Over the weekend I was able to visit the relatively new spot in Tempe, called Sweetest Season. I occasionally do some grocery shopping at the Fry’s next door and noticed a month or so ago this spot, advertising that they have brunch. Being the brunch addict that I am, I figured I’d give it a shot.
Sweetest Season is pretty small, fitting about a dozen tables or so, but maintains a cozy atmosphere. There is also outside seating, but an Arizona summer (and 110 degree heat) makes it a bit difficult to sit outside comfortably.
It was already noon by the time I arrived at this location so I was starving and leaning towards something more lunch-y on the brunch spectrum. Taking a quick glance at the drink menu, they offer a wide variety of cocktails as well as quite the assortment of espresso drinks. I decided to go with the reigning champ of all brunch drinks – a mimosa. For my food, I selected a sandwich known as the Hot Chick – a chicken sandwich with ranch, spinach and fresh jalapeños on a bun. The Hot Chick is served with a side of freshly made potato chips.
The sandwich was great, although a little pricey in my opinion for what ultimately boils down to a deli sandwich. I’m not a big fan of chips but they were light and crispy without being greasy. We also ordered a mushroom and spinach breakfast pastry. The pastry was light and flaky but the filling was heavy on the egg – which then overpowered everything else.
My favorite item was most definitely the french toast. The toast was cooked perfectly with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Served with a side of homemade whipped cream and a few strawberries – the french toast was definitely the highlight of the entire meal.
The Sweetest Season is an adorable location offering all of the basic brunch faire. I am definitely willing to return to try a few additional items on their menu.