Red Rock Cafe

Small Town Café | Southwestern
excellent
Worth a detour
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Surrounded by breathtaking red rock formations in the distance, the shopping center that houses Red Rock Café is anything but scenic. Don’t let the inauspicious setting dissuade you from one of Sedona’s best casual breakfasts.

I was directed here for the cinnamon roll, which is dinner-plate wide, nearly two inches tall, laced with buttery veins of cinnamon and raisins and topped with a bowlful of icing. It’s a good roll, if not a gourmet pastry, and probably should be split among at least two, if not four or six.

The breakfast that wows me is huevos rancheros, a beautiful plate of food built atop blue corn tortillas: a couple of eggs, zesty black beans, a swirl of melty cheeses, and chunky ranchero sauce. Continue reading

Surrounded by breathtaking red rock formations in the distance, the shopping center that houses Red Rock Café is anything but scenic. Don’t let the inauspicious setting dissuade you from one of Sedona’s best casual breakfasts.

I was directed here for the cinnamon roll, which is dinner-plate wide, nearly two inches tall, laced with buttery veins of cinnamon and raisins and topped with a bowlful of icing. It’s a good roll, if not a gourmet pastry, and probably should be split among at least two, if not four or six.

The breakfast that wows me is huevos rancheros, a beautiful plate of food built atop blue corn tortillas: a couple of eggs, zesty black beans, a swirl of melty cheeses, and chunky ranchero sauce. That same good sauce adorns chicken-fried steak, which comes with either potatoes (hash browns or home fries), toast, biscuit, beans, or a pancake.

I’ve yet to eat lunch at Red Rock Café, but I could not resist finishing breakfast with a slice of pie baked by waitress Laura Anair. Laura’s banana cream pie is unique and yummy: a creamy-fresh banana curd the consistency of chess pie topped with sliced bananas and whipped cream and decorated with caramel drizzle.

Dishes to try
Red Rock Cafe, Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Must-Try
Not outlandish in any way, Laura’s banana cream pie is a dignified masterpiece. The substantial body of the pie has real tropical flavor. Fresh!
Red Rock Cafe, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
The cinnamon roll costs $6, but I put the single dollar bill next to it for scale. This is one enormous plate of food!
Red Rock Cafe, Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos rancheros are festooned with crisp little ribbons of tortilla. Underneath the mountain of good eats are a couple of blue corn tortillas.
Red Rock Cafe, Home Fries
Home Fries
Home fries are a festival of multi-colored spuds, each delivering its own subtly different flavor note.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday7 am - 2 pm
Monday6:30 am - 2 pm
Tuesday6:30 am - 2 pm
Wednesday6:30 am - 2 pm
Thursday6:30 am - 2 pm
Friday6:30 am - 2 pm
Saturday7 am - 2 pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 1 hr 24 min total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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