Enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Phoenix is bound to make you hungry. We have found some of the best restaurants in Phoenix for every meal (including dessert!) to make sure that you can fuel up before, during, and after a day of exploring!
BREAKFAST + BRUNCH
Welcome Diner ($$)
Welcome Diner has been a staple for weekend brunch in Phoenix for over 15 years + for good reason! Their retro-vibes and quirky decor perfectly compliments their small but flavorful menu. Choose between breakfast classics like omelettes, biscuits + gravy, eggs benedict and french toast while enjoying a cocktail off their drink menu.
Address: 929 E Pierce St Phoenix, AZ 85006
Hours: Mon-Fri: 5PM-2AM, Sat + Sun: 10AM-3PM + 5PM-2AM
[Fà-me] Caffe ($$)
[Fà-me] Caffe is located in Central Phoenix making it a convenient place to pop in for breakfast before getting started on your busy day! [Fà-me] is a popular breakfast spot for both locals and tourists so it can get crowded in the morning. At this casual-style eatery, you order at the counter before finding your seat + luckily the line moves quickly so you don’t have to worry about the wait! At [Fà-me] Caffe, they source their dairy, eggs, vegetables, fruits, meats, grains and breads from local farmers + artisans so you know that you are getting a true taste of Phoenix at breakfast! Try on of their fresh-squeezed juices with your meal to get the boost you need for the day ahead!
Address: 4700 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7AM-3PM, Sat+SunL 8AM-3PM
COFFEE + TEA
Lola Coffee ($)
A second cup of coffee never hurts! If you fueled up at breakfast and are looking for another place to stop for coffee + tea throughout the day, look no further than Lola Coffee. Tucked in the midst of downtown Phoenix, Lola Coffee is known for both the vibe + the delicious fresh brewed coffee. Enjoy a cup on the patio + try one of their house-made scones if you are feeling a little hungry!
Address: 1001 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003
Hours: Daily 7AM-7PM
The Dressing Room ($$)
You might be full for a while after breakfast but when you get hungry around lunchtime consider stopping by the Dressing Room. This micro-restaurant specializes in globally-inspired street food. Try their Baja Shrimp Tacos, Korean Pork Belly Fried Rice or Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich if you need a bite to eat to get you through until dinner. Plus they have happy hour daily from 11AM-6PM!
Address: 220 E Roosevelt St Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Sun-Thu: 11AM-10PM, Fri+Sat: 11AM-11PM
The Original ChopShop ($$)
Looking for a quick place to stop in for a healthy and light lunch? The Original ChopShop may be just the place for you! Choose between one of their grilled protein bowls, salads, of protein shakes. One of the menus best features however is their original sandwiches. Try the grilled steak sandwich with caramelized onions, fontina, arugula, apple, mushrooms, and horseradish creme on ciabatta or pick something else from their menu!
Address: 4503 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85018
Hours: Mon-Sat: 7AM-9PM, Sun: 7AM-8PM
Located in midtown Phoenix, Ocotillo is a large restaurant with patio seating available. They aim to make New American cuisine with a touch of Arizona mixed in. There extensive menu has a variety of options including vegetarian and gluten-free entrees. If you aren’t sure what you want, try one of their house-made pastas! They also have a variety of signature cocktails and craft beers for you to sip on while enjoying the live music!
Address: 3242 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85012
Hours: Mon-Wed: 11AM-10PM, Fri: 11AM-10:30PM, Sat: 10AM-10:30PM, Sun: 10AM-3:30PM
Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva ($$)
Arizona-natives boast about having some of the best Mexican food in the United States + no trip to Phoenix is complete without trying some of it out! At Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva they specialize in upscale Mexican food and are one of the few Mexican restaurants to feature a tasting menu! Their artfully arranged meals taste delicious + be sure to check out the Barrio Guacamole while you are there! The pomegranate seeds in the guacamole add a great flavor that will leave you wanting more! Plus the intimate setting with original mural art makes Barrio Cafe a relaxing and enjoyable place to enjoy a meal!
Address: 1301 W Grand Ave Phoenix, AZ 85007
Hours: Mon-Thu: 5PM-10PM, Fri+Sat: 5PM-10:30PM, Sun: 5PM-9PM
Urban Cookies ($$)
Urban Cookies has just about every sweet-treat that you can imagine! Although they are known for their cookies it can be hard to resist grabbing a cupcake or donut while you are there as well! They also have gluten-free, Dairy-free + vegan desserts available so everyone is able to enjoy!
Address: 325 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85006
Hours: Mon+Tue: 8AM-6PM, Wed-Fri: 8AM-7PM, Sat: 8AM-6PM, Sun: 8AM-4PM
Sweet Republic ($)
Sweet Republic is the perfect place to grab an ice cream to help you cool down after a day in the hot Arizona sun! At Sweet Republic you can get any of their award winning, handcrafted ice creams by the scoop but their Sundaes are the real star of the show! If you aren’t too full try out their Ultimate Sundae. It has four scoops of ice cream served on a giant oatmeal cookie with brownies, almond toffee brittle, hot fudge, salted caramel sauce, whipped cream and roasted marshmallows. We won’t blame you if you skip dinner to make extra room for this delicious dessert instead!
Address: 26054 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85016
Hours: Sun-Thu: 12PM-10PM, Fri: 12PM-11PM