Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, Sunday, April 21, 2019, it’s time to start thinking about who will prepare brunch that day. That’s what I’ll be thinking about for sure because cooking skills are somewhat lacking.  So my first preference for nourishment is  always dining out, especially for holidays and other special occasions. There are lots of delicious options in Tempe where you can go to relax on Easter Sunday while enjoying a delectable menu. Here are some recommendations in Tempe for an Easter brunch to remember.

Daily Jam | 310 S Mill Ave #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-968-9288
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
On Easter weekend, Daily Jam is having some fun with its version of an Easter egg hunt.  Order an entree with an egg, like chilaquiles or a breakfast sandwich, and you’ll receive a surprise-filled plastic egg. You might get one with candy, or free entrees or swag. You never know what you’ll get! It’s an Easter egg extravaganza! Limited quantity available so go early.

Dave & Buster’s Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny  | Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Ste. 1100, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost:  $23.50 + $3.56 fee; mimosa tickets: $7.67 + $2.61 fee. Tickets include tax and gratuity and may be purchased online. Tickets are nonrefundable and must be present at check in at the event.

Dave & Buster’s is going all out for Easter with a celebration that includes a breakfast buffet, massive Easter egg hunt, crafts, a $10.00 power card for ticket games and unlimited video game play on the non-redemption games. The Unlimited Video Game Play lasts ALL DAY LONG!

The buffet menu includes scrambled eggs sausage, bacon, roasted potatoes, bagels with cream cheese, assorted mini muffins, fresh fruit, orange juice, soda, coffee and tea, mimosa station for adults only! Buffet ticket required, one ticket per drink. The buffet is portioned per person and quantities are not all you can eat.

Rustler’s Rooste | 8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 | 602-431-6474
Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., with the last reservation taken at 1 p.m. Call 602-431-6474 for priority seating and large party reservations.
Cost: adults $34.95 | Kids 10 & under $12.95++ | Kids in highchairs are free | Prices do not include tax or gratuity

Enjoy Easter brunch along with unparalleled views of the Valley at Rustler’s Rooste. The special brunch menu features an irresistible array of dishes such as:

  • Breakfast favorites: Eggs Diablo, Rooste’s version of eggs Benedict with spicy machaca and Diablo Sauce, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, biscuits and country gravy, hash browns and waffles
  • Carving station with baron of beef, au jus and creamy horseradish; baked ham with rum raisin sauce
  • Fresh baked muffins and assorted pastries
  • Ceviche-style Baja shrimp cocktail
  • Chicken Monterey
  • Sautéed vegetables and jalapeño jack cheese
  • Barbecued brisket and beef ribs
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and cheeses
  • Garden salad bar
  • Chicken fingers
  • Mac and cheese
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Assorted juices, coffee and milk

Mission Grill | Tempe Mission Palms | 60 E. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-317-1556
Time: 11 a.m-1 p.m.
Cost: $38 per plate

The Mission Grill at Tempe Mission Palms is known for its delicious and plentiful breakfast buffet offered everyday. On Easter Sunday, you can still enjoy their regular buffet until 10 a.m. But, if your patient and can wait until 11 a.m. you’ll feast on prime rib, albacore tuna, roasted chicken, pastries – just a few of the items on their Easter Brunch buffet.

The Normal Restaurant | Graduate Tempe | 225 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-967-9431
Time 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Normal Restaurant is offering two traditional brunch specials: tasty eggs Benedict, ham and grits and their heavenly carrot cake.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill | 2000 East Rio Salado Pkwy. #1041 | Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480-968-2920
Time: Saturday & Sunday 20 a.m.-2 p.m.

Enjoy Easter brunch on Saturday or Sunday at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill. The brunch menu is packed with  such a tempting array of tasty dishes  you might want to have brunch both days. Your challenge will be making a choice from this brunch menu featuring delectable such as  as Irish whiskey French toast, Spanish chilaquiles, adobo pork Benedict or Lion’s breakfast burger. Sip a spicy Sriracha or Wasabi Bloody Mary, or  a classic, passion fruit, blood orange or raspberry mimosa.

Top of the Rock | Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes | 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | 602-431-2370
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For reservations, call 602-431-2370.
Cost: Adults $ 69.95++ | Ages 6-13) $34.95++ | Kids under 6 are free

Top of the Rock’s lavish Easter brunch is served up with gorgeous sweeping views of the Valley. Choose from:

  • A variety of salads
  • Shrimp cocktail and king crab legs,
  • Short ribs
  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Made to order omelets
  • Pastrami eggs benedict
  • Chicken carnitas donuts
  • Buttermilk and carrot cake waffles
  • Assorted sweets and more

TRES Tempe | 7192 S. Price Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | 480-897-5300
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Adults $32 | Children 12 and under $16

You can be sure that Easter brunch at TRES Tempe will be a beautiful blend of Southwest and Mediterranean flavors and a delightful departure from the traditional. Look forward to the menu that includes charcuterie and cut fruit display, Spanish paella, TRES frittata, TRES cheese torte, lemon ricotta pancakes, espresso rubbed baron of beef and a selection of miniature desserts.

Amy Griglak
Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.