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Cafe Francais and Patisserie

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2970 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Vail, Arizona
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frankly, we ate here before so we knew it was really pricey for lunch, but we thought it was kind of a nice little place so we came back again. This time, lunch was just so-so and our lunch bill was over $70 with tip! This included a sandwich for one of us and a salad and quiche for the... More 

Thank Kriss M
Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is truly a hidden treasure in Tucson. It is so good that my wife and I have become Sunday morning regulars for breakfast. Their coffee is the best that you will come across as it is purchased from Italy. The bread, as one would expect, is of the highest quality. All of the breakfast selections are terrific, but... More 

Thank Sal C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant, and everything was OK. But I would say just OK. The pastries were beautiful, perhaps we should have just stuck to them.

Thank mtbmarc
Tucson Arizona
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461 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We've had some early doctor appointments in that area, and, were very happy to stop in here for breakfast twice. Besides a full menu sheet of breakfast items, they also, have daily specials. The two times we were there, we chose (from the "specials" list) the breakfast crepes packed with scrambled eggs and mushrooms. The first time, they were so... More 

2 Thank NYU62
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Today's lunch was superb! I had Mussels Gratine, vichyssoise and a chocolate, grand marnier dessrt. My friends had escargot, lobster hollandaise and a cream filled pâtéchoux and a pate plate, expertly prepared. Our waiter was charming and very efficient. Finding French food in Tucson is not easy. Finding great French food is shocking. The cafe is minimal in decor, but... More 

Thank Jackietravels1
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I love going here for Sunday brunch and latte's with my girlfriend! Always excellent, fresh food, great coffee and attentive wait staff.

Thank Mcbliss
Tucson, Arizona
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347 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We decided to try some different for breakfast and used Trip Advisior to locate this cafe. From the moment we walked in we were pleased with our selection The wide open entrance to the bakery gave us the opportunity to view the many pastries that are available for sale There are two areas with seating and we chose the front... More 

Thank Paul G
Tucson, Arizona
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280 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I usually do not care that much about breakfast. Coffee and Toast. Well, we really like this place for a more upscale experience. It reminds us of Paris. We had eggs and sausage which I know isn't exquisite but they present it very well with some nice fruit and the hash browns are really crispy but tasty. Also the table... More 

Thank BEC308
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It was a Saturday night and we had res for 2 @ 6:30p and realizing the dining room is small but there were only 2 other couples at tables. I picked Café Francais for my birthday dinner having never eaten there before and French cuisine is my favorite over Italian of which there are many choices here in Tucson and... More 

1 Thank Karen W
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300 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I have now eaten here twice, one year apart. Each time the food has ranged from disappointing to inedible. The first time I ordered a salad nicoise and there was just a can of tuna dumped on lettuce with a few vegetables. Then last week I went back to give it another try. I ordered the vichyssoise and sent it... 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 of 5 stars
Cafe, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2970 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-326-1155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?