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Best Brunch Spots in Downtown Tempe

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According to Lonely Planet Food, "There is no other meal but brunch that can be stretched from 9 am until 5 pm, depending on who you are, your stage in life, and what your mood dictates."  Whether you are a weekly brunchin' Millennial/Gen Z'er, a casual if-the-kids-are-at-a-sleepover type or a connoisseur of brunch culture, Downtown Tempe has a brunch experience for you. Mimosas, Bloody Marys, pancakes, crepes, waffles or acai bowls - it's all here waiting for you. 

Here are some of the best brunch spots in Downtown Tempe.

Morning Squeeze | 690 S. Mill Avenue

Mimosa flights, Brunch Punch, Off the Hook Lox & Bagels and a dog-friendly patio featuring a Tail Wagger menu, all while offering one of the best groovy vibes downtown! Not mention their iconic "lovin' touchin' squeezin' "neon sign. 

Sunbar | 24 W. 5th Street

Sunbar is known for their weekend party brunch, bottles & groovy beats featuring penny champagne bottle with each entree. MMMmmm, French Toast with cinnamon-apple compote and candied bacon anyone?

Snakes & Lattes | 20 W. 6th Street

Bottomless brunch on Friday, Saturday & Sunday featuring a bottle of champagne with your entree. Oh, and over 900 board games, puzzles and fun! Can't beat it. 

Neighborhood Services Bar + Restaurant at the Omni Tempe at ASU | 7 E. University Drive

Honest food and drink in the American Tradition, Neighborhood Services offers rotating daily favorites, house craft cocktails and more. This spot is inviting and approachable, offering both indoor and outdoor dining, communal tables for reconnecting with friends. Then perhaps a cocktail on the rooftop at Lucero?!

Postino Annex | 615 S. College Avenue

When "Lectric Eye and Sherry Mary" lead off your brunch cocktail menu, you know you're in store for a great brunch experience! Ricotta Fritters, Cantaloupe & Stracciatella. Need we say more?

Caffe Boa | 398 S. Mill Avenue

Sunday brunch from 10 am - 3 pm on their bougainvillea-roofed patio makes you feel like you're livin' the life. Live music, house flat breads, fresh pasta and a build your own Bloody Mary Bar. All natural wine bar is featured at this downtown Tempe staple - over 30 years! Stupefacente!

Foch Cafe & Bistro | 21 E. 6th Street

An all you can eat crepe bar, a Bloody with a grilled cheese on top and an American- European fusion menu - cheers! A new, unique brunch menu every weekend. Sangria Sundays are the best!

Bang Bang Sushi | 420 S. Mill #201

Disco Days. Literally enjoy Tuna Poke Tacos or their famous Sushi Bowl under the largest disco ball on Mill Avenue. Try a Japanese Tea Pot with your four besties and dance the day away. 

Snooze, A.M. Eatery | 615 S. College Avenue

Isn't everyday a brunch day at Snooze? Famous for their pancake flights, this is brunchin' culture baby! The patio is touch to beat too!

Alter Ego | 108 E. University Dr. in the Canopy Hilton

You'll feel like top of the world after eating their Knife & Fork Burrito. Or maybe Egocado Toast is more your style. In either case, paired with their Morning Kick Peanut Butter Whiskey & coffee, you'll find your alter ego.

Pedal Haus Brewery | 730 S. Mill Avenue

Any Sunday morning, kick back on their patio and enjoy their Bottomless (all you can eat) Breakfast for $12 including your choice of a Pedal Haus beer, a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary. Pedal on over now!

Daily Jam | 310 S. Mill Avenue

Another place to enjoy brunch 7 days a week. Red Velvet Waffles, hand-crafted breakfast cocktails and a full range of coffee drinks. Make this your, brunch jam!

Culinary Dropout | 149 S. Farmer Avenue

You're just one Deviant Behavior and a pretzel ball dipped in melted provolone away from pure brunch heaven. Expansive patio, bags, ping pong, and all the things to make you think "this is my spot". 

Varsity Tavern | 501 S. Mill Avenue #200

The place for groovin' DJs and terrace dining. The place to see and be seen... late into the night. Who needs to go to class or work on Monday anyway?

Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits at the Westin Tempe | 11 E. 7th Street

Griddle me this: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes or Steak and Huevos Rancheros? Doesn't matter - both are great choices when you sip them with their signature Copper State Colada.  


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