Take a Stroll
• After a mixed sampler of three pancakes (your choice among pineapple, sweet potato, strawberry rhubarb and others) or one of six eggs Benedict platters at Snooze (Town & Country, 20th St. & Camelback, 480.725.8000), rifle through the bargains at Nordstrom Rack and My Sister’s Closet.
• So what if there’s a wait for eggs scrambled with high-end salami at Matt’s Big Breakfast (1st St. & Garfield, 602.254.1074); record store Revolver (2nd St. & Roosevelt) doesn’t open until noon Sundays and 11 am other days.
• Bathe in the calmness of a college town’s social hub on summer break. You’ll breeze through the ordering line at NCounter (Mill Ave. & 3rd St., Tempe, 480.968.9288), receive your iced coffee and eggs with Gorgonzola and thyme in no time, and be back on the sidewalk to window-shop in short order.
• Finding the Orange Table can be tricky, since it doesn’t have street frontage (north of 2nd St. & west of Drinkwater Blvd., 480.424.6819). Forge on for the sake of corned beef, roasted chiles and poached eggs, then go take a picture with one of Robert Indiana’s famous “LOVE” sculptures on adjacent Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
• Tackle the obscene Hillbilly Highrise— country-fried steak, hashbrowns, eggs and sausage gravy—at Morning Squeeze (pictured below; Scottsdale Rd. & 4th Ave., 480.945.4669), then waddle along 5th Avenue to browse for vacation postcards, dreamcatchers or turquoise jewelry.