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On Weekends, We Brunch

Sunny skies. Airy patios. Off-the-charts-amazing food and drink. It’s no wonder brunching is a favorite weekend pastime in Scottsdale! Here are a handful of recommendations for great Scottsdale brunch spots to while away a couple of hours relaxing with your favorite people.



The Mission Brunch

With two Scottsdale locations (Old Town and Kierland Commons), The Mission is a favored brunch spot among locals. The modern Latin menu features both sweet and savory options, including Cinnamon Pecan Waffles, chicken and pork Chilaquiles (the chicken is my go-to!), and Eggs Benedict with jamon serrano, ají amarillo hollandaise, crispy pork belly, manchego and chimichurri. To drink, you can’t go wrong with the Watermelon Basil Mojito. And for dessert I like to splurge on the Espresso Churros – cinnamon- and brown sugar-dusted pastries partnered with an Ibarra chocolate milkshake. 



RnR Gastropub Brunch

Why wait for the weekend when you can enjoy brunch on the daily at Old Town’s RnR Gastropub? The spacious patio is the perfect spot to enjoy specialties like Avocado Toast, Green Chile Pulled Pork Tacos or Chambord French Toast paired with a Mimosa Flight or refreshing Rosé Sangria. And if you do find yourself brunching on the weekend, the purchase of any entrée on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. entitles you to order the RnR’s legendary Keep ‘Em Coming Mimosas or Bloody Marys for just $25.



The Vig Brunch

The Vig features a fresh-cracked menu of upscale American fare. Brunch offerings include delights like Pork Belly Benedict with chipotle hollandaise, Stuffed French Toast filled with spiced cream and caramelized pecans, and Harvest Veggie Quiche. Pair your choice of entrée with a Build-Your-Own Mimosa or Vig Margarita. The Vig boasts two Scottsdale locations, both of which offer indoor and outdoor dining spaces that are perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch with friends and family.



Hash Kitchen Lucky Charms French Toast

Hash Kitchen dishes up its over-the-top brunch seven days a week, which is a good thing – after visiting once, chances are you won’t want to wait a whole week to go back. Start at the Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, where more than 50 craft toppings will challenge your creativity and construction skills as you ponder whether there’s room atop your glass for one more slice of bacon (hint: there’s always room for more bacon). From there, peruse the bountiful menu and choose from options like Banana Split Brioche, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes and Avocado Toast Hash Style featuring thick-cut brioche topped with braised pork, mashed avocado, fried eggs, crispy leeks and green chile hollandaise.



Herb Box Brunch

Fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are the hallmarks of dining at The Herb Box, and brunch is certainly no exception. If you’re powering up for an activity-filled afternoon, check out the Powerbowl Natural Oatmeal – steel cut oatmeal topped with creamy peanut butter, fresh banana, blueberries, house-made blueberry compote and coconut. Feeling splurgy? Try the Chargrilled Steak & Eggs or Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes topped with honey butter, maple syrup and wild berries. Located on Old Town’s famed Fifth Avenue, The Herb Box offers both indoor and patio seating for your brunching pleasure!



T. Cook's Brunch

You can’t help but leave the week’s worries behind as you turn onto the Royal Palms Resort & Spa’s cobblestone driveway and let the Spanish Mediterranean architecture and lush landscaping surround you. A short stroll along the resort’s shaded walkways brings you to your Scottsdale brunch destination – T. Cook’s. Start with a Mimosa Flight or Bloody Mary, then move on to reimagined brunch classics like the Mediterranean Benedict, zesty Huevos Rancheros or fluffy Brioche French Toast – all made with the freshest seasonal ingredients and served with T. Cook’s timeless, casual elegance.