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.

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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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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.

Flag Tag AZ

With a high-tech vest and laser gun you can explore our multi-level, black-lit, interactive laser tag arena. Or channel your inner lumberjack and try your hand at axe throwing. With arcade games and a pizza cafe, FlagTag AZ specializes in serving your needs for food and fun. We love to hos
With a high-tech vest and laser gun you can explore our multi-level, black-lit, interactive laser tag arena. Or channel your inner lumberjack and try your hand at axe throwing. With arcade games and a pizza cafe, FlagTag AZ specializes in serving your needs for food and fun. We love to host families, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, non-profit, and corporate groups. Located on the west side of Flagstaff with plenty of parking available.

FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro

FLG Terroir is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. We specialize in small boutique wines from throughout the world in all price categories. Our list is over 500 labels, which makes us one of the best wine bars in Flagstaff with an assortment of choices for your experience. We offer

FLG Terroir is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. We specialize in small boutique wines from throughout the world in all price categories. Our list is over 500 labels, which makes us one of the best wine bars in Flagstaff with an assortment of choices for your experience. We offer 27 wines by the glass and a great selection of bottled beers with a focus in Belgian Ales.

With the addition of a kitchen we are not only a wine bar in Flagstaff but a hotspot in the local foodie scene. Featuring oysters on the half, small creative plates, house-made ice creams and so much more. With our fully renovated space and commitment to quality service, FLG Terroir surely sets the standards high for wine bars in Flagstaff and is a place to visit again and again.

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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!

Flagstaff E-Bike Tours

We are a fun tour experience with discovery on the operation of e-bikes for transportation and recreational purposes and you will learn about mobility-assisted options for your outdoor interests. The views around Flagstaff are amazing as you will enjoy this ride as you tour the trail sy

We are a fun tour experience with discovery on the operation of e-bikes for transportation and recreational purposes and you will learn about mobility-assisted options for your outdoor interests. The views around Flagstaff are amazing as you will enjoy this ride as you tour the trail system. Your tour will include views of pines, parks, and pathways while discovering the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS). This tour is 2.15 hours long and a riding distance of about 10-12miles. If you are looking to explore more on the bike paths then this tour is for you! Minimum (2) riders.

Schedule: Varies, check out the calendar

What you will see on this tour:
Flagstaff Urban Trail System, NAU Campus, Route 66, Buffalo Park, Arizona Trail, Parks, San Francisco Peaks, Coconino National Forest


Flagstaff Urban Fun

From Historic Tours of Flagstaff to wild Amazing Chase Scavenger Hunt and more, Flagstaff Urban Fun has something for everyone to enjoy.

Flagstaff Historic Tour Learn about Flagstaff's history, architecture, local "flavors" and NAU. Lumber, trains, educati

From Historic Tours of Flagstaff to wild Amazing Chase Scavenger Hunt and more, Flagstaff Urban Fun has something for everyone to enjoy.

Flagstaff Historic Tour Learn about Flagstaff's history, architecture, local "flavors" and NAU. Lumber, trains, education, and even camels have been a part of this rich history. Learn from the locals about Flagstaff and kick-off or end our tour with a local craft beer or coffee.

Experience your own Amazing Chase! Your clues include places, art, angles, and unique photos based on clues and hints both North and South of the RR Tracks. Choose from a self-guided hunt with our clues, or let us plan and manage it for you complete with guides, awards, and more!


Craft Beer & Flagstaff!

Our local guide will take you to 3 brewpubs and allow you to sample 3 favorites while being educated on Craft Beer. Along the way get some historic education and a brew map upon competition. $75 guide fee + $10 per stop for beer samples. Up to four people. Additional guests by request.

Haunted Downtown Flagstaff Segway Tour

Explore the streets of downtown Flagstaff—on foot, by bike, or via Segway—during this family-friendly sightseeing excursion, a great choice for first-time visitors. Hear stories of spooky ghost sightings and Wild West history, and learn fun facts about the city. A headset is provided so

Explore the streets of downtown Flagstaff—on foot, by bike, or via Segway—during this family-friendly sightseeing excursion, a great choice for first-time visitors. Hear stories of spooky ghost sightings and Wild West history, and learn fun facts about the city. A headset is provided so you don’t miss a word your guide says. Plus, choose from multiple times to easily fit this tour into your schedule.

  • Discover the haunted history of Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Opt to explore the local streets on foot, by bike, or via Segway
  • Headset provided, so you can hear your guide clearly
  • Choose from multiple times to best suit your schedule

  • 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.

    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!
    $1 off pours from locals on Mondays

    Fun Flagstaff History Segway Tour

    Flagstaff is best known as the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks mountain range and the Grand Canyon, but it’s worth spending some time exploring the historic town too. On this tour, discover Flagstaff’s small-town charms on a guided tour and choose from a variety of options. Join a wa

    Flagstaff is best known as the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks mountain range and the Grand Canyon, but it’s worth spending some time exploring the historic town too. On this tour, discover Flagstaff’s small-town charms on a guided tour and choose from a variety of options. Join a walking tour and enjoy extra time to browse the shops and take photos; explore further on a leisurely bike tour; or zip between the sights on a Segway.

  • Explore Flagstaff by bike, Segway, or on foot
  • Plenty of stops to admire the sights and take photos
  • Receive tips on what to see and do in Flagstaff from a local guide
  • Choice of tour departure times throughout the day

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Downtown Flagstaff Haunted History Tour

    Once a part of the Wild Wild West, Flagstaff has a rich history of railroad expansion which brought about a number of colorful characters to the region. Discover the history of this desert city on a guided tour of downtown and learn about the city’s rapid growth during the 1800s. Listen

    Once a part of the Wild Wild West, Flagstaff has a rich history of railroad expansion which brought about a number of colorful characters to the region. Discover the history of this desert city on a guided tour of downtown and learn about the city’s rapid growth during the 1800s. Listen to ghostly tales of past residents as you follow your guide to several haunted locations.

  • Hunt for ghosts as you explore downtown Flagstaff
  • Listen to eerie tales of colorful western characters
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless experience
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Tourist Home

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

    The Oakmont

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

    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 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!

    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.

    MartAnne's Burrito Palace

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

    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.

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