We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3280 Highway 82, 3280 Highway 82, 85637, Sonoita, Arizona, Sonoita, AZ 85637
+1 520-455-5044
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 184: English reviews
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cafe feels like a family run operation. The staff is always friendly, and they even make the cheesecakes! Eight of us stopped in for lunch. The service was quick and efficient. The food came out sooner than expected. Everyone enjoyed their lunch (I especially enjoyed the special grilled cheese sandwich!).

1 Thank rcooper_12
Green Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really friendly staff. You can tell by the welcome you get when you walk in the door that they appreciate your business. Unassuming appearance but really good food. Salads, and sandwiches that are all a little bit interesting and different. Beer selection was also not run of the mill but added to the experience. Service was good and friendly and... More 

1 Thank Steve S
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do a good bit of traveling and this is the best burger I have ever had. I had the green chili cheeseburger and it was outstanding. The beef was fresh and cooked to perfection and the toppings generous. Beware, this burger is massive! I only regret that I could not finish it or take the leftovers on the road... More 

1 Thank becky M
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here to grab a quick bite before exploring the Sonoita wine country for the first time. A more extensive menu than one would think when entering the front door. Food was good, facilities clean, service quick and a great spot to get some "local" knowledge about the area, as well as a quick and easy map to... More 

1 Thank Gary L
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sonoita is a small town, focused on making wine, and is not populated with a lot of good dining options. The Cafe' was a nice surprise. We had two of their 'famous' burgers and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere is homey and welcoming and the staff was quite nice. We come to Sonoita at least once a year and... More 

Southport, Maine
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Great food, fair prices, nice atmosphere, and excellent service from the babe-aliscious waitress. We both had different burgers which were cooked to perfection and very tasty. The coleslaw was very good. While the desserts were varied and tempting, we were too full to partake. We been traveling since late March, and The Cafe is definitely one of the best spots... More 

1 Thank mainefolks2014
Hastings, NZ
Level Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place for a cup of coffee and it has seating on the outside deck where you can just watch the world pass by while you drink your coffee and inch on cookies. Situated on the Main Street of town you can see everything happening of any consequence as this is a small town. Not much indoor... More 

1 Thank Carmie2451
Green Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
225 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Sonoita is an hour drive away from where we live, but makes a good meeting spot for friends who live 30 mins further east. Made reservations this time for the round table, which gave plenty of room for our group of five [set for six]. The place was full of local ranchers, Border Patrol personnel, and others. Prompt friendly service.... More 

Thank Blokzijl
Tucson Arizona
Level Contributor
599 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,051 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Yesterday (Friday 3/24) was such a beautiful day, that we decided to do one of our favorite "country drives". The road from Tucson to Patagonia via Sonoita cannot be duplicated. It is so scenic, relaxing and pleasant. Of course, we are always happy to stop for lunch, and this time (mostly based on reviews here) we decided to try "The... More 

6 Thank NYU62
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

First recommendation: Get a reservation, particularly on a weekend. The place was cranking - how they kept up at that pace with such great service was beyond me. Very tasty and fair prices. thanks

1 Thank dave c

Been to The Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Highway 82, 3280 Highway 82, 85637, Sonoita, Arizona, Sonoita, AZ 85637
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sonoita
  • Phone Number: +1 520-455-5044
Our offerings include something interesting for everyone. The A.P.E Burger is Adam's signature dish. No two are alike. Trust him to create something special, just for you! We select our wines and beer to complement our food. Our house wines focus on local wineries. We offer US and imported wines. Our beers are flavorful and interesting, sourced locally to Arizona, the US, and imported. We also feature special beer and wines to share amazing finds with our guests. Adam Puckle is a bona fide local. He was born at Fort Huachuca in 1987. He went to school at Elgin Elementary, and graduated from Patagonia Union High School in 2005. He attended NAU with a focus in HRM, then decided to further focus on food and attended Pima College's Culinary program. He started A.P.E. Dining to do dinner events in 2009, and added The Cafe operations in 2010. Chef Adam's natural sense for food provides guests with approachable, comfortable, appetizing offerings designed to provide a tasty and price-valued dining experience. He selects his staff to have an innate gift for supporting an enjoyable guest experience.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?