Daily Dose Kitchen & Bar Innovates Crave-able Breakfast & Lunch

by Elaina Verhoff

Old Town Scottsdale Location

Daily Dose Kitchen & Bar has been a Valley favorite for scratch-made breakfast and lunch since 2008, when owners JenLyn and Matt Long opened their first Daily Dose on Scottsdale Road. This locally owned restaurant now has three locations — the original Daily Dose Old Town, plus Daily Dose Midtown near 20th Street and Highland, and Daily Dose Rio Salado, located next to Tempe Marketplace. Over the years, Daily Dose has earned a cult following for mouthwatering dishes like its Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Breakfast Nachos, Banana Bread French Toast and the Hangover Sandwich — always a fan favorite when the Spring Training crowd hits Old Town.

Not to be missed are the crave-able Daily Dose Three-Berry Compote, harissa aioli, cilantro lime dressing, and chipotle ranch dressing — all made in-house daily, as are all the dressings. 

Extensive breakfast and lunch menus are both available all day, and a Mid-Day Happy Hour, from noon to 3 p.m., lets afternoon diners enjoy deals on some of Daily Dose’s most popular items. Happy Hour specials include burgers (such as the Daily Dose Burger served with cheese and crisp peppered bacon), tacos, nachos and the classic Straight Shooter breakfast — a popular combo of eggs, meat, potatoes, pancakes and fruit.

A Daily Dose experience is just as much about the drinks as it is the food. Guests can choose from a wide selection of beverages, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. Specialty cocktails like the Spicy Watermelon Margarita, Spiked Palmer and Bacon Bloody Mary are made with care, using only the freshest ingredients. A variety of mimosas and unique spiked coffee drinks are a fun treat, and craft beer lovers will appreciate the wide assortment of brews.

Rio Salado location

​Gluten-free foodies are big fans of Daily Dose gluten free pancakes and French toast. And while there are plenty of splurge-worthy items on the menu, diners looking for healthy breakfast and lunch items also have delicious options, such as the power bowl, peaches and cashew oats, tempeh burrito, and the egg white wrap, loaded with veggies and served with fruit.

​Daily Dose serves breakfast and lunch daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily at its Scottsdale and Phoenix locations and Wednesday through Sunday in Tempe. Daily Dose also offers an extensive catering menu, creating custom menus for groups from 10 to 500. 

The Longs run their “urban mom and pop” restaurants with the attention to detail that only comes from a locally owned business with owners who truly care.   

Daily Dose Kitchen & Bar

4020 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale    (480) 994-3673
1928 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix    (602) 274-0334
96 S. Rockford Dr., Tempe    (480) 590-6937


Cinnamon Roll Cakes

Cinnamon-filled buttermilk batter and vanilla icing

Breakfast Nachos

Warm corn tortilla chips topped with white and red cheese sauce, jalapeños, chorizo scrambled eggs, tomatillo salsa and pico de gallo, served with a side of sausage gravy


Smokey Chicken & Bacon Sandwich

Grilled chicken breast topped with smoked mozzarella, avocado, peppered bacon and harissa aioli on an egg bun


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