With the likes of red velvet waffles, breakfast pizzas and refreshing a.m. cocktails, these Tempe restaurants offer the best in brunch. And be sure to bring your pup along, as many of these brunch destinations have pet-friendly patios.
Dig into decadent bread pudding French toast and BBQ pork belly nachos during weekend brunch, available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Culinary Dropout at The Yard. Wash it all down with a bacon Bloody Mary or, if you like fizzy and fruity, a sparkling passion fruit mimosa.
Scramble allows early birds to get the day going, opening at 6 a.m. daily. The restaurant is known for its brizza (or breakfast pizza) and frozen, dessert-worthy coffee creations. Even pooches get in on the action, with Scramble’s Elvis Pup Cakes, served with banana, peanut butter and whipped cream, served in a dog bowl.
Located in Downtown Tempe’s Centerpoint on Mill, near Arizona State University, Snakes & Lattes offers thousands of playable games alongside weekend brunch. Enjoy the likes of breakfast poutine and a hangover burger on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Available on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salut Kitchen Bar’s brunch menu spotlights hearty, and unique, entrees like beer chorizo benedict, bacon grilled cheese and chicken and waffles, as well as its famous hummus nachos.
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daily Jam is a neighborhood noshing favorite, serving made-from-scratch dishes, hand-crafted breakfast cocktails and a full range of perk-you-up coffee drinks. A favorite dish? The gluten-free red velvet waffles.
At its two Tempe locations (Annex and South Tempe), Postino WineCafé offers inventive a.m. eats during its weekend brunch menu. Pair your ricotta fritters or smoked salmon carpaccio with a breakfast cocktail like the Sure Shot (Cocchi Rosa, sparkling rose, grapefruit juice and soda).
Shrimp and grits, Katsu chicken and waffles and banana fritter pancakes all grace the weekend brunch menu at Alter Ego, the signature restaurant at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown. Brunch-goers can even expect live music while enjoying their brunch.
Daily Dose Rio Salado is open Wednesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering its packed menu of breakfast bowls, waffles, decadent pancakes (chocolate strawberry ‘cakes, anyone?) and omelets.
The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge
Brunch at The Golden Pineapple means digging into everything from Chula Seafood oysters to Sonoran dogs, available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch diners can also enjoy $5 mimosas and Micheladas and $8 Bloody Marys.
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morning Squeeze offers a bill of fare brimming with egg dishes, sandwiches, flapjacks, waffles, smoothies, coffee drinks and more. Have a pooch in tow? The restaurant even offers a pet-friendly menu.
During brunch, served on weekends, Caffe Boa diners can savor live music and half-price pitchers of sangria or bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $15. And you don’t have to wait until dinnertime to enjoy the restaurant’s hand-crafted spaghetti and ravioli; there are plenty of pasta dishes on the brunch lineup.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crêpe Bar diners can enjoy a selection of both savory and sweet brunch eats. The eatery sources seasonal, high-quality ingredients to create its eclectic menu.