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“Possibly the best Brunch EVER” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
(520) 798-1618
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Ranked #27 of 1,690 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 5th Ave.
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Possibly the best Brunch EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The English hit Cup Cafe for a jet lag recovery Brunch on the first day of a 2 week road trip today. Our first time in Tucson, so had no idea what you expect. The choice could not have been better. The ambience is fabulous, the service excellent and the food to die for. Our only regret is not staying In the hotel.

Your food takes a little time to arrive, but if you want quality you sometimes need to wait. Besides who wants to rush on their first day. A great start to the holiday

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
We know that the people who eat here come from all over the world, so we love to hearing that when someone travels thousands of miles and finds us they are satisfied.
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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“Best Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Cup Cafe has been one of my favorite spots for breakfast for years now. The location can't be beat, the service is always top notch and the menu is amazing! My favorite is the baked eggs and the creole breakfast. Yum!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Sounds like we hit the trifecta, so we're going to continue to provide great food, great service, and not change our location. Thanks for the review!
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

outstanding food and service AND the best people-watching perch downtown. I love the patio on a nice day, watching the world go by. They often have live music in the courtyard of the Congress Hotel.

Visited February 2013
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Keep your eyes on our patio this summer. Our entertainment department has been lining up acts to enjoy these Tucson summer evenings with DJ's and live music.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Classic Tucson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a interesting little restaurant in the historical Hotel Congress. They have a small but good menu with a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian. The atmosphere suits the old hotel, and it's a neat stop if you're visiting Tucson. The parking lot for the restaurant is a little small, but there are plenty of other places to park nearby.

Visited May 2013
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
The hotel only has 12 parking spaces, but we're less than one block away from three separate lots and garages, so there's always parking somewhere nearby.
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Eugene, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“best pork belly tacos ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Rather than order a more expensive entree, I chose the appetizer tacos, both the fish tacos and the pork belly tacos. Oh my, what an experience. The tortillas are as thin as rice paper and yet hold together well. Delicious. And the service was good, too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Many customers often will order an appetizer for themselves as an entree, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed both styles of tacos we serve at The Cup.
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