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Cafe A La C'art

#34 of 1,557 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
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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, Arizona
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124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank ah_bah
Tucson, AZ
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank DAGTucson
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank SMLeek69
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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155 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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

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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 Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, 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?