Perhaps the best aspect of the Blue Willow breakfast experience is the restaurant's thrilling disregard for the apparent international orange juice embargo. At the Blue Willow, a large orange juice, expensive though it might be, is actually large. Not a thimble full. Not a sippy cup. Large and freshly squeezed. That fact alone makes it worthwhile, but once you have the chicken omelet with green chiles, or the crepes, you'll know that you're in the right place. The BW is a nice place to take the folks, especially your mom, because of the expansive gift shop. There's a quaint patio where we once spotted Amanda Beard and got all "hubba hubba."
2. Frank's Restaurant, 3843 E. Pima St., 881-2710
3. Ghini's French Caffé, 1803 E. Prince Road, 326-9095
Sign of the impending apocalypse: IHOP, 18 votes; Denny's, 10 votes; McDonald's, two votes