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

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  • 32
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  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
An Arizona classic diner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Moscow
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18 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
2 reviews
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Do not judge by the outside ..... Stop in we did for breakfast. Great home fried potatoes my favorite, breakfast burrito was very good too. Great service, reasonable prices & I liked looking at all the pictures on the walls. Wanted to try a "homemade" muffin but had no room left. Maybe next time :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was really good. Nothing fancy but good ol' ma and pa type of place. Not too pricy and good service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have going to Harlow's for several decades and was fortunate enough to have breakfast there Friday morning. It was just as good as I remember service was prompt courteous as always. This is a must visit cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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