Right at the tail end of 2020, Locale Neighborhood Italian opened up its doors at 60 N. Alvernon Way., the midtown space that previously housed Old Pueblo Grill. Since then, many have taken a liking to its beautiful patio, welcoming interior seating, and
Well, now the owners, Deb Tenino and Nick Kreutz — also own Contigo Latin Kitchen — are excited to be finally opening Locale Café, which is located on the south side of the property.
Locale Café is officially opening on Friday, February 4, making the original plans for the property complete. Right now, the plans are to be open for breakfast and brunch from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesday – Sunday.
“We are so happy to add this final piece to the puzzle and expand our offerings at Locale,” said Tenino, co-owner of Locale. “We are grateful to the community and this wonderful neighborhood for making us feel so welcome.”
Pastry chef Karen Lustig recently joined the Locale family and will now be overseeing what’s being dished out at the Café. Lustig has a pretty extensive culinary background, which includes restaurants like Café Terra Cotta, Boccata Bistro, and Feast. Basically, Lustig is thrilled to be settling back into chef mode.
“I’m enjoying being in the kitchen again — the timing was perfect,” said Lustig. “I love working with this great team at Locale. They’ve given me the opportunity to be creative with both the bakery and the dessert menu at the restaurant.”
It won’t take long for the neighborhood to discover the morning delights of a freshly brewed Cappuccino with a freshly baked brioche or croissant.
Hardier fare includes the Breakfast Sandwich on a Brioche roll, the Daily Frittata, one of several Paninitti — open-faced sandwiches on house-made Noble toast, Pizza a Taglio, and more. All are offered to go, to enjoy in the café dining room or outside on the private patio.
Additionally, they’ll have rotating specials on their Pizza a Taglio, pastries made daily like croissants, brioche, fruit bars, and cookies. Beverages include Espresso, Americano, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Latte, Hot Chocolate, Cold Brew, Golden Milk, Maya Chai, soda pop, and more.
If you don’t get up early enough to enjoy the new Café, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Sunday.
Locale is located at 60 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 398-7549 or visit localetucson.com.
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