15 November, 2019, 22:11

22 Upscale Breakfast & Brunch Picks in Tucson

Sometimes there’s nothing like a late weekend morning including, coffee, mimosas, and a delicious brunch (followed by a nap). Half of the listings below only offer brunch limited to the weekends, while the other half offer breakfast daily.

What’s your favorite breakfast or brunch spot?

47 Scott

47 N. Scott Ave.
Pulled Pork Hash at 47 Scott (Credit: 47 Scott)

Pulled Pork Hash at 47 Scott (Credit: 47 Scott)

47 Scott is a popular downtown modern American bistro featuring a seasonally changing menu, micro-brews and handcrafted cocktails.

  • Greek Hash – Grape tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese, spinach, hash potatoes, yogurt sauce
  • Hot Chicken & Waffles – Hot & spicy peanut oil-fired chicken breast, buttermilk waffle, 100% grade A maple syrup
  • Fig & Walnut Kale Salad – Rough chopped kale, roasted butternut squash, goat cheese, black mission fig and walnut vinaigrette

47 Scott serves brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more info and to view a full menu, visit 47scott.com.

5 Points Market & Restaurant

756 S. Stone Ave.
Smoked Salmon at 5 Points Market & Restaurant (Credit: 5 Points)

Smoked Salmon at 5 Points Market & Restaurant (Credit: 5 Points)

5 Points is both a market and a restaurant. The market sells fresh and local ingredients while the restaurant cooks those fresh ingredients into their daily brunch menu.

  • The Giant Pancake – An ample homemade pancake with clarified butter and pure maple syrup. Add blueberries, toasted walnuts, and banana
  • Smoked Salmon Benedict – English muffin, garlic-basil cream cheese, locally smoked wild alaskan salmon, poached eggs, balsamic reduction, parsley oil. Served with a mustard potato pancake & a petite salad with citrus vinaigrette. Gluten free English muffin optional
  • Bandito Blanco – Mustard potato pancake, grille shaved ham, poached eggs, house mornay sauce, pico de gallo, fresh herbs

5 Points Market & Restaurant serves breakfast daily.

For more info and a full menu, visit 5pointstucson.com.

Agustin Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento
AK Huevos Rancheros at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Agustin Kitchen)

AK Huevos Rancheros at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Agustin Kitchen)

Agustin Kitchen focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. The award-winning bar keeps it local with all-domestic wines and locally drafted beers.

  • Green Eggs and Ham – Spinach baked eggs, AK smoked tasso ham, cheddar and dry jack cheese, organic toast, and chef’s whim jam
  • AK Poutine– Two eggs any style, house fries, AK smoked tasso lardons, ten 55 gravy, fresh herbs, melted jack cheese, hollandaise
  • Heirloom Chia Seed Pudding – Coconut milk, real vermont maple syrup, AK granola

Agustin Kitchen serves brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more info and a full menu, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Arizona Inn

2200 E. Elm St.
Tiny BLTs at Arizona Inn (Credit: Arizona Inn)

Tiny BLTs at Arizona Inn (Credit: Arizona Inn)

The Arizona Inn is a family owned and operated inn. In 1988, the inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places. They offer both breakfast and brunch with southwestern flare. The brunch at Arizona Inn is a 3-course meal at $35 per person.

  • Blue Corn Pancakes – served with prickly pear syrup. Add applewood bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon
  • Ahi Nicoise – Seared ahi, hard boiled eggs, marinated olive mix, fingerling potatoes, marinated tomatoes, haricot verts, spinach and dijon vinaigrette
  • Vegetable Stuffed Poblano – Walnut quinoa, walnut cream, basil cilantro avocado vinaigrette, ranchero sauce

Arizona Inn serves both breakfast and brunch.

For more info and a full menu, visit arizonainn.com.

The B-Line

621 N. 4th Ave.
Traditional Breakfast at The B-Line (Credit: Julianne Capati)

Traditional Breakfast at The B-Line (Credit: Julianne Capati)

The B-Line is casual American dining with a Mexican touch.

  • B-Line Crepe Cakes – Thin, melt-in-your-mouth cakes served with pecan butter and real maple syrup
  • Breakfast Burritos – Choose from potato, bean, chorizo, and carne asada. Served with fresh pico de gallo.
  • Homemade Biscuits and Biscuit Sandwiches (Weekends only)

The B-Line serves breakfast every day of the week.

