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“Good food in nostalgia hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
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Ranked #8 of 1,904 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 5th Ave.
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food in nostalgia hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Well,

Quite the beer selection. The menu was specific so not to be overwhelmed with choices. I have come here twice. The staff is always friendly and the desserts are made fresh daily. The atmosphere is cosy. Nothing to oooo la la la about though.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Lightning077
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
While we may not have an Ooo-la-la factor, we do have consistently great food and service. Thanks for the review and we'll see you again soon.
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  • English first
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English first
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Possibly the best Brunch EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The English hit Cup Cafe for a jet lag recovery Brunch on the first day of a 2 week road trip today. Our first time in Tucson, so had no idea what you expect. The choice could not have been better. The ambience is fabulous, the service excellent and the food to die for. Our only regret is not staying In the hotel.

Your food takes a little time to arrive, but if you want quality you sometimes need to wait. Besides who wants to rush on their first day. A great start to the holiday

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bomb_bay
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
We know that the people who eat here come from all over the world, so we love to hearing that when someone travels thousands of miles and finds us they are satisfied.
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
“Best Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Cup Cafe has been one of my favorite spots for breakfast for years now. The location can't be beat, the service is always top notch and the menu is amazing! My favorite is the baked eggs and the creole breakfast. Yum!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank LLLegal_13
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Sounds like we hit the trifecta, so we're going to continue to provide great food, great service, and not change our location. Thanks for the review!
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

outstanding food and service AND the best people-watching perch downtown. I love the patio on a nice day, watching the world go by. They often have live music in the courtyard of the Congress Hotel.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Mary D
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Keep your eyes on our patio this summer. Our entertainment department has been lining up acts to enjoy these Tucson summer evenings with DJ's and live music.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Classic Tucson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a interesting little restaurant in the historical Hotel Congress. They have a small but good menu with a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian. The atmosphere suits the old hotel, and it's a neat stop if you're visiting Tucson. The parking lot for the restaurant is a little small, but there are plenty of other places to park nearby.

Visited May 2013
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
The hotel only has 12 parking spaces, but we're less than one block away from three separate lots and garages, so there's always parking somewhere nearby.
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