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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#19 of 1,606 Restaurants in Tucson
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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811 (5th Ave.)
(520) 798-1618
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique and wonderful

Eating dinner at the Cub Cafe is a trip back in time. Service is excellent and the food is delicious. The old fashioned dessert carousel is especially charming. The floor is covered in pennies overlaid with a hard surface epoxy. Truly Unique.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Leighton R
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Eating dinner at the Cub Cafe is a trip back in time. Service is excellent and the food is delicious. The old fashioned dessert carousel is especially charming. The floor is covered in pennies overlaid with a hard surface epoxy. Truly Unique.

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We understand that we are only as good as the service we provide. We take pride in offering consistent service creating a memorable experience for all our guests. More 

Bellingham, WA
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place was amazing! The menu selection was wonderful and THEN there were specials too! I had the Depot Salad and it far surpassed my expectations! The desserts were fabulous and so many to choose from! Our waiter was very friendly and funny and knowledgable. Don't miss out on this place!

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you! We take pride in offering a diverse menu that appeals to all groups. The Depot salad is one of my favorites. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I do. We hope to have you back soon. More 

Tucson
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been a loyal Cup customer through its many iterations since 1997. The Cup manages to provide interesting sustenance and excellent service within the rock-and-roll Hotel Congress. Book a table for a busy event night and you'll get the sense of VIP seating, where you can see all the goings-on while enjoying a craft cocktail and a good meal.... More 

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for your years of patronage. Its loyal fans like you that have made the last 25 years so successful. We hope to have you part of many more! More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Hotel congress is a very unique eclectic hotel in downtown Tucson and The Cup Cafe carries this image as well. Their cocktails are great and their dishes all capture the southwestern culture of Tucson. This is a favorite breakfast spot, may try for dinner sometime soon.

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Chris, Glad you like the breakfast and cocktails so much! Our bartenders are dedicated to providing fresh, seasonal cocktails everyday. We hope to have you for dinner sometime. I promise you it wont disappoint. We have a daily cocktail creation that lets our bartenders creative minds go to work. Pair that with some amazing food and you have a great... More 

San Diego, CA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went through town on our way across country. Family of four and our large dog. I called ahead to see if they had outdoor seating where we could dine with our dog and they were very happy to have us on the patio. When we arrived, we were seated outside and someone brought over a doggie dish with ice... More 

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time!. My apologies about the parking. As with most cities, parking can be a hassle downtown. We LOVE to have dogs visit us. All our staff treat them as if they were our own . Thanks again for coming by! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Being a native to Tucson, this historic hotel is quaint and has beautiful, great tasting food! Hotel Congress has a great Sunday Bloody Mary bar too!

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Glad you love our desserts!. Our Pastry Chef works very hard to assure every pie, cake and cookie comes our perfect everyday! It shows as this year she was the winner of best downtown pie! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great little place to have a drink and apps, before a concert or event. Not a lot of atmosphere, but more than at most hotels.

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself. If you have any details on how we can improve the atmosphere we would love to get your feedback More 

Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ate lunch here on a weekday. The service was great. The food is fresh and there is a great selection. The fish and chips us really good.

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by. Our fish and chips are one of our top sellers for lunch and dinner. We hope to have you again soon More 

Englewood, Florida
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great tasting vegan food with friendly service and a nice view of downtown. I stayed in the Hotel Congress so this cafe is very convenient. Many dishes are able to be customized for vegans. Almond milk available for coffee as well S sugar in the raw.

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Glad we were able to exceed your expectations. We take great pride in being able to accommodate any guest that comes in our door. We hope to have you back again! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I struggled on this one and decided on a just average rating. We were there for brunch and the food, especially the baked egg dish, was great - easy decision on that! The service, ambiance, and location dragged the rating down. First, although there were plenty of tables both inside and out, we were immediately told that there was at... More 

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Aalt B, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the food, especially the Baked Eggs dish as it won Best Dish of Arizona by the Arizona Restaurant Association last year. The Bloody Mary Bar was created to accommodate our guests during some lengthy wait times on the weekend as our brunch is very popular. We use the combination of the bar and live... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
    (5th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 798-1618

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?