For more information and a full menu, visit blinerestaurant.com.

Baja Café

7002 E. Broadway Blvd.
2970 N. Campbell Ave.
The Slammin Salmon Cake Bene at Baja Cafe (Credit: Baja Cafe)

The Slammin Salmon Cake Bene at Baja Cafe (Credit: Baja Cafe)

Baja café is a traditional diner, but with a Southwestern edge. They have the portion sizes and flavors to fill any hunger sized hole in your stomach.

  • Snickerdoodle Pancakes – A classic cookie transformed into a what may soon be a clas sic pancake. Topped with a light vanilla bean cream cheese glaze.
  • The Gila Monster Benedict – Chorizo tamale cakes topped adobo chicken, green chilies, bacon and poached eggs. Smothered in a house-made cheese sauce. Garnished with Pico de Gallo
  • The Construction Burro – A fresh tortilla filled with 2 scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. You construct the rest…(choose up to three)

Baja Café serves breakfast 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. every day of the week.

For more information and a full menu, visit bajacafetucson.com.

Blue Willow

2616 N. Campbell Ave.
Blue Willow Special at Blue Willow Cafe (Credit: Blue Willow Cafe)

Blue Willow Special at Blue Willow Cafe (Credit: Blue Willow Cafe)

Blue Willow is not only a restaurant but also a gift shop. They serve classic and regional cuisine with a comfort food delivery.

  • French Toast– Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread, or Egg Bread
  • Tofu Scramble – Sautéed, Cubed Tofu with Spinach, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Scallions, and Sesame Seeds
  • Fresh Fruit Crepe – Traditional Thin French Pancakes filled with Fresh Strawberries, Bananas, Pineapple, Blueberries, and Yogurt. Topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon. Served cold

Blue Willow serves breakfast every day of the week.

For more information and a full menu, visit bluewillowtucson.com.

Le Buzz Caffe

9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #125
Homemade Granola at Le Buzz (Credit: Le Buzz)

Homemade Granola at Le Buzz (Credit: Le Buzz)

Le Buzz is a European style espresso bar and bakery featuring a full restaurant. Hit this place before heading up Mt. Lemmon.

  • The Cyclist Panini (Weekends Only) – Two fried eggs, shaved sirloin, provolone, fresh tomato and avocado on our slim telera roll
  • Mamacita Burrito – One egg, fresh mushrooms, red onions, roasted bell peppers and sharp cheddar, with homemade tomatillo salsa on the side
  • San Javier Omelette – Corn, zucchini, yellow squash, green chiles and Oaxaca cheese, with warm corn tortillas and fresh pico de gallo on the side

Le Buzz Caffe serves breakfast every day of the week.

For more information and a full menu, visit lebuzzcaffe.com.

Café a la C’Art

150 N. Main Ave.
Cafe Skillet at Café a la C’Art (Credit: Julianne Capati)

Cafe Skillet at Café a la C’Art (Credit: Julianne Capati)

Café a la C’Art is a family owned café that takes pride in presentation in order put the “art” in Café a la C’Art. Southwestern is on the menu and all around sweets are constantly changing at the pastry counter.

  • Mediterranean Shrimp – Bell peppers, red onion, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, feta, organic mixed greens, herb vinaigrette
  • Arizona Omelet – “Anita Market” fresh chorizo, pepperjack cheese, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions
  • Green Eggs and Ham – Over medium eggs, pesto, feta, Black Forest ham, oven cured tomatoes, ciabatta

Café a la C’Art serves both breakfast and brunch. Breakfast is served every day of the week. Brunch is served 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more info and a full menu, visit cafealacarttucson.com.

Café Marcel

2281 N. Oracle Rd.
Sweet Crepe at Café Marcel (Credit: Café Marcel)

Sweet Crepe at Café Marcel (Credit: Café Marcel)

Café Marcel is a dedicated creperie. All menu items are crepes, served sweet or savory. Formerly located on 4th Ave, they are now moved to 2281 N Oracle Road.

  • Roasted Chicken, Pesto, Tomotoes & Spinach – served with a side of creamed herb sauce
  • Breakfast Crepe – Scrambled eggs, cheddar, spinach and tomatoes
  • Pear, Apple, Brie & Honey – Served with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and fresh berries

Café Marcel serves breakfast Tuesday through Sunday. They are closed Mondays.

