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Cafe Francais and Patisserie

#161 of 1,807 Places to Eat in Tucson
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2970 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Delightful Cafe

Wonderful small café and patisserie for lunch out on their patio. My husband and I both ordered a quiche with a side salad, and it was excellent. Would definitely return. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. Recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mesa AZ
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English first
Mesa AZ
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful small café and patisserie for lunch out on their patio. My husband and I both ordered a quiche with a side salad, and it was excellent. Would definitely return. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. Recommend.

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Tucson, Arizona
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233 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by friends for Breakfast. Well, it was a hidden surprise. We did enjoy our meal but discovered that they also serve dinner. The meal menu looked great. Yes, you will pay a little more but if our breakfast is an indicator, it will be worth it. You have to look for this place in the back... More 

Thank BEC308
Tucson Arizona
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387 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,774 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant many, many times. First, when they were known as "Le Delice" and were on our side of town. Then, when they opened here. Always, there seemed to be an issue, usually with the service. I never wrote a review, because the owners do work very hard, and I felt sorry for them, as due... More 

3 Thank NYU62
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I have dined at this restaurant several times. We have had lunch here as well as dinner (which is served only on Friday and Saturday in the fall through Spring seasons). The food has always been very good. The onion soup is something that should definitely be ordered. We have had excellent service each time that we... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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448 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice little place with super well prepared in the true French tradition cappuccino and espresso. Outside patio has a good feeling as you watch the passerbys meander through La Paloma shopping place. We had a nice breakfast here. I had the scrambled eggs on a croissant which were very good and my girlfriend had the quiche which was also good.... More 

Thank zabriskibound
Sahuarita, Arizona
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This cafe is a delight. We were impressed with how fresh all the ingredients were. The pastries were beautiful, and delicious, too. We will definitely be back.

Thank DMF-AZ
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice outdoor seating but food was average. Good and attentive service but ordered sandwich which was mostly bread and little chicken inside. Other people ordered salads which seemed t be much better.

Thank Foodie410
Tucson, Arizona
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1,048 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

After an unexpected long delay at a nearby doctor's office, I didn't enter this cafe for lunch until around 2:45 p.m. I immediately asked the woman behind the counter if the cafe was still open for lunch. She gave me an annoyed look and checked a piece of paper. She then replied, "Yes," and said nothing further. I started toward... More 

7 Thank Rumples
Tucson, Arizona
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stopped by this little hidden gem for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. My french toast was quite good and my husband raved about the Croque Madame. But I think the best breakfast was the special ordered by my brother, a lobster eggs benedict. The service was really good and we will be back again. They have started serving dinners on... More 

Thank IndyGoldie60
Tucson, AZ
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. The food is excellent and the service thoughtful and knowledgeable. The vichyssoise could not be better. The simple sandwiches are my favorites -- jambon beurre, or salami on French bread. The pastries are elegant and delicious, but I'm usually too full and must get one to go. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Balkansinger

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2970 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-326-1155


Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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