When an eatery feels more like a well-loved home than a restaurant, there's a good chance some excellent food is about to land on your table. At Fàme Caffe, that table is wooden, adorned with fresh rosemary, and topped with a small bottle of house-made hot sauce. Glance around, and you'll see basketed fruits, liquor bottles on full display, soft bistro lights, chalkboard menus, and a community table that functions as a centerpiece to the dining space. No, this New American breakfast-and-lunch spot is not named after that David Bowie song. It's actually fàme, meaning "hunger" in Italian. We recommend the vegan tacos, the massive and colorful Cobb salad, and the Frenchie Toast — a menu item a New Times reviewer previously considered proposing to, were it legal to wed breakfast foods. Fàme's walk-up window has turned takeout brunch into a thing. Get ready to line up on busy weekend mornings, but the wait is so worth it.
4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85012