I may be biased, but I think I get to live in two of the greatest cities during the calendar year. Fortunately, Minneapolis and Phoenix both have a brunch scene worth bragging about. I may discredit myself here by saying I don’t like egg dishes and I would be in complete understanding if you think I should be the last person to discuss brunch, but anything that started as a delicious batter, count me in.
While Snooze and Matt’s Big Breakfast seem to be the monopoly of the brunch picture in Phoenix, I want to advocate for some of the underdogs here.
Chestnut: One of those casual, yet instragram-able-spots-in-every-corner kind of place. I found myself with a beautiful plate of chicken and waffles (in which I consumed even before I could get that picture). With their focus on farm-to-table dining, support of other local businesses and a view of Camelback mountain this should be on your list of places for an after church brunch.
Fàme Caffe: Fresh squeezed orange juice in a mason jar. Do I need to say anything more? This spot not only perfects food presentation, but the New American food doesn’t disappoint in freshness either. This trendy atmosphere is catered with crayons. Yes, crayons. Let your creative flags fly as you get to draw on the tables and wait for that french toast with local berries from this family-owned joint.
Morning Glory Caffe: Prepare to wait to get a spot on the patio at this open-air spot on South Mountain. But fear not; there is a beautiful farm to walk around with local vendors making for a gorgeous morning outdoors. Trust me that this seasonal, market menu is worth the wait and the unique dining experience is a must-try.
Stay tuned for some of my go-to brunch places in Minneapolis.