The Arizona PBS original show “Check, Please! Arizona” has featured a lot of great restaurants over the years. If you’re tempted to try a few, we’ve compiled a list of breakfast restaurants featured on the show for you to check out when you’re looking for something new. You can read about each restaurant here, watch their segments and visit them in person!
Brunch & Sip
Arcadia’s Brunch & Sip was featured on Season 10 of Check, Please! Arizona, where the show’s guests indulged in fluffy pancakes and an all-American breakfast.
“I love coming here for brunch with my friends,” said guest Rebecca Parisi, a regular at Brunch & Sip. “The food is always delicious, and the atmosphere is so much fun. It’s not your typical, boring brunch spot.”
Brunch & Sip is located at 3950 E Indian School Road in Phoenix. You can visit their website to learn more.
The Boozy Brunch Bar
This breakfast spot is the perfect place to grab a cocktail with your breakfast – or brunch if you’re a late riser. The Boozy, as it’s affectionately called, features drinks such as bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, mimosa flights and specialty cocktails.
Guest Sylvia Cook described herself as a Benedict snob and said she enjoyed the Not-So-Classy Benedict. “It was carne asada and the hollandaise sauce, the verde sauce, and that tasted really good,” Cook said. “The egg was perfectly poached.”
Visit The Boozy at 5450 E High Street in Phoenix or check out their website for more information.
Morning Glory Café
Located at The Farm at South Mountain, Morning Glory Café is a casual countertop spot where guests can order breakfast and wander around the working farm and orchard while waiting for their orders.
“They get to walk around the property, enjoy the ambience or walk down to the pecan grove,” said chef Dustin Christofolo, who owns the café alongside his mother.
Check, Please! Arizona guests enjoyed a salmon spread, brisket and egg sandwich and brioche French toast, all of which were a hit.
You can visit Morning Glory Café on 6106 S 32nd Street in Phoenix or learn more from their website.
MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace
If you’re looking for a traditional Mexican breakfast, look no further than MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace. The restaurant is known for its chilaquiles and is run by a mother-daughter team in Flagstaff.
“When I hear that MartAnne’s is a must-eat in Flagstaff, Arizona, I feel so proud and humbled,” said Anne Ozmun, the restaurant’s co-owner.
Whether you’re a Flagstaff local or just visiting for the weekend, you can visit MartAnne’s on 112 E. Route 66 or visit their website.
This Tempe diner has been serving Valley residents since 1980 with its all day breakfast and lunch options. The Check, Please! Arizona guests raved about the chorizo and eggs, Belgian waffles and French dip sandwich.
Guest Kevin Brown said Harlow’s reminds him of an old-fashioned diner. “There aren’t enough of those left,” he said.
You can visit Harlow’s Cafe on 1021 W University Drive in Tempe.
Original Breakfast House
OBH has been a Valley staple since 2013 and was even named best spot for breakfast by The Arizona Republic. It was featured on Check, Please! Arizona in 2018, and is still serving up twists on classic American and Southwest breakfast favorites.
You can visit OBH on 13623 N 32nd Street in Phoenix or check out their website for more information.
Matt’s Big Breakfast
Matt’s is a downtown Phoenix favorite, serving everyday classics from scratch. Owner Matt Pool says their short menu is intentional.
“We serve breakfast classics,” said owner Matt Pool. “We don’t have this big, long, fancy menu.”
If you’re interested in a simple breakfast served in a warm and friendly environment, you can visit Matt’s Big Breakfast at 825 N 1st St in downtown. You can also check out their website for more information.