Years ago on my first visit to Scottsdale, I was super pleased to discover this desert city is a major hot spot for foodies like myself.
Of course you can find some dang good Mexican restaurants (there’s this avocado margarita I still daydream out weekly) and fun bars, but brunch is by far my favorite.
Please note that many of these places require advance reservations, especially if you have a large group for a Scottsdale bachelorette party or something!
11 Insanely Tasty Brunch Spots In Scottsdale You Can't Miss
After a night clubbing in Old Town Scottsdale, a day hiking Camelback Mountain, or even a way to kickstart a slow afternoon relaxing poolside, one of these best Scottsdale brunch spots will hit the spot.
SumoMaya is one of the best brunch spots I’ve been to in recent years. Located in North Scottsdale, SumoMaya fuses Mexican and Asian cuisine together, giving you a variety of options.
If the food wasn’t enough, the Japanese and Mexican-fused decor will be sure to catch your eye. SumoMaya currently offers an unlimited brunch experience for $39 where you can share plates such as the pancake “street” tacos or oatmeal brulée with your friends.
It also includes a main entree for yourself and not to mention bottomless mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice, bloody marys and micheladas. Or draft beers with 1 cent refills that you can add for only an extra $20. What’s not to love!?
The extensive drink menu of course features sake plus Mexican and Asian inspired cocktails. With a rotating seasonal menu, you’re sure to find something new every time you visit. I tried and loved the edamame hummus, enchiladas, pink sushi, and the Chinese pineapple rice.
Located close to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Diego Pops is known for their creative twist on tacos and tequila. It’s the perfect spot to grab a fresh and delicious bite and sip on some boozy cocktails (or both)!
Most known for their happy hour menu options (psst..which is everyday from 3-6pm) and beaming, fun neon lights, they offer budget friendly options for burritos, tacos, and breakfast protein bowls. If you’re not craving a full meal, you can always try the ceviche or just pop in with your friends to order a margarita pitcher!
Whether you’re getting brunch with the gals or hitting happy hour, you can’t go wrong with the brussel sprout nachos or a spicy marg. If you want something that screams Arizona, the iconic Sonoran dog is your best friend. Trust me, it’s all you’ll ever want in a hot dog.
With a two hour limit for dining per party, don’t forget to make a reservation for a spot for you and your group as it tends to get packed during the weekend brunch rush. If you find yourself in a pinch for time or your stomach starts to rumble as you’re waiting, the Daily Dose is also just down the street. Across and along the street of Diego Pops, you’ll also find plenty of Old Town’s bars.
Farm & Craft
If you’re looking for one of the best brunches in Scottsdale with a view of all the hustle and bustle in Old Town, Farm & Craft is the one for you. With an outdoor patio and tons of seating, it’s the perfect place to enjoy brunch during the upcoming Spring months in Scottsdale.
This unique restaurant prides itself in healthy food options, and even offers a “wellness menu.” Some of the menu items focus on “increasing probiotic levels” or “reducing your overall stress.” Great option after a night of overindulging.
They provide gluten-free, organic, and hormone-free ingredients, so not only can you fill up on some yummy food and drinks, but you can also feel good about it. With a modern take on farmhouse core, the access to the outdoors gives it a crisp, airy atmosphere and their decor highlights all things farm to table and rustic plating.
They have plenty of options from flatbreads, salads, and build-your-own protein bowls and an extensive happy hour list with Kombucha cocktails and cocktails using only fresh pressed juices. If you don’t make it for breakfast (which ends at 3pm), you still have plenty of time to make it for lunch and dinner.
Whether you’re wanting healthier food options at the end of your chaotic bachelorette party or vacay weekend in Scottsdale, you’ll be sure to feel good at Farm & Craft.
Arcadia Farms Cafe
Looking for a place that will satisfy your tastebuds? Arcadia Farms Café offers a marketplace with pre-made to-go items for purchase plus goodies for your home!
