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The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley

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1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
+1 520-825-3277
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Quick Bites, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Get your appetite ready at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, open to...
Get your appetite ready at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, open to everyone and ready to meet your breakfast or lunch dining wishes. We are under new management, and with that many innovative changes, including updated menus, extended hours, experienced chefs and a renewed focus on quality. Order from our extensive menu of fresh, mouthwatering pastries and hot, delectable breakfast items to juicy, house-made burgers, scrumptious sandwiches, homemade soups and crisp, cool salads, just to name a few. We take pride in the preparation of our delicious meals as we use local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. You will find our prices very competitive as well. We are happy to accommodate today's special diets, including vegan and gluten-free. While feasting in the restaurant or on the spacious, covered patio, check out the million-dollar views of the Catalina Mountains. Join us in the afternoon in our full-service bar for adult beverages and tasty appetizers served until 5 pm. We proudly serve many Arizona-produced wines and beers. Partake in the newly added "Heat & Eat" dinners-to-go program and surprise that special someone. Have a home party or on-site event that you would like catered with food served the way you want by professional servers? We can help with that! Our goal is to ensure your dining experience at The Cafe is beyond your expectations and that you will be excited to return.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Descent food at very reasonable prices!

Greatest view of the Santa Catalina mountains while eating your breakfast or lunch...especially outside! Soup, salads, sandwiches for lunch, and excellent breakfasts! Very easy to access and good parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Judois
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Tucson, Arizona
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice cafe atmosphere, pleasant staff, and decent food. Nothing over the top but we stop by occasionally because it is close to the house.

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Oro Valley, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Cafe is under new management and the wait staff is much happier, the food is much better and the view and atmosphere have always been great.

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KSCOV117, Manager at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

We are so delighted to read that you had a wonderful experience at The Cafe recently. Thank you so much for the kind compliments. Late afternoon dining is pleasant, and Fall is right around the corner, making patio dining an absolute must. Nothing like enjoying a good meal while admiring such magnificent views. We certainly hope to see you soon.... More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A great venue for cocktails and entertainment, the view of the Santa Catalina mountains is one of a kind! And the food is fantastic!"Every Friday they have entertainment too, nothing beats an evening at the Cafe!

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KSCOV117, Manager at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

We are so pleased to read that you had a good time during our happy hour. We actually now have happy hour every Friday night from 4 - 7 PM. We are trying different food items each week on our happy hour menu and are very excited about the new wines that we are selling. We certainly hope you come... More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I live in Green Valley and decided to take a trip to visit friends in Oro Valley as it had been too long. They asked me to meet them at The Cafe and to be frank, I remember my previous experience being "okay" but not something I would leave Green Valley for to experience again. Never the less, I met... More 

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KSCOV117, Manager at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We always enjoy hearing from our guests, especially when the restaurant experience was such a wonderful experience. We certainly hope you will come back and visit us again. -- Chris Sapp, F&B Director More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This cafe was originally just a place for grabbing a quick lunch and a beer after a round of golf. Basic sandwiches, burgers, salads... Then this new GM came (wish I could recall his name; he always checks in with every table) and what a HUGE difference! It's now a GREAT Restaurant-experience, with destination-worthy dining! The food is now--without exception--prepared... More 

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KSCOV117, Manager at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

First and foremost, thank you very much for selecting The Café at Sun City recently and for taking the time to share your comments with our TripAdvisor readers. I have shared your review with our wonderful chefs as well as the entire Food & Beverage team. It will forever be our mission to provide our guests with a warm welcome,... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Been here a couple times and always get the quiche. They change types every week but they're always good. 3 kinds of potatoes and I like the hash browns best. Next time in Tucson's Sun City, try it out.

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KSCOV117, Manager at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback, and continued patronage! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Chris Stapp More 

Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Gave it two visits: One weekday and other weekend. The view of the Catalina Mountains is lovely, and the reason we gave it a second chance. As the sign stated, "please wait to be seated,"we did just that. And we waited without an acknowledgment that we were standing there, as if it was the noon rush, even though there were... More 

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KSCOV117, Manager at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

First, please allow me to apologize for the less than perfect experience at the Café. We pride ourselves in our legendary service; however in this instance, we clearly failed to meet our high service standards, and more importantly, your expectations. It is our policy at The Cafe to greet each guest promptly and with a warm welcome. Upon your return... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Greatest view of the Santa Catalina mountains while eating your breakfast or lunch...especially outside! Soup, salads, sandwiches for lunch, and excellent breakfasts! Very easy to access and good parking.

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KSCOV117, F&B Director at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Judois! You’re right about the great views we have here. We are a hidden gem and our food is great company when you’re looking at those beautiful mountains. We hope to see you again soon!” More 

Portland, Oregon
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I visited the Cafe at Sun City earlier this month for lunch with 2 family members who live at Sun City. The 3 of us enjoyed our lunches, and the server was very friendly. A pleasant lunch. Not fancy, but the locals know that. Also a small counter bar area. They are getting ready to update the cafe and pro... More 

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KSCOV117, F&B Director at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. We are glad your lunch was enjoyable. We are proud of our kitchen where at least 90% of our items are made from scratch. I hope you’ll bring your family members back to visit soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have lived in this community for about 14 years. Over the years many people have been fired and replaced. Including the entire wait staff a few years ago. They usually have two special dinners a month. They are in my opinion are over priced for what you get. For breakfast it is very good and fairly priced. The views... More 

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KSCOV117, Marketing at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, responded to this review

On behalf of The Cafe Management - We would like to say thanks for coming to The Cafe. I hope you’ll return to try out the new lunch menu. We think you’ll find some outstanding choices at a great value. Our special events at The Cafe can be happy hours, sporting events and themed dinners. The prices vary for these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 520-825-3277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: American, Grill

Description

Get your appetite ready at The Cafe at Sun City Oro Valley, open to everyone and ready to meet your breakfast or lunch dining wishes. We are under new management, and with that many innovative changes, including updated menus, extended hours, experienced chefs and a renewed focus on quality. Order from our extensive menu of fresh, mouthwatering pastries and hot, delectable breakfast items to juicy, house-made burgers, scrumptious sandwiches, homemade soups and crisp, cool salads, just to name a few. We take pride in the preparation of our delicious meals as we use local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. You will find our prices very competitive as well. We are happy to accommodate today's special diets, including vegan and gluten-free. While feasting in the restaurant or on the spacious, covered patio, check out the million-dollar views of the Catalina Mountains. Join us in the afternoon in our full-service bar for adult beverages and tasty appetizers served until 5 pm. We proudly serve many Arizona-produced wines and beers. Partake in the newly added "Heat & Eat" dinners-to-go program and surprise that special someone. Have a home party or on-site event that you would like catered with food served the way you want by professional servers? We can help with that! Our goal is to ensure your dining experience at The Cafe is beyond your expectations and that you will be excited to return.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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