The Breadfruit
The Breadfruit

The Breadfruit

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebreadfruit.com/
  • Phone: (602) 267-1266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM , Rum Bar 'til Midnight Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Caribbean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Danielle Leoni
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CONTACT
    Catering available for your special events. Please contact our Event Coordinator, Danielle at: danielle@thebreadfruit.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining options available. Main Dining Room seats a maximum of 28. "The Boardwalk" our front patio, seats maximum 16. Rum Bar accommodates 30 in for social standing. Courtyard seats apx. 20 for drinks and/or cigars. Entire restaurant or bar is available for buy outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Leoni 6022671266x
  • Special Events: Any part of the restaurant or bar is available for rental. We offer an casual upscale experience with an smooth underlying island feel.

    The Breadfruit features award winning cuisine. Each item is hand crafted using the best ingredients available and provides beautiful bold flavors to suit every palate.

    Rum Bar at The Breadfruit showcases over 100 premium rums, with the largest and finest selection in the Southwest.
    Seasonal craft cocktails and classics are our specialty.
    Rum tastings for groups of 8 or more available.
    Come sip rum that rivals any fine cognac, watch us muddle and shake delicious cocktails or enjoy a cigar from our ever rotating selection.

    Exciting food, cocktails and fine spirits are the heart of The Breadfruit. You can now reserve a piece for your own private enjoyment.

    Email danielle@thebreadfruit.com to reserve your space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street, 3 Blocks South of Roosevelt
  • Public Transit: Light Rail stop #11 at Roosevelt and Central Ave. Walking distance, just a few blocks North of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street at meters, which are free after 5:00 PM M-F and free all weekend.

    A large paid ASU parking lot is available behind the building. They accept cash and credit card payments. Very well lit and just steps away from the restaurant.
A word from The Breadfruit
OUR FOOD

Award winning Jamaican cuisine in an elegantly casual tropical setting. Enjoy the highest integrity of ingredients with a perfectionist approach to crafting delicious eats. Offering expertly prepared jet-fresh seafood while embracing our local farming community and supporting producers of sustainable foods.



OUR RUM COLLECTION

A collection of over 108 rums, representing all styles and distillation techniques from the Caribbean to South America. We present the most luxurious experiences of the Spirit of the Sugar Cane.



OUR COCKTAILS

Our craft cocktail menu showcases signature originals and a reintroduction of well-known classics such as the Hemingway, Daiquiri and Mojito.



