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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#5 of 1,563 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811 (5th Ave.)
+1 520-798-1618
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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266 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Tucson for business and my friend took me to this place. Very nice atmosphere, friendly server, and good food. I got fish tacos with fries and malt vinegar aioli. Before I know all 3 fish tacos had gone. I will definitely come back to try other dishes. The price was very reasonable.

1 Thank deb-5584
Tucson, Arizona
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

and watch the people...Great food and drinks as well. One of my favorite place to have breakfast. HOCO is the best.

1 Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic restaurant. The food is innovative and fresh. Every dish is surprising in the combination of ingredients and flavors. The prices are moderate, very affordable. The desserts are a must. My favorite was the lemon meringue pie followed by the chocolate cake.

2 Thank Burt H
Avondale, Arizona
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had made reservations several weeks before Thanksgiving for dinner at the restaurant. I requested and inside table and inquired as to the special they were having that day. I was informed that they would have a Thanksgiving buffet with a full menu also available. They called a week before the date to confirm the reservation. was then was told... More 

Thank lola10116
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

I would like to start off by apologizing, we never like to hear that our guests didn't have a great time with us. We thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the Cup Cafe. We are embarrassed and disappointed to hear that we did not provide the type of service that our guests deserve.... More 

El Paso, Texas
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite didn't know what to do for thanksgiving breakfast then the wife suggested The Cup. We has reservations for two on the patio. It was a wonderful experience. The food was great as I had the Braveheart and my wife the French toast. The coffee was a great propriety blend that had me asking what it was, thought I had... More 

1 Thank Alejandro R
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

11/25/2016 Dear Alejandro, We're so glad you enjoyed your patio dining experience. The wonderful coffee you are fond of is a blend from our local roaster Arbuckles. We're honored they provide us with this propriety blend and we're thrilled you enjoyed it! We'll look forward to seeing you on your next visit with us. Justin Skoda Restaurant Manager The Cup... More 

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the ground floor of the historic Congress Hotel, this little cafe has expanded and also includes outdoor seating. The staff is attentive, and work well together to make the guest's meal delightful. The house specialty is a baked egg breakfast served in a cast iron pan but when I saw Trout Benedict on the menu I knew the... More 

Thank Deborah S
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

11/25/2016 Dear Deborah, Thank you for the kind 5 star review. Our staff take great pride in the service provided to each of our guests so feedback like this really makes our entire day. I'm glad you enjoyed the Trout Benedict, next time you return we will have a piping hot cast iron skillet with baked eggs for you to... More 

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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous fresh sqeezed greyhound. David our bartender is a pro. Quiche of the day was a fluffy mushroom,spinach gruyere and shallots with a light flakey crust. The Best in town. Pork chilaquilles are perfect with the tomatillo sauce made fresh daily. Nice energetic vibe in a historic hotel. Don't miss this when you visit Tucson.

Thank Adrian C
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

11/25/2016 Dear Adrian, What a fabulous review. Thank you for your positive praise! We're so glad you enjoyed David's charm, the delicious quiche of the day and of course my favorite dish the Chilaquilles. We're looking forward to seeing you again in the future, and remember we serve breakfast until 4pm 7 days a week! Justin Skoda Restaurant Manager The... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Holy Batman is this place yummy. The tacos were outstanding. The service was wonderful, and our glasses were always filled without prompting. The desserts were phenomenal. The lemon meringue was one of the best I've ever tasted. We sat out on the patio and only had one complaint. The smoke from patrons was disrupting. We will return!

Thank jtsq2
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

11/19/2016 Dear guest, What a great review, we love the character as it very much embodies the uniqueness that sets The Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress apart from the rest of our buzzing downtown scene. We're so very glad you noticed the passionate sense of urgency our talented staff consistently displays with our guests. I agree, our tacos are second... More 

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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every meal here has been excellent. The service is super, seating outside offers great people watching. The desserts are awesome. The Chilaquiles are highly recommended! Get there early before the lines begin-before 9:00 is best.

Thank Jennifer G
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

11/19/2016 Dear Jennifer, What a wonderful glowing review, thank you. The Chilaquiles is also one of my fav items on our breakfast menu. We can't wait for you to come back and look forward to accommodating you and yours! Justin Skoda Restaurant Manager The Cup Cafe More 

Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in downtown Tucson for any number of reasons--- the opera, a concert, theater, etc and need a good meal, the Cup Cafe is a good option.Located in the Congress Hotel, you will be in a place of historical interest. You will also be dining with a very interesting group of folks, be served by reliable, friendly and... More 

Thank HJS0701
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

11/19/2016 Dear Guest, We are absolutely flattered by your kind words! We here at Hotel Congress take pride and passion into every aspect of our family business. When someone like yourself notices and feels the same, it's quite a wonderful feeling. Thank you for taking time from your day to provide us with such gracious words. We enthusiastically await the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
    (5th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-798-1618

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