St. Francis calls itself “an urban gathering place set in the heart of Phoenix” and I must say I agree. I’ve been here twice, both for Sunday brunch, and really love the vibe. Conveniently located on Central Ave and Camelback Rd, they offer up a fantastic brunch menu including live jazz on Sundays.
Both times I’ve been here the wait has been about 30 minutes-but when you sit outside on their comfy couches and sip coffee while catching up with a good friend, the time seems to fly by.
Even when you’re sitting inside or upstairs, the room is filled with natural light so much so that the transition between indoors and out appears seamless.
(For a link to their full Brunch Menu click here)
My first time here I shared the Eggs Benedict with a friend and it was delicious. And it came with crispy potatoes that I loved!
This time we shared a baguette with fresh butter and jam to start
And this time around I went with the omelette-mushrooms, goat cheese, fluffy eggs served with a side of buttery toasted bread. It was quite good as well! My friend opted for the Turkey Scramble which I tried and enjoyed as well, although she found it a bit salty.
We both agreed the bread was amazing.
I do have a couple of misgivings about St. Francis as well-I’m not a huge fan of their coffee (although a friend of mine really enjoys it, so take my opinion with a grain of salt), and I found their service to be a bit unreliable. The first time I was there we had no problems, but the second time there seemed to be some confusion with the fact that we opted to sit in the waiting area and eat (it was warmer there in the sun than it was inside) and after waiting for over 30 minutes to order, I finally had to go search out a server to take our order. Once we did that, it was smooth sailing so I’d chalk it up to a misunderstanding. Other than that, I love this place!
And I will be back-I’ve got my eye on the Iron Skillet Pancake.
111 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85012-1609