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Breakfast near Phoenix Airport

My sister and I are flying in for the marathon on Sunday and she flies in two hours after me. I am looking for a place to grab a quick, but good breakfast near the airport. Any suggestions? The type of food does not matter.

Also, any suggestions for a great, not to miss lunch in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or Tempe? We want to have lunch on Monday afternoon before we fly out. We are going to Cowboy Ciao on Sunday night.


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  1. Harlow's - Tempe
    Breakfast Club - South Scottsdale
    Ranch House Grille - East Arcadia
    Overeasy - West Arcadia (40th st & Indian School)

    Harlow's Cafe
    1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

    The Breakfast Club
    4400 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

    1. I'm a big fan of the commuter sandwich at La Grande Orange. It's basically an egg mcmuffin, but really really good. Your choice of sausage, ham, salmon, or avacado With egg and tomato on their homemade english muffins. You can also grab some good bread made by a local baker, or any of their other selection, none of which ever appealed greatly to me.

      Pan Dulce (or anything else) from Phoenix Ranch Market at 16th and Roosevelt is also a great idea. There's nothing like a gingerbread pig and menudo.

      1. You really can't go wrong with First Watch, or Good Egg.

        Now, if only I could find a breakfast place as good as Walker Bro's House of Pancakes...

        Eggery Etc
        50 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

        First Watch
        61 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

        Good Egg
        3110 N Central Ave Ste 179, Phoenix, AZ 85012

        Walker Bros Original Pancake House
        825 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

        1. my can't misses would be :

          matt's big breakfast



          Over Easy
          4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

          1. edited to add the place for matt's - places being quirky again :\

            4 Replies
            1. re: winedubar

              Thanks for all of the breakfaste suggestions! Any good suggestions for lunch on a Monday?

              1. re: danagrace

                what are you looking for as far style, location, price?

                1. re: ValleyFever

                  Any style and any price. Locations: Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale. Thanks

                  1. re: danagrace

                    I love Arcadia Farms in Scottsdale for a girls lunch. Great sandwiches and salads....love the strawberry chicken salad.

                    Arcadia Farms Restaurant
                    7014 East First Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

            2. The best breakfast burritos in town can be found at Carolina's. Don't let the exterior or the neighborhood keep you from visiting - the Oxaca burrito (chorizo, bean, potato, cheese) is heaven, especially in the morning.
              They consistently have the best beans and tortillas.

              Carolina's Mexican Food Restaurant
              1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

              2 Replies
              1. re: mamamia

                Never tried their breakfast, but I did like their flautas.

                1. re: mamamia

                  Second! For both of the OP's requests - close to the airport and breakfast, Carolina's gets my vote. If you don't make it for breakfast, lunch is equally delicious.

                2. My breakfast suggestions are Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles and the Morning Glory Cafe at the Farm at South Mountain. Also have the Original Pancake House in Scottsdale, it's an easy drive from the airport.

                  House of Tricks is a great place for lunch in Tempe.

                  House of Tricks
                  114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

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

                  Lo Lo's Chicken & Waffles
                  10 W Yuma St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

                  Farm At South Mountain
                  6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042