It's Saturday, and there's no reason that you should wait another day to enjoy a special brunch. In Phoenix and Scottsdale several restaurants that offer a Sunday brunch have extended those offerings to Saturday as well.
While you can find more than a thousand restaurants that serve breakfast and/or lunch on a Saturday, and many of our wonderful local resorts offer weekend brunches, these five non-hotel eateries offer a special combination of both morning and afternoon menu items, sure to make everyone in your party happy no matter which meal choices they prefer. And, if you're like us, you'll be ordering both breakfast and lunch items!
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to verify brunch hours.
Self-described as a Mexican Asian Kitchen, this Scottsdale restaurant has a modern, cool vibe. The Saturday and Sunday brunch is unique, in that there are all-you-can-eat shared plates as well as a selection of an entree, prix fixe. For an additional charge you can add Bloody Marys, Margaritas, Mimosas or Draft Beers. Menu items are creative, attractive to the eye, and pleasing to the palate. Vegetarians can be happy here. Parking can be a hassle, but Sumomaya is definitely worth the effort.
Our Favorite Brunch Items: 3 leches oatmeal brulee, black bean hummus, pomegranate Guacamole, tenderloin Benedict, cinnamon orange French toast, buñuelos.
Every weekend, you'll find an exciting brunch menu featuring Southwestern dishes with a modern twist. Not one of the current cookie-cutter decor models, this is a great place to bring out-of-town guests who want an Arizona experience. Take note of the western theme and artwork. Former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford was a regular here, and even donated some of her art to this eatery she loved.
More than a dozen specialty brunch items are offered, as well as a few lunch items. The Atole Pinon Hotcakes are griddled blue corn masa and toasted pinenut hotcakes, topped with strawberry butter and served with bacon. The Cowboy Hash is a hardy dish with roasted root vegetables, tossed with Schreiner’s linguisa sausage and chorizo, topped with fried eggs, salsa verde and salsa fresca.
A spin on a classic dish, the Southwestern Benedict features panko crusted eggs atop green chile beer biscuits with cure 81 ham, poblano hollandaise, and roasted root vegetables. Want flavorful but not spicy? Try the Verde Vaqueros, green chile beer biscuits with locally sourced sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and bacon. Finally, defined as a starter, the cinnamon bun also makes a sweet ending.
Saturday and Sunday brunches at Pita Jungle are busy and boisterous, but most of all, enjoyable for the entire family. Brunch is offered à la carte and most menu items are in the $7 to $10 range. Mediterranean fare is the focus, and you can get gyros, hummus, quinoa, tofu and other healthy and vegetarian stuff, or pancakes, french toast, omelets and more. The breakfast toasts are unique, an egg-y take on bruschetta—tasty and fun, but not easy so to eat!
It's bound to be crowded, and tables are close together, so don't expect a quiet, romantic brunch here. They don't take reservations, and not all Pita Jungle locations offer Saturday brunch. You can enjoy it at either the Tempe or Ahwatukee locations.
Our Favorite Brunch Items: The breakfast burrito, Philly steak omelet, and carrot cake pancakes. The kiddos will love the brunch menu for the 12 and under set. They get a special tray with fruit, a veggie, choice of grain/carb and choice of protein. Picture fruit, avocado, mac & cheese, and ham steak, for example.
Fogo de Chão is an international chain with a weekend Brazilian brunch. Take the expansive Market Table, add the fire-roasted meats carved and served tableside that you would expect at any dinnertime here, and add weekend brunch items like braised beef rib hash, Pão de Queijo egg bake, bolo de fuba, yogurt parfaits and a brunch beverage bar and you have a weekend brunch adventure in eating. It's a prix fixe menu, beverages extra. Bring an appetite for this all-you-can-eat experience. The weekend brunch is priced lower than dinner, and children 7-12 are half-price. Kids 6 and under are free.
Our Favorite Brunch Items: All the meats, cheeses and salads on the Market Table, the rib hash, egg bake, bolo de fuba accompanied by a brunch caipirinha.
Located at Scottsdale Quarter, park in the free covered parking garage, either north or south, if you don't find a street spot. Tanzy is located on the second floor, next to the iPic Theater just off the quad where the splash pad is located.
Tanzy's high ceilings and dark decor make it a more upscale, quiet and serious location for a Saturday brunch, but it is especially convenient to Scottsdale quarter shopping or coupled with a weekend movie. Start with the smoked salmon stuffed popovers, and then go with the Brunch Box for the main event, a prix fixe deal that includes a beverage. The slow poached egg + short rib (bigger eaters will like this one) and the crab cakes eggs benedict are both recommended. And don't miss a side of spiced brown sugar candy bacon!
Dick's Hideaway is one of the Richardson's family of restaurants in Central Phoenix, known for their New Mexican-style cuisine. Once you find the place (it is a hideaway, after all) you'll notice that it is rustic and dark; some of the tables are in odd configurations or require patrons to all sit on the same side of the table! The service can be a bit aloof, since they are always so busy. Why? The food is excellent.
Don't be in a rush when you brunch here. The green chile stew and eggs and the tenderloin Benedict are favorites, but there is a large selection in addition to several chalk board specials from which to choose. This is a local favorite brunch spot. No reservations taken, so be patient at peak times.
This hip and upbeat breakfast eatery and bar is known for its build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar with housemade infused vodka flavors like pickle and Calabrian chile and bloody Mary mixes. Brunch goers can choose from over 50 craft toppings like Slim Jims and pickled cactus. On Saturdays and Sundays only, Hash has a Vegas buffet-style build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar with housemade infused vodka flavors like pickle and Calabrian chile, over 50 craft toppings including everything from slim jims to pickled cacuts, cheeseburger sliders and oysters. Each Build-your-own Bloody Mary cocktail is a fixed price for unlimited toppings. A live weekend DJ spins tunes every Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend brunch menu offers gourmet twists on the classics. Try the light and savory prosciutto Benedict with arugula, parsley pesto, poached egg, and gruyere, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a fresh and fruity take on french toast sticks with amarena cherries and ricotta. Special pricing at brunch on Lux French press coffee, Stumptown cold brew, and a variety of adult brunch beverages. Stock and Stable is self-described as a modern American gastropub.
Share a "Pitcha of Pimms" at this upscale but casual and comfortable bar/eatery, or try any of the other refreshing cocktails from the menu at a special brunch price. Dig into their hot and gooey cinnamon roll with homemade creamy vanilla glaze & pecans, or sink your teeth into the hearty "Egg Man" with two eggs over easy, avocado mayo, tender belly bacon, cheddar, tomato, radish sprouts, spinach, and sriracha aioli served on toasted brioche with your favorite side. The kids have their own brunch menu. The dog friendly patio is popular!