Wake up to a freshly made good ol’ fashioned Glendale, Arizona meal or a gourmet cup of java.  Below is Glendale’s ultimate guide on where to eat like a local.  These establishments offer unique settings for a delicious breakfast experience.  Sit down and settle in for the most important meal of the day - breakfast in Glendale.  

The Place

Where: 5171 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308

Why You’ll Want to Go: The Place has been “the place” to go for breakfast food in Glendale, Arizona since 2012. The price is right for a generous portioned and mouthwatering meal. For first-timers, an ideal breakfast is the outrageously good polish sausage scramble and a build your own omelet.  Start your day off here for a leisurely breakfast experience.  

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Black Bear Diner

Where: 6039 W. Bell Rd. Glendale, AZ 85308

Why You’ll Want to Go: Feed your inner bear at Black Bear Diner.  This restaurant prides itself in cooking old-fashioned comfort food.  One of our favorite things about this diner - breakfast is served all day.  Locals love the homemade sausage patties and vanilla crème pancakes and the customer service is excellent.

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Black & White Café

Where: 6030 W Behrend Dr #131, Glendale, AZ 85308

Why You’ll Want to Go: If you’re looking for quality coffee, come out to Black & White Café. They’re known for roasting coffee beans in-house to serve your favorite drinks.  Locals love the vanilla latte, caramel macchiatos and croissant doughnuts!  The Black & White Café delivers up a high standard and a warm welcome for guests to not only get their caffeine fix, but to luxuriate in the experience at this stylish coffeehouse.  Come for the coffee and stay for the outstanding customer service. 

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Small Town Coffeehouse

Where: 19420 N 59th Ave Ste D-415, Glendale, AZ 85308

Why You’ll Want to Go: For a breakfast on-the-go, this North Glendale coffeehouse is a fantastic choice.  Their acai bowls are amazing.  Try “The Cure” bowl, a delicious helping of organic acai sorbet topped with peanut butter, bananas, chocolate sauce and vanilla granola. The variety will keep you coming back for more.  The regulars get excited over the French Kiss specialty latte with hazelnut, mocha, and French vanilla flavors. 

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A Shot of Java

Where: 7003 N 58th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Why You’ll Want to Go:   Nothing says good morning, like a great cup of coffee.  Since it’s about time for sweater weather, bring your coffee out to the iconic patio space set in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale.  Walls filled with artwork for you to sip a meticulously thought-out latte or freshly made coffee.    The caramel frappe has the perfect amount of sweetness and zing before you start your day.  If you are looking for a first date or group meet up, A Shot of Java will serve up a unique experience. 

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The Ceremony Shop

Where: 7150 N 57th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Why You’ll Want to Go: The Ceremony Shop is a hidden gem nestled in Catlin Court in Downtown Glendale. Come in for a delicious pastry and coffee. This quaint cafe has a gift shop that has beautiful handmade jewelry, cigars, shirts, coffee mugs and more.  Locals say you can’t go wrong with the Cold Brew or Prickly Pear Tea.

The Black Sheep Coffee

Where: 5717 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Why You’ll Want to Go: The coolest and trendiest new coffee stop in Glendale, Arizona is home to The Black Sheep Coffee.  The space, seating and artwork on the walls make for an awesome Instagram shot.  The inside of the coffee shop is modern with an industrial vibe.   It’s easy to see why people keep coming back for the Lavender Lemonade.  It’s amazing! Not only do they serve a wide selection of coffee drinks, they have smoothies, acai bowls, pastries and bagels to start the day off right!

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Written by: Heather Martinez