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Whether you’re looking for the best brunch in Scottsdale after a late night out in Old Town or before heading out for a day of sightseeing, the town has some incredible breakfast restaurants you have to try.

Locally sourced ingredients and Southwest flavors are big here, with casual diners and classy cafes alike dishing up creative takes on eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, and loaded waffles. And don’t sleep on the juicy craft cocktail menus either.

Our vacation rental homes are just down the road from some incredible Scottsdale brunch and mimosa spots. Use this list to find the perfect one to kickstart your morning.

Butterfield’s Pancake House

Address: 7388 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price Point: $$

Fresh-squeezed orange juice and locally sourced ingredients set Butterfield’s Pancake House apart. Located in the Village at Shea plaza, the lunch and breakfast spot serves up made-from-scratch favorites like pancakes, waffles, and omelets.

The robust breakfast menu here also includes sweet and savory crepes, skillets and scramblers, and healthier fruit and grain bowls. For a taste of the Southwest, try the huevos ranchero or the New Mexico skillet with hash browns, chorizo, jack cheese, and avocado. The restaurant offers gluten-free and vegan options, too.

Butterfield’s sister restaurant, Butters Pancakes & Cafe, serves a similar menu at locations in Northside Crossing and Mercado on Hayden.

Prep & Pastry

Address: 7025 E Via Soleri Dr #175, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

Prep and Pastry’s stylish Old Town Scottsdale cafe serves elevated brunch classics like oven-roasted sweet potato hash with a goat cheese mousse and a monte cristo on brioche French toast.

If you’re more into lunch dishes than breakfast, you can pick from a sandwich menu that includes a Korean barbecue dip with kimchi and a grown-up grilled cheese with brie and pesto.

Breakfast Club

Address: 4400 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

With locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix, the Breakfast Club is a local favorite. The Scottsdale restaurant is located in Old Town, a fun neighborhood to explore after you eat.

The brunch menu includes all of the sweet and savory morning staples, plus specialties like a Mexican-style chicken frittata with pico de gallo and avocado and a breakfast grilled cheese loaded with eggs, crispy bacon, fontina cheese, and golden hash browns.

For that morning pick-me-up, the coffee bar has cold and hot drinks that can be flavored with almond, coconut, caramel, and Irish cream flavors.

The Breakfast Club is open every day through lunch, so you can also grab sandwiches, salads, wraps, and loaded bowls.

Alo Cafe

Address: 6960 E 1st St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

Alo Cafe in Old Town Scottsdale offers a breakfast all-day menu with American comfort foods and global cuisine inspired by the owner’s experiences in Argentina, Spain, South Africa, Estonia, and Canada.

Signature menu items at Alo Cafe include a pesto omelet with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and a cornflake-crusted French toast. The omelet menu includes an option to build your own or select from delicious combos like the Chi-town Heat with hot sausage, cream cheese, and a green chile sauce, or the honey herb bramlet with brie cheese, ham, and a honey drizzle.

The bistro also offers cocktails and wine and has an outdoor patio with occasional live music in the evening.

Hash Kitchen

Gainey Village Address: 8777 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Scottsdale Horizon Address: 14838 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price Point: $$

Known for its build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, Hash Kitchen has five locations in the Phoenix metro, including two Scottsdale restaurants.

Breakfast indulgences fill the menu at Hash Kitchen, from the s’mores-style chocolate chip pancakes topped with marshmallow fluff, Nutella, and graham cracker crumbs to the avocado toast loaded with braised pork, fried eggs, and green chile hollandaise. You can also order more lunch-style items like a Nashville hot chicken sandwich or a brunch bacon burger on a Hawaiian bun.

SugarJam the Southern Kitchen

Address: 15111 N Hayden Rd Suite 170, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price Point: $$

A locally owned bakery and brunch spot, SugarJam dishes up Southern comfort foods like fried chicken and waffles, Creole-style shrimp and grits, and buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy.

