Top 5 Breakfast Hot Spots in Greater Phoenix

Maybe Mom was right: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you’re early to rise for breakfast or arriving late after a night out on the town, Scottsdale and Phoenix offer up terrific breakfast restaurants for your Arizona vacation.

Original Pancake House in Scottsdale

Using their own sourdough recipe to make more than a dozen kinds of pancakes, this third-generation breakfast haunt draws big and happy crowds. Be sure to try their mouth-watering oven-baked apple pancakes sautéed with fresh, crisp apples and cinnamon glaze, and the Dutch Baby—a luscious pastry with butter, lemon and powdered sugar.

6840 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale,

J. P. Pancake in Scottsdale

This is hot Scottsdale breakfast spot. Be warned…the lines can be loooooong, especially on the weekends, because the food is fresh and delicious.  Try the German pancakes or fabulous French toast.

9619 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale


The Breakfast Club in Scottsdale

Classic home cooking is served up here. Favorites are crispy Belgian waffles, smothered under fresh toppings, and eggs benedict. But, most folks come in to create their own omelets—served with generous portions of fresh fruit and potatoes—from a long list of unique ingredients including wild sautéed mushies, fontina cheese, smoked turkey, and more.

4400 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

U.S. Egg in Scottsdale and Tempe

With two Valley of the Sun locales—in Scottsdale and Tempe—this favorite of the locals offers cooked-just-right omelets and eggs, a wide variety of skillets, and breakfast burritos. However, menu faves are the chalé french toast and the signature, hearty protein pancakes overfilled with blueberries, granola, cinnamon and almonds. Yum.

131 E. Baseline Road, Tempe

3238 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Matt’s Big Breakfast in Phoenix

There’s a kitschy, down home feel to this small diner-style breakfast place in downtown Phoenix, where you’ll find towering fluffy pancakes, crispy, golden brown waffles, fresh-as-can-be fruit, and fabulous flapjacks. Don’t go home without trying the herb-and-olive-oil splashed fries. Ever since this humble breakfast spot was featured on the Food Channel, it’s hopping. Expect a line, but it’s well worth the wait.

801 N. First Street, Phoenix