Events

Easter Sunday Brunch to Get Hoppy About in Tempe

With Easter just around the corner, on Sunday, April 4, 2021, it’s time to start thinking about where you can dine in safely, get delivery or curbside pickup for a delicious Easter meal. We’ve got a list of Tempe restaurants you’ll love to enjoy this Easter!

Please note: If you would like to order delivery or curbside pick-up for Easter Sunday, check Instagram or Facebook or call for the latest updates from your favorite restaurants.

Places to eat

Top of the Rock Restaurant at The Buttes

2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 431-2370

Top of the Rock is open Easter Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a lovely four-course meal. You’ll start with a Petite Charcuterie Board and a choice of soup or salad. For the main course, choose between Ribeye ($89pp), Pork Tenderloin ($69pp), Alaskan Salmon ($79pp) and Spring Vegetable Lasagna ($69pp). Finish off your delicious meal with a decadent dessert duo, Banana Bread Tiramisu and Coconut Cream Pie. You can view the menu details here on their Instagam, and secure your reservation on OpenTable.

Salut Kitchen Bar

1435 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 625-3600

Each Sunday at your neighborhood favorite, Salut Kitchen Bar, enjoy $3 Mimosas and an awesome Brunch menu. Their incredible, made-from-scratch cuisine is unmatched. We’re obsessed with their pet-friendly patio that is spacious and exciting. Their interior is also warm and inviting. We love their Bacon Grilled Cheese, Bruschetta and Lavender Lemonade Fizz. Enjoy! Open Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mango Rabbit Boba

1250 E. Apache Blvd. #112, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-6283

Mango Rabbit has the cutest desserts that we’re obsessed with and their Easter Baby Yoga sugar cookies on top of their Bubble Waffles is really pushing us over the edge. The cookie can be added to their Spring Waffle, consisting of a vanilla waffle, vanilla ice cream, fruity pebbles, fresh strawberry, whipped cream, and add some flair with their edible glitter butterfly candy! Adorable. See the cutest photo here.

Salut Kitchen Bar – photo courtesy of Salut Kitchen Bar

Tracy Dempsey Originals and ODV Wines

1325 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 376-9021

Our neighborhood bakery, TDOriginals and ODV Wines is bringing a little spring to your step with a delightful Easter/Springtime Sweet Treats Box for only $45. Pre-order via email by Monday, March 29th by 5 p.m. to Tracy, [email protected] Pick up on Saturday, April 3rd. Included in your treat box is:

  • Lemon tarts (2)
  • Decorated Sugar Cookies (4)
  • Coconut Cupcakes (2)
  • Robin’s Egg Sharing Cake (chocolate/vanilla) (serves 4)
Lemon tart from TDOriginals

Alter Ego at Canopy Tempe

108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 612-7871

Join the Phoenix New Times Best Hotel Restaurant, Alter Ego for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have an all you can eat menu available (two hour time limit per reservation). Enjoy from a wide selection on their special menu and a complimentary glass of a sparkling beverage. Your unlimited brunch is only $64 per person! You can call (602) 612-7871 to reserve a table or secure your reservation on OpenTable.

Pier 54

5394 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 820-0660

The long-time standing lakeside restaurant is offering an exclusive Easter Day menu with some food and drink specials. Enjoy a great meal with excellent views! There will also be live jazz music 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to add to the ambiance!

Woops! Macarons at Arizona Mills

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 330-3463

Our favorite macaron place in Tempe, Woops! Macarons has box sleeves for Easter to add a little special wrapping to your gifting. They’re also launching a new flavor, Pina Colada. Yum! Our friends at Woops! Macarons at Arizona Mills is offering our followers a 10% discount when you mention “Tempe Tourism” at checkout in-person.

Sunset at Pier 54 in Tempe Arizona
Pier 54 – photo credit/permission @amerikadabirsivasli

The Keg Steakhouse at Tempe Marketplace

23 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-5552

Whether you’re enjoying the holiday at The Keg or with their delicious meals to-go, leave Easter dinner to The Keg at Tempe Marketplace. If you want to visit in person, you can book your table on their website.

Or, view The Keg website for their Easter takeout specials. Bring home their fully cooked Three-Course Prime Rib takeout dinner for one, featuring a 10oz Prime Rib with your choice of salad and dessert. They also have a Prime Rib Celebration Kit for four people available for takeout. Pre-order begins March 26th. Available for pickup from April 1st – 5th at participating locations while quantities last.

Lucille’s BBQ at Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace, 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7427

Lucille’s is offering a limited dine-in service, takeout and delivery options this Easter. Enjoy Easter Dinner or Easter Feasts and Suppers that can feed anywhere from 4-12 people. You can learn more about the available Easter options on their website. They are accepting takeout or delivery pre-orders starting March 28, 2021. Their regular menu will also be available.

Rustler’s Rooste

8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 | (602) 431-6474

Rustler’s Rooste will be opening at 11 a.m. and serving some special breakfast items along with their full (excellent) menu. So grab your buckaroos and head to Rustler’s Rooste for a fun Easter Brunch! Call (602) 431-6474 to secure a reservation on Easter. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Great Harvest Bread Co.

1730 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 777-1141

Adding an adorable bread loaf shaped like a bunny just might take your Easter celebration at home to another level. Our friends at Great Harvest Bread Co. bake these special bread Honey Bunnies each year in honey wheat and cinnamon chip. Be sure to pre-order yours to make sure they don’t run out. Also, check out their bread and sweets menu to find out when they are baking Easter Ambrosia Rolls and Hot Cross Buns. They’re closed on Sundays, so you’ll have to pick up your treats ahead of time.

