The opportunity to enjoy the best of breakfast and lunch in a meal is one of the greatest ideas anyone has ever had. Throw in the fact that you can munch on your meal with the compliment of a mimosa or Bloody Mary, and you’ve got yourself a truly heavenly experience. Here’s 10 of the best brunch spots in Arizona.
The Hash Kitchen’s Bloody Mary bar is so good that it inspired its own Instagram contest—The Build Your Own Bloody Mary Battle. Many brave brunch participants have tried to make the most epic concoction at their Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. The bar comes with an array of toppings including oysters, ravioli, sliders and bacon. The Hash Kitchen is also known for having a lively brunch crowd complete with a live DJ. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, consider the names of their menu items. Favorites include brunch Bruschetta, breakfast lasagna, and cannoli pancakes.
Prep & Pastry has it all—an extensive menu, a Bloody Mary bar, and fresh locally-sourced food. So it’s no surprise that it’s a go-to brunch destination in Tucson. They’re unique menu items include popular platters like the cast iron duck confit, breakfast poutine, and sweet potato hash. Their signature mimosas, including the prickly pear and the prep royale, are also crowd pleasers. Prep & Pastry is usually packed with a brunch crowd, but it’s worth the wait for an unforgettable brunch experience.
What are two best words in the brunch dictionary? Bottomless mimosas. RnR Gastropub offers bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys with the purchase of an entrée to their brunch crowd. This spot is home to a two-story patio and blaring music in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale. RnR may be known for its beverages, but the food more than holds its own. They specialize in Southwestern cuisine including breakfast tacos and Southwest biscuits and gravy.
A trip to Chelsea’s Kitchen comes with lofty expectations. That’s because it’s part of esteemed local restaurant group LGO. LGO may be behind some of the biggest names in the local restaurant scene, and Chelsea’s Kitchen is no exception. This chic spot has its own brunch menu filled with elegant and delicious offerings. You can find excellent items like tuna tartare and guacamole, shrimp ceviche, and even prime rib on the menu. They also have a full bar with signature cocktails and give you a free cookie on the way out.
Why wait for lunch to enjoy good Mexican food? You can dive in to Mexican food heaven during brunch at MartAnne’s Burrito Palace. This popular brunch spot has a range of authentic Mexican cuisine including huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and their renowned chilaquiles. MartAnne’s also has a fun atmosphere to go with their stellar menu. Their walls are lined with local artwork and the restaurant is filled with quirky décor.
There’s a new reason to come to downtown Tucson—Nook. Nook opened in 2015 but has quickly emerged as a top brunch destination for foodies. Tucked away off of Congress Street, Nook has a cozy atmosphere to go with its top-notch food. They specialize in local and exotic dishes and you’re pretty much guaranteed to find your favorite dish on the menu. Customers rave about the BLTE, a meticulously crafted sandwich with over medium egg, bacon, arugula, and sweet tomato jam.
The Local may be in a small town, but it’s earned a big reputation. This small café dishes up high-quality foods in a casual setting. Their made from scratch dishes include fine local ingredients including real pastured eggs and meat. The Local has a unique brunch menu filled with Southwestern dishes including their signature breakfast burrito. Breakfast, brunch, or dinner—you won’t want to miss a meal at The Local.
Though there have been many combination pairings to emerge over the last decade, perhaps the best is chicken and waffles. Don’t believe me? Then try Lolo’s Chicken + Waffles. They serve Southern-style comfort food during their all-day breakfast. You can find healthy sized dishes like biscuits and gravy and the “kiss my grits” special breakfast. But it’s tough to bet against the chicken and waffles. Lolo’s “hood classics” include a variety of fried chicken and fluffy waffle combinations that are so good you have to try them all.
It’s hard to beat the views at Mesa Grill. Not only do Sedona’s gorgeous red rocks surround it, but it’s also located right next to Sedona’s airport. You can watch planes come and go while you bite on delicious brunch entrees. Speaking of which, Mesa Grill’s brunch menu showcases the best of Southwestern breakfast cuisine. Popular plates include the beef brisket hash and poached egg, huevos rancheros, and the ultimate dish, the Sedona scramble.
The Breakfast Club should consider a rebrand to the Brunch Club. Breakfast Club is as much a brunch spot as it is a breakfast destination. Both of their locations include large patios perfect to take in the midmorning Arizona sunshine. They also have everything you want out of a good brunch menu. You can get a farm breakfast, steak and eggs, omelets, French toast and more off of their menu. Their juices and strong coffee can revitalize even the most sluggish of brunch customers from a night out.