Bisbee, Arizona is a small mountainside mining town located in southern Arizona (about 20- 30 minutes away from Mexico). Founded by miners and eventually taken over by hippies, this mixture gives Bisbee the sort of style you won’t find in most other cities or towns surrounding it. Now, there’s so much to see that it’s easy to get lost in this small used-to-be mining town.
From antiquing, to bars, to its amazing restaurants Bisbee has a little something for every kind of person. There is so much to do and see in Bisbee and depending on what time of year. The town host many amazing events (Halloween, Blues festival, Pride, ect.) Too many for me to list and write about. To be honest if I write long enough I’ll start to babble. To save both of us the time, I’ll be focusing on one of my favorite spots to eat in Bisbee; The Bisbee Breakfast Club.
Located in Lowell (a suburb of Bisbee) just around the Bisbee mine, right next to the food co-op. Lowell is the perfect little 50s street. Surrounded by an old gas station of the era and a few motorcycle shops it’s a perfect opportunity to capture a few shots on your camera of that vintage look. Your friends back home will be like, “Did you hop in a time machine? Cause this is awesome, also… why did you just go to the 50s with your time machine?? Seriously, you could have gone to the future. Flying cars!” (Babbling) Once you’ve found Lowell and believe me you’ll know, you’ll see the breakfast club right off the main street (only street)
The Bisbee Breakfast Club is the best American diner in all of southern Arizona serving up a variety of traditional and non traditional breakfast foods as well as lunch (burgers and salads) I’m positive there’s something you’ll love. Established in 2005, which isn’t a date I would have assumed with its interior being a repurposed car garage from the fifties era the street of Lowell is so known for; The Bisbee Breakfast Club (BBC) keeps pretty close to its roots. With two different seating areas and a bar/counter for the type of guest looking to eat and meet new people. There’s usually enough seating for big parties, though I’d recommend getting a reservation. Come brunch every Sunday the restaurant is packed and wait times can stretch up to about thirty minutes. Which isn’t bad, but on a hot day no one wants to wait outside for thirty minutes, be smart. Call ahead.
Now, as far as food goes… I tend to be an old man; stuck in my ways. When something is good I usually stick to it. I recommend the huevos rancheros: two fried corn tortillas topped with avocado, eggs (scrambled or made to order), green chilli sauce, beans, and chorizo (spiced Mexican sausage) all served up in a skillet with a side of salsa and a flower tortilla (heavy breathing). If you’re more of a traditional breakfast person then look no further the BBC offers a variety of well made traditional breakfast items (pancakes!!), but we recommend the biscuits… you have to try these fluffy clouds of awesome… with jam and butter or go all southern country and get some gravy on dem biscuits. Don’t fill up too much because if you want the full experience you have to add a slice of pie to your bill. Offering a variety of freshly made cream pies the Bisbee Breakfast Club holds true to the American diner experience. It’s the first spot I recommend eating at when you get into Bisbee. Fill up and then enjoy the sights of old Bisbee, only to eat again at another one of its fine establishments.
Now before I sign off with a John Hughes reference I must tell you that since it’s opening in 2005 the Bisbee Breakfast Club has opened five other restaurants throughout Arizona, three in Tucson and one in Phoenix. I can’t vouch for the other ones since I haven’t eaten there but to be honest the original is always the best.
For location and menu information check out their website: http://bisbeebreakfastclub.com/
The Breakfast Club.
(Told you it would happen)