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Harlow's Cafe

1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
+1 480-829-9444
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember this place very well. I stopped by there to have breakfast during my stay in Tempe (and the US in general). The place was totally empty but they placed me in a tiny table that was in a tiny corridor by the kitchen,...More

Thank Alvaro B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Really good food and service. Bacon is thick and crunchy along with hash browns that are freshly prepared (not frozen). Portion size is perfect and coffee is good plus I love the frosted glasses when ordering orange juice. I've visited many times and have never...More

Thank Bdaaz
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The place was hopping at 11:30 on a Sunday. We got lucky and were seated right away. The service was fast and friendly and the breakfast food was very good.

Thank Gareth-Olson
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Really great food served in a diner setting. The service was friendly and the client all was colorful to say the least. This is a must go to place if your looking for breakfast. Not the cheapest diner. Expect to pay $10 for most of...More

Thank Jonnyjetprop
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for a casual, tasty, and pleasant dining experience, this is the place to go! All those 4 & 5 star reviews are spot on. I usually ramble on with details, but this time I’m simply going to say that we had an...More

Thank GumShoeSanDiego
Reviewed 19 October 2017

My husband and I picked up our rental car in Tempe and spotted Harlow's Cafe just in time for breakfast and thought we'd give it a try. The place looks like it has been around forever and was filled with people at 9:00 on a...More

Thank OKCgirl
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

There’s a reason why Harlow’s is always busy so plan ahead that there may be a wait or a hard time finding parking-but it is worth it. If you like old-fashioned breakfast/lunch diners with all the staples with old Hollywood flair, this is the place....More

Thank PhxMom99
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I guess I should have had the huervos rancheros as that's what the other reviewers were raving about, but I chose the corn beef hash and the meal was average. Nothing to rave about. A solid 3 star rating. Would I go back? Sure. To...More

Thank metntex
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I try look at Trip Advisor ratings whenever I travel and saw this place on there for breakfast. When we pulled in and the parking lot was packed at 830 on a weekday, I knew it must be really good. The staff was very pleasant...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I love their bacon waffle! All of the food is delicious. The staff is very friendly and kind, they will help with suggestions if needed, or take my advice and try the bacon waffle. Either that or one of everything.

Thank BeeGail
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3417
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-829-9444
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