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Cafe A La C'art

#31 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
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150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
+1 520-628-8533
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Tucson Art Museum, we had lunch at the Cafe. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace under the vine canopy. I had the Bistro salad, which was delicious - mixed greens, walnuts, cranberries, grapes, goat cheese with a raspberry vinaigrette. The menu had some heartier fare that we plan to enjoy at a later date and the desserts... More 

Thank lantana50
Fair Oaks
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in the patio with helpful services and refreshing meal. We had the Chicken Almond Salad Sandwich which we split. Plenty for two with a light appetite.

Thank DLC5
Sacramento, California
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of THE most relaxing places to dine. Lots of shady tables surrounded by lots of plants, a fountain, mosaic walls and fun birds that would like you to share your meal. Best mocha coffee and cappuccino we have ever had. My scrambled eggs and homemade turkey sausage were delicious and my husband enjoyed the Florentine Frittata very much.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Hidden away on the campus of the Tucson Museum of Art, is this exceptional little café...a perfect place to Brunch before visiting the Museum. We went this past Sunday, when the Museum was open to the public for free (every month on the second Sunday). Wow! The food was delicious. We had the Market Skillet - eggs on a bed... More 

Thank Paul W
Billings, Montana
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had one of the finest breakfast meals I have ever experienced and the privacy was second to none. I would highly recommend Café A La C'art as the place to go. It was right downtown, not easy to find for us visitors but well worth the search.

Thank Richard K
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We stopped in here on our way west and we are so glad we did. We had to wait for a table to open up outside but it was worth it to wait. We ordered our meal at the counter and then it's delivered to your table. Really good sandwiches, fresh ingredients. Friendly staff and good prices. Beautiful setting. Very... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Cafe is connected loosely with the Tucson Museum of Art but operated separately. While it serves three meals most days, it is best known for its fine breakfast or weekend brunch, and pastries. Except in the heat of the summer the shaded outdoor terrace is one of the most pleasant in Tucson. For the most part service is good... More 

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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Some friends took us here for breakfast and we were delighted. The food was outstanding and it is a quiet pleasant place. You order at the counter, then your meal is delivered to you. We ate insides as it was quite hot, but the patio must be really pleasant during milder weather. Highly recommended and we will return.

Whistler, Canada
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Stopped by this local spot after a visit to the next door Tucson Art Museum. We shared a couple of sandwiches and side salads which were fresh and tasty. Fast and friendly service made for a very enjoyable lunch.

Thank David C
Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I visited a friend at his work in downtown Tucson this morning and he suggested meeting at Café A La C'art. It's slightly hidden but a beautiful & quiet place on an early morning. After getting our drinks we sat on the front patio under a full canopy of sunscreens & vines. The soothing sound of flowing water from a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-628-8533
Located in the Historic Steven's House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend lunch. Also a full service caterer and bakery.

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