It’s no secret that I love Scottsdale. And brunch. So it’s only natural that I write up a best Scottsdale brunch spots guide!
Scottsdale has a great food scene (read my best Scottsdale restaurants post here), and I appreciate that they take brunch v seriously.
Enjoy this list of Scottsdale’s top breakfast spots!
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15 Best Scottsdale Brunch Spots
1. Hash Kitchen
Hash Kitchen is one of my fav Scottsdale brunch spots! Their brunch menu is huge and whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet (or both), they have some decadent options.
For a savory dish, any of their HK Hashes are going to be soo good.
I just saw they have a tiramisu French toast. Are you kidding me?? I need to plan a trip back to Scottsdale just for this lol.
And of course, they have fun drinks! Like a mimosa flight (add a glitter bomb because why not) or a build-your-own bloody mary bar.
Also do not miss the cereal shooters—I still dream about those lol.
Hash Kitchen has two Scottsdale locations, one in North Scottsdale and one in Gainey Ranch.
2. Postino WineCafe
Though this restaurant has grown in its footprint outside of Arizona in recent years, Postino has a few locations in Arizona where it all began, with two in Scottsdale—Postino Kierland and Postino Highland. The Highland one is located in a cool 1960s building that used to be a bank branch. The midcentury modern building was designed by architect Frank Henry, who later apprenticed under the famous Frank Lloyd Wright.
Postino is known for their yummy bruschettas—you get to choose four and they come out on a bruschetta board. A few of my absolute favs are:
Brie, Apple & Fig Spread
Prosciutto Di Parma, Fig & Mascarpone
Warm Artichoke Spread
Sweet N’ Spicy Pepper Jam & Goat Cheese
Burrata, Bacon, Arugula & Tomato
They also have a brunch menu that’s available Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm. I’m eyeing the ricotta fritters, Croque madame, and meatball shakshuka from that menu. Yum!
3. Snooze A.M. Eatery
Snooze also has two Scottsdale locations! My favorite is located in the shopping district of Kierland Commons and its large breakfast menu features a lot of the classics—eggs benedict, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches—but with a ton of variety and options.
Their pineapple upside-down pancakes are killer and they usually have a seasonal special as well (right now it’s pumpkin pecan pie pancakes for fall!).
This is a popular weekend brunch spot and it gets pretty busy. While they don’t take reservations, you can join the waitlist ahead of time via Yelp, here!
4. The Herb Box
The Herb Box is a casual, locally owned spot with a rustic and inviting atmosphere on the inside, and a lovely outdoor patio.
They use locally-sourced ingredients and I love that they support local farmers. Their breakfast menu has something for everyone, from bowls to sandwiches, to breakfast tacos.
We loved the Korean fried cauliflower and if I was visiting again for brunch I’d try the smoked salmon hash…or the short rib chilaquiles if I was feeling particularly naughty.
With one in North Scottsdale and one in the heart of Old Town, you can stop in for a bite no matter which area you’re exploring!
5. Virtù Honest Craft
Grab a seat on their sunny outdoor patio and enjoy their Mediterranean-inspired food and craft cocktails. They’re known for their polpo dish, so if you like octopus you won’t want to miss this one.
Their award-winning menu changes frequently (sometimes even daily) and features the season’s best seafood, prime meats, fresh pasta, and regional produce.
Virtù Honest Craft is located on the ground floor of the quaint Bespoke Inn, a small boutique hotel in Old Town, and the chef Gio Osso is very well-known in Scottsdale. Chef Osso also has a second restaurant nearby that opened in 2020, called Pizzeria Virtù.
6. Prep & Pastry
Arizona-born and bred Prep & Pastry is SO cute inside. It’s such a vibe!
You can grab something quick from the counter like a delicious pastry or a fancy coffee drink, or sit down to enjoy their all-day brunch menu.
Prep & Pastry’s new American brunch menu features flavorful dishes like biscuits and gravy and cast iron duck confit.
If you’re in the mood for a boozy brunch, you might have a hard time narrowing down your drink selection—they have so many yummy mimosas and other drinks to choose from!
To cut down on your wait time, you can add your name to the waitlist via Yelp here.
7. Sweet Dee’s
Sweet Dee’s is a cute little bakery that’s great for a quick bite, whether you’re grabbing to-go or want to sit down at one of their outdoor tables.
They make some seriously adorable sweets (think macarons, cake pops, doughnuts, and more). And they also have some savory options like quiche, Croque madame, or a BLT avocado toast.
If you or your travel buddies are gluten-free or vegan, you’re in luck, because Danielle (Dee), the owner, is passionate about this and has some delicious options for you!
Their coffee menu features plenty of unique options, like Fresh Mint Iced Coffee or Lavender Oat Latte, but be sure to also peep their seasonal menu. Currently, their Halloween menu is giving me FOMO—Candy Corn Cold Brew? I need to try this.
8. ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
ZuZu is the restaurant at the iconic and historic Hotel Valley Ho, a retro-chic hotel that my sister and I had so much fun staying at during my last trip to Scottsdale.
Some of their brunch specialties include their short rib + sweet potato hash, or their fried chicken + waffles.
You also can’t miss their over-the-top milkshakes! Their iconic “Show Stopper” Shake is house-made with ingredients piled on top that changes monthly. Make sure to check out their Instagram for the flavor of the month!
9. Daily Dose Kitchen & Bar
Owned and operated locally, Daily Dose’s Old Town Scottsdale location is a fun spot in the heart of downtown with an outdoor patio.
Their breakfast menu serves up creative American comfort food, perfect for brunch! They’re known for their benedicts and pancakes, and their full bar offers signature coffee drinks, cocktails, and beer on tap.
If you’re visiting the Desert Botanical Garden, Gertrude’s is the perfect spot to get brunch right on-site.
Their seasonally-inspired cooking combines American favorites made with many Arizona ingredients, with flavors from around the globe.
Gertrude’s serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 2:45 pm, and you can make rezzies on their website through Open Table.
I definitely recommend requesting outdoor seating as they have a nice patio, overlooking all the beautiful cacti and succulents at the Desert Botanical Garden.
11. LON’s at The Hermosa Inn
LON’s at The Hermosa Inn is rated one of Paradise Valley’s top restaurants for its beautiful, scenic red rock views, fresh ingredients, and age-old cooking traditions.
The restaurant uses roasting, smoking, and wood-grilled cooking styles, combined with cutting-edge trends to create their locally inspired Arizona cuisine.
Don’t miss their monkey bread and their house-smoked salmon.
Their weekend brunch menu is served Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm, but they also have a daily breakfast menu from 7:00 am – 10:30 am if you’re looking to visit on a weekday. You can make a reservation on their website.
And if you’re looking for something fun and unique to do, they have a morning “Mimosas & Monet” painting series on their gorgeous patio, where an artist will teach and guide guests while using acrylic on canvas to create their very own masterpiece. While sipping mimosas, of course! Check their events calendar for dates here.
12. Arcadia Farms Café
Arcadia Farms Café in Old Town Scottsdale is a cozy spot serving breakfast favorites. They’ve grown from a to-go market and bakery in 1990 to a favorite Scottsdale New American restaurant.
Also, a major sidenote/tangent, the banner on their website that says they’ve been open for 32 years conflicted in my mind with being open since 1990—like one of those millennial memes that’s like “Can you BELIEVE XYZ was 30 years ago,” or “Rewatching Gillmore Girls is cute until you realize you’re older than Lorelai.” Lol, anyways!
Arcadia Farms has received glowing reviews from Zagat, USA Today, The Daily Meal, The Arizona Republic, and now What The Fab, haha! Their philosophy that strong communities are built around food shines through in their cafe, menu, and cooking classes.
Their Brunch Board is perfect for sharing and their Peach French Toast Casserole is a must. Grab a seat in their garden patio or inside their charming cottage and enjoy a mimosa and a delicious meal.
Arcadia Farms serves weekend brunch from 8 am to 3 pm and you can make reservations through Open Table here.
13. Butters Pancakes & Cafe
This restaurant prides itself on making everything from scratch, from their “egg-ceptional eggs,” (haha, can’t stand subpar eggs!) to their fresh squeezed orange juice.
They have a massive breakfast menu, and I’m currently drooling over their Irish benedict that features corned beef hash, and their eggs Rojo or Verde—two eggs topped with red or green New Mexico chile sauce, and served with corn tortilla, black beans, jack cheese.
You can also join the waitlist via Yelp (I love that so many Scottsdale restaurants offer this feature!).
14. The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club in Old Town Scottsdale serves a lot of traditional breakfast favs, like waffles, benedicts, and omelets, along with some southwest-style dishes.
It’s a popular spot so be sure to join the waitlist via Yelp. You can also order for pick up or delivery on their website.
15. Hula’s Modern Tiki
We’ve covered a lot of places that serve classic breakfast dishes in this Scottsdale brunch spots post, so I thought I’d better mix this up and share a rec that’s a bit different, and that’s Hula’s Modern Tiki!
Their brunch menu has a lot of your favorite brunch items, but with a Hawaiian twist, like their Hangover Hash with luau pork.
And of course, there’s a whole tiki drinks menu. Cocktails are just better when they come with a tiny umbrella in them!
Hope you loved this roundup of the best Scottsdale brunch spots! I literally had to go make myself a snack while I was writing it—looking at all my pictures and their menus made me SO hungry.
If you hit up any of these delicious Scottsdale brunch places, tag me in a Story on IG, I’m @wtfab—I wanna see what yummy things you order!
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.