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Cafe A La C'art

#31 of 1,556 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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes when you walk into a place you immediately feel warm about it...a friendly vibe...and even if you're only having a coffee you know it'll be a pleasant experience. We went there for lunch...I had the burger...and it was excellent. The place was quite empty for a Saturday but that made little difference. We'd readily go back just for a... More 

Thank Tom B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant meal in a wonderful setting; and quite a dessert presentation; friendly service.

Thank BobfromOregon
Yreka, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite Tucson dessert places. Like the old tucson charm of cafe ala Carte- especially the outside patio dining area. The Chocolate Bomb- & The Key Lime Cheese cake are our Favorites . .......

Thank monsoons2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Awesome breakfast and brunch spot! They make great coffee drinks, the egg dishes are great, particularly the portabello omelet, and the sides are really good. I recommend the roasted potatoes and the fruit. Hard to go wrong here!

Thank David P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 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 

Thank 2Klecks
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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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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43 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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?