8 Best Neighborhood Breakfast Spots in Metro Phoenix

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Laura Hahnefeld
Vovomeena's bread pudding French toast.
We spent the past year putting together a list of the best breakfast spots in the Valley for the 2013 Best of Phoenix® edition.

Print this off, bookmark it, pocket it, or make your own list for the next time you feel like rolling out of bed and having someone else make breakfast for you. Bonus: There's no clean-up.

See Also: The 8 Best Neighborhood Mexican Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Central Phoenix: Vovomeena

Locally crafted coffee and fresh-made breakfast and brunch items might seem out of place on the fast food and chain-ridden intersection of Seventh Avenue and McDowell, but thanks to Vovomeena owner DJ Fernandes (also Tuck Shop, Astor House), they're a breath of fresh air that we hope stays in the neighborhood. Read more here.


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Melanie Mathieu
Outside Matt's new location just down the street from its original location.
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Downtown Phoenix: Matt's Big Breakfast

Last fall, Matt's Big Breakfast chef-owner Matt Pool moved his killer homemade breakfast dishes to a new home just up the street. Naturally, we followed. Thanks to its being twice the size of the old place (from 25 to 50 seats), there's more elbow room to hunker down with Pool's plates of fluffy, from-scratch griddlecakes, eggs and off-the-bone ham, and luscious cheese- and veggie-stuffed omelets. And although the new Matt's still features its famous long lines, at least it's got its own restrooms.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Vovomeena

1515 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Matt's Big Breakfast

825 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Perk Eatery

6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Morning Glory Cafe

6016 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Yoli's Cafe

241 S. Oregon St., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

New York Flavor

15170 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Essence Bakery Cafe

825 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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35 comments
Terri Mesa
Terri Mesa

Breakfast sounds good on this beautiful morning!

Jon Welshans
Jon Welshans

Scramble on 7th Street south of North Mountain. Amazing!!!!

Greg Guerrero
Greg Guerrero

I don't care, French toast sucks.... Now "road trip" French toast, now your talkin

Lavonia Morris
Lavonia Morris

Gilbert: Liberty Market, Farmhouse and Coffee Shop @ Agritopia are all good spots for a bite and coffee.

Porsha Watkins
Porsha Watkins

Lucy's healthy marketplace in Phoenix and RnR in Scottsdale

Gwynne Heiser
Gwynne Heiser

Looove essence. Now in phx too! Morning squeeze is fun and we like u.s. egg too

davelog
davelog

Best bar for breakfast: The Old Brass Rail, at 38th Street and Thomas.

discobanjo
discobanjo

Veggie burgers for breakfast?  Where's the U.S. Egg on this list?

David James
David James

Entirely different from each other, but Wy-Not Cafe and Joe's Diner. Variety is the spice of life ;-)

Shane Daigle
Shane Daigle

Mmmmm, pancakes, waffles and French toast!!! Soooooo good!!!!

Stina Ry
Stina Ry

Paul - for next time I'm home. :)

Dave Bloom
Dave Bloom

Even though they are not in the metro area, Chompie's and The Bagel Man beat every single breakfast place (bagels are really all that matter) in the entire Phoenix region.

Delicia Perez
Delicia Perez

I'm so excited!!! I love a restaurant in San Jose Ca because of their bread pudding french toast. Now I don't have to travel so far for it!!!

Robb Vaules
Robb Vaules

I like Over Easy in north Scottsdale, but admit that Perk Eatery was much better that OE.

Molly Fuzat
Molly Fuzat

And soon to be - Snooze, an A.M. Eatery!!!!

chris.m.robert
chris.m.robert

I've never been to New York Flavor so I cannot judge the food by taste, but that "burger" looks like a turd that's been trod on.


Chorizo
Chorizo

Your list sucks. That.is.all.

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