For more information and a full menu, visit cafemarcel.biz.

The Coronet

402 E. 9th St.
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Coffee and Brunch Menu at The Coronet

The Coronet does rustic European country cooking. Their menu includes options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free foodies.

  • Shakshuka – Baked egg, spicy Middle Eastern tomato sauce, chickpeas, feta cucumber salad
  • Chilaquiles Divorciados – Two poached eggs, black beans, queso fresco, fresh baby spinach, avocado
  • Duck Bacon BLT – Applewood smoked duck bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted grape tomatoes and house mayo – choice of à la carte salad or roasted roots

The Coronet serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays.

For more info and a full menu, visit cafecoronet.com.

Cup Café

Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar at Cup Café (Credit: Cup Café)

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar at Cup Café (Credit: Cup Café)

Cup Café is located in downtown’s famous Hotel Congress. They serve eclectic American fare with an atmosphere to match.

  • Creole Breakfast – Andouille sausage, buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, two eggs any style and hotel potatoes
  • Cast Iron Baked Eggs – Two eggs, ham, leeks, and gruyère cheese, baked in cream, fines herbes, with hotel potatoes, toast
  • Braised Pork – Braised pork, poached eggs, corn tortilla, tomatillo sauce, asadero and cotija cheeses, cilantro, with fresh fruit

Cup Café serves both breakfast and brunch. Breakfast is served 7am to 4pm every day of the week. Brunch and a build your own Bloody Mary bar runs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information and a full menu, visit hotelcongress.com.

Feast

3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
Eggs Florentine at Feast (Credit: Feast)

Eggs Florentine at Feast (Credit: Feast)

Feast has a seasonally focused menu that changes on the first Tuesday of every month. This assures that only most seasonally appropriate and freshest ingredients make it to your plate.

  • Dutch Baby – Individual baked savory pancake filled with house-made sausage, fresh mozzarella cheese and braised leeks, topped with a farm egg. Served with sautéed spinach
  • Polenta and Eggs – White polenta with two poached farm eggs, seared pork belly and fried oysters. Served with, fresh oregano vin blanc, home fries and sautéed spinach
  • Lobster Benedict – Poached farm eggs on house-made English muffins with Maine lobster meat and sauce Hollandaise. Served with home fries and sautéed spinach.

Feast serves brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sundays.

For more info and a full menu, visit eatatfeast.com.

Ghini’s French Caffé

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Eggs Provençal at Ghinis (Credit: Ghinis)

Eggs Provençal at Ghini’s (Credit: Ghini’s)

Ghini’s French Café is an excellent place for strong French cuisine. The menu features daily specials and local ingredients to keep things fresh. Looking to bring your furry friend? Ghini’s is pet friendly. Be prepared for a wait.

  • Eggs Provençal – Locally sourced tomatoes, sautéed with fresh garlic, thyme, and fresh eggs. Served with your choice of fresh baked toast
  • Café Au Lait with Tartines – French baquettes sliced with sweet cream butter and jam, served with house made marmalade and apricot jam
  • Hot Buttered Apple Rum & Chocolate Crepe – Two delicate crepes filled with butter rum apples with whipped cream and cocoa.

Ghini’s French Café serves breakfast Tuesday through Sunday.

For more information and a full menu, visit ghiniscafe.com.

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.
Eggs Benedict at The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol (Credit: The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol)

Eggs Benedict at The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol (Credit: The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol)

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol serves a buffet style Sunday brunch. The food includes a waffle and omelette bar, a carving station, pastries, sushi and more. The champagne and mimosas are complementary and The Grill changes flavors each week.

The Grill serves both breakfast and brunch. Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday. Brunch is served 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sundays.

For more info and a full menu, visit haciendadelsol.com.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.
Baked Eggs at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Credit: Maynards Market & Kitchen)

Baked Eggs at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Credit: Maynards Market & Kitchen)

Maynards Market is an all-around eatery, housing a market, bakery, and restaurant.

