Matt’s Big Breakfast
Address: 801 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 254-1074
Known For: Breakfast
What I had: Pancake, Homestyle Potatoes and side of Rye
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
I must say that this place was pretty darned good. They open at 6:30 AM on Sunday and there was already a line. The whole place was full upon the doors opening, great sign. They have a very small menu but it certainly covers all of your breakfast needs.
I opted for three sides, a pancake, rosemary homestyle potatoes and rye toast with jam. I asked my waitress which to order, the hashbrowns or the homestyle potatoes and she steered me towards my final choice. I’m glad I listened to her as they were delicious, covered with onions, olive oil and rosemary, the were cooked perfectly. They were some of the freshest potatoes I’ve had for breakfast in a long time. They weren’t greasy at all. I felt like I had just gone to the Farmers’ Market, chopped these up and cooked them myself for a Sunday brunch at home.
The pancake was good, nothing outside the ordinary. You can tell by the photo that there wasn’t too much love in making it. For some reason the syrup was very good, I’m not quite sure what they used, it was a pancake syrup but obviously not the generic diner variety. The rye and jam were fantastic, just look at how thick the slice was cut, I’ve never seen a rye like that. I wish other places would serve their breads like this. I’d be a huge fan of any place that cut their slices in this manner.
I would certainly go out of my way to eat here again. The staff were terrific, the place was spotless, the owner walked around and spoke with all diners (it seemed like everyone was a local) and the food was great. The prices have risen, at least since their website has been in place but it’s still a good deal (the $5 Spot is now $5.75). A great place to grab a Big Breakfast in a nice atmosphere.
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Aug 30, 2009 @ 6:35