Breakfast Beat

10 New Breakfast Spots to Try in Greater Phoenix

Benjamin Leatherman
The Valley is flush with new breakfast places for those seeking classics like biscuits and gravy and more inventive dishes like hog and scallops. Breakfast cocktails are also on the menu at several of these new establishments. We ain't complainin'. Here are 10 breakfast joints in greater Phoenix ranging in age from newborn to infant.

Biscuits Restaurant

623 East Elliot Road

A fourth Valley location of Biscuits has recently opened in the Ahwatukee area. The family-owned breakfast joint offers pancakes, omelets, biscuits and gravy, and huevos rancheros.

click to enlarge There's a new breakfast place at Desert Ridge — Breakfast Kitchen Bar. - BREAKFAST KITCHEN BAR
There's a new breakfast place at Desert Ridge — Breakfast Kitchen Bar.
Breakfast Kitchen Bar

Breakfast Kitchen Bar

21001 North Tatum Boulevard, #18-1010

Breakfast Kitchen Bar has opened its second Valley location, and you can find it at Desert Ridge Marketplace. The breakfast and brunch spot is known for items like the shrimp scampi omelet, Philly steak and eggs Benedict, power protein chocolate pancakes, and morning cocktails like the BKB Bloody Mary and Dirty Chai.

click to enlarge A colorful assortment from Duck Donuts. - DUCK DONUTS
A colorful assortment from Duck Donuts.
Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

4040 South Arizona Avenue, #8, Chandler

The North Carolina-based doughnut shop recently established its first Arizona location. Duck Donuts is now selling warm, made-to-order doughnuts in the Fulton Ranch Towne Center. Try one of the Duckzillion Flavors like s'mores and maple bacon.


click to enlarge The lentil pancakes from Giving Tree Café. - GIVING TREE CAFÉ
The lentil pancakes from Giving Tree Café.
Giving Tree Café

Giving Tree Café

2024 North Seventh Street

Set on Seventh Street in the Coronado District, the mostly vegan Giving Tree Café offers organic, gluten-free, vegetarian breakfast foods, including lentil pancakes, avocado sandwiches, and veggies bowls. The large, airy restaurant also has a sizable (and shady) patio, which is best experienced with a hot cup of coffee in hand.

click to enlarge Prepare yourself for the Chop & Chick at Scottsdale's first MBB. - MATT'S BIG BREAKFAST
Prepare yourself for the Chop & Chick at Scottsdale's first MBB.
Matt's Big Breakfast

Matt's Big Breakfast

13610 North Scottsdale Road, #1, Scottsdale

Matt's Big Breakfast has opened its fifth location in the Valley, and its first spot in Scottsdale. First meal seekers can expect the usual MBB menu items, including the Hog & Chick, the Chop & Chick, and the Grains, Greens & Beans. And don’t forget the bottomless coffee.

Morning Kick Breakfast & Cold Brew

3076 East Chandler Heights Road, #101, Gilbert

The brick-and-mortar version of the Morning Kick Breakfast & Cold Brew has arrived in southeast Gilbert. The breakfast and lunch spot is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Mindy Durall and Scott Waldron.

An order of the hog and scallops from the nation's first OEB Breakfast Co. - OEB BREAKFAST CO.
An order of the hog and scallops from the nation's first OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.

OEB Breakfast Co.

17757 North Scottsdale Road, #103, Scottsdale

The first Phoenix location of the beloved Canadian breakfast joint OEB Breakfast Co. is also the chain's first location in the entire U.S. Chef Mauro Martina treats Scottsdale diners (and anybody else who’ll make the commute) to signature breakfast poutines (such as the hog and scallops, pictured above), classic first-meal sides, and blue plate specials like the duck leg and waffle or the lobster and shrimp crepe.

click to enlarge There are two more places in town to grab those Golden Waffle Dogs. - OVER EASY
There are two more places in town to grab those Golden Waffle Dogs.
Over Easy

Over Easy

140 North Arizona Avenue, #104, Chandler
11162 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale

The Scottsdale-based breakfast, brunch, and lunch eatery has opened its sixth and seventh locations: one in downtown Chandler at Overstreet and one northeast Scottsdale in the Ancala Village shopping area. Over Easy offers classic breakfast items (chicken-fried steak) and in-house creations like the Golden Waffle Dogs — corndog-looking sausage links dipped in vanilla waffle batter. They serve morning cocktails as well.

click to enlarge A morning spread from Prep & Pastry. - PREP & PASTRY
A morning spread from Prep & Pastry.
Prep & Pastry

Prep & Pastry

7025 East Via Soleri Drive, Scottsdale

Prep & Pastry recently opened its third location in the state and its first in greater Phoenix. Find the Tucson-based breakfast spot in Scottsdale in the Broadstone Waterfront building. Diners can expect brunch, breakfast, and lunch items, as well as pastries, morning cocktails, and proximity to the Scottsdale Waterfront.

click to enlarge The Makin’ It Grain Bowl at Snooze on Central Avenue. - BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
The Makin’ It Grain Bowl at Snooze on Central Avenue.
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Snooze an A.M. Eatery

800 North Central Avenue, #3

In December, Snooze an A.M. Eatery opened its sixth Arizona location, this one in downtown Phoenix in the former Circles Records & Tapes building. The 4,000-square-foot brunch spot seats roughly 145 people, and includes a dining room, bar, mezzanine, and pet-friendly patio.