Order a craft mimosa flight to pick from three of the fruity combos on the drinks menu — the Fantasy Island mixes in coconut rum and pineapple juice, the Strawberry Margarita Mimosa adds tequila and a strawberry puree, and the Just Peachy features peach schnapps and peach nectar.

If you don’t get the chance to sit down for brunch here, you can swing by to pick up a pie, cookies, or cupcakes instead. The bakery offers specialty SugarJams, sugar cookie sandwiches stuffed with fruity fillings.

Morning Squeeze

Address: 4233 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

A bright and airy breakfast and lunch joint in Old Town Scottsdale, the Morning Squeeze adds fresh fruit smoothies to a selection of brunch staples. Keep it clean with a strawberry banana or groovy greens drink or spice things up with a morning cocktail like the Squeeze Slush blend of rose, vodka, strawberry, and coconut cream.

Once you’ve ordered a green chile pork skillet or carne asada eggs benedict, you can also ask for the “Tail Wagger” menu to pick out a dog biscuit for your furry family member.

Arcadia Farms Cafe

Address: 7014 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$$

Originally a small market and bakery, Arcadia Farms Cafe has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Scottsdale. The restaurant has a classy and boutique vibe, with tables in a cottage and on a garden patio.

Weekends here are all about brunch, with specialties like a smoked salmon benedict with avocado hollandaise, a prosciutto pita topped with a fried egg, and peach-infused French toast casserole with caramel sauce. You can also order the brunch version of a charcuterie board with seasonal fruit, whipped ricotta cheese, and avocado spread.

On weekdays, Arcadia Farms’ menu offers more lunch options with primarily sandwiches and salads, but you can still order blueberry crepes, wild mushroom tarts, or bread pudding if you’re in a breakfast mood.

Pop next door to the cafe’s sister eatery The Marketplace for more breakfast dishes. A wine and champagne bar is available daily.

U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant

Scottsdale Address: 3238 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Scottsdale Commons Address: 7119 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Price Point: $$

With a handful of locations in the Phoenix metro, U.S. Egg Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant is a family-owned and operated eatery that first opened in 1986. The restaurant is famous for its protein pancakes filled with blueberries, granola, and almonds.

On the breakfast menu, you’ll find staples like Denver omelets, French toast, and Belgian waffles, but you can also order local specialties like an Arizona frittata with green peppers, mushrooms, and cheese, or a Sonoran breakfast burrito with chorizo, green chilies, and salsa.

In addition to robust gluten-free and vegan menus, the restaurant also offers a Junior and Senior menu for smaller appetites.

Perk Eatery

Address: 6501 E Greenway Pkwy UNIT 159, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Price Point: $$

Featured on the popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” Perk Eatery is a family-owned brunch restaurant open during breakfast and lunch hours. Breakfast here has a Southwest flair, with options like steak and eggs, breakfast tacos with bacon and cilantro jalapeno sauce, and the Outlaw Scramble, a protein-packed dish smothered in cheese.

If you’re in more of a lunch mood, try one of the half-pound burgers or the Bahama Mama grilled chicken sandwich topped with grilled pineapple and melted Swiss cheese. Perk Eatery also has a mimosa bar and fruity cocktails to pair with brunch.

Snooze A.M. Eatery

Kierland Commons Address: 15054 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Pima Crossing Address
: 8612 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price Point: $$

A colorful, retro diner look sets the scene at Snooze A.M. Eatery, a small national chain with a couple of Scottsdale locations. In addition to its standard breakfast menu, the restaurant has special seasonal offerings, like pumpkin spice bacon, pumpkin pecan pie pancakes, and pumpkin martinis in the fall.

Snooze’s special pancake flights come with a trio of changing options. Some of their creative flapjack flavors include blueberry Danish and pineapple upside-down pancakes. On the savory side, you can’t go wrong with the Bravocado Toast with a long list of customizable enhancements — sweet pickled peppers, chorizo, Havarti cheese, lox, pulled pork, cotija, mushrooms, and so on.