CIGAR & RUM PAIRINGS

Connoisseurs of 'The Good Life' from every corner of the world have long cherished the practice of pairing cigars and fine rums
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The Breadfruit reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (41)special occasion (25)romantic (20)great for outdoor dining (20)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (10)late-night find (6)good for groups (3)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great food, great drinks,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Great food, great drinks, and great spot for an after dinner drink on a nice night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Souffle perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Had an awesome time. My wife and I arrived to Breadfruit early, which was nice and quite. Our waiter Jose was very helpful from the beginning to the end of our visit. The drinks were amazing, and we soon realized that one could have a very good night with the variety of drinks available. Mine was the calpirinha (rum based), her was an nonalcoholic mango lemonade. Our dinner was amazing and cooked to perfection. I had the special (red snapper) and she had the scallops. It was delicious, and went great with our drinks. We had the chocolate souffle for dessert, that rocked. I would highly recommend going to Breadfruit for a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmospher. Very well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Great atmospher. Very well prepared food. Great drinks. Prompt and curteous service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    go here for drinks & appetizers, not dinner. i ordered the mussels for my dinner, and they were delicious. however i am a small female--it doesn't take much to get me full--- and i was still hungry after this meal. it doesn't come with sides or anything and i needed food when i got home that night. it was pricey too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was sub-par. No one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    The food was sub-par. No one in our party of eight was happy with their entree. The service was also less than friendly. If you need add people to your party it is impossible. We were asked if a three month old baby was included in our count for the reservation. Two people ordered the "special" at our table which was more expensive than the regular menu items. The waitress said "of course the special cost more." I would not return to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun, filling & fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Intimate and elegant with food and drinks that were fun, filling, and fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place. So tasty,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    I love this place. So tasty, and such great rum cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic rum cocktails -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Fantastic rum cocktails - would have had at least a couple more if I didn't have to drive. Food was great - nice to try something different. Service was excellent. We will definitely be going back. Very small and a little noisy but overall a great little downtown Phoenix restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    This was a wonderful experience and I can not believe we have waited so long to visit the new updates. I do not drink rum but ordered it because it was highly recommended. Now I am hooked and will have one monthly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE the Breadfruit!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    LOVE the Breadfruit. Healthy & delicious, all with an amazing atmosphere. My family & I have been going for years and have always had the best experiences! I recommend it to everyone! 3
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place! I had visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Great place! I had visited the rum bar on First Fridays and checked out the menu...making note I had to try it. A friend also told me about it. Good vibe, excellent setting and everything is done with class. The cocktas are killer...even fun to watch them being made. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Portions could be slightly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Portions could be slightly larger but are definitely healthy and flavorful. The cabbage is absolutely phenomenal. Good mix of entrees to choose from. Appetizers are more like "tapas" style. Very intimate and a great date spot. Not ideal if there are several large groups. Service is good but staff could be a bit more flexible
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appetizers and entrees were
    Bladenhike
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    Appetizers and entrees were fantastic. Dessert was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very tasty and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    Food was very tasty and good portions. Wait staff attentive. A little noisy at first with 6 people at the table next to us, but once they left, a very nice experience. Atmosphere cozy and romantic. Back courtyard with adirondack chairs suitable for smoking cigars (which they sell) and sipping one of their dozens of high-end rums. All in all, a charming place. I would go back in a minute!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plan ahead - it's SO worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Delicious food, excellent service, and great ambiance. It's a small place so make a reservation! The bar is fun, the small restaurant is comfortable and energetic, and the outdoor patio is deeply relaxing. I'm going back to eat there again while I'm still in town - it's just that delcious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A don't miss island gem
    RichardMiddlebrookVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Great island inspired restaurant with authentic flavors and energetic crowds. A fantastic meal even if it is a little out of the way.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first visit to The Breadfruit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    My first visit to The Breadfruit was an awesome experience. My second visit was also very nice. Not only did I get the same waiter, but he remembered me and my friends from over a year ago. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that the food was not as good as I remembered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would only recommend the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    I would only recommend the Breadfruit for the food and keep my fingers crossed that they did not get the same hostess and server as us.
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  • Consistently delicious
    AZLollyVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Second try in two weeks. Just as great, just as fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and flavors! If
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Great food and flavors! If you like Rum..this is the spot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We were there for the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2012
