– Prep & Pastry – A Tasty New Addition to Old Town Scottsdale –
I had been eagerly awaiting the opening of Prep & Pastry after I had heard such great things about the original locations in Tucson. Recently, I finally got a chance to try out the Scottsdale location.
Prep & Pastry is located right near the Waterfront and is across the street from Olive and Ivy. The design of the restaurant is airy, light and modern and welcoming.
They offer three menus at Prep & Pastry – breakfast, lunch and brunch. There is some carryover between the various menus so you can feel free to order breakfast in the middle of the afternoon. 🙂
Since it was a sunny day, we elected to sit outside on the patio and people watch. Our friendly server came out promptly and got our drink and food orders.
What I like about the menu is that you can go in many different directions. They have a good amount of vegetarian and some vegan offerings, salads, sandwiches, burgers, egg dishes as well as some decadent French toast and pancake offerings. Each day they offer a French toast special and they also serve a savory French toast if you are not into sugar. (The day we were there, the special was French toast with a chocolate mint drizzle. My daughter loved it!)
I opted for the Prep’s Breakfast Sammie, which was an egg, cheese, bacon, spinach and roasted tomatoes served on an English muffin. I ended up swapping the bacon for the in-house turkey sausage and it was delicious. The English muffin was the largest one I had ever seen and when I asked our server about it, she said that they make them there. The sandwich came with the tastiest potatoes. They had been smashed then fried.
My mother ordered a half-size of the Classic French Toast which comes with macerated berries, almonds and a chai whipped butter. The half portion was still huge and she loved it.
We had the opportunity to return a second time and on that visit, I tried the Smoked Salmon Toast. It came on a large piece of fresh toast with herbed cream cheese, smoked salmon, onions, greens, a little egg and fried capers. It was fantastic.
Since it called Prep & Pastry, they also offer a selection in-house baked goods and pastries and both times we were there, they were pretty much sold out. Based on the food we sampled, I am sure their baked goods are amazing!
The drink menu is quite extensive as well. Besides offering coffee, soda and juices, they have a large offering of mimosas and champagne cocktails, specialty cocktails, beer and wine. Although I did not try it, the Bloody Mary looked amazing.
Prep & Pastry is definitely one of our new favorites!
Quick Tip: If you go to their website, you can see wait times as well as add yourself to the waitlist!
Prep and Pastry
7025 E Via Soleri Dr #175
Scottsdale, AZ 85251