5 Lighter Fare Brunch Spots

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We’re all trying to eat healthier in the new year, right? Couldn’t hurt! To help you accompany us on this journey towards healthfulness, we’ve assembled a list of five high-quality brunch spots in the Valley that feature healthier, less gut-busting options. From farm-to-table style cafes to global small plates, we’re sure there’s something to pique your interest for your next brunch outing.

Fame Caffe

This chill, laid-back cafe serves New American takes on classic brunch cuisine, with healthy, scratch-made offerings like vegan breakfast tacos, a veggie scramble, and a refreshing farmer’s salad, topped with heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, almonds and more. If you’re looking to keep the dry January spirit going later into the year, they’ve got a robust menu of non-alcoholic drinks, from coffee and tea to a variety of juices, kombucha, and ginger beers. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. 4700 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ; famecaffe.com // @famecaffe


A massive Midtown outpost with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Ocotillo’s focus on seasonal, locally-sourced classic American cuisine makes for a one-of-a-kind brunch menu. The healthiest options include a trio of cleverly composed salads, an array of veggie-forward items like smoked beets with arugula, pecans and ricotta, eggplant “meatballs,” and a charred sweet potato dish with avocado, tahini and greens. Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m – 3:30 p.m. 3243 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ; ocotillophx.com // @ocotillophx


Flavors from a diverse range of places, including Mexico, South America and Asia influence the global small plates at Scottsdale’s Sumomaya, which carries over to their killer bottomless brunch weekend special. Unlimited shared plates and desserts accompany an entree of your choice, plus unlimited bloodies, margs, mimosas, and micheladas for those looking to imbibe. Plates like a yuzu mango yogurt, pomegranate guacamole, edamame hummus and other veggie-forward dishes help make this a flavorful, unforgettable but not overindulgent meal. Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 6560 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ; sumomaya.com // @sumo_maya


It’s all vegan, all the time at Nami, a spot perhaps best known for its vegan sweets and baked goods. They also happen to offer tons of plant-based breakfast options, like the Raw Power Breakfast, featuring kale topped with raw organic cashew queso and crunchy corn, an açaí bowl and a dragon fruit puree topped with housemade granola. Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday + Saturday 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 2014 N 7th St. Phoenix, AZ; tsoynami.com // @namivegansweets

The Social on 83rd

Killer Peoria hangout spot The Social on 83rd is a great brunch spot if you’re in the area, with healthier options like a veggie-forward avocado toast topped with egg, arugula, and heirloom tomato, a garden burrito full of spinach, mushroom, and scrambled eggs, and a yogurt and granola bowl with dried fruit and almonds. Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 8350 W Paradise Ln. Peoria, AZ; thesocialaz.us // @thesocialaz

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