A Taste of Snooze

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New to the Camelback Corridor in Phoenix, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, opened in November and is providing the Valley with traditional–and not-so-traditional–breakfast and brunch eats. In a cute, retro-chic dining space, Snooze offers a big menu of pancakes, Benedicts, egg-based dishes and more that made it a favorite in its hometown of Denver.

A must-try at Snooze is its selection of unique pancakes. Though you won’t score any points with your personal trainer or diet plan, order up the pancake flight which includes your choice of three of Snooze’s tasty pancakes. The sweet potato buttermilk pancake and carrot cake pancake, drizzled with cream cheese frosting, are deliciously indulgent ways to start off the morning. Of course, there are plain or blueberry pancake offerings, too, if your taste buds don’t feel like trying something new.

Snooze’s lineup of egg Benedicts is also quite impressive. And, best of all, you get to mix and match them if you prefer. The ham Benedict is great for traditionalists, with hickory-smoked ham, poached Niman Ranch cage-free eggs and smoked cheddar hollandaise. For a Benny that’s a bit different, the Bella! Bella! is divine. It features thin slices of prosciutto, Taleggio cheese and poached eggs on toasted ciabatta. The dish is them crowned with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze and arugula. Our only gripe? The hash browns that accompanied the dish could have been crispier.

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Other standouts on the Snooze menu include the Sandwich I Am, an egg sandwich on a pretzel bun; a breakfast pot pie smothered in homemade rosemary sausage gravy; and, for the health conscious, the quinoa porridge, a blend of whole oats and quinoa topped with bananas, toasted coconut and candied walnuts.

And what is breakfast without a cup of coffee or some tasty tea? Our pick: the hot chai latte. Get the spicy Bhakti, perfect for a winter morning. http://www.snoozeeatery.com/.

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