First Taste

Squash Blossom: A Pleasant Little Place for Breakfast or Lunch

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: Squash Blossom Location: 705 North First Street Open: About a week Eats: Traditional breakfast and lunch items Price Point: $11 to $30

See also: Squash Blossom Breakfast and Lunch Cafe Coming in July

With chef Johnny Chu moving his restaurant and Matt's Big Breakfast announcing a relocation just up the street, the area around First Street and McKinley in Phoenix seems to be a hub of activity lately. The latest news is the addition of Squash Blossom, a breakfast and lunch spot courtesy of caterers Brian and Carrie Lester.

In the former Pasta Bar space, Squash Blossom features a traditional menu of breakfast and lunch favorites using lots of locally sourced products.

And it's those tasty ingredients paired with some nice price points that make Squash Blossom's dishes a satisfying value and, along with a casual atmosphere and friendly service, a pleasant place to pop in for eats.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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