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The Farm at South Mountain (6106 S. 32nd St.) is a slice of classic Arizona—and sadly, the rural, agricultural setting is nearing extinction in Phoenix. Fortunately for residents and visitors, though, the farm’s restaurants still showcase the city’s former rural beauty.
Students, families, the Scottsdale brunching set—well, it seems like everyone raves about the Morning Glory Café (602/276-8804, 8 a.m.–noon Tues.–Fri., 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.–Sun., closed summers, $8–15). The open-air restaurant isn’t fancy, but the farm-fresh food is spectacular: cowboy chili and eggs, white truffle scrambled eggs, and rustic French toast, topped with candied walnuts and warm syrup. Even enjoying a simple cup of coffee while sitting under the old pecan trees is the perfect way to unwind after a hike up South Mountain.
Also on the property, The Farm Kitchen (602/276-7288, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tues.–Sun., closed summers, $6–12) features soups, salads, and sandwiches for a lunchtime picnic. Head south of Southern on 32nd Street, and pull into the charming farmstead’s gravel driveway.
© Jeff Ficker from Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona, 1st edition