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The Cafe

3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
+1 520-455-5044
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were out driving and we passed this place when I swung around to return. The parking lot was full (for a very good reason) and we found an empty slot. The restaurant would be considered quaint, but the food is exceptional...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnmF4738DW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a busy little cafe that serves a wonderful lunch menu. Very cozy. Great food, not expensive and terrific service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank invscott
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant along with five other people for dinner. We had had a day of traveling and hiking. We were looking for a good meal and locals recommended The Cafe. It might be the best around but really don't raise your expectations because it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The Cafe, with chef Adam Puckle is a Sonoita landmark. The food is consistently delicious. Crisp salads, gourmet burgers, and tasty sandwiches are just a few of the options. Local beer and wines are available. The atmosphere is cozy and you can usually talk to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elaineh00per
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Thursday night they have local live music and they will be busy. The chef cares about the quality of his employees as much as the food. Must try meal is the Go Ape Burger, no two are the same, the chef does something different for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank j_w_a_traveller
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

If you’re Veg, vegan, or GF on the road this is the place to stop! Single fryer, fries are all GF. I had a Chef’s special black bean burger and the server took extra care to ask if I was vegetarian and offered up avocado...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annemariebxxvii
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This was a stop for lunch on the way home. The food was okay and the staff was friendly. Flies were a problem because of the door being propped for the circulation of the swamp cooler.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Barbz1951
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place for lunch - great food at reasonable prices (we did the specials)... and a nice patio!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank schnipes
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The food here is very good. The only problem is you need to arrive at 11:00 a.m. or wait until 2:00 p.m. to have lunch. They are always busy at lunchtime.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank O8191QKjohnc
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Saw many reviews on TA and had to stop here while visiting the wine country. Very quaint place, nice décor, pleasant dining atmosphere. Nice side Patio , opted out due to winds. Pierce our server, was fantastic, super friendly and really made us welcome and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank monetkids
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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, 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.
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