And of course, brunch would be incomplete without an espresso martini, spicy bloody mary, or one of the eatery’s signature mimosa flavors.

The Herb Box

Old Town Address: 7051 E. 5th Ave J, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Scottsdale & Shea Address: 7000 E. Shea Blvd G1010, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Price Point: $$

Add the Herb Box to your list of must-try Scottsdale brunch spots. The contemporary rustic style eatery has a pair of locations, but the Old Town one is convenient for a day out shopping and sightseeing.

Open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner during the week, the Herb Box adds brunch on the weekends, with a menu that uses dairy and eggs from local farmers and suppliers. For a gourmet spin on classic breakfast items, try combos like the chargrilled steak and eggs with roasted red pepper aioli or the smoked salmon hash with pancetta and capers. For bevvies, you can’t go wrong with a mimosa — pick from orange, mango, cranberry, and pineapple sips.

The Canal Club

Address: 4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

The Canal Club is a slice of Cuba in the middle of Arizona, located inside the Scott Resort. Designed to invoke a sense of 1930s Havana, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, with a bar and lounge.

For island flavors, try the dulce de leche waffles with coconut whipped cream or the Cubano with braised pork, chipotle aioli, and sweet and spicy pickles.

Daily Dose Old Town Bar & Grill

Address: 4020 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

Another Old Town spot, Daily Dose starts serving the best breakfast comfort foods bright and early. If you’re in the mood for an omelet, the roasted top sirloin or applewood smoked ham options call to carnivores while vegetarians can order theirs Caprese style or stuffed with mushrooms, asparagus, onions, peppers, and swiss cheese.

For something a little different, Daily Dose has specialties like a Southwest-style corned beef hash, breakfast nachos topped with chorizo scrambled eggs, and spicy huevos rancheros with green chile pork. There’s also a “Health Nut” menu that goes heavy on the egg white, tempeh, and turkey sausage ingredients.

Flavored coffee lovers should check out the espresso drinks, where you can pick from a wide syrup selection that includes toasted marshmallow and almond roca. There are also spiked coffees and morning cocktails.

OEB Breakfast Co

Address: 17757 N Scottsdale Rd #103, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Price Point: $$

Elevated brunch is the mission at OEB Breakfast Co — the restaurant’s blue plate specials include gourmet options like a lobster and shrimp crepe, pierogies with pulled duck confit, and croque madame with black truffle carpaccio.

If you like a poutine dish, you have to try one of OEB’s breakfast varieties that use a fried herb potato base topped with roast pork, beef short ribs, or cheese curds and bacon. Brunch cocktails include a Tuscan lemonade, raspberry mule, and rose sangria.

The Montauk

Address: 4360 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price Point: $$

Old Town Scottsdale meets the New England coast at The Montauk, a beach-themed brunch and dinner restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating and live music. While you may not actually be in the Hamptons, you can savor a taste of the coast by ordering the clam chowder or lobster rolls.

The breakfast menu of avocado toast, crepes, and egg and bacon combos is complete with a “liquid brunch” list of mimosas, a Montauk frose, and cold brew coffee.

Scramble

Address: 6590 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Price Point: $$

Diners at Scramble can bring their pups along for brunch on the patio. The small Phoenix metro chain focuses on fast service and locally sourced ingredients.

Breakfast pizzas are the house specialty at Scramble, with toppings like bacon and gouda, sausage and hashbrowns, or chorizo, bell peppers, and cream cheese. Vegans will appreciate the designated menu that uses tofu and plant proteins to craft a mushroom and spinach scramble, soyrizo burrito with avocado, and French toast.

Start Your Day Off Right in Scottsdale

With so many great restaurants serving us delicious brunch in Scottsdale, you won’t have any trouble finding your ideal spot. While many of these restaurants offer breakfast or brunch items daily, if you’re craving a weekend brunch for your group of friends or family, be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. That way all you have to do is sit back, relax, grab a coffee, and brunch!

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