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Cafe A La C'art

#40 of 1,555 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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Tucson, AZ
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank DAGTucson
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Lynne O
Whistler, Canada
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank SMLeek69
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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149 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife found this restaurant in a book in a hotel so we decided to try it and see some of down town at the same time. It was a historic down town building that was added on to. I think I heard some one say part of the building was built in the 1800's. It had separate rooms, a... More 

Thank dpfeifer_11
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

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Nevada City, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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 June 25, 2016 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 June 24, 2016 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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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
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 85701-8218
  • 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?