The 10 Best Brunches In Tucson, Arizona

Lauren Gruber

Tucson, Arizona is a hotbed for brunch restaurants with Mexican inspired plates and down home Southern sweets. Read ahead for our guide to the 10 best brunches in Tucson.

1. Cup Cafe

Bar, Cafe, Dessert Shop, American, Dessert

Located inside the Hotel Congress, Cup Cafe features a build-your-own bloody Mary bar that includes capers, horseradish and blue cheese. Breakfast is served all day and there’s a lovely outdoor patio that’s dog friendly. A must-try is the cast iron baked eggs with leaks, Gruyere, cream and ham. For a large, hearty breakfast, go with the ‘Braveheart’ with smoked beef brisket on sourdough toast, sauteed spinach and Gruyere cheese topped with poached eggs and sausage gravy. They also serve classic mimosas, Bellinis and breakfast margaritas.

2. Bobo’s Restaurant

Restaurant, Diner, American

Bobo’s Restaurant, Tucson
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Bobo’s Restaurant serves famous, fresh-baked buttermilk biscuits and large portions of banana pancakes. Customers also rave about the corned beef hash, omelettes, and biscuits with gravy. Don’t forget to try the cinnamon rolls at the end of your meal.

3. Points Market & Restaurant

Restaurant, Grocery Store, American, Vegan, Korean, Mexican

5 Points has an environment that caters to the hipster crowd. Their huevos rancheros are some of the best in town but they also have plenty of lighter options like the breakfast salad. Come hungry, since portions are large. There are also vegan options and dishes with influences from Korea and Mexico.

4. Bread and Butter Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American

The quaint Bread and Butter Cafe offers Southern dining for a steal: don’t let its location in a strip mall deter you. This no frills restaurant serves up fresh, must-try baked pies, hot cakes and chicken with waffles. The down-home specialties are offered all day with a large breakfast menu. Specialty omelettes are served with your choice of home fries, hash browns, grits, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, fresh fruit or refried beans. Mexican eats include huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. Look out for the seasonal fruit plates.

5. The Coronet

Brasserie, Restaurant, Diner, American, Vegetarian

The Coronet brasserie lays down charm with its Parisian atmosphere
© Courtesy of The Coronet
The Coronet brasserie is full of charm with its Parisian atmosphere. The homemade gourmet cuisine features old-world rustic plates. The ‘shakshuka’ might be one of the best baked eggs you’ve ever tried, with its spicy Middle Eastern tomato sauce with chickpeas and feta. The menu is small but you can also find an afternoon menu with seared figs and the breakfast bowl with poached eggs and roasted root vegetables.

6. The Little Cafe Poca Cosa

Cafe, Restaurant, Mexican

The Little Cafe Poca Cosa serves Latin American inspired dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Try their tasty mole sauces, simple chicken tacos that pack flavor, or the tamal de elote. They also have complementary salsa and fresh chips. Don’t forget to try their delicious Mexican hot chocolate coffee and any of their homemade juices.

7. Nook

Cafe, Restaurant, American

Nook, Tucson
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Nook is a Tucson staple for its local and exotic plates at a great price. They have both a breakfast menu and a brunch menu. There are many healthy options like berry quinoa or avocado toast but those looking for something sweet will love their signature maple belly Benedict with grilled apple or the cinnamon griddle cakes. For something savory, try the godfather Benedict with a balsamic drizzle and prosciutto.

8. Baja Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American

This hole-in-the-wall cafe features creative plates and decadent sweet dishes that will make it one of your favorite spots in Tucson. Savory plates are packed with flavor, like the coyote Benedict with jalapeno bacon and a chipotle hollandaise sauce with eggs over a bed of green chile. There are also sweet and decadent pancakes, like the snickerdoodle option topped with light vanilla bean cream cheese glaze.

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