  • Beignets – Made to order pate au choux doughnuts with spiced sugar, Nutella, and fresh whip
  • Baked Eggs – Two eggs broiled in cast iron with fresh cream, mushrooms, melted leeks, baby kale, Madeira wine, Gruyere cheese with an English muffin, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit
  • Fig and Candied Walnut Pancakes – Yeast risen pancakes with fall spice butter, smoked maple syrup, applewood bacon, house-made sausage

Maynards Market serves breakfast 7 – 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Maynards Kitchen serves brunch 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sundays.

For more info and a full menu, visit maynardstucson.com.

Nook

1 E. Congress St.
Nickle and Lox at Nook

Nickle and Lox at Nook

Nook is a New American restaurant serving a variety of dishes featuring Hawaiian, European, and American influences.

  • Nickle and Lox – Pumpernickle, dill cream cheese, lemon oil, fresh lox
  • BLTE – Bacon over medium egg, arugula, and tomato jam in a house made crumpet
  • Dani’s BCLM – White rice, beef patty, fried egg, brown gravy, crispy bacon, and American cheese

Nook serves breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brunch is served 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more info and a full menu, visit nookdowntown.com.

North Italia

2995 E. Skyline Dr.
Baked French Toast at North (Credit: North)

Baked French Toast at North (Credit: North)

North Italia features a delicious Italian inspired brunch in a beautiful setting. Patio seating available, too.

Highlights include:

  • Nonna – Eggs, baked red sauce, torn bread, italian sausage
  • Short Rib Hash – w/ two fried eggs
  • Baked French Toast

North serves brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

More info at northitaliarestaurant.com.

Pie Bird Bakery & Café

177 N. Church Ave.
Pitaya Bowl at Pie Bird Bakery and Café (Credit: Julianne Capati)

Pitaya Bowl at Pie Bird Bakery and Café (Credit: Julianne Capati)

Pie Bird is a classically themed café focused on home cooking. Make sure to grab a slice of their award-winning pie from the bakery display case.

  • Breakfast Quiche – Served with seasonal fruit.
  • Pitaya Bowl – Frozen dragon fruit topped with coconut flakes, house-made granola, seasonal fruit and bee pollen.
  • Bagel Works – Your choice of bagel topped with lox, capers, red onion, tomato and cream cheese

Pie Bird Bakery & Café serves breakfast 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information and a full menu, visit piebirdbakeryandcafe.com.

Prep & Pastry

3073 N. Campbell Ave.
6450 E. Grant Rd. #160
Tri-Tip Breakfast Sandwich at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Prep & Pastry)

Tri-Tip Breakfast Sandwich at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Prep & Pastry)

Prep & Pastry is a modern American eatery offering breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

  • Breakfast Poutine – Pork belly, duck fat gravy, 2 over easy eggs, house made fries, local cheese curds
  • Duck Confit Hash – Shallots, spinach, chardonnay braised golden raisins, goat cheese mousse, over easy egg
  • S’mores French Toast – Graham cracker brioche, nutella, and house marshmallow fluff

Prep & Pastry serves both breakfast and brunch. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday, 7am to 11am. Brunch is served Saturday and Sundays, 8am to 4pm.

For more info and a full menu, visit prepandpastry.com.

Reforma Cocina Y Cantina

4310 N. Campbell Ave.
Chilequiles Rojos at Reforma (Credit: Reforma)

Chilequiles Rojos at Reforma (Credit: Reforma)

Reforma is a new addition to the brunch scene. Offering a fresh take on Mexican food that incorporates cuisine from a number of regions, Reforma is a delightful addition.

  • Chilaquiles Rojos – Corn tortilla chips, roasted chicken, guajillo chiles, tomato, eggs and queso fresco, lime crema
  • Horchata French Toast – Served with plantains and maple syrup
  • Avocado Toast – Served with sesame seeds, pepitas, honey, house made chili powder and sea salt

Reforma Cocina Y Cantina serves brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sundays.

For more info and a full menu, visit reformatucson.com.

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Pretzels at Union Public House (Credit: Union Public House)

Pretzels at Union Public House

Union features brunch on Sundays only.

Highlights include:

  • Old Pueblo Omelette – Bacon, fennel sausage, roasted chilies, grilled onion, avocado, white cheddar, fire roasted salsa

For more info, visit uniontucson.com.

Spencer Taylor is a Tucson local in search of the the best restaurants and eateries to bring a plus one.

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