If you’re asking yourself where to go for breakfast in Old Town, you’ve got two options: Breakfast Club and, well, Breakfast Club’s other half of the room – that is, unless you’ve heard about Dottie’s.
Dottie’s True Blue Café has been quietly open for about a little about two months and hasn’t really told anybody because the owners—Brent Abney and Joe Green—wanted to get their act together first. Read full review after the break.
Well, it’s well past first and they’ve got it all running smoothly. We stopped in for breakfast this morning and were excited to find an alternative outside the Club.
We sat in the main dining room, which feels rightfully diner-esque. But on a weekend, the bar would be the perfect place to nurse a hangover and the patio would be perfect for sweating out the night before’s booze consumption.
Food-wise, we aren’t able to report on a basic, everyday breakfast because we were too tempted by the right side of this menu:
Here, you’ll see things like the scramble with pulled pork, roasted onions, and jack cheese, with a side of flour tortillas and home fries for $11; a chorizo scramble with onions and cheddar cheese, topped heapingly with pico de gallo for $12.25; and a smoked whiskey fennel sausage scramble with mushrooms and baby spinach for $11.50. All of which we had, by the way. Although the latter comes with an addictive grilled chili-cheddar cornbread, the chorizo was our hands-down favorite. It had the most flavor and made for great hand-held burrito like rolls with the flour tortilla that came on the side. Mixing all three scrambles worked really well, too.
The coffee flowed, the WiFi was fast, and the service was great. On the sweet side of the menu, we tried the blueberry cornmeal pancakes, $10.95, which are thin, plate-sized, and covered in powdered sugar. They were definitely order-again-worthy. We also tried a single plain cake for $3.95. It wasn’t the lightest pancake we’ve ever tried, but it tasted healthy, almost wheatesque.
The side of bacon sent one message—this place would make a killer BLT. The slices were fat, crispy as hell, and just salty enough. Next time. Dottie’s is only open for breakfast and lunch, so the next meal will surely be a nooner.
Dottie’s True Blue Café
4151 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hours: Tue-Sun 7:30am-3pm