Brunch Must: Vegetarian Omelette at Arizona Inn

Traditional dining at this desert oasis.

Arizona Inn is a Tucson landmark. The historic grounds are an oasis in the middle of town.

Entering the dining room transports you back decades to a time when service was a different art form and mornings were spent quietly with well-prepared food and the Sunday paper.

Vegetarian Omelette (at Arizona Inn (Credit: Jenn Teufel)

The Vegetarian Omelette ($14) at Arizona Inn is a simple American-style omelette featuring melted havarti and fresh spinach and tomatoes, topped with a large fan of creamy avocado. The tangy, garlicky tomatoes burst with flavor and the house potatoes are tender and delicious.

Save the sweet treat for last — their vibrant house-made marmalade. It’s best served on toast with the addition of agave butter and paired with a cup of joe as a slow start to the morning.

*Please note that the omelette appears on the breakfast menu and is served until 11 a.m.

Arizona Inn is located at 2200 E. Elm St. For more information, visit

Jenn, who grew up with too many brothers, talks with her mouth full during the movie.