14 December, 2019, 00:12

Under five bucks: 14 egg-ceptional breakfast specials in Tucson

Local restaurants offering hearty breakfasts on the cheap.

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but snoozing an alarm clock is often more tempting than slaving over the stove.

With so many delectable breakfast joints in Tucson, why bother making it yourself at all? If money is your excuse, it shouldn’t be. Many local restaurants offer breakfast specials that don’t even cost $5.

Feast on our list below.

$3.99 “399 Breakfast” at Baja Cafe

7002 E. Broadway Blvd. • 2970 N. Campbell Ave. • 3930 W. Ina Ste. 322
379 Special at Baja Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

399 Special at Baja Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Includes: Two eggs, hash browns, toast, and your choice of ham, sausage patty, or two strips of bacon.

When Available: 6 – 8 a.m weekdays.

For more information, visit bajacafetucson.com.

$4.99 Bacon Waffle at Biscuits Country Cafe 

7026 E. Broadway Blvd.
Bacon Waffle at Biscuits Country Cafe (Credit: S. Manuel)

Bacon Waffle at Biscuits Country Cafe (Credit: S. Manuel)

Includes: Waffle with bacon bits cooked into the waffle.

When Available: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit biscuitscountrycafe.com.

$2.99 Early Bird Special at Bobo’s Restaurant

2938 E. Grant Rd.
Early Bird Special at Bobo's Restaurant (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

Early Bird Special at Bobo’s Restaurant (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

Includes: Two eggs, home fries, and toast.

When Available: Before 8 a.m. on weekdays.

For more information, visit bobostucson.com.

$4.45 “Brawley’s Specials” at Brawley’s Restaurant

7848 E. Wrightstown Rd.
"Create Your Own Breakfast" at Brawley's Restaurant (Credit: S. Manuel)

“Create Your Own Breakfast” and a cup of coffee at Brawley’s Restaurant (Credit: S. Manuel)

Includes: Two eggs, hash browns, and toast, served with two pieces of bacon, sausage links, or sausage patty.

When Available: Daily.

For more information, visit brawleysrestaurantaz.com.

$4.59 Two Eggs at Cappy’s Breakfast Cafe

917 W. Prince Rd.

Includes: Two eggs served with your choice of pancakes or biscuits and gravy or hash browns and toast or grits and toast.

When Available: 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.

Keep up with Cappy’s Breakfast Cafe on Facebook.

$5 Weekday Special (after tax) at The Egg Connection

3114 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

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Includes: Two eggs, two slices of bacon, a small orange juice, and your choice of either two pancakes, a slice of French toast, grits and toast or home fries and toast. An additional beverage is included.

When available: 6 – 11 a.m. Monday – Friday. Dine-in only.

For more information, visit theeggconnection.com.

$2.55 “If you are here before 9 a.m., Monday – Friday Special” at Frank’s Restaurant

3843 E. Pima St.
"If you are here before 9 a.m., Monday - Friday Special" at Frank's Restaurant (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

“If you are here before 9 a.m., Monday – Friday Special” at Frank’s Restaurant (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

Includes: Two eggs, home fries or hash browns, and a biscuit, slice of toast, or tortilla.

When Available: Before 9 a.m. on weekdays (holidays excluded).

For more information, visit franksrestaurant.com.

$4.99 Breakfast Special at Jeff’s Pub

112 S. Camino Seco

Includes: Two eggs, house potatoes, bacon or sausage, and toast on the side.

When Available: 8 – 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 – 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Keep up with Jeff’s Pub on Facebook.

$4.75 Angie’s Breakfast Special #1 at Jerry Bob’s Restaurant

Multiple locations
Eggs, Hashbrowns, & Toast at Jerry Bob's (Credit: Gloria Knott)

Eggs, Hashbrowns, & Toast at Jerry Bob’s on Golf Links Road (Credit: Gloria Knott)

Includes: Two eggs, hash browns, and toast.

When Available: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit jerrybobs.net.

$4.49 One-Egg Mornin’ Vittle at Jethro’s Cafe

8735 E. Broadway Blvd.
One-Egg Mornin Vittle at Jethro’s (Credit: Jackie Tran)

One-Egg Mornin Vittle at Jethro’s (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Includes: One egg, Jethro Taters (red potato home fries with onion and green pepper), hash browns, or grits, toast.

When Available: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.

Keep up with Jethro’s Cafe on Facebook.

$3.99 French Toast Special at Joe’s Pancake House

2532 S. Kolb Rd.
Early Bird Special Joe's Pancake House (Credit: Gloria Knott)

Early Bird Special at Joe’s Pancake House (Credit: Gloria Knott)

Includes:  French toast, egg, two bacon strips or two sausage links.

When Available: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit joespancakehouse.com.

$4.99 Old Standbys at Laverna’s Coffee Shop

220 S. Plumer Ave.
Early Bird Special at Laverna's Coffee Shop (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Early Bird Special at Laverna’s Coffee Shop (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Includes: Two eggs, choice of home fries, hash browns, sliced tomatoes, or fruit, toast or biscuits and gravy.

When Available: Served all day from 5:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit lavernascoffeeshop.com.

$4.95 2 Fresh Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes and Toast at Milli’s Pancake Haus

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Includes: Two eggs, home-fried potatoes, and toast. If you’re ditching the carbs, opt for the 2 Eggs, Sliced Tomatoes, and Cottage Cheese for $4.75.

When Available: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit milliespancakehaus.com.

$5.49 #1 Breakfast Special at Robert’s Restaurant

3301 E. Grant Rd.
#1 Breakfast Special at Robert's Restaurant (Credit: Robert's Restaurant)

#1 Breakfast Special at Robert’s Restaurant (Credit: Robert’s Restaurant)

Includes: An egg, two strips of bacon or one sausage patty, homemade toast (yes, the bread is made from scratch), jelly, and coffee or tea.

When Available: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit robertstucson.com.

Got a favorite breakfast special that’s under $5? Let us know in the comments.

[This article was previously published on June 30, 2016, and most recently updated on October 3, 2019]

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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