Celebrating 33 years in Scottsdale, they specialize in breakfast omelets, sandwiches and a daily pastry selection making them one of the best breakfast places in Scottsdale. With a peach french toast casserole and a smoked, fresh smoked salmon hash on the brunch menu (yum!), it’s kind of a no brainer why they are a standout.
Some other faves are the savory chicken, wild mushroom, and leek crepes, and the fresh lump crab cakes. You can’t forget about the wine list or champagne bar either! Whether you’re a red or white wine girlie, you’ll be sure to find something you like and pair it with one of their many charcuterie board options!
And if you’re looking for unique Bachelorette activities in Scottsdale, Arcadia offers cooking classes! The rustic inspired decor you see from their table set ups will for sure make you feel like you’re on a picnic. Either way, be sure to stop at this cafe for weekend brunch with the girls or your partner.
Did someone say build your own bloody mary? Say no more. If you’re the person who likes what they like (aka bacon and blue cheese stuffed olives in your bloody mary, no one’s judging) this place is it! The build your own bloody mary bar with over 50 different toppings
Hash Kitchen is also perfect for satisfying any sweet or savory tooth with an extensive selection of waffles, egg benedicts, and their signature hashes. Some honorable mentions include the hangover hash (pretty self explanatory) and chilaquiles.
That’s not all though, at Hash Kitchen, they’re big on the turntables and tend to play all of the hit songs, so if you’re into a loud and chaotic brunch, this is for you. Be sure to go with a friend or a group, as their portions tend to be on the bigger side.
With mimosa flights (which you can add a glitter bomb to, super fun!) and “bloody in a bag” where you can order Type O or Type A+ drink options, I think it’s safe to say this is the place with the best boozy brunch in Scottsdale for friends.
For more low-key vibes and delicious made from scratch food, check out Butters Pancakes & Cafe!
Prep & Pastry
If you’re an early bird like me, brunch at Prep & Pastry starts at 8am for anyone who is an early riser. Across from the Fashion Square mall, this place is great for brunch in Old Town Scottsdale. With a bright color palette of whites and blues, this place gives you coastal and beachy vibes all within the desert.
The menu extends from the classic biscuits and gravy to their Prep & Pastry signatures such as the cast iron duck confit. If you’re feeling a classic omelet, a modern take on toast, or even lunch, this place has got it all. And of course, you can’t have brunch without a beverage.
You can choose from your classic mimosa or try with their combination juices like the spruce juice (orange, cranberry, and rosemary) or the butterfly (lavender, butterfly pea, and lemon).
Can’t decide? Order the “bartender’s call,” which is a rotating specialty cocktail. Spirit-free options and, of course, your classic coffees and teas are available as well.
Located near the airport in Northern Scottsdale, Perk Eatery has the best breakfast in Scottsdale with that classic mom and pop diner feel. The kind where you know you’ll find a dish that’ll not only be savory, but filling as well.
Perfect for a change of scenery from Scottsdale’s trendy glitz, glamor and nightlife, but also close to shops in the area if you want to go on a spree after brunch. Plus it’s approved by the King of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri and featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,
Perk Eatery serves both breakfast and lunch options, but it’s known for its Chicken On the Coup dish. Like any diner, you’ll be sure to find your classic eggs benedict, buttery pancakes, and fluffy french toast on the menu, but the Fancy Pants scramble (with brie cheese and fig compote, yum) and the Huevous Rancheros, a perk classic, steal the show.
Don’t forget to order a nice cup of joe! But if you want to enjoy a cocktail or mimosa, they’ve got that too. If you want exclusive deals, access to secret menus, or be the first to know about upcoming events, join their breakfast club also known as their VIP club.
All at no extra charge, I mean who doesn’t love a good deal? If you’re looking for something similar to the Farm & Craft atmosphere in the same area as Perk, check out Oeb Breakfast Co. for another farm to table experience.
Hotel Valley Ho, ZUZU
In case you’re looking for a slower pace or even just for a little quieter vibe, Hotel Valley Ho is a great spot just for that! It’s still close to Old Town Scottsdale, but just far enough where you can relax in a different setting.
