Cafe Reviews

Dottie's True Blue Cafe: A Popular San Francisco Breakfast Joint Comes to Scottsdale

What's a Dottie's True Blue Cafe? Google it and chances are you'll see the San Francisco eatery pop up as one of the best breakfast spots in the city. For nearly 20 years, the classic diner from chef-owner Kurt Abney has been hailed as much for its fresh-baked pastries and jalapeño corn bread as dreaded for its lines and hour-long wait times.

Now Scottsdale's got a Dottie's of its very own. But reputations don't always guarantee a restaurant's success, especially one more than 750 miles away.

Here's an excerpt from this week's review:

"And when it comes to the scrambles, skip the chorizo, onion, and cheddar, where the bits of Mexican sausage taste more like bland ground beef. Also pass on the prosciutto, basil, balsamic roasted tomato, and red pepper flake scramble. Despite sweet bites of tomato, the flavor and texture of the thin-sliced, dry-cured ham loses its luster from its heated mix with the scrambled eggs. Instead, head directly to the smoked whiskey-fennel sausage, mushroom, and spinach creation. A clear standout thanks to bits of smoky, salty sausage, fresh baby spinach leaves, and earthy mushrooms in every bite, this mix easily is the star of the show. And an accompanying thick slice of spicy, grilled chile-cheddar corn bread makes for a tasty bonus."

Want to know the rest of the Dottie's in Scottsdale story? Read the full review here.

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