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Cafe A La C'art

#38 of 1,568 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
El Presidio
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150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
+1 520-628-8533
8:00 am - 9:00 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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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little cafe was very busy. You stand at the counter to order your food, get a number and then try to find a seat. It wasn't easy at noon. Some lady sat with only water and a four place table for over 30 min. while we ate and people were waiting for seats. So I think they should enforce... More 

1 Thank cliff19
Nevada City, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere - plus always has an art show. Nice to see artists' work on the walls. Several rooms to choose from. Plus an outdoor patio if tired of air conditioning. The food is healthy plus good and done as ordered. Love the kindness of the people who work there. What more can you ask for?

Thank DianeWittmanPunteri
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read some of the other reviews and were intrigued. Charming place with very unique menus and wonderful desserts.

Thank jcnagle850
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for late lunch and breakfast because of the good trip advisor reviews. Spot on! Delicious salads, sandwiches and frittatas. Crisp fried potatoes on a hot grill; multigrain toast terrific with blackberry jelly (you don't find that too often). Flavorful eggs and pesto on ciabatta roll. The deserts are to die for. Coming back after art museum for... More 

Thank Barbara N
Phoenix, AZ
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love this place. It was my favorite place in town. Amazing food, large portions, good value. They were always willing to go the extra mile and prepare a plain pasta for my little nephew who has a limited palate. We always felt special. Of course, this is when Judy, the owner was around for dinner. Since she... More 

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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A great courtyard cafe adjacent to the art museum. Interesting food and drinks. Good - if not rapid - service.

Thank Runcible1
Tucson, Arizona USA
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is such a lovely restaurant that I visit often. The food is usually excellent and the desserts are award-winning. Something happened on Mother's Day Buffet Brunch, 2016. Every hot dish my family and I tried was cold. We had to ask the server, when she was around, to put the food into the microwave. Many of the items ran... More 

Thank pansygunning
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Cafe A La C'art has mastered the art of cuisine! On a recommendation from a local B&B we arrived for an early dinner. Despite the fact that dinner was not to be served until 5pm, they prepared our food without hesitation and without our requesting that our requesting that they do so. The staff was frantically preparing to serve a... More 

Thank Jasonandvalerie C
San Diego
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a bistro style place on the grounds of the Tucson Art Museum. While it has a limited menu, it is well chosen and there is something for everyone. For the quality of the cooking the prices charged make Cafe a la C'art a great value. When ordering remember to same room for dessert, the pastry chef's creations are... More 

Thank JerryDean
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the breakfast burrito and it was delicious! The vegetables and fruit were very fresh. The burrito wasn't greasy and it left us feeling content. Good service and food!

Thank Bri B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • 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?