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1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
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Ranked #26 of 634 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Harlow's claims that the same cooks have been making breakfasts there since 1984. I guess practice makes perfect. The place isn't much to look at but the food is incredible. I had the chicken fried steak and it was out of this world. Homestyle potatoes that are the best I ever had! The portions are very robust and everything is... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Harlow's Cafe serves up the best homestyle breakfast in Tempe. I always have potatoes with whichever meal I will be eating...mmm delicious! I eat here at least once a week. Staff is very friendly and personable and service is great! I highly recommend eating at Harlow's Cafe if you are in the area. Enjoy!!! :-)

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Scottsdale, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're looking for a great breakfast place, that's a few steps away from the hustle & bustle of Mill Ave. Stop into Harlow's and ask for Trina. Great breakfast specials, and the service can't be beat!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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164 reviews 164 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

They serve breakfast all day -- so when a colleague said they served an awesome Huevos Rancheros (my favorite breakfast) I was all in! 5 of us went here on a Thursday about 12 and it ws busy but we still got a table. very nice waitress and very efficient and customer oriented (food comes first to make sure it... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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296 reviews 296 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This older, local restaurant is not impressive from the outside, but inside it's just what traditional, home grown family restaurants were like back in the day. The menu has a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Portions are large and the service is excellent. Prices are moderate. And judging by the crowds when we visited... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fantastic breakfast! Hadn't stopped in for a couple of years. Nice to see that the food is still excellent. The 4 of us all ordered something different and we all enjoyed our meal. Food comes out fresh and fast. Best breakfast in Tempe.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stopped in for breakfast on our last morning in Tempe. The French Toast wasn't anything special but the Belgian waffle was good. Eggs and bacon were both good. Service was pretty good as well. I would probably look at some of the other breakfast options in Tempe before returning to Harlow but for a safe breakfast you can't go... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Good food with a great atmosphere. This place gets really busy with the breakfast and lunch crowd, so plan accordingly.

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St. Thomas
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I ate there this morning with my mother in law. The restaurant was highly recommended by our hotel, doubletree Tempe, and the complimentary shuttle dropped us off with high hopes. There was a wait list and we added our names and waited outside in the beautiful weather we are having today. ( we thought This would be a good sign).... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We tried this cafe for breakfast for a change from the chain restaurants and I am glad we did. Its only a small place but we found room in the parking lot and were seated quickly on both our visits. We had choices from the normal breakfast menu and enjoyed it both times, including the above mentioned hash browns. It... More 

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Address: 1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
Phone Number: 480-829-9444
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe

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