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.
Address & phone number: 311 E Congress St Tucson, AZ 85701 520-798-1618
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.
Address & phone number: 2938 E Grant Rd Tucson, AZ 85716 520-326-6163
The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol
The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol features locally and regionally sourced meats, vegetables and herbs grown in their own garden. Brunch is served with complimentary champagne as you venture through the fresh buffet of waffles, omelettes, eggs Benedict, and carving stations with ribs and other breakfast meats. You’ll also find sushi, pastas, fruits and cheese among the other hot entrees. Their patio is filled with trees and a beautiful lawn and fountain and a bonus is their panoramic view of the Santa Catalina Mountain vistas that you can enjoy while drinking from their extensive wine list of over 6,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended.
Address & phone number: 3073 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85718 520-326-7737
5 Points Market & Restaurant
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.
Address & phone number: 756 S Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 85701 520-623-3888
Prep & Pastry
The charming interior of Prep & Pastry is inviting for a relaxing weekend brunch. The menu boasts locally sourced ingredients and their homemade sweet potato and duck confit hashes. Tucson also loves it for its pastries: try the popular maple-bacon cronut.
Address & phone number: 3073 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85719 520-326-7737
Bread and Butter Cafe
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.
Address & phone number: 4231 E 22nd St Ste 101 Tucson, AZ 85711 520-327-0004
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.
Address & phone number: 402 E 9th St Tucson, AZ 85805 520-222-9889
The Little Cafe Poca Cosa
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.
Address & phone number: 151 N Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 85701 No phone number
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.
Address & phone number: 1 E Congress St Ste 201 Tucson, AZ 85701 520-622-6665
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.
Address & phone number: 7002 E Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85710 520-495-4772