Reposted from the Phoenix New Times, by Nathan Ahles.
If there’s one thing Arizona has plenty of, it’s Midwestern transplants. But there’s room for one more, if it’s of the restaurant variety. On Monday, May 8, Chicago favorite Elly’s Brunch & Cafe opened its very first Arizona location, joining fellow Chicagoan Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in the ever-upgrading Uptown Plaza in central Phoenix.
Elly’s has been a Chicago go-to for breakfast for about two decades. There, it spans 10 locations and was previously known as Elly’s Pancake House before expanding to the Valley.
Patrons can expect a large selection of house-made, classic breakfast and lunch items at Elly’s, including everything from signature omelets, brioche French toast, and specialty baked pancakes, to prime beef burgers, sandwiches, and soups. Brunch is paired with locally roasted coffee or Greek-style espresso and cappuccino, which can be ordered to go from the walk-up window.
Elly’s is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week. The space, which is found at 100 East Camelback Road in Phoenix, seats 100 indoors and another 40 outdoors on a shaded patio.