It can be hard to find a restaurant in Scottsdale that manages truly to feel like a neighborhood spot. But since Orange Table is practically hidden within the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, it miraculously manages to do just that. The service may not be the best in town, but as soon as we dig into a plate of "flannel," a mixture of corned beef and your choice of other ingredients, we pretty much forget about all that. The impressive selection of cocktails also is a plus, though our favorite brunch indulgence is a glass of Orange Table's housemade coffee soda mixed with a shot of Kahlua. Trust us, it's delicious. The restaurant serves a full breakfast and lunch menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., so you can stop in for brunch any day of the week.
O.H.S.O. Eatery & nanoBrewery
For beer lovers, there isn't a brunch in town that can rival the deal at O.H.S.O. This sprawling brewery and restaurant offers plenty of seating both inside and out and serves Beer Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The deal is straightforward and pretty sweet: get your choice of entrée plus a locally brewed beer for just $10. You can choose from options such as a breakfast flatbread, French toast, biscuits and beer gravy, and Churrasco steak and egg to pair with any Arizona-brewed beer on O.H.S.O.'s extensive tap list. Bonus: Dogs are welcome on the patio, so feel more than free to bring Fido.
Kevin Binkley's midtown restaurant serves Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and as you would expect, offers a seasonally sensitive menu of hot and cold veggie dishes as well typical brunch favorites. At Bink's Midtown, you can go with heavier fare like the bacon burger (the bacon is ground into the beef patty) or opt for more tradition brunchtime eats, like the skillet of Green Chile Braised Pork over cheddar drop biscuits. The sweet offerings (including Cake Doughnut Holes) will be hard to resist, but be warned that the giant cinnamon roll, which comes with butterscotch sauce and cream cheese frosting, makes a great sharable appetizer.
Vincent's Market Bistro
When it comes to charming brunch spots, Vincent's Market Bistro pretty much takes the cake. The cozy eatery off Camelback Road isn't the hottest spot in town and specializes in French favorites done quite well -- and at an affordable price. Once you sit down for Sunday brunch you'll get a plate of buttery croissants and jam, which -- particularly when enjoyed with a perfectly made mimosa -- will make you forget that the weekend's nearly over. And all the quiches are a smart choice for your meal, but the Ratatouille Omelet is the sort of dish that will make you appreciate the goodness of eggs done right.