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1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
480-829-9444
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ahhhhh yes, where Tempe stands still!!!

While the rest of the city has been rushing to show progress and to bury parts of it's past, this place has stayed the same. It truly is a part of Tempe and serves up some standard breakfast with old school atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
KErickson96
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

While the rest of the city has been rushing to show progress and to bury parts of it's past, this place has stayed the same. It truly is a part of Tempe and serves up some standard breakfast with old school atmosphere.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A great spot for early business breakfast meetings in Tempe. Have been going for years. The food and service are always first rate.

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We go to this restaurant every year when we come to Tempe. The food is very good, esp their Chorizo, which is made in-house. We have had breakfast and lunch there and have always walked away happy. Food is very fairly priced and the service is exceptional.

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Moscow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My heart says the correct rating is "Excellent," but "very good" is more accurate. Breakfasts are relatively straightforward meals - just don't screw it up. Harlow's gives you your classic breakfasts, eggs, pancakes, etc. with an Arizona twist. My personal favorite is "Eggs Maximilian" - a plain omelette over a flour tortilla, hash browns, diced (canned) jalapenos, with salsa and... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went on a recommendation at the hotel. Service and food were great. Visit this historic spot when you are in town! Enjoyed the chorizo in our burros & eggs.

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Southington, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is a diner with a inviting atmosphere. The service was quick and friendly. The food, however, was just ok. Nothing to write home about. Reasonably priced, though.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Awesome breakfast place. Besides their breakfast burritos and chorizo and eggs and all that, they have amazing muffins. Yum!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Based on TA reviews, we decided to give Harlow's Cafe a try. The two of us sat at the bar and enjoyed a terrific breakfast, with both service and food to be ranked as excellent. From start to finish, we were impressed, The orange juice was ice cold - a nice touch to a great meal. The biscuits were amazingly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I sat at the counter between two local business owners whom I had not previously met. One has come here nearly every morning for 35 years, the other 4 times a week for 15 years. I ordered corned beef hash and eggs which were prepared very well and were very tasty. The gentleman next to me always orders chirizo and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The service was very good, but the food was okay at best. I had biscuits and gravy, with a side of scrambled eggs. While the food came relatively quickly, the eggs were tepid at best, and the biscuits and gravy were just warm. My boyfriend has a waffle that he didn't even eat half of because it was doughy. His... 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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  • Address: 1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-829-9444

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