November 28th is National French Toast Day. Celebrate the warm goodness of fluffy bread dipped in eggs and cinnamon and cooked to perfection at one of these great Chandler, Arizona restaurants.
Downtown Chandler Café and Bakery
40 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler 85225
One of Chandler’s best breakfast joints, Downtown Chandler Café and Bakery also serves some of the city’s tastiest French toast. Purists can order a plate a la carte with butter and syrup ($5.49) or a platter that includes two eggs any style and the choice of bacon, sausage, or ham ($8.99).
Diners looking for something a little more elaborate can opt for the banana nut French toast topped with bananas and pecans ($8.99).
Sunny’s Breakfast & Lunch
1068 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 85224
The Chandler location of this local, family-owned restaurant chain is known for its huge portions and extensive menu. When it comes to French toast, you have three options at Sunny’s Breakfast & Lunch, starting with the full order of three thick slices dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon ($6.49).
The banana nut French toast adds fresh bananas and pecans on top ($7.99), but why stop there? Go all out on National French Toast Day, and try Sunny’s Signature French Toast—three slices topped with fresh strawberries, banana slices, pecans, a strawberry reduction, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and whipped cream.
Meridiem Kitchen and Lounge
2727 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, 85224
A recent addition to the breakfast scene in Chandler, Meridiem Kitchen and Lounge serves a simple version of French toast made from four slices of fried French bread. The slices are covered with fresh berries and powdered sugar and served with butter and maple syrup ($11). Add bacon, sausage patties, turkey sausage, seasonal fruit, or two eggs any style to round out your meal.
Even Stevens Sandwiches
11 W. Boston St., Chandler 85225
Sandwiches and social causes may have put Even Stevens Sandwiches on the map, but if you want an indulgent plate of French toast, Even Stevens is a must. The brioche French toast features buttered brioche bread dipped in a citrus-infused batter and dusted with cinnamon sugar ($3.75). Its stuffed French toast is filled with a sweet cream cheese mix, topped with bananas and a warm berry compote, and dusted with powdered sugar ($5.95).
The Living Room Wine Bar & Lounge
2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler 85248
If you can’t celebrate National French Toast Day during the week—it’s on a Tuesday—head to The Living Room Wine Bar & Lounge the weekend after. The Living Room serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekends and has an excellent French toast on the menu that comes with your choice of strawberry, maple cream, or candied pecan topping ($11.95). Make brunch even better with a bottomless mimosa or other adult beverages.
4955 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 85248
4910 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226
Both Chandler locations of First Watch serve exceptional French toast. The basic version begins with thick-cut brioche bread that is dipped into a custard and fried on the griddle. It’s dusted with powdered cinnamon sugar and topped with whipped butter ($8.99).
The Floridian French Toast® is sprinkled with wheat germ and powdered cinnamon sugar, then blanketed in fresh banana slices, kiwi, and seasonal berries ($9.79).
Kneaders Bakery and Café
1090 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler 85248
Can’t get enough French toast? Kneaders Bakery and Café serves all-you-can-eat French toast all day every weekend. The thick slices are so hearty, though, you may not be able to make it past the first plate. On weekdays, enjoy two pieces topped with strawberries and homemade caramel syrup come with whipped cream on the side ($5.99). If you’re in a hurry, the French toast can be ordered online and picked up to-go.
Black Bear Diner
2805 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 85286
This family-friendly, bear-themed restaurant dishes up two French toast options: thick-cut French toast and cinnamon roll French toast. Opt for the thick-cut recipe if you prefer a simple, straightforward French toast ($7.99), but if you want a decadent, coma-inducing breakfast, dig into the cinnamon roll French toast ($8.99). Made from three thick slices of cinnamon roll, it is grilled, dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with icing are yours at the Black Bear Diner.
1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler, 85286
Locally-owned BLD Chandler (short for Breakfast Lunch Dinner) likes to get creative in the kitchen, something that holds true for its French toast as well. Its Hawaiian French toast, smothered in powdered sugar and bananas, is routine enough, but order it Captain Crunch style—dredged in pieces of the crushed cereal before hitting the griddle—for an extra special treat ($8.95, add $1 for Captain Crunch style).
2040 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 85286
2090 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler 85224
Biscuits Café offers an a la carte French toast plus five variations. French toast with berries is served with either strawberries or a 5-berry mix and whipped cream while the cinnamon apple French toast is topped with roasted cinnamon apples and a cream cheese glaze.
There’s also a cinnamon roll French toast, served simply with a butter and syrup, and an almond-crusted French toast with chopped almonds, powdered sugar, and butter. You can get plain French toast with two eggs, any style, too.
All five French toast combo meals come with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage (from $9.49).