One of the perks of Arizona living is weather that inspires breakfast and brunch with family and friends. This noncomprehensive list features local restaurants that specialize in breakfast or offer a weekend brunch.
Bagels—as the name suggests—are the order of the day at this mom and pop shop, but breakfast sandwiches are available.
835 W. Warner Road, Ste. 109
Biscuits uses locally sourced and organic ingredients with no preservatives where possible.
1235 N. Gilbert Road
Bongiorno Bagels opened in October and uses New York-filtered water to make its bagels and breakfast sandwiches.
3107 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 101
The Coffee Shop
The Agritopia hot spot has its breakfast menu available until 3 p.m. Sundays.
3000 E. Ray Road
The Crowned Egg
Green chile pork skillet, huevos rancheros and berry griddle pancakes highlight the family-run restaurant’s breakfast menu.
911 S. Lindsay Road, B-106
Egg N’ Joe
The name makes it sound like a simple breakfast place, but the plates are large so come hungry if you eat at this place, one of three in the Valley and a sister to the Elmer’s Restaurants found in the Pacific Northwest.
3131 S. Market St., Ste. 101
About as local as it gets, The Farmhouse offers traditional breakfast fare in the setting of a 1918 Heritage District building.
228 N. Gilbert Road
Flancer’s does not open till 10 a.m., but once it opens, breakfast is served all day. The specialty is the Hunk a’ Burnin’ Love—three scrambled eggs, a homemade tortilla, cheddar cheese with ham, chorizo or bacon and smothered with green chile sauce and cheese..
610 N. Gilbert Road
Four Silos Brewery Coffee & Beerhouse
Four Silos opened in October and features a light eats menu and craft coffee.
143 S. Higley Road
The Gilbert House
Breakfast will be hearty here. Bloody marys and champagne mimosas are on the menu, as are homemade cinnamon or caramel rolls.
397 S. Gilbert Road
“Stak” up your own breakfast bowl or build an omelet between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the weekend. You also can order a mimosa.
384 N. Gilbert Road
The locally owned Henhouse Cafés have a comfort food menu that puts a premium on using fresh ingredients.
3244 E. Guadalupe Road
3133 S. Lindsay Road
HG Higher Grounds Roastery and Café
This place is first about gourmet coffee and baked goods but does serve breakfast platters and bowls.
2556 S. Val Vista Drive
Jalisience Mexican Food
Jalisience Mexican Food includes a breakfast menu of Mexican dishes. It doesn’t open till 10 a.m. on Mondays-Thursdays, but an hour earlier Friday-Sunday.
743 S. Lindsay Road
Joe’s Farm Grill
Look outside at Agritopia’s farm fields and realize some of the food on your plate may be from there. Now that’s locally sourced.
3000 E. Ray Road, Building 1
The building and name have been in Gilbert since 1935. The breakfast menu includes the classics and breakfast beverages.
230 N. Gilbert Road
LuLu’s Taco Shop
LuLu’s has Mexican breakfast plates or a gordo burrito for $7.99 and breakfast burros for $5.99.
610 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 303
Moreno’s Gecko Grill
Breakfast at this sit-down relative of Moreno’s Mexican Grill includes pancakes, omelets, breakfast specials and sandwiches.
4341 E. Baseline Road, Ste. 103
Moreno’s Mexican Grill
Moreno’s Mexican Grill is owned by the brother from Moreno’s Gecko Grill, but there are seven of the grill locations in the Southeast Valley, including this Gilbert restaurant.
6510 S. Higley Road, Ste. 103
Nico Heirloom Kitchen
Nico Heirloom Kitchen opens for brunch in the Heritage District from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Offerings include the Ultimate Breakfast—a 40-ounce tomahawk bone-in ribeye, 12 scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, chimichurri and veal demi for $135. Add in the “almost” (limit of 10) bottomless mimosas and Bellinis for $10. Or you can go simpler with a Burrata (pictured).
366 N. Gilbert Road
The Novelist/O.H.S.O. Gilbert
This pair of restaurants—The Novelist is inside O.H.S.O. Gilbert—opens for brunch at 9 a.m. on the weekends. The Novelist has a full brunch menu, including desserts and a few offerings for future writers 12 and younger. O.H.S.O. is highlighted by its “beer brunch” menu.
335 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 103
335 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 102
This locally owned chain has gotten a lot of media love for its breakfast offerings, including from Bon Appetit Magazine and the Food Network.
211 E. Warner Road
The Gilbert location of this Valley wine cafés chain serves brunch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the weekends.
302 N. Gilbert Road
Slate Bistro and Bar
Slate Bistro and Bar at Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch has a breakfast that includes eggs Benedict, build-your-own omelets, pancake stacks or French toast.
4415 E. Village Parkway
Tacos N More 2
The Mexican food breakfast offerings include a Chorizo and egg burrito, Machaca and egg burrito and Huevos Rancheros.
4622 S. Higley Road, Ste. 101