9121 East Tanque Verde Road Suite 125 Tucson, AZ 85749 +1 520 749 3903
If Tucson locals rated their cafes in stars, they would award this spot a small planetarium. This Northeast neighborhood favorite delights customers with first-name greetings, outstanding coffee including White Mocha, and a cornucopia of pastries, quiche and other tantalizing food items baked fresh on location each morning. Be certain to try the Peach Galette. Come early to get a good seat in this cozy, popular cafe with indoor/outdoor dining options. Whimsical decor, vibrant colors and soft music bring France to the desert. Owners Dennis and Margaret make visitors feel they have neighbors in Tucson, and that's the best buzz of all.
1200 West Speedway Boulevard Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 770 3762
This 500-seat hall, located on the School for the Deaf and the Blind campus on the west side of town, has become one of Tucson's most popular venues for small orchestras, chamber musicians, folk music performers and dance troupes. Occasionally, it is used for corporate board meetings and scientific conferences. Acoustically, it has earned praise from noted musicians; quite an achievement in this age of questionable acoustic design. Call ahead for event schedules.
3864 South Kinney Road Tucson, AZ 85713 +1 520 578 3700
Nested in a scenic stretch of the Sonoran Desert about five miles from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this eatery offers cozy country flavor both in its decor and its food selection. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served daily with a variety of sandwiches, salads and most American favorites. Come Wednesdays and Saturdays for barbecued ribs, one of the house specials or prime rib on Fridays and Sundays. Beer and wine is served.
7000 North Resort Drive Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 299 2020
Don't plan on too many other activities on any Sunday that starts with brunch at The Canyon Cafe. Not only will the meal be the highlight of your day, but you're likely to be too full to function after wards. Start with Eggs Benedict, perhaps, then work your way through the carving station and be sure to stop off at the seafood spot. Put in your order with the pasta chef, but be sure to save room for a trip to the dessert station. This gourmet marathon is sure to be one of your most memorable meals in Tucson.
3800 East Sunrise Drive The Westin La Paloma Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 742 6000
During the week, Westin La Paloma Resort's bistro serves an appetizing array of European and American cafe cuisine. But it's the Sunday Brunch that really shines. In fact, it was chosen by Tucson Weekly readers as their Favorite. Add the panoramic view of the Catalina Mountains through soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, or from the patio, and any Sunday becomes a celebration here. The choices seem almost endless. Omelets, waffles, pastas and seafood stations, carved-to-order meats, roast beef, turkey, ham and lamb are just a few of the items on the ever-changing menu. Oh, and don't forget the decadent desserts. Then there's always the champagne.
5689 North Swan Road Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 299 4301
The Larocca family of Ralph, Gail and Niccolle offer guests warm hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere at this Santa Catalina foothills Italian trattoria. The garden-like dining room has an upscale ambiance without being unduly stuffy and the service is professional, but genuine. Al fresco dining is available on the newly added patio. Entrees are baked in stone ovens with a health-conscious effort to use only fresh ingredients and remove excess fats. Specialties include handmade gnocchi pasta and traditional veal, beef and chicken dishes. Tuesday nights, Osso Buco is offered. Cioppino and mussels are the Friday night specials. Full bar service and a wine list with Italian and Californian selections.
7401 North La Cholla Boulevard Foothills Mall Tucson, AZ 85741 +1 520 797 2652
This microbrewery and bistro's dining spaces are airy and comfortable, with light wood and high ceilings. Owned and operated by the same folks who run the Prescott Brewing Company in northern Arizona, this comfortable, contemporary cafe offers a full range of house brews that mesh well with the menu. Soups, salads, sandwiches and poultry, beef and seafood entrees, with fish and chips a house specialty and one of the many British-inspired menu favorites.
5605 East River Road Suite 121 Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 577 7272
Just downstairs from the hot new Casanova restaurant is this more casual and less-spendy eatery. Its regional American cuisine has southwestern accents with dishes like Grilled Salmon with a Berry Salsa and Baby Back Ribs with a Prickly Pear Barbecue Sauce, but you will also find a full range of salads, sandwiches, burgers and pastas to suit any taste. The dining room has a southwestern feel too, with subdued desert hues and casual furnishings. Patio dining is also available. On weekends, live jazz adds to your dining experience.
3770 East Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 615 6100
This hip, upscale bar and Latin-Mediterrean Grill is adjacent to Janos at the Westin La Paloma Resort. Fans of Chef Wilder's wonderful fine dining fare will also want to try this slightly more casual concept. A seasonal summer sampler combines a salad and three entree selections. Drinks features include high-grade tequilas, 20 selections of wine by the glass and an expanded wine list that now includes Janos selections.
4280 North Campbell Avenue Suite 37 Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 577 9001
Located in artsy St. Philip's Plaza, this spot showcases local artists while offering an eclectic, innovative selection of Mediterranean food, wood-fired pizza and outstanding pastas with an Asian tinge. The service is excellent, making Ovens Bistro and Wine Bar well-worth more than one visit. Favorites include Grilled Chicken Breast in Cranberry Chutney and Lobster Mushroom Ravioli, innovative indeed. The wine list is extensive. Outside dining is possible on the well-shaded patio, even during the hot summer months.
Located at the Tucson Convention Center The Tucson Music Hall
is a wonderful place to catch a performance. This venue has two levels the Orchestra Level as well as the Balcony Level, both of which have excellent and comfortable ...
This 500 seat hall, located on the School for the
Deaf and the Blind campus on the west side of town, has become one of Tucson's most popular venues for small orchestras, chamber musicians, folk music performers and dance ...
This is where the smokers of Tucson take their last
stand. The place serves some of the strongest coffee in town, which is why night owls love to hang out there until long after midnight. Non smokers usually prefer ...