With last week's abrupt closing of Palatte, I've heard several friends complain about the lack of breakfast options in Central Phoenix. But I guess the restaurant gods were listening, because I just found out about a brand-new spot that's in the works: Two Hippies Breakfast Joint.
It's the latest brainchild of Andy and Jan Goldstein, owners of the popular Two Hippies Magic Mushroom Burgers and Two Hippies Beach House (read my review from last month). They're taking over what used to be Lil' Mama's Soul Cafe, as well as the next-door space in the Melrose Plaza, located on 7th Avenue north of Indian School.
"It's gonna be even funkier than our other places," Andy Goldstein tells me -- right down to the tie-dyed tablecloths.
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"We'll do outrageous, off-the-wall breakfasts, the kind of food I like to eat," he says of the all-day breakfast menu. Look for homemade pancakes with fruit toppings, waffles, housemade granola, and more. The restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
Look for an early May opening.