Chilaquiles at Cafe a la C'Art (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Café à La C’Art Reveals New Hours & Summertime Fun

June 2, 2023
By Matt Sterner

Across the street from the Tucson Museum of Art lies Café à La C’Art — a cozy cafe with satisfying bites. Just a few years ago, the restaurant was listed as one of the top 10 museum restaurants in the U.S. by Food & Wine magazine.

If you’ve yet to stop by and eat, whether it be at a table in the spacious dining room or the beautiful patio, perhaps it’d be wise to stop by this summer. And, with the upcoming changes in the season comes a new set of hours.

(Photo courtesy of Cafe a la C’Art)

Beginning on Wednesday, May 31, Café à La C’Art will be open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday – Sunday, and closed Monday – Tuesday.

The menu has a wide range of classic breakfast and lunch dishes, and also a few Brunch Specialties to choose from. Some of the brunch bites include Chilaquiles, Salmon Cake Benedict, Southwestern Avocado Toast, and a Market Skillet, which is rosemary potatoes topped with two eggs, caramelized onions, avocado, zucchini, red peppers, parmesan, and feta.

If you’re looking for something simple and nostalgic, order a short or full stack of pancakes.

Fun Times at Café à La C’Art

Sure, the restaurant is closing a little earlier in the day this summer but, on occasion, they’ll be hosting events like the Wester Tipsy Tea Party on Sunday, June 25.

The afternoon cocktail tea party will be offering two seatings at 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and admission is $60 per person. Your ticket includes three courses of delicious bites paired with three cocktails.

Western Tipsy Tea Menu
First Course
  • Butter Pecan Scones – with apricot preserves
  • Paired with the Gossip & Gunsmoke – iced Arbuckle’s herbal prickly pear, Union mezcal, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon, agave nectar, and a rose sugar rim
Second Course
  • Jalapeño Avocado Deviled Eggs
  • Panko-Crusted Croissants – with ham, gruyere, caramelized onions, and dijon
  • Phyllo Tartlets – with artichoke, feta, spinach, and sundried tomatoes
  • Brie Bruschetta – with candied jalapeño-mango chutney
  • Southwestern Chicken Cakes – with chipotle aioli
  • Paired with the Monsoon Dreaming – iced Arbuckle’s China Black Meyer Lemon, Woodford Reserve rye, The Bitter Trutch orange bitters, simple syrup, and a sprig of creosote
Third Course
  • Derby Bars, Apple Pie Tarts, Cactus & Cowboy Cookies, Chocolate Whiskey Tarts, and Cowboy Cooked Whoopie Pies
  • Paired with the Original Cowgirl – iced Arbuckle’s ariosa, Monin dark chocolate, Old Forester bourbon, ancho chili, cream, and a cocoa rim
Catering Your Next Party

Keep in mind that Cafe a la C’Art also offers catering throughout the summer.

Indulge in a stunning selection of appetizers at your next gathering. Experience the Tuscan Antipasti extravaganza, showcasing delectable Italian cured meats, a variety of cheeses, Mediterranean olives, and succulent roasted vegetables.

Catering by Cafe a la C’Art (Photo courtesy of Cafe a la C’Art)

Unveil a world of flavors through our appetizer reception, where you can embark on a culinary journey with ethnic cuisines like Spanish tapas, Mexican delicacies, Middle Eastern mezze, or savor classic French delights such as palmiers and gougères.

Cafe a la C’Art is located at 150 N. Main Ave. For more information, visit

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Café à La C’Art is a Foodie 500 Restaurant Partner.

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