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Ghini's French Caffe

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#158 of 1,357 Restaurants in Tucson
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$6 - $13
CUISINES
French, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews crepes croque madame hash browns bread salad adjacent bakery sunny side egg thinly sliced ham the french onion soup worth the wait the wait staff patio gruyere
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

Went for the pastries but ended up staying for the Croque Madame. Tasted fantastic, but one of us ended up with a stomach ache, the other diarrhea...immediately. Could have been MSG as we both get reactions, or just something bad. The walnut sticky bun was...fantastic.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?2  
chefghini, Owner at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for your visit, we are very happy you enjoyed your meal and pastry. Very sorry you experienced some stomach issues, it is very unlikely it came from something you ate with us, as we make every single item from scratch. We sell...More

Reviewed July 13, 2021

I was there on Sunday and didn't mind the 30 minute wait. I've been there before many times and they always deliver good food. After receiving my order, I looked at it and it didn't look like an omelet that I've had before. It was...round and flat with ground ham. The hash browns were more like mashed potatoes with dark brown on the top as well as the bottom. Very mushy! So, I asked the waitress, who was very nice, if they had changed chefs. No, she replied and asked if it taste alright? I responded with a yes but it didn't taste that good. I'm not a complainer and don't send food back. Personally the presentation is everything, as well as taste. Now I'm a little gun shy about returning. I have company coming in and wanted to take them there and will probably go to AJ's instead.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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chefghini, Owner at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, I am very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. We would've been more than happy to remake or get you something different as we never want any one to leave unhappy. I hope you give us another chance as we make each...More

Reviewed May 27, 2021

Ghini's has a lot of breakfast options. I started with a Bloody Mary followed by the breakfast sandwich. This sandwich normally comes on a roll but for a couple of bucks more you can get it on a croissant. Our server was great! She was...efficient, knew the menu, and she was friendly and fast. All 3 of us enjoyed our breakfast at Ghini'sMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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chefghini, Owner at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey there, thank you so much for the kind words and stars. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and meal and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day and eat well!

Reviewed April 12, 2021 via mobile

This is one of my favorite breakfast places. We visit often. Food is always good as is the service. We like to take our little fur baby and sit on the patio. The menu is always the same and never changes. I like the omelets...as does my wife. So if you are looking for a good breakfast place this is the spot. I do feel that their prices have gotten out of hand. We use to be able to get a great breakfast for a reasonable price. Now breakfast for two is over $50. Which I think is a bit much considering the small portion size. Like I said a great place and good food. We will go back, just not as often due to the high prices. This business did a lot to take care of the neighborhood during the major COVID outbreak and they are appreciated for that. Like I said great service and food but high prices and small portions. Still love them.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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chefghini, Owner at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for the shout out. We appreciate your continued support. Have a great day!

Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is fantastic and the service is delightful, but slow. Not a good idea if you are in a rush. The bakery items are also delicious. Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: December 2020
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chefghini, Owner at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and meal. We also thank you very much for the kind words and stars. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 13, 2020

When you go to a local restaurant with a solid reputation the last thing you expect is to be personally attacked by the owner, My friends and I went for lunch during the summer and left an honest review of our dismal meal and service....Subsequently, the owner has taken to social: media to malign and slander my name about our city. Her choice of words are classic homophobic. Pedophile is a name a gay person is called when you don’t understand. Well clearly she doesn’t understand the buying power our combined communities have and the choices we make of where to take our business, especially now. Ghini’s wouldn’t even make the list. Don’t waste your time and money. It’s a bad experience.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2020

Every vacation in Tucson I could hardly wait to get to Ghini's French Caffe. Delicious food and incredible bakery. Now that I live in Tucson, and I assume it's the result of COVID and the loss of revenue, I showed up one day to enjoy...breakfast and was stunned to get two little crepes and a smattering of hashbrowns with coffee for $17. I won't go back. Bisbee Breakfast Club is a good value. If I'm craving pastries, I will definitely think of Ghini's bakery.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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chefghini, Owner at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2020

I’m sorry you find our prices high, we serve a very high quality menu, locally sourced and non gmo. You won’t find that at your other places. We are very reasonable for the quality you receive, we take great pride in serving you the best...More

Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

For $12 I got a crepe full of whipped cream covered by even more whipped cream. I was told that by design they on use only three strawberries sliced thin. When I complained the gave me a discount so my my whipped cream crepe only...cost me $9.25. My wife did get a satisfying meal for $12.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

Nice French restaurant in mid-town always seems crowded. I had the Croque Madame (thinly sliced ham, layered with béchamel, gruyere and parmesan cheese baked on our square French bread and topped with a sunny side egg), which was quite good with lots of ham. Got...some pastries from the adjacent bakery to go for later. Plenty of parking.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Everything is fresh and well-plated. Good variety. Very helpful, pleasant staff. A trip next door to the bakery is a must!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Ghini's French Caffe offers takeout services.

Yes, Ghini's French Caffe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ghini's French Caffe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5