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28-time Best of Flagstaff award winner, Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery is a hotspot for breakfast and lunch. Surrounded by local art, guests enjoy delicious made-from-scratch pancakes and pastries, colorful variations of classic egg dishes, exciting sandwiches, a full espresso bar, and fun brunchy cocktails! Brandy's uses only the freshest ingredients available and has been locally-owned and operated for 30 years. 

Brandy’s has been owned by Kelsey and Jamie Drayton since 2014, but it’s story began in 1976 when long time family friends Ed Wojciak and his future wife Brandy opened La Bellavia in downtown Flagstaff.  The two later opened a larger location, Brandy’s Restaurant & Bakery, to include espresso and a from-scratch bakery.  Upon the Wojciaks retirement, the Draytons purchased Brandy’s from them and later acquired La Bellavia, converting it into a second Brandy’s location, now known as Brandy’s Café. Since then, the Draytons, along with the continued support of their loyal customers, have worked hard to preserve the legacy of serving delicious, house made food in a welcoming and uplifting space, which the Wojciaks set into motion more than 45 years ago. 

Check out our timeline below!


Ed & Brandy open La Bellavia


The Sony Walkman makes its debut


Pat begins cooking at La Bellavia


Ed & Tim coach Kelsey's Little League team


Ed & Brandy open Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery


Kelsey begins working at Brandy's Restaurant


Kelsey works at both La Bellavia and Brandy's


Ed & Brandy sell La Bellavia to Connie


Pluto is no longer considered a planet


Pat & Tim purchase La Bellavia from Connie


Kelsey & Jamie purchase Brandy's from Ed & Brandy


Kelsey & Jamie purchase La Bellavia from Pat


La Bellavia is renamed Brandy's Cafe

a sign in front of a brick building