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Breakfast Spots in Downtown Tempe

By Tempe Tourism, 11/22/21, 6:00PM EST


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so they say! Fuel up before or after your race with one of Downtown Tempe’s top breakfast spots. Your stomach will thank you later.

Daily Jam  
310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 

Daily Jam has a casual atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating, and of course, has great breakfast food. Located off of Mill Ave. and 3rd St., Daily Jam has just about everything from egg sandwiches to Red Velvet Waffles that are out of this world. Also, try their chai tea lattes…delish! 

First Watch  
111 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 

First Watch is an award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch spot that has a variety of options to choose from. Take your pick of heavier filling meals or lighter options that are just enough to hit the spot. The power bowls and the avocado toast are a must-try! 

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery  
615 S. College Ave. #103, Tempe, AZ 85281 

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, is located on College Ave. and 6th St. in Downtown Tempe, just steps from ASU. Check out their from-scratch menu items such as a choose-your-own flight of fluffy pancakes or house-made breakfast pot pie smothered in rosemary sausage gravy. 

Morning Squeeze  
690 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 

Morning Squeeze in Downtown Tempe serves up an endless array of pancakes, omelets, egg dishes and wait for it…breakfast items for dogs. Also, they have a full coffee and espresso menu. Enjoy all menu items on their expansive outdoor patio. 

Coffee Shops in Downtown Tempe  

Cartel Coffee Lab 
225 W. University Dr., #101  

Tempe’s coffee claim to fame would have to be Cartel Coffee Lab. Each type of coffee is curated and sourced responsibly from countries including El Salvador, Colombia and Rwanda. This coffee shop gets straight to the point with limited menu items, but don’t be fooled, these coffee connoisseurs can whip up just about anything.  

King Coffee 
1020 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281  

King Coffee is locally owned by people who truly love coffee. This hidden gem serves lattes, macchiatos, cold brews, tea, pastries and sandwiches. Check out this charming coffee house right across the street from ASU Tempe Campus. 

Cafetal Coffee 
777 S. College Ave., #101, Tempe, AZ 85281  

Cafetal Coffee is a specialty coffee shop that prides itself on offering delicious drinks near the ASU Tempe campus. Everything, from the coffee to the small plates, is prepped in-house from their baristas.