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Harlow's Cafe

1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
480-829-9444
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Ranked #29 of 610 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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vienna
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Crofton, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband ordered the chorizo burro with home fries. The burrro came with salsa and sour cream. It was plenty filled with chorizo and some egg. Tomatoes onions and lettuce accompanied the churro. Everything mixed together was one hodge lodge mess of goodness. Blueberry pancakes were great. The egg sandwich was a bit bland but I spiced it up with... More

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Agoura Hills, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I took my family of 4 today, read reviews and expected a great local find. It was just OK. Expensive, considering the old decor and cramped booth. The food was solid and perfectly prepared. However, not a place we will rush back to, when visiting my child at ASU.

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