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“I’ve been here several times now and have loved everything I’ve tried. The pulled pork sandwich, the tempura friend string beans, the hummus sampler, grilled chicken and goat salad, the burger, the sweet potato toters, the wine- it’s all been good.

The wait staff are very friendly and nice too.

Can’t go wrong by coming here!

Su-shien C.

“I just had the most amazing breakfast…I’m so excited about this place I am typing up this review as I finish my meal.  My husband and I have recently gone “organic” so we have been looking for a breakfast place that catered to this type of clientele.  I had the Hawaiian breakfast that included fried eggs,  fresh roasted pork, cabbage, jasmine rice, fried wontons and a drizzle of soy sauce.  Delish!  I’ve eaten food in Hawaii and this is exactly what it tastes like!  My husband had the Monte Cristo with strawberry jam at the bottom and if I wasn’t soo full from my own meal I’d finish his.  The food came out fast and hot.

I’m contemplating staying here until lunch and eating lunch too, but they may get sick of me so I’ll try lunch another day.  I would recommend this to anyone looking for delicious food.  We sat on the patio, which made the experience that much more enjoyable.  If I could choose 6 stars…I would.”

“I’m so happy to have a new place in this area for brunch! This place is so cute with a great little outdoor patio. The food each time has been excellent (and fast) and the staff have been very friendly. I will definitely be coming back to this cute little cafe! (and thanks for having Coke Zero on tap!)”

“My first visit was about a month ago and I’ve been back twice. Great spot, atmosphere and food. It’s a great break from some of the larger corporate establishments in Desert Ridge, but its the food that will keep you coming back.”

“All of the food at Tryst Cafe tastes fantastic. My wife and I especially like the breakfast sandwich and hamburgers. We won’t go anywhere else but Tryst Cafe when we are in the mood for a hamburger. The food always tastes fresh and the prices are reasonable. The servers are very friendly. We would highly recommend this Cafe for everyone.”

“Finally tried out the Tryst Cafe after a hike Sunday morning and I must say, I am so excited to have a new “close to home” breakfast spot. The food was fantastic, in fact, I am still dreaming about my Hawaiian Breakfast, which I will hopefully be having again this weekend! The service was very good, they even made accommodations for us to sit outside at a special table because we had our dog after the hike. Since this place is so close to home, I know we will be back often! Hopefully others will see how great it is and make sure it stays in business. The menu is unique, yet familiar. Go to Tryst cafe and enjoy!”

Tryst Cafe is the best thing to arrive at Desert Ridge. Food is amazing, I’m craving more! Atmosphere is perfect, servers are friendly… Check it out!!!”

“I didn’t even know this Cafe was on the other side of Desert Ridge.
My husband and I didn’t know what to expect when we walked in but it was surprising on how comfortable and unique it was.
We got recommended the Hawaiian Breakfast and the Breakfast burrito so we ordered that.
The food was amazing and it came out quick, but then again it was 7:45 In the morning so we were the only ones there. I honestly have no complaints, the food was great, the server was kind and its only minutes away from our apartment. Tryst has a lot of potential, especially since there are not many breakfast places in the desert ridge area.
Definitely a great place for breakfast or lunch!”

“Great breakfast restaurant near Desert Ridge in North Phoenix–good natural, organic food.  Had chorizo and eggs, great presentation and absolutely delicious! Will be back for dinner service and can’t wait to sample some organic wines!”

“I went to Tryst Cafe as part of a Gluten Free Foodie Tour (#GFFoodieTour) and am now a huge fan! We all split several gluten free breakfast items so I got a chance to taste the waffles, Hawaiian bowl, pancake, scrambled salmon hash and bagels. If you eat gluten free you know the texture can often be a challenge for restaurants, but everything I tried was fab – especially the bagel (Which is Udi’s) and the waffles! I don’t get up to this part of town often, but I will go out of my way to go to Tryst Cafe again!”

“Twice for breakfast already and its amazing! The service is ridiculously great. The waitress is so attentive friendly and the 2nd time in already remembered us. The food is beautifully displayed and tastes even better, We have had the breakfast sandwich – Amazing and the Waffle with banana foster was heaven!!! Side potatoes are crisp yummy and great! He had the meat lovers omlette and loved it. Id say waffle is the winner though. Love this cute little place!!!!”

“Good location across from Desert Ridge.  Celcius Sushi used to occupy this space.Had breakfast here the other day.  My friend ordered the Hawaiian Breakfast and loved it!  I had the French Toast with almond brioche ~ Banana Foster.  It was decadent!  We sat “outside” and it was pretty crowded for a Wednesday morning, that’s a great sign! The coffee was also delicious and the service was friendly. We’ll definitely come back.”

“Great gluten free menu, and they have kombucha!  The staff were super friendly and they were very accommodating to special requests (like my smoked salmon and scrambled egg with gluten-free toast).”

“Last night was my second time at Tryst (first time for Breakfast) and I have to say that this place is awesome. Great presentation and great food. I got the Kalua Pork Sandwhich, which comes on a Brioche Bun, and ordered it with a side of Sweet Potato Tots. My wife ordered the Shrimp Tacos, and they were both so tasty. We also had 3 other people in our party and their food looked equally amazing. Will be back, and will be ordering this to-go in the near future!”

“Talk about presentation! Wonderful food. Comfortable place and great service. Definately worth your time.”

“Wow, what a surprise.  My wife and I were heading to Walgreens and saw this new restaurant at the Shades center. So we decided to have breakfast and give it a try.   I had the best bloody mary ever, that had a little skewer filled with meat and cheese I will give it 5 star,  the coffee was so delicious and just strong enough.  My wife had their FRESH squeezed OJ, excellent.   I had the steak and eggs and my wife had French toast with almonds.  The service was excellent.  We are so excited about this new place and cant wait to go back today and try other items on the menu.  Very hip.”

“We are staying at the Marriott Desert Ridge and stumbled on to this spot this morning, what a gem!!!  The people were great, the food was outstanding.  Sorry I don’t live closer to come more often.  I had the Huevos Rancheros… definitely not your traditional rendition, but great.  My husband had the Hawaiian Breakfast and loved it, too.  Staying two more days, will probably go back.”