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Ghini's French Caffe

#133 of 1,690 Places to Eat in Tucson
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1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1966
+1 520-326-9095
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6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight was our first visit to Ghinis. We were there for dinner. I can readily see why this is place is so popular as a breakfast lunch spot, but I am afraid it needs a bit of work to make it as popular for dinner. The food was very good, but here comes the quibbling. My wife asked if she... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Order the signature eggs Provencal with the toasted rolls, and feel like you are in a French cafe. Very wide selection of other dishes. The crepes and omelets were exquisite. Have a mimosa in one of many flavors. The service is sometimes slow, but it takes time to make great food. If you are in a rush, there are French... More 

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Thank AZ1912
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here in three years because I live in Bali now, but this is a restaurant I truly miss. The pilgrim sandwich with it's perfect cranberry sauce, turkey, mayo, and greens is excellent. Biscuits and gravy, excellent. Bloody mary's, excellent. I hope to make it back here someday (*tear*).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

For the second time, I had an amazing experience at Ghinis, so I had to breakdown and write a review. At the same time, I'm torn. I almost dont want to write the review because you can still get in this place without too much of a wait, but I fear its popularity is inevitable. So, here it goes...the Broullade,... More 

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Thank Mathew C
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you Matthew for you glowing review of Ghini's. We really do put a lot of love in everything that we do and we take great pride when that is carried through to your dining experience. We hope to see you in again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Ghini's is the real thing. I have lived in France and worked in 4-star restaurants in New England. The kitchen puts out 4-star food without fail. The only two things that detract from the experience--and the effect is enough to make it an occasional, rather than a regular, breakfast rendezvous--is the service and the coffee. Service is very hit or... More 

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Thank Tom J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

They serve real maple syrup (for an up charge of course but still!). The food is really good, you can't go wrong. The orange juice we were serviced had gone bad but they didn't charge us at the register. Small but clean bathroom. Located in a strip mall so plenty of parking. They have misters out front for the heat.... More 

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Thank RussianAllAround
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. While we are very glad you enjoyed your meal, we are quite displeased that the service was not up to par. I will be sharing this with my staff to ensure that this type of behavior is curbed immediately. We hope to see you in again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Again my father in law lives in Tucson and he love's place. We ate here 4 years ago and it's still the same (meaning still good) . My father in law likes his bacon burnt and his toast dry (to each his own) but they accommodate him. This place offers fresh soups every day, really fresh. We ate there twice... More 

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Thank Sam L
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We want our customers to leave here happy after every visit and it makes us happy when we can follow through on that. We hope to see you in again on your next visit! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Firstly I'm not one to complain, but when your food takes 34mins for 2 sandwiches and 1 egg provencal dish, it begs for my dissatisfaction. Plus my mother in law, said her egg dish was over salted. Now my wife and mother in law are stern followers of Ghini's, and absolutely love it but even they agreed this was the... More 

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Thank Juan B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Ghini's offered a nice French twist on the usual Sunday brunch experience. I ordered Eggs Provençal, and the two perfect sunny-side up eggs arrived with sautéed tomato slices and liberally seasoned with herbe de Provence. My wife's crepes were well-stuffed with ham and gruyère cheese, smothered in a very good béchamel sauce. The place was packed, and service was slow... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had the Marseille Omelette and my bride had the corned beef hash. Both very good. Food is great, they have a nice patio with mister that keeps the place quite fresh, indoor tables as well. Staff is friendly, a bakery is part of the establishment as well.

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Thank John O
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you John for your wonderful review. It pleases us very much when the love we have for what we do is carried through your entire experience. We hope to see you and your bride in again soon! Best wishes!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $13
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1966
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-326-9095
Description
Ghini's is a restaurant fueled by love and passion, which is evident with every morsel that hits your lips. A quaint little cafe that serves Breakfast, Lunch and Tapas, also has a full service and amazing French Bakery attached. Ghini's has always been dog friendly since its inception in 1992, as it is done in France. Ghini's has a very diverse menu and can accommodate every culinary whimsy. A boutique wine list, all imported, is the icing on the cake! Ghini's has won many culinary awards of excellence and has been written up in papers, locally, nationwide, world wide, winning gold awards for best Breakfast, best Cafe, best Bistro, & best French. You won't regret your stop to this beautiful little cafe.

I have owned and operated my fabulous little French cafe since 1992. We make every item from scratch, purchase locally and support our local economy. I love my work, my staff and my clients.

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