10 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Greater Phoenix (Plus a Bonus, Rise-From-the-Ashes Entry)

American writer and journalist John Gunther said, "All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." And for those of us who wake up dreaming of griddled goodness like crispy strips of bacon or a perfectly poached egg, we couldn't agree more.

That's why we've put together a list of our top ten spots in greater Phoenix to order up the most important meal of the day. These are the day-in and day-out spots (weekend brunches to come later, because lists), so grab that cup of Joe and settle in for some tasty a.m. eats.

Yoli's Cafe

Nested into a small house with a courtyard and off the beaten path in downtown Chandler, this cheery breakfast and lunch spot hits the morning mark with familiar dishes like breakfast sandwiches, burritos, omelets, and skillet creations. Try the homemade cheddar biscuit and gravy or the "Mornin Monte," with egg whites, turkey, bacon, and Havarti cheese served on Hawaiian French toast with a spicy marmalade.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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