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Caffe Luce

West University
Coffee Shop
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943 E University Blvd # 191, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 207-5504
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The north location is great

This location of Caffe Luce -- at 4205 North Campbell Avenue -- flies under radar. The barista told me that (almost a year ago, at least) they don't advertise. Head out for a bike ride or walk on the trail by the Rillito -- and/or stop by the Trader Joe's around the corner -- then come here to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
An0nyMs
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This location of Caffe Luce -- at 4205 North Campbell Avenue -- flies under radar. The barista told me that (almost a year ago, at least) they don't advertise. Head out for a bike ride or walk on the trail by the Rillito -- and/or stop by the Trader Joe's around the corner -- then come here to re-energize. Local... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very much enjoyed my latte at Caffè Luce. Outstanding espresso in it and one can tell that they have a lot of passion for what they do. It shows in the high quality drinks and service.

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Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Amazing coffee..really! The best I have had in Tucson. And wonderful service. Next door to Trader Joe's.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I'm the kind of person who loves cafes for the work mojo, as well as the fact that I'm a coffee lover. The coffee here is great, but the only flavoured ones I've had are the mochas and the iced Mayan. The snacks are pretty decent, though a bit pricy, but the price is expected for its location right in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Excellent coffee. Plenty of space, good service, noisy and uncomfortable seating. The ambiance is very average, nice art and building, otherwise nothing unique. Obviously good coffee is critical, but I prefer a sit down specialty coffee shop to have great Wi-Fi, excellent ambiance to go with the obvious.

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San Diego, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The interior was very spacious, there were quite a few people on their laptops, and there was a very lax atmosphere. I got a small chai latte while my boyfriend got a mocha. Both drinks weren’t that great compared to others we’ve tried, but I like visiting local coffeeshops so it wasn’t a loss. Plus, they have free wifi and... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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165 reviews 165 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The barista/manager was very friendly - it seems like a really nice place. I went there wanting a flavored latte, so I ordered the caramel latte. I could barely taste the espresso.

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New York, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is still the best coffee in Tucson. I've tried them all and this is hands down the freshest best-tasting. Also VERY nice people.

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Tucson, AZ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

I love this place. Not pretentious at all, very comfortable to sit and surf (free wi-fi). Best coffee around, not bitter! One of my favorite places to meet folks over coffee, get a little business done.

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Tucson, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

Best local coffee in town. Roasters too. Great atmosphere. Live music occasionly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 943 E University Blvd # 191, Tucson, AZ 85719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > West University
  • Neighborhood: West University
  • Phone Number: (520) 207-5504

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?