Red Rock Cafe

Small Town Café | Southwestern
Worth a detour

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.

What to Eat
Red Rock Cafe, Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Laura’s banana cream pie is a dignified masterpiece.
Red Rock Cafe, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
One enormous cinnamon roll
Red Rock Cafe, Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos rancheros are festooned with crisp little ribbons of tortilla.
Red Rock Cafe, Home Fries
Home Fries
Home fries are a festival of multi-colored spuds.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday7am - 2pm
Monday6:30am - 2pm
Tuesday6:30am - 2pm
Wednesday6:30am - 2pm
Thursday6:30am - 2pm
Friday6:30am - 2pm
Saturday7am - 2pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 47 MILES | 1 hr 24 min

It is good to wake up early in Sedona, Arizona, for that is when the sun's first rays make the monumental rock formations around the city glow magic red. It is also when you can eat very, very well. Here are three choice places for a morning meal in Sedona, plus a nice little diner…

9 stops | 170 MILES | 3 hr 44 min

Road Trip Overview

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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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