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Harlow's Cafe

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1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
+1 480-829-9444
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (9 reviews)
“shredded beef” (2 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harlow’s Cafe just continues to impress me and those that I tell to come. The Mexican breakfast dishes are outstanding. Those that have ordered conventional breakfast dishes were somewhat less impressed but still satisfied with their experience. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

Thank Jonnyjetprop
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Great breakfast , The staff are attentive and keep your coffee cup full . The food was ok , I could see my order sat on the side for about 5 mins while my husbands food was sorted, hence to say my food was cool...More

Thank Sirah2013
Reviewed April 21, 2018

I recently stayed at a hotel in the area of this restaurant. I generally like to dine at locally owned places, and happened upon this place when driving down W. University dr. after arriving in Tempe/Phoenix AZ. The parking lot was appeared busy and full...More

Thank flameon
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Ever been to a place that received rave reviews and were then underwhelmed...I have. There is nothing blatently wrong with Harlows, but after hearing rave reviwes and driving the fifteen miles to get there, I guess my expectations were higher. There was nothing to complaine...More

Thank 994shawnj
Reviewed February 17, 2018

I remember this place very well. I stopped by there to have breakfast during my stay in Tempe (and the US in general). The place was totally empty but they placed me in a tiny table that was in a tiny corridor by the kitchen,...More

Thank Alvaro B
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Really good food and service. Bacon is thick and crunchy along with hash browns that are freshly prepared (not frozen). Portion size is perfect and coffee is good plus I love the frosted glasses when ordering orange juice. I've visited many times and have never...More

Thank Bdaaz
Reviewed January 27, 2018

The place was hopping at 11:30 on a Sunday. We got lucky and were seated right away. The service was fast and friendly and the breakfast food was very good.

Thank Gareth-Olson
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Really great food served in a diner setting. The service was friendly and the client all was colorful to say the least. This is a must go to place if your looking for breakfast. Not the cheapest diner. Expect to pay $10 for most of...More

Thank Jonnyjetprop
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for a casual, tasty, and pleasant dining experience, this is the place to go! All those 4 & 5 star reviews are spot on. I usually ramble on with details, but this time I’m simply going to say that we had an...More

Thank GumShoeSanDiego
Reviewed October 18, 2017

My husband and I picked up our rental car in Tempe and spotted Harlow's Cafe just in time for breakfast and thought we'd give it a try. The place looks like it has been around forever and was filled with people at 9:00 on a...More

Thank OKCgirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-829-9444
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