With a mid century modern decor and vibe, it’ll for sure rewind you back to the 50-70s. Even if you are not a guest, you can still grab a bite to eat or inquire about a day pass and lounge at the pool. ZuZu, named after the matriarch of the family who owns the hotel, is the restaurant located near the lobby and offers the best Sunday brunch in Scottsdale with live music on the weekends.
If you’d like, you can also make dinner reservations. They are vegan and vegetarian friendly and offer signature brunch options like the breakfast fried rice and Hawaiian ahi tuna poke bowl.
Drinks are a bit on the pricier side, but the espresso martini is still a must if you want that caffeine boost with a little bit of a kick.If you’re looking for $8 cocktails and specials on beer and wine, head over to the Herb Box. It’s in the same area and is a great spot for happy hour (3pm-6pm), perfect for after brunch drinks if you have the time.
Whether you’re on a bachelorette trip or just wanting to grab some delicious food with a dash of the club scene, CALA has the best brunch in Scottsdale for bachelorette parties. CALA offers a modern take on coastal cuisine, so think flavors from Greece, Spain, Italy, and Morocco.
Escape to the coast with the beautifully crafted interior design featuring unique furniture and light fixtures accented with adobe and wood elements. Located in the heart of Scottsdale’s entertainment district, it is within walking distance to other clubs such as Casa Amigos, Bottled Blonde, and Maya Day Club.
The in-house DJ is sure to bring high intensity. Perfect for a bachelorette party or if you’re just with friends who want to dine in and dance. CALA is known for their handmade pastas, fresh variety of seafood, and hand tossed pizzas.
Weekend brunch is served from 10am-3pm. The must-try dishes include the Turkish eggs or the ricotta stuffed french toast. And instead of individual cocktails, you have the option to order one for the table (which can serve 3-4 or 6-10 people).
If I were you, I’d book your private event or reservation as soon as possible. It tends to get busy during the summer months in Scottsdale (even with 100 degree weather). If you plan to go in the summer and want to cool off or tan, the Sonora Swim Club at CALA is perfect for poolside bites and drinks too.
For more mediterranean fare, add Virtù Honest Craft to your list!
Sometimes, every once in a while, you like to go to your familiar places and for me, Culinary Dropout is one of them. Located across from Fashion Square Mall and down the road from Old Town Scottsdale, this brunch spot offers a variety of beers, wines, cocktails and tons of shareables.
They’re most known for their pretzel and fondue bites, as well as their servers, whose uniforms are not one in the same. The antipasti options are awesome because you and your group can basically build your own charcuterie board.It’s perfect if you don’t want to fill up too much during breakfast or brunch.
Want to enjoy a quick competitive game? They also have an outdoor patio with tons of games like giant connect four, ping pong, and corn hole that you can play!
On Fridays and Saturdays, they offer live music and events such as yoga at the yard, or they’re even perfect if you or your partner want to catch a game. Whether you’re dining in or grabbing drinks and playing games, there’s truly something for everyone.
I know that Scottsdale is this amazing place for foodies, like myself, and is honestly a hub for partying and relaxing, but there are still tons of great restaurants to try!
Located in Phoenix (don’t worry, this place isn’t too far from Scottsdale and perfect stop before flying out of PHX), The Henry has one of the best brunches in Phoenix, Arizona. With an elevated take on traditional American cuisine, The Henry offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu items.
With wicker chairs and striped umbrellas on the outdoor patio, The Henry gives you another coastal atmosphere where you can enjoy one of their signature spritzes or grab something from their bloody mary and mimosa cart.
The inside decor has leather booths, and darker colors to contrast the bright outside, giving you classic Gatsby feel with industrial elements. Be sure to grab their spicy tuna & crispy rice dish or the parmesan truffle fries as an app.
They offer classic breakfast bowls and egg dishes like the quiche or flower child scramble which features eggs, brussel sprouts, mushroom, and parmesan. If you’re looking for something with more protein, you can never go wrong with their burgers and sandwiches.
With locations in Dallas, San Diego, and L.A. there’s no doubt Henry will come through with some delicious food and drinks.