By Jessica Dollin

Published on March 28, 2016

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by Jessica Dollin

WHERE:

Matt’s Big Breakfast

825 N. 1st Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004

The doors open at 6:30am, which makes this spot perfect for early risers. Everything on the menu is so fresh and homemade, Matt’s doesn’t even have a freezer.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Waffles, a mixture of butter, sugar, whole milk, flour topped with two pieces of thick fried bacon and hot syrup. 

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WHERE:

La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria

4410 N. 40th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85018

LGO is a converted gourmet minimart with everything from sushi to pizza, but it really shines at breakfast. The bustling market is packed with hikers, families, and general cool people looking for a tasty treat.  

WHAT TO ORDER:

The Commuter Sandwich, scrambled eggs, tomato, and mayo with a choice of meat (including Acme smoked salmon) on their famous sourdough english muffins. 

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WHERE:

Welcome Chicken + Donuts

1535 E. Buckeye Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

The super casual eatery is filled with the smell of fresh donuts and boasts an impressive display case of rotating flavors like Honey Butter Almond and Cream Cheese Blueberry. If you’re looking for something heartier try a fried chicken combo (don’t worry, it comes with a donut).

WHAT TO ORDER:

Donut Breakfast Sandwich, which is filled with a fried egg, cheddar cheese and bacon, or sausage.

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WHERE:

Dick’s Hideaway

6008 N. 16th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Rustic New Mexican cuisine served up in a cozy, dimly lit bar. The major difference between regular Mexican food and New Mexican food is heat, so much so that Dick’s urges customers to ask for a sample of the chile before adding some to their order.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Huevos Rancheros, three eggs on blue corn tortillas covered in red or green chile and cheese. All that comes with a homemade tortilla and a side of potatoes, hash browns or beans. 

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WHERE:

O.H.S.O. Brewery

4900 E. Indian School Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85018

Breakfast and breweries aren’t exactly synonymous, but the weekend brunch at O.H.S.O. will make you wonder why the two didn’t pair up sooner. The dog friendly patio and extensive beer list are hard to pass up.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Carnitas Bowl, green chile pork, eggs, pico de gallo, crispy potatoes, and shredded cheese. 

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WHERE: Central Bistro

3160 E. Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85018

The new American cuisine offered by Central Bistro tastes great when accompanied by bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. The trendy eatery is great for a breakfast date or group celebration.

WHAT TO ORDER:

ChilaquilesGreen chili pork, sunnyside up eggs, tomato cilantro, crema, and, of course, fried tortillas. 

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WHERE:

The Henry

4455 E. Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Henry is a place to see and be seen…taking taking pictures for your Instagram. Fortunately the food is as tasteful as the upscale decor.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Egg White Turkey Omelette a hearty and healthy mixture of its namesake items with mashed avocado, tomatoes, and heaps of melted swiss cheese.

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WHERE:

Vovomeena

1515 N. 7th Ave #170

Phoenix, AZ 85007

When it comes to Vovomeena the full coffee bar featuring Mornin’ Moonshine will bring you in, but the inventive menu and chic atmosphere will make you stay.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Pain Perdu, a banana bread pudding French toast with whiskey caramel and a side of potatoes (which they affectionately call spuds).

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WHERE:

Windsor

5223 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Brunch is about eating, but it’s also about righting your wrongs from the night before. With $5 beer pitchers, bloody mary’s, and cocktails it’s hard to resist the hair of the dog at Windsor.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Windsor Egg’s Benedict served on sourdough english muffins topped with hollandaise. 

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WHERE:

Queen Creek Olive Mill

25062 S. Meridian Dr.

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

This family owned and operated olive mill and market also serves up a full breakfast menu. Dine in the grove on a weekend and get a chance to listen to live music while you chow down.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Vanilla Bean Olive Oil Waffles 

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WHERE: Postino

4 locations in the Phoenix area. 

Okay, so Postino is technically a wine bar, but you can’t beat their selection of 12 different types of bruschetta. We’re not kidding, this might be the largest selection of toasty, cheesy goodness we’ve ever seen (or eaten!). They also have a brunch menu, complete with sweet bellinis and mimosas, if that’s more your speed.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Prosciutto with Figs & Mascarpone Bruschetta