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Ghini's French Caffe

#140 of 1,696 Places to Eat in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1966
+1 520-326-9095
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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Winchester, Tennessee
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wait can be long but the aromas from the bakery will keep you there. The crepes are scrumptuous. The coffee heavenly.When you have finished your meal go into the bakery and buy some pastries and fresh bread to take home.

Thank glammy130430
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We both had the eggs Provençal and we're impressed! My strawberry mimosa was very refreshing as well.

Thank Alexis G
Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being not so adventurous about food personally, I ordered the French toast and it was the best ever! It's about the butter. The atmosphere is nice too...closer to being in a French cafe but with tables not so close together. It would be 5 stars but my wife was disappointed that some of the apple dishes that were on the... More 

Thank ScottInTucson
Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

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 

Thank MartyG60950
Tucson, Arizona
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130 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

Thank AZ1912
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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*).

1 Thank M K
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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 

Thank Tom J
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
French, Cafe
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
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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