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Brunch in Scottsdale/East Phoenix?

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In this new format, the Phoenix-area threads look rather meager, but I'll give it a shot.

I'm looking for suggestions for brunch that would be relatively cheap, not overly noisy, and preferably not too far west - although I had a great brunch at Matt's Big Breakfast, I'll admit.

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Matt's Big Breakfast
801 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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  1. If you like Matt's, you might like Over Easy. I think it's cheap and good. There are two locations - Scottsdale and Phoenix.

    Many people associate brunch with a buffet. I avoid buffets, but, some resorts seem to offer some expensive options.

    I like going to Sunday brunch at Barrio Cafe or Phoenix City Grille, but, I wouldn't exactly call them cheap, and noise can be a problem, especially at Barrio, but, what is quiet, these days?

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    Phoenix City Grille
    5816 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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

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    1. re: johnseberg

      FYI, Sunday (10/3/2010) is the last day for Over Easy's 40th and Indian School location. The plan is to open the new location at 4730 E Indian School Rd on Wednesday, 10/6/2010. This news current, as of this morning.

      See links to twitter and facebook for the latest:
      http://www.eatatovereasy.com

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

    2. Chelsea's Kitchen -- 40th St. just above Camelback on the Phoenix/PV border -- has a nice brunch menu. It's a bit more than Over Easy or Matt's, but less than an extravagant brunch buffet at one of the resorts. If the weather is mild, it's nice to sit out on the patio by the canal.

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      Chelsea's Kitchen
      5040 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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

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      1. re: exit2lef

        Thanks for the rec. We had a wonderful brunch at Chelsea's Kitchen this past Sunday on the strength of your rec. Perfect. Great service and ambience though it was 107 and too hot for the patio. We all loved the brussels sprout salad, so much so that I will attempt to reproduce it at home. Good cocktails. Great hotcakes made with ricotta. We visit family in Scottsdale every year; I will be sure to return to Chelsea's Kitchen as often as I can.

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        Chelsea's Kitchen
        5040 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

      2. I'm a big fan of the Orange Table. Service is sometimes spotty but the food is always excellent. It's definitely not noisy if you eat outside, and I don't recall inside ever being obnoxiously noisy either. Their coffee soda is one of my favorite hot weather drinks of all time, and their brunch menu is pretty varied. If you like hashes at all theirs are some of the best I've had.

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        Orange Table
        7373 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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        1. re: sistinas

          I don't like Orange table at all. Service was non existant the last time I was there, and it's overpriced. My husband was almost finished his meal before I even got mine. The bradkfast club is way better, food and service

        2. We have had great brunches at:

          T. Cook's
          Lon's at the Hermosa

          Now, they are above the price-points of Matt's, so might not be in the ballpark.

          Enjoy,

          Hunt

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          1. re: Bill Hunt

            Awesome picks Bill..
            Another thought is Harlow's Cafe on University in Tempe..

            Lon's at the Hermosa is one of the best in town...breakfast everyday till 10am and brunch on Sat & Sun after 10am..love this place!

            1. re: Beach Chick

              Am not at all familiar with Harlow's. Guess we don't get out THAT much.

              Thanks,

              Hunt

              1. re: Bill Hunt

                Harlow's is a friendly breakfast / lunch greasy spoon. It's good for a big breakfast. It's near the SW corner of University and Hardy.

                1. re: johnseberg

                  Good chorizo and eggs! Great little spot.

              2. re: Beach Chick

                I thoroughly enjoyed my recent Sunday brunch at Lon's. The patio was beautiful, the music was pleasant, the service was friendly and accomodating and the food was excellent. We throughly enjoyed the monkey bread, caprese salad, the short rib hash and eggs as well as the tremendous steak and egg sliders. What more can you ask for. Thanks to Hunt for the recommendation.

            2. I really like the Mission. Not really a brunch but excellent mix of food choices for a late morning mid day meal.