Harlow’s Cafe

One of the best

Harlow’s is a diner where breakfast always is the right meal to eat. When I arrived at noon, a majority of customers were tucking into omelets, Benedicts, blueberry pancakes, corned beef hash, creamed chipped beef, and huevos rancheros. Starting at 11am, you can have lunch – I’ve enjoyed an immense fried fish sandwich and a decent char-broiled bacon cheeseburger (desiccated French dip not so much) – but breakfast is served all day (until 2pm closing) and it steals the show.

Eggs Maximilian, for example, is a phantasmagoric plate of food built upon a large flour tortilla: savory hash browns, three eggs, onions, zesty diced green chilies and (optional) chorizo sausage topped with sour cream and salsa. Crisp, easy-to slice chicken-fried steak is available as breakfast or lunch. In fact, I like it as the latter, along with good mashed potatoes, sweet corn, cream gravy, and a bowl of house-made chicken noodle soup – all for under $10.

Harlow’s is a noisy, bustling, high-energy joint, its wood-paneled walls covered with pictures of local and national sports heroes, Best of Phoenix awards, and vintage movie memorabilia, especially pictures of Jean Harlow. Seating is in booths and at a short counter that offers a glimpse of short order cooks doing twelve things at once.

What to Eat
Harlow’s Cafe, Eggs Maximilian
Eggs Maximilian
Eggs Maximilian is maximum breakfast.
Harlow’s Cafe, Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
Crisp-crusted chicken fried steak is garnished with good cream gravy.
Harlow’s Cafe, Fish Sandwich
Fish Sandwich
One giant fish sandwich
Harlow’s Cafe, Biscuits
Humongous, buttery biscuit
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 2pm
Monday7am - 2pm
Tuesday7am - 2pm
Wednesday7am - 2pm
Thursday7am - 2pm
Friday7am - 2pm
Saturday7am - 2pm
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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