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Cafe ZuZu wows for breakfast!

At my recent stay at the Hotel Valley Ho , as part of our package we got to have brunch at Cafe ZuZu the next morning.  Of course, I had already looked over the menu for brunch and was excited by so many unique choices. They also serve lunch, dinner and have a Monday Night Chef Table as well as other events. 

My husband chose the breakfast quesadilla ($10.0) since it include chorizo.  He’s a sucker for spicy Mexican sausage and will order it whenever he sees it on a menu. I didn’t try it, as I’m not a big fan of chorizo, but it looked delicious and he didn’t leave a crumb.  He also got a Zuzu smoothie ($5.75) which contains berries, honey, bananas, orange juice , and yogurt.  Boy was that tasty.. perfect sweetness for breakfast without tasting like a milkshake.  It was divine!

I ordered poached eggs benedict ($11.0) with Canadian bacon on a homemade english muffin.  I also ordered the cheesy grits ($3.25) per the waitress’s recommendation. The benedict was perfect, one of my favorite breakfast plates and Zuzu didn’t disappoint.  The eggs were poached perfectly with a yummy runny yolk to dip the bacon and engilsh muffin in.  I wasn’t too hot for their yukon gold roasted potatoes with stewed onions.  They were mushy and flavorless.  I know Arcadia Farms does their breakfast potatoes this way too, and I’m just not a fan.  I prefer a crispy fried potato much more than a mushy soft one.  Now, they could serve those bland potatoes for the rest of their days and I wouldn’t care as long as I had a side order of their cheesy grits!  I think they should be called “heavenly-creamy-cheesy grits of love!”  My mouth is watering just writing about these grits!  They are perfectly cooked and tender.  They are super creamy and have shredded cheddar cheese on top.  Add a few sprinkles of salt, per the salt lover in me, and you have the most delicious side ever created by man,  in my opinion.  Cafe ZuZu of course gets the Food-Tramp-Stamp of approval! In a future post I will be meeting up with chef Sean Currid in Cafe Zuzu’s kitchen to learn their special recipe so we can all make these yummy grits in the comfort of our own kitchens so stayed tuned!


Cafe Zuzu inside Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E Main St

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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