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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#6 of 1,557 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811 (5th Ave.)
15207981618
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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cherry hill nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here two times this past week. I had a clam appetizer "special" and tortilla soup, first time and a salmon special the second night. More than enough. The Bride had fish tacos and liked them. Outside music on Friday was great!

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Thank epplehead
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! its always food to here when someone enjoys their time with us. We hope to have you again soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just love this place. Besides the fact that it is located in the historic Congress Hotel, it is a gateway to the developing downtown Congress Street with all it's great people watching, restaurants from funky to gourmet and lots of entertainment (including in the Hotel Congress Club. Varied menu, incredible dessserts. nice outdoor space.

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Thank Vera B
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

It is definatley getting into patio season. We cant wait to have you for all the food, entertainments, and excitement that dowentown Tucson and the Hotel Congr4ess has to offer. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently travelled to Tucson and stayed at the Hotel Congress where a work related event was being hosted. Because the café is so convenient, and because of the novelty of eating in a restaurant that has such charm, I decided to give it a try for breakfast. The style, or ambiance, of the restaurant is 1940's or 50's diner...... More 

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Thank jtandfamily
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Tucson. We hope you come visit us again soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd give this 3 and a half stars if I could. It was a very pleasant experience. The location and decor was very nice if somewhat quirky. Service and food on the whole very good.

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Thank PeripateticTucson
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We are always striving to improve, is there anything we could have done better to make your visit more memorable? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Creole breakfast plus some pancakes and potatoes. We also had bloody marys. This is a unique place with tons of character and great food. Also the desserts looked AMAZING.

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Thank Wes T
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed yourself. I assure you the desserts are as good as they look!! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always judge breakfast at a southwestern restaurant by their huevos rancheros - this is the best I've found in town. If you go for Saturday or Sunday brunch, make sure you avail yourself of the Bloody Mary bar! Many traditional and non-traditional ingredients to make the bloody that you want,

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Thank lthomp042
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our huevos rancheros. the combination of the vegan ranchero beans and the ranchero sauce sets us apart from most places. Thank you and we cant wait to have you back! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was low-keyed, efficient and just right. We enjoyed the food, receiving good recommendations from our server. (Note: he did not recommend just the highest dollar items!) We got there about mid-afternoon so it was not very crowded, felt very comfortable and relaxing. The historic value was not lost on us either. Just made you want to smile.

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Thank Hubbynfather
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are glad we could make you smile while you relaxed at our cozy café. Thank you for coming in. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to the "Cup" as we call it since 1998. In that time, it's been dramatically transformed from a true local, small cafe with regulars in a small space to a restaurant that offers a full, varied and interesting menu. Best thing, breakfast goes until about 4 pm--I can eat breakfast all day long. And the pies are... More 

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Thank TucsonTraveler2013
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you!! Its patrons like you that have helped shape the Cup in to what it is today. We hope to share many more conversations about your dogs. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Cup, never knew that there was a restaurant like this in downtown Tucson, a hidden gem! The restaurant is not very large so reservations are a must but well worth waiting if you have to! The service and dinner were very good, looking forward to our next time!!

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Thank alnktn
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner. We are so happy you enjoyed you experience. We cant wait to have you back! Our new menu launches at the end of September. It has some amazing new dishes from our executive chef. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling to Tubac, we decided to stop in at the Hotel Congress, due to its historic value and its John Dillinger fame, and we came upon The Cup Café. It was a Sunday afternoon, about1:30...so we had a spot of brunch. It was quite busy, but not overly so, and we had a wait of about 20 minutes, which was... More 

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Thank The_Hiker_Lady
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your little adventure to the Cup Café. Some of our dessert recipes have been passed down over the years and are still made the way there were when we first opened our doors of the cup café. We cant wait to have you back for dinner. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: 15207981618

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