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Breakfast suggestions {& Sunday Brunch}near Royal Palms Resort in PHX

I would appreciate suggestions on reasonably priced places to eat breakfast near the Royal Palms. We will have our car.

Also can you recommend a Sunday brunch that is more about quality and less about quantity?

Thanks in advance!
Deb

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  1. Ok, by far my favorite place for breakfast in the area is Matt's Big Breakfast downtown near the stadiums etc. 10 - 15 minute drive from Royal Palms. If you go on the weekend at peak times there can be a long wait, weekdays not so bad. http://www.mattsbigbreakfast.com/

    Orange Table also does an excellent breakfast. It is located in a beautiful area to stroll - the Scottsdale Civic Plaza. I love the green chile hash. Also terrific pancake choices. 7373 E Scottsdale Mall (480) 424-6819

    Brunch: The super expensive, super fabulous brunches at the Phoenician and the Princess resorts are great if you like the over-the-top brunch and have a lot of cash on hand (like $65 / person?). Another option is Bloom, a restaurant I like a lot for dinner - they started serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Haven't tried it yet but I'm sure its good... http://www.foxrestaurantconcepts.com/...

    1. Original Pancake House is an institution in the area.

      Ranch House Grille is close by too, but I haven't tried it yet.

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      Original Pancake House
      6840 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      Ranch House Grille
      5618 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

      1. Your best bet for brunch is the restaurant at your hotel: T. Cook's The brunch there epitomizes quality over quantity. There is a small, high-quality buffet, but it's optional. One can order entrees from the menu, enjoy the buffet, or both.

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        T Cooks At the Royal Palms
        5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

        1. Lest I sound like the PR shill for Royal Palms' T. Cook's resto, have you checked out their brunch menu? Quantity is not the focus, wonderful food is. Also, they have an interesting twist on the usual Sunday Brunch Menu - yes, there is a buffet brunch which I believe is $29. There is also a stand-alone menu for those not desiring the buffet (last Sunday I chose lamb ravioli which deserve to be memorialized). It is also possible to order one of the stand-alone entrees AND partake of the brunch. Sorry that I do not remember the price for this but it is entree price plus ???

          Of course there are places in town with those gargantuan anything-goes-brunches that serve enough food to feed a small nation but you specifically asked for quality over quantity.

          A very reasonable breakfast - and serious departure - from The Royal Palms quiet elegance would be at Carolinas, 12 St & Mohave in Phoenix. This is breakfast burrito heaven featuring large thin flour tortillas with tasty fillings such as machaca & egg. As long as you're in the neighborhood, I would also recommend a trip through the Phoenix Ranch Market (16th St & Roosevelt) for lunch. Maybe a visit to the Phoenix Art Museum (free on Thursdays, Central & McDowell) to fill the hours between meals.

          Have a great - and delicious - visit.

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          1. re: Sherri

            Last time I was there, it cost $19 to add the buffet to an entree.

          2. i'd say t cooks as well ;) plus i'd add richardsons for southwestern fare, and barrio cafe, for an interesting take on traditional/classic/upscale mexican food