It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Snooze, an A.M. Eatery serves up homemade breakfast favorites. The brunch and breakfast joint, which opened its latest Tempe location December 10, offers versatile, healthy and dishes made from the kitchen.
Founded by two brothers, Jon and Adam Schlegel in 2006, the original location was brought to fruition in Denver. Since then, Snooze has expanded to have locations throughout the Denver and Front Range areas in Colorado, two locations in California, two in the Valley and even more locations to come.
With its newest location in the Art Annex building in Tempe, the restaurant has made the 3,500 square-foot area a custom-designed space anew. The space, which was once originally constructed in the 1950s as a schoolhouse, is housed in a Mid-Century building. The building has now been revamped and restored to preserve its architectural and historical integrity for business of today. The idea behind the revamped Annex is to allow for hip, brimming business, and Snooze fit the bill.
Snooze is also green. The Schlegel brothers devised a breakfast eatery concept ensuring that sustainability could be as important as the food. As such, even to this day, Snooze is committed to composting and recycling 90 percent of its waste. And for your first meal of the day, the dishes are whipped together by incorporating responsibly-sourced ingredients.
From its inception, the Schlegel brothers didn’t believe in serving the standard breakfast and brunch faire. As a result, each dish on the menu is made and presented with modern twists on breakfast classics. The menu is—and always has been from the beginning—largely influenced by Snooze diners. Custom creation by patrons are encouraged and taken into consideration for the menu.
With a uniquely retro vibe in its style and décor, the restaurant’s atmosphere feels like an updated throwback to old school diners. And, as a way to accommodate ASU college diners, Snooze Tempe has installed community tables that can accommodate large parties and offer a large patio as well.
In traditional Snooze style, diners can partake in a game of Cornhole, drink free coffee and play other games if ever stuck waiting for a table. The brothers say that offering a comfortable, community feel from the customer-driven menu creations to fun games and enjoyable time spent while waiting for a table is important the success of their business and the role they play in the community.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 615 S. College Avenue, Suite 103, Tempe, 480.355.1934, snoozeeatery.com