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Cafe A La C'art

#41 of 1,551 Restaurants in Tucson}
$$ - $$$American, ,
150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
+1 520-628-8533
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

We like this sweet garden spot. At times, very uneven. Closed for reno but website didn’t reflect. Sent several visiting couples down there to find the on-line schedule WRONG. Then experimented with service style: walk up order, table ordering....for awhile, we didnt know what to...More

Thank TucsonSiobbhan
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful café that is tucked into the back of the art museum. The setting on the back patio was quiet and peaceful, a perfect place to enjoy a good salad. Well worth the stop if enjoying the historic block or museum.

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Cafe for Sunday breakfast. It was a perfect morning on their patio. My husband and I both had the French toast and fantastic sausage. It was served in very short time, presented beautifully and was delicious. An added bonus, an arts...More

Thank Pinqylou
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We learned about this place from other visitors at our bed and breakfast. It seems like a place only the locals would know about, but the food was excellent. I recommend making reservations. And yes, you want to save room for desert or be sure...More

Thank Richard V
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

No trip to Tucson would be complete with a visit to Cafe A La C'art. Weather permitting, the courtyard is a delight. You must save room for desert, but you will likely have to share.

Thank dejableu
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Situated immediately adjacent to the Tucson Art Museum, this restaurant boasts several different rooms as well as a beautiful patio. With menu options ranging from sandwiches to salad and soups, a dessert case that will make you drool and plenty of specialty coffee drinks, you'll...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed March 15, 2017

On entering this cute cafe, I had great expectations of a good lunch. However my choice of the Gingered Apricot Almond Chicken Salad sandwich was extremely disappointing. The croissant was very dry, practically stale, and apart from a few cubes of chicken, there was hardly...More

1  Thank snefugle
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Serendipity! Great food, great courtyard fast service! What else could you ask? We had bacon burgers fries and a salad. Very tasty and well priced. Not expected at a museum!

Thank Edward C
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Cafe A La C'art is right next to the Tucson Museum of Art and the restaurant itself is a part of the Old Pueblo Historic Block. The service is friendly and very accommodating. The food is fantastic and unique. The desserts are mouth watering and...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

After spending hours at the Museum of Art, we worked up an appetite for some lunch. This restaurant is a few steps from the art building and it has seatings indoor and outdoor with a canvas covering patio. You order inside and they give you...More

Thank kukana m
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Questions & Answers
Ana L
January 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Luckylibrarian13 | Reviewed this property |
There is no link on their website and I didn't find them on OpenTable. I really thought I had seen them on OpenTable, but I just checked and the app said to call the business. Perhaps you can email them for reservations.
February 6, 2015|
Response from Carte C | Property representative |
Yes they are! The weather is beautiful right now with the warm weather.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
Located in the Historic Stevens House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The cafe's catering service, Carte Blanche Catering, offers full service caterering and bakery.
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