Top 5 Best Brunch Restaurants in Flagstaff

Flagstaff is a brunching town. Expect lines at these Top 5 Breakfast/Brunch establishments, because yep, they're that good. Each breakfast place made it on this list for a different reason. In a town of this size, you've got to specialize in something and be good at it in order to stick around. So here it is; Flagstaff's Top 5 restaurants to have breakfast or brunch at - any time of the week.

1. Martanne's

This Mexican restaurant specializes in green chili chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, and everything Southwestern that's savory and delicious. Lovers of authentic, incredible, red and green chili won't mind waiting in a typical 30-minute line to enjoy the food at this place. There are two servers, a busser and a few really great cooks on a busy Sunday morning. They run a tight ship and are good at what they do. But don't go in there thinking you're going to have the undivided attention of a server. Your food will be to die for, your servers, when you see them, are charming and on their game, but you'll have to wait your turn throughout the whole experience and it will be well worth it. Martanne's used to run out of food (fresh, local ingredients) as it got closer to noon, but they've moved to a larger location where they likely account for their higher volume of hungry patrons. We haven't heard of them turning away people since they've moved to their new location, but just know, it's that good that people used to wait in line knowing that there was a possibility of being turned away after 30-45 minutes of waiting outside on the curb of Downtown Flagstaff.

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2. La Bella Via

If you like eggs benedict done properly, this is your place. Or perhaps pancakes are more your thing. Try La Bella Via's whole wheat pancakes and request real maple syrup and you won't regret waiting that 20 minutes to get seated. This tiny, but well-loved breakfast cafe also has many gluten-free options as well as traditional breakfast options great for the whole family. You really can't go wrong eating here. Their pancakes are shaped like koala bears for the kids and for the non-traditionalists, their smoked trout and eggs are quite delicious. There are only a dozen tables total between the patio and inside the restaurant, but this place is a local favorite that you'll enjoy brunching at if you want a taste the real Flagstaff.

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3. Tourist Home

Tourist Home offers some of the freshest baked pastries, danishes, and deserts in Flagstaff. Not only that, but their coffee, bloody-marys and wide selection of sweet and savory breakfast entrees are also hard to beat. As part of the Annex and Tinderbox family, Tourist Home is the morning food option we've always wanted from the other two restaurants. The Annex shares its outdoor patio with Tourist Homes, making this place one of the best places to enjoy an outdoor brunch. Inside, you'll enjoy a modern, minimalistic feel with comfort and coziness that comes in the way of the food and drinks they serve.

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4. Toasted Owl

Toasted Owl offers some of the best food in Flagstaff for any meal of the day. Perhaps it's because their ingredients are fresh and their menu offers a great combination of old-school favorites just done exceptionally well and with a little flare. And the casual, unpretentious atmosphere holds true to the vibe of Flagstaff prior to the modern urbanizing trends that are booming on the south side of the tracks. The Toasted Owl feels genuine and their menu is honest. Once a three-ish table cafe in downtown Flagstaff, this restaurant earned its love by having a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan items. Today their menu is pretty much stocked for all types of diets - without compromise.

Top 5 Best Brunch Restaurants

5. Brandy's

Brandy's is the best all-around breakfast/brunch joint in Flagstaff. The food is excellent, the service is just what you would expect from a family-friendly restaurant and breakfast is what they do best. Brandy's serves all the traditional favorites including a few specialty dishes and some freshly baked goods. It's located off the beaten tourist path but has a steady flow of both locals and visitors alike. There's really not much more to say than this place other than it's a great place to eat breakfast for everyone.

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Campus Coffee Bean

Campus Coffee Bean

Campus Coffee Bean in Flagstaff Arizona is an independently owned coffee shop serving up delicious food in a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a tasty meal in the company of friends. There is something for everyone on our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Our culinary repertoire
Campus Coffee Bean in Flagstaff Arizona is an independently owned coffee shop serving up delicious food in a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a tasty meal in the company of friends. There is something for everyone on our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Our culinary repertoire includes American, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine and more. Ask about our daily specials and organic choices. Take a moment to browse through our menu.

The Crown Railroad Cafe

The Crown Railroad Cafe

Built in the mid 1960's, the original Crown Diner at 3300 E. Rt. 66 was a favorite stop for travelers and locals alike. It saw some rough times in the late 80's and into the 90's, and was purchased, restored, and renovated. The travelers and locals have stormed back! Stop by our convenient
Built in the mid 1960's, the original Crown Diner at 3300 E. Rt. 66 was a favorite stop for travelers and locals alike. It saw some rough times in the late 80's and into the 90's, and was purchased, restored, and renovated. The travelers and locals have stormed back! Stop by our convenient location on Route 66 East for great food and lots of it, fair prices, and some serious railroad nostalgia!

The Geekery

The Geekery

Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming headquarters! We are your one stop shop for premium, designer and party board games in Northern Arizona! We offer a climate controlled atmosphere, comfortable seating, plenty of refreshments
Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming headquarters! We are your one stop shop for premium, designer and party board games in Northern Arizona! We offer a climate controlled atmosphere, comfortable seating, plenty of refreshments, and a spacious playing area. Stop in, spend a few hours, or make some new friends testing new card games and board games. Our extensive selection has something for everyone, including Magic: The Gathering; a local favorite! Take a break from Flagstaff’s wonderful outdoor activities with a relaxing family game day at The Geekery!

