Tucson-based brunch spot Prep & Pastry comes to Scottsdale

Leilani FitzpatrickSeptember 25, 2019
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What was once Tucson’s best kept secret has arrived to the heart of downtown Scottsdale. Prep & Pastry has been housed in Tucson for six years, and Scottsdale will be its first location in the Valley (7025 E. Via Soleri Dr.). Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., it will serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch daily, along with craft cocktails, house-steeped teas and organic fair trade coffee. The warm and welcoming atmosphere seats up to 140 guests (90 inside and 50 outside). The menu will be served inside a bright, window-filled space that boasts exposed ceilings and parking (both street front and underground). The marble tabletops, colorful bistro chairs, stylish wooden furnishings, greenery, fresh flowers by Atelier de LaFleur and striking views of the Arizona canal, lend themselves to the attractive ambience.

Nathan Ares, the Tucson-based restaurateur behind Prep & Pastry (along with restaurants Commoner & Co. and August Rhodes Market), partnered with chef Kyle Nottingham six years ago to launch the original Prep & Pastry, committing to serve “simple breakfast classics, done right.” From Earl Grey Scones to Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Hash, the menu features fresh, from-scratch cuisine. “We spent a lot of time testing and perfecting every single recipe,” Ares says.

“After six years in Tucson, it just felt like the right time and the perfect place to come to Scottsdale,” he adds. “We’re in the heart of downtown, surrounded by some really great fellow restaurateurs, and we can’t wait to introduce the Valley to the Prep & Pastry difference.” Prep & Pastry looks to be the perfect addition to the Scottsdale Waterfront’s already sophisticated community.

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