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Cafe A La C'art

#35 of 1,604 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 - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, 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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
The desserts are amazing

We didn't have time to eat here, but everything looked and smelled wonderful, and oh my gosh, those desserts looked fabulous. I wish we'd had a bit more time so we could've eaten here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Marjorie H
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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't have time to eat here, but everything looked and smelled wonderful, and oh my gosh, those desserts looked fabulous. I wish we'd had a bit more time so we could've eaten here.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a quick "Hey, where do we go that's close and quick?" lunch. Jackpot. This is a very cool little cafe. The lunch menu is salads, sandwiches, and a couple of burger options - don't know what the dinner menu is (sadly). The club sandwich was really good - came piled with fries. Others at the table ordered salads... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The evening we spent at this charming little cafe was fabulous. The food was very good, the desserts heavenly and there was even live music to add to the experience. We've already recommended this restaurant to family living in Tucson and friends visiting them. Breakfast and lunch appear to occur daily but dinner hours are more limited.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are visiting the Tucson Art Museum don't pass up lunch at this charming restaurant. You order at the counter and they bring it to your table. Very nice atmosphere inside and outside as well. Great baked items too.

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

Terrific owner with great selection of food. Great lunch spot! I wish it were open longer hours. We have held lunch meetings when I worked for the commission around the corner from there.

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

a great opportunity to visit the museum and then enjoy lunch at the café with friends. All of our group's luncheon entrees were delicious and sitting in the outside area was enjoyable and relaxing.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I return to Cafe a La C'art every few weeks for breakfast or lunch because I am never disappointed in the food. The sandwiches and salads are always very good and the desserts are outstanding. The staff has never failed to be pleasant and efficient. Until allergy season hits, I enjoy sitting out on the delightful patio that is covered... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spotted this charming cafe while visiting the museum and decided to go back. We have eaten there twice and will go again. We love the ambiance, eating under a grape arbor with light flickering through the leaves, the colorful mosaics, the staff, music and other customers. We have ordered the four appetizers with a glass of wine and it's... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When you have a chance, check this place out for a Sunday morning gathering place. If you get there in time you can get a table out on the patio under the awnings. Very relaxing and the food is very good. Bottomless cup of coffee and lots of great choices on the menu.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The perfect place to stop for lunch after visiting the Tucson Art Museum. A cozy, relaxed setting with great salads and sandwiches, fantastic desserts, polite service and reasonable prices. A nice find.

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Additional Information about Cafe A La C'art

Address: 150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: +1 520-628-8533
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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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: 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?