Eat n Run

Eat n Run

Okay… our name is a bit deceiving. We aren’t fast food and we don’t expect you to run as soon as you’ve eaten. We are happy to have you stay and bask in the beautiful light and lovely decor we have created for our guests in our lounge or dining space. What we are implying is fresh, delicio
Okay… our name is a bit deceiving. We aren’t fast food and we don’t expect you to run as soon as you’ve eaten. We are happy to have you stay and bask in the beautiful light and lovely decor we have created for our guests in our lounge or dining space. What we are implying is fresh, delicious, scratch-made food delivered to your table in a very reasonable time so that healthy fare is an option on a quick lunch break, or fast stop in between errands.

Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott

Discover the perfect home away from home at the Residence Inn by Marriott® located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Flagstaff. Surrounded by great restaurants and breweries in a bustling local area, our neighborhood provides convenient access to Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff
Discover the perfect home away from home at the Residence Inn by Marriott® located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Flagstaff. Surrounded by great restaurants and breweries in a bustling local area, our neighborhood provides convenient access to Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff Medical Center, Lowell Observatory, and Arizona Snowbowl. You’ll thrive during your stay with the conveniences you need. Relax and unwind when you want. And stay focused and productive when it's essential. At Residence Inn, we'll make sure you thrive during your stay.

IMAX Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center

IMAX Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center

Located 1 mile from the National Park South Rim Entrance. Go beyond the rim in the spectacular IMAX adventure film shown on a 6-story high screen. The Visitor Center also includes Pink Jeep Tours, Pizza Hut Express and the world famous National Geographic Store.

Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing & Indoor Climbing Gym

Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing & Indoor Climbing Gym

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles. Guides are available to hire for outdoor climbing trips. Choose from several areas around Northern Ari
Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles. Guides are available to hire for outdoor climbing trips. Choose from several areas around Northern Arizona including Sedona.

Casa Duarte

Casa Duarte

Authentic Sonoran recipes featuring Flagstaff's best breakfast from MartAnne's.

Tourist Home

Tourist Home

Bright cafe & bakery with counter service doling out fresh pastries, soups, salads, coffee & beer.

Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum

Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Exhibits reflect Flagstaff and northern Arizona history, as well as ranching, logging, and transportation. Open Mon.–Sat. for self-guided tours.

Museum of Northern Arizona

Museum of Northern Arizona

Located just three miles north of Flagstaff, MNA features exhibits relating to anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent and changing exhibits. Open daily for self-guided tours.

MartAnne's Burrito Palace

MartAnne's Burrito Palace

A local favorite! Open 7 days a week!! Breakfast served all day, now serving Alcohol! Viva Chilaquiles!!

The Oakmont

The Oakmont

Spacious, airy & modern-industrial outpost serving American comfort cuisine & cocktails.

Dark Sky Brewing

Dark Sky Brewing

Micro-Brewery pushing the limits on flavor & style combinations with over 500 different recipes to date. Established 2014 in Flagstaff, Arizona ~ the World’s 1st Dark Sky City!

Rodeway Inn Downtown

Rodeway Inn Downtown

Near Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff, Arizona city center, this hotel offers convenient services and amenities such as free wireless high-speed internet access in all guestrooms. Grand Canyon National Park is 75 mi from the property. Rodeway Inn Downtown Flagstaff features guest
Near Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff, Arizona city center, this hotel offers convenient services and amenities such as free wireless high-speed internet access in all guestrooms. Grand Canyon National Park is 75 mi from the property. Rodeway Inn Downtown Flagstaff features guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, mini-refrigerators, and microwaves. After a restful night's sleep, guests can begin the day with complimentary coffee, tea and juice at this pet-friendly hotel. Orpheum Presents is 5 minutes' walk from Downtown Flagstaff Rodeway Inn. Knob Hill Ranger Station is 15 minutes' drive from the property.

Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory

A privately owned astronomical research institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Best known for the discovery of Pluto. Each year, about 70,000 people visit the Observatory to learn about astronomy. Open daily.

Brandy's Restaurant

Brandy's Restaurant

Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery has been serving Flagstaff award-winning breakfast, lunch, espresso, and baked goods for 25 years! All of our soups, dressings, pancakes, quiche, breads, pastries and bagels are made from scratch with unbleached flour and aluminum-free baking powder. We proudly
Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery has been serving Flagstaff award-winning breakfast, lunch, espresso, and baked goods for 25 years! All of our soups, dressings, pancakes, quiche, breads, pastries and bagels are made from scratch with unbleached flour and aluminum-free baking powder. We proudly serve ingredients from the following Arizona and Flagstaff based companies: Hickman's Family Farms, Tortilla Lady/Rising Hy, Firecreek Coffee Co., Mountain Top Honey Co., Mrs. Klein's Pickle Co. and Flagstaff Farmers' Market.

Riordan Mansion State Park

Riordan Mansion State Park

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive example of gracious living and Arts and Crafts style architecture. Forty rooms, over 13,000 sq ft. Check the website for tour info and pricing.

The Toasted Owl Cafe

The Toasted Owl Cafe

The Toasted Owl is Flagstaff's best breakfast and lunch! We have delicious breakfast and lunch options, including vegan and vegetarian breakfast and lunch!

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

The mission of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, affectionately known as FlagShakes, is to faithfully portray classics of the Renaissance, as well as produce other actor-driven plays. Our performances and educational outreach enlighten our audiences and revitalize empathy. Flagstaff Shak
The mission of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, affectionately known as FlagShakes, is to faithfully portray classics of the Renaissance, as well as produce other actor-driven plays. Our performances and educational outreach enlighten our audiences and revitalize empathy. Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to offering exciting artistic opportunities and experience for residents of northern Arizona and visitors from around the world.

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