You just woke up in the town of Flagstaff. You insist on starting the first day of vacation with a fantastic breakfast. You want to go somewhere good. No, McDonald’s isn’t making the cut today. Have no fear! From chains to local spots, these five breakfast spots are some of Flagstaff’s absolute favorites.
1. Coppa Café. Located at 1300 S. Milton Road, Coppa Café has recently become a treasured eatery for the people of Flagstaff. My college roommate loves it, stating, “It’s so heart-warming. The second you walk in, it is like being in your grandma’s kitchen. Everything is very inviting, from the delicious aromas to the charming décor.” Try a lavender peach macaroon or a decadent croissant pastry and enjoy all that Coppa Café has to offer.
2. Macy’s European Coffeehouse and Bakery. Always accompanied by a full house of happy customers, Macy’s is a long-time happening local hot spot for great coffee and food to go, or to stay and enjoy. Also, one of Flagstaff’s all-vegetarian restaurants, their breakfast menu ranges from couscous to buttery fluffy waffles and eggs. Grab a Macy’s Special (steamed espresso with hot chocolate topped with whipped cream) and walk around historic downtown. You won’t regret starting your day with Macy’s coffee. Located at 14 South Beaver Street.
3. Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places to go in Flagstaff for breakfast. Not only do they serve their delicious breakfast menu for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but they also have large tasty portions for a fair price. Try out the “Mama’s Pancake Breakfast” to get your choice of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and their famous fried apples. Located at 2560 East Lucky Lane off West Interstate 40, this home-style restaurant’s traditional breakfast is tough to beat.
4. Wildflower Bread Company. I love Wildflower Bread Company, and I’m sure you will too. You can call in your order to-go, grab a fresh baked bagel with cream cheese, or stay and eat a decadent banana walnut pancake breakfast and take-in the amazing scenery around you. The staff is always extremely friendly and accommodating with quick consistent service. They have a variety of fresh daily bakery products, gourmet egg sandwiches and tasty quiches as well. Wildflower Bread Company is located off of Butler on 530 East Piccadilly Avenue.
5. Coco’s. Fresh homemade pies? Check. Warm fluffy cookies and pastries? Check. Delicious traditional American breakfast menu? Check! At Coco’s Restaurant you can always come in and leave with you heart warmed, your tummy full and your taste buds satisfied. Located at 350 West Forest Meadows Street and connected to the Hilton Garden Inn, this central location makes it convenient and easy to pop on in for a relaxing morning meal.
Choose any of these five Flagstaff locations for breakfast and you won’t be disappointed!
Sources: Personal knowledge and experience.