Top 5 Tempe Breakfast Spots

Author: Amy

Posted on: October 13, 2017
Last updated on: June 1st, 2018 at 12:03 pm


Ok, I lied, this is a list of the top 9 breakfast spot in Tempe. My list started with just five, but Tempe has added a few out-of-this-world breakfast spots that just HAD to be added – so here my improved list. Trust me – you won’t be disappointed is trying any of these delicious breakfast restaurants!

1. Snooze | 615 S. College Ave. #103, Tempe, AZ 85281
Great food and a trendy atmosphere makes this place a treat every time. At Snooze, guests are tempted by from-scratch menu items such as a choose-your-own flight of fluffy pancakes or house-made breakfast pot pie smothered in rosemary sausage gravy. Snooze is located on College Ave. and 6th St. in downtown Tempe, just steps from ASU.

2. NCounter | 310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
This spot, located in downtown Tempe off of Mill Ave. and 3rd St., offers a fun casual atmosphere and of course has great food. My favorite, so far, is the Farmer’s Choice egg sandwich. I also love the Morning Glory omelette. And I definitely would recommend their chai tea lattes…delish!

3. Matt’s Big Breakfast | 400 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
As the name suggests, plan to walk out with a full happy tummy when dining at Matt’s Big Breakfast. Offering a simple hearty menu, it makes for easy pickings for breakfast, brunch or lunch. You can never go wrong with an omelet here or the made-from-scratch griddlecakes. Matt’s is located on the south side of Tempe Town Lake off Rio Salado Pkway.

4. Tempe Public Market Cafe | 8749 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284
Located is south Tempe, Tempe Public Market is the newest hot spot to hit the dining scene. The casual walk-up counter is welcoming and showcases the menu displayed up high for everyone to see. So far, I’ve not had anything here that I don’t like, so go for it and order whatever you’re stomach’s desire! I’ll also add that the chocolate chip cookies are a great decision here.

5. First Watch | 111 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
First of all, the coffee here is amazing. Now that we have that covered, the food is also delicious. They have a good variety of options here, with heavier filling meals, and lighter options also, so everyone is happy. The power bowls and the avocado toast are my two favorite menu items.

6. Chompies | 1160 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
This New York style delicatessen offers breakfast all day long, and the options and portions here are plentiful! Their omelettes are heaven, and so are the sweeter options! I particularly love the whole grain pancakes. Find Chompie’s on University Dr. between Rural Rd. and Dorsey Ln.

7. U.S. Egg | 131 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283
U.S. Egg, located in south Tempe on Baseline Rd. between Mill Ave. and College Ave., offers both breakfast and lunch, but I always go for the breakfast here. I am sucker for their omelettes with fresh veggies and cheese, but I also love their famous protein pancakes – filled with blueberries, granola, cinnamon and slivered almonds…they are oh so good!

8. Harlow’s Cafe: | 1021 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
Located near ASU on University and Hardy Dr., this cafe has been a classic neighborhood gathering spot for almost 30 years now. Its old school charm and amazing food make for a great combination! My favorites are the eggs benedict or the huevos rancheros.

9. Mark’s Cafe | 6340 S. Rural Rd. #120, Tempe, AZ 85283
Located on Rural Rd. and Guadalupe Rd., this cozy cafe is know for delicious food and a cozy welcoming environment. The eggs Benedict are a must try and the biscuits are light and fluffy. Make sure to get a cup of coffee while you’re there too!





9 thoughts on “Top 5 Tempe Breakfast Spots

  1. Joe Goldblatt says:

    Moving south, two additional choices, US Egg on Baseline near Mill and PCroissant, Rural and Elliot (best breakfast croissant around!)

    1. Joe Goldblatt says:

      Didn’t see #3 US Egg. Blind as a bat!!!

    2. Wanda says:

      But it’s between Mill and Rural

  2. Laura Bloomfield says:

    The only one I’ve eaten at is Snooze on College the one that’s about 500 yards from the light rail. Very good. Very satisfying portion sizes for the price and most importantly they have friendly staff .

  3. Wendy says:

    How did Mark’s Cafe not make this list??? I have been to all of the others. Mark’s food is much better than all of the above!

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks! We just added it to the list!

  4. Wanda says:

    Mark’s Cafe N W corner Rural and Guadalupe

  5. Eugene says:

    US Egg is located between Mill and COLLEGE not hardy…

  6. Ed Bufford says:

    U.S. Egg is between Mill and College, not between Mill and Hardy.

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