    We were there for the first time this week to celebrate a special occasion. The service was excellent, food was fantastic. Our server, Jose, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about the menu and drink list. We had a great time and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seems popular, but missed the mark.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Our reservation was at 6:15, which is relatively early for a Friday night. It took them 10 minutes to acknowledge us and seat us. Several people snuck in past us and were seated before us. Our server was not fully present, didn't look at us while reciting his 'speech', and came off a little cocky. Some of the dishes were delicious, but most, overall, we're mediocre and even a little bitter. The scallops were delicious though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Breadfruit was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The Breadfruit was amazing. Valentines day couldnt have been better. The food was good mixed with great RUM. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More like "The Dreadfruit"
    MacItaly
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I made a reservation at The Breadfruit for Valentine's Day because I saw a nice special for couples. I was under the impression that there would be the Valentine's Day special in addition to a menu, I was mistaken. I no longer drink, but the Rum Bar at Breadfruit seemed to be very well stocked with rum delicacies and great choices. The ambiance in the restaurant was nice, but not fit for a Valentine's Day meal, I couldn't even sit next to my girlfriend throughout the evening. The menu offered only 1 choice - the advertised special of $55 per person, and was a full 4-course meal, with two options for each course. There was no other option for dining, only a $55 meal with either this or that. Food was bland, and I was left disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great. Carribean
    Marty
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food was great. Carribean seasonings made otherwise routine dishes special. The chairs are hard, it's a little noisy, and the portions are small, but would definitely go back again. The flight of rum cocktails was a fun twist on the typical wine flights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very tasty, use of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Food was very tasty, use of various spices and vegetables complimented each other well. Th rum pairing overall was divine Jose (our waiter) was very attentive and explained all of the different choices very well
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breadfruit is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Breadfruit is one of my favorite Phoenix restaurants. The food is fresh, unique, and healthy... and absolutely delicious! Our waitress this time was especially helpful and friendly. The place is small, but has a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beside the portion sizes,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Beside the portion sizes, the food was palitable but not all visitors to the restaurant are able to eat the food as spicy as delivered. I suggest that all entrees be available without the spices. Maybe tamed down to be eaten as tolerated. Parking is an unadvertised disadvantage. Bring plenty of quarters
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  • What a fantastic find and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    What a fantastic find and I can't believe it took me so long to eat here. I brought friends from out of town and we had a wonderful time and fabulous service. Jose was our waiter and he did an excellent job. He was very informative of the menu and filled with recommendations. Mojitos are the best I ever had. I look forward to going back and trying other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I was there when they first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    I was there when they first opened and it was a great place, it seems like they are really tryinh to make it more upscale but on our visit all that accomplished was making the service slow. Got our table at 6:45 for 6:30 reservations (there were empty tables when we arrived) I guess they consider that shiek or it is thier attempt to make sure you hit the new rum bar. I doubt that we will go back again overall disapointing and what happened to the empinadas?
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  • The food is delicious, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    The food is delicious, but the menu is limited, especially if you plan on going more than a couple times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first meal
    Charlie
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Wonderful food; great variety. Fish was fantastic (we had mussels appetizer, scallops, and shrimp dish). Lots of flavor, spicy if you wanted it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both the ambiance and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Both the ambiance and the food were very nice. However, the fish and the shrimp dishes we had were too small. That is the reason I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • somewhat pricey, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    somewhat pricey, especially the alcoholic drinks, although very good. the food was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time at Breadfruit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Had a great time at Breadfruit - great scene, friendly staff and authentic carribean food. Great spot for a date!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect evening
    DCdinersVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Wow!  We had an excellent evening.  Your nephew is knowledgeable about the food and made us feel very welcome and special. We had great food - all courses.  Fantastic scallops and avocado plantain dumplings, followed by incredible curry prawns and wonderful fish.  It is a great restaurant and we will return (with friends).   Thank you for a spectacular evening. You know, we are foodies - this is a place you can recommend to anyone and will go on our downtown list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't live up to expectations/$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    We got the escovitch fish for $25 and, while the fish was fresh and tasty, there was essentially nothing else edible on the plate. It didn't come with rice and beans ("peas" as they call them), but instead with some bland cabbage strings and a soup-like thing that was spicy and fermented, of which I could not have more than a spoonful. The waitress was also a bit too eager, taking things away from our table before we had finished with them.
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  • Seafood in the desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    I took my sweetie there for his birthday. The food was great, the service was good, with the server helping us with our selections, but the dining room was a bit too noisy - (it's a small, wide-open room so this is unavoidable). While the drinks were good, I found them to be a bit over-priced. I will certainly go back for the terrific mussels, scallops and curried prawns. All were a real treat and we were very much satisfied when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our friendly server, Amber,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Our friendly server, Amber, was fantastic! She recommended delicious drinks and food. I highly recommend The Hemingway and The Hand Cart, the plantains appetizer and scallops main dish! Not for the faint of heart...very spicy! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb, and in some cases
    Furloughed1VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Superb, and in some cases very spicy, Jamaican food served in a charming bistro like setting in downtown Phoenix. The well stocked rum bar that adjoins the restaurant is a rum lover's dream. Very moderately priced as well. Perhaps the best Jamaican food I have eaten.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic