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Cafe A La C'art

#25 of 1,723 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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El Presidio
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150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
+1 520-628-8533
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Located in the Historic Steven's House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a...
Located in the Historic Steven's House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend lunch. Also a full service caterer and bakery.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect

This is the most delightful restaurant in the patio of the Tucson Museum of Art. You'll find delicious sandwiches, yummy salads, and awesome breakfasts. Their desserts are to die for. I recommend just going for dessert sometime or plan to just take it home because the entree portions are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
ehartlin
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is the most delightful restaurant in the patio of the Tucson Museum of Art. You'll find delicious sandwiches, yummy salads, and awesome breakfasts. Their desserts are to die for. I recommend just going for dessert sometime or plan to just take it home because the entree portions are very generous.

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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nestled in the inner courtyard just outside of the Tucson Museum of Art, this café is definitely five stars. You give your order at the counter and shortly your food will be delivered to your table. The brunch and lunch menus are full of tasty and unusual choices. I had a parmesan crusted turkey on a roll, my wife had... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were looking for lunch before going to the art museum and this place is part of the museum complex. Cute and warm environment and absolutely delicious soup (me) and salad (him). What a treat.

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Fallbrook, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything was wonderful - don't know where to start! We went for dinner. Love the location, next to the museum, and both the interior and the artfully tiled patio are beautiful. The Territorial style building is a treat in itself and the artwork really adds to the unique ambiance. We will bring guests here in the future as it is... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I just submitted a review of the present exhibit at the Tucson Art Museum and mentioned this place as an added attraction but used the wrong name. My "Café d'Art" is not that but "Café A La C'art". My apologies, and do try it for a meal in combination with a visit to the museum or a lone destination. You'll... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

We visit the Tucson Museum of Art often. This is their on-site café. They always have a nice selection for lunches, but you have to line up to place the orders and there is no space for the line. Then you have to find a table - it's just a bit awkward. Improve your process and you have a winner!

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Could not asked for a better lunch selection in a fabulous outdoor seating space. Great butter pecan cookies and salads. This is not a 5 star gourmet restaurant but a museum cafe that had excellent and creative salad ingredients and food of that sort in a really nice setting. We went cause we went to the museum right next door... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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454 reviews 454 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stopped in after a trip to the art museum for a lecture this evening. What a nice experience. Service was fast and friendly and the food was excellent. We started with the mussels app and then shared a Cuban sandwich and then took a Chocolate bomb home for dessert. Very Nice!!

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Tucson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Tucked into the west side of the Tucson Museum of Art block, Café A La C'art is our go-to choice for business lunches and dinners. Out-of-town visitors are totally charmed by the beautiful Territorial adobe building, the latilla ceilings, and the mosaic-covered shady patio. Window seats are cozy for solo diners. Service is impeccable. Menu choices all have a special... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Enjoyed breakfast here with family on a Sunday morning. Ate out on their back patio. They had musicians playing. Everyone enjoyed their frittatas. I would return here just for the nice relaxing atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-628-8533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Located in the Historic Steven's House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend lunch. Also a full service caterer and bakery.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?