Caffe Boa

398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9112

Nestled just off of Mill Avenue is the lovely Caffe Boa. Enjoy their Easter dinner featuring organic heritage roasted lamb with polenta. Dinner is 3 – 10 p.m. And each Sunday they offer a wonderful brunch menu from 10 a.m – 3p.m. Live music on the patio is also happening from 12 -3 p.m. Bon appetit!

24 Carrots

1701 E. Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 753-4411

Your favorite plant-based cafe is offering a Pulled Porq Benedict and a Sugar Plum Cobbler French Toast! Delicious! Order online for take-out or enjoy dining on their patio. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Caffe Boa Breakfast
Caffe Boa

Rainforest Cafe at Arizona Mills

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 752-9100

On Saturday, April 3 from 9-11 a.m., you and your family can enjoy Easter activities, goodie bags for the kids, plus raffles and prizes with a delicious plated breakfast. To purchase tickets to this event, visit the Rainforest Café website.  

Joe’s Crab Shack at Arizona Mills

1606 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 345-0972

Joe’s Crab Shack has Lent Specials every Friday until April 3, 2021. That includes 33 shrimp for $19.99: grilled, scampi and crispy shrimp with fries and white rice. Do you plan on celebrating at home for Easter? Pre-order party trays, seafood boil packs or family meals to-go. Pick up curbside or get your meal delivered to your door. Order online: https://www.joescrabshack.com/specials/.

Crepe Bar

7520 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 247-8012

An Easter basket filled with delectable goodies from Crepe Bar? Yes please! For $65, you can get a basket that will feed 2-4 people. Items include two yogurt parfaits (with lemon curd, orange honey, berries and house made granola), four chocolate crepes, four vanilla bean crepes and two 16 oz. bottles of cold brew coffee. You’ll also get six sides (8 oz. each): ricotta, lemon curd, vanilla bean custard, house made strawberry jam, salted caramel, dark mocha, candied mixed nuts and fresh bananas and berries. Call to order your basket before 1 p.m. on Friday, April 2 and pick it up from Crepe Bar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 3.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill at Tempe Marketplace

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1041, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2920

Thirsty Lion at Tempe Marketplace serves a delicious brunch every weekend, including Easter weekend. Reservations are encouraged. Menu items include Mimosas by the Bottle, Spicy Fried Chicken and Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Irish Car Bomb French Toast and lots of Bloody Mary options!

Thirsty Lion - Photo credit/permission @emilypirainophotography
Thirsty Lion – Photo credit/permission @emilypirainophotography

Things to do

Photo with Easter Bunny at Arizona Mills

Commemorate Easter this year with the Bunny Photo Experience at Arizona Mills, March 18th through April 4th. The Bunny will be available for socially-distant visits at Arizona Mills, Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays (even on Easter Sunday) from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

A Buzz + A Bloom Art Installation at Tempe Marketplace

Back by popular demand, last year’s hanging art installation, A Buzz + A Bloom, returns with a fun new spin to it, adding a life-sized bouquet of flowers.

Easter Egg Hunt – On the Hunt at Tempe Marketplace

Saturday, April 3 | 8pm

  • Hop through The District at Tempe Marketplace and peep out 15 hidden Easter eggs for a chance to win goodies galore on Saturday, April 3rd starting at 8pm. Redeem one Easter egg to win a surprise gift card. Plus, win big with our bonus golden egg. Let the games begin!
  • All eggs must be redeemed at the Tempe Marketplace Security Office located across from Lucille’s BBQ on the vine-covered wall. One entry per person. One gift card per person. Regular terms and conditions apply. 
Tempe Marketplace Buzz and Bloom
Courtesy of Tempe Markteplace

Tempe Tales in Downtown Tempe

There are currently 13 of these life-size wanderers installed throughout Downtown Tempe, with the final installation set for Fall 2016.

The Tempe Tales project is an effort to enhance the street-level experience in Downtown Tempe and encourage pedestrians to engage with their surroundings. This public art project turned Scavenger Hunt is an opportunity for Downtown Tempe residents and visitors.

Painting with a Twist

219 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (602) 758-7928

With an on-going schedule of unique painting opportunities, in-studio, at-home kits, private events and virtual events! During Easter Weekend, you can choose from a variety of subjects to paint in-studio with a matching Zoom class so you can have a wonderful time at home.

Tempe Tales_Downtown
Tempe Tales in Downtown Tempe

Gifts

Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree Flowers

107 E. Baseline Rd. Suite A4, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 686-8965

This coffee shop and flower shop share an address to bring two incredible things together, coffee and flowers. We hope you’ll enjoy one of Jasmine Jo Coffee’s specialty coffees and pick up a bouquet of flowers from Rowan Tree. For Easter Weekend, Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree will be giving away a Queen Bee specialty coffee (features honey and lavender) with every Easter flower wrap or arrangement! Talk about a perfect day.

Fred’s Flowers

1860 E. Warner Rd. Suite 108, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 897-3733

Fred’s Flowers would love to brighten your hope with a beautiful bouquet or two. Pick up a Tulip bunch (10 stems) for $10. If you’re feeling fun, grab a Daffodil bunch (10 stems) for $4. Who doesn’t love fresh flowers from the local flower shop? They are closed Sundays so grab a bouquet ahead of your Easter plans!

Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.