eaters can help themselves to a cup of self-serve coffee before digging into scrumptious homestyle eats such as stellar seasonal omelets, buttery French toast, locally made sausages, house-baked muffins and pastries, or rustic breakfast chili made with local beef and tepary beans. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.


Location Info

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Dick's Hideaway

6008 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Perk Eatery

6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Morning Glory Cafe

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Amuse Bouche Gourmet Bistro & Catering

17058 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Liberty Market

230 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Essence Bakery Cafe

825 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Orange Table

7373 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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