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Guide to Coffee on Tucson’s Chuck Huckelberry Loop (Foodie 15)

Updated March 5, 2024

Hop on your bike, take a stroll, and dive into the adventure of The Loop — officially known as The Chuck Huckelberry Loop. This winding wonder weaves through the scenic routes of Tucson, the outskirts of Marana, the mountainous views of Oro Valley, and more. As a matter of fact, USA Today once recognized The Loop as the top bike path in America.

The Loop has multiple paths so you’ll need to stay energized if you’re taking on one of the larger routes. Here’s a list of 15 of our favorite coffee shops along The Loop, which aren’t too far off of the path.

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Breakfast Burrito at Barista del Barrio (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Barista Del Barrio

Super chill spot where you can grab some amazing coffee and arguably the best breakfast burritos in town. It’s all about fresh brews and tasty burritos here.

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Black Rock Coffee Bar

This modern coffee shop is not just about serving great coffee, but also about creating a comfortable space for relaxation and work. Black Rock offers a spacious interior with plenty of seating and reliable WiFi. They’ve got great coffee drinks (hot AND iced), plus snacks (cookies, bagels, muffins, and more).

Café con Leche

This cafe’s all about unique coffee flavors – think horchata latte and Mexican mocha. Not just coffee, they’ve got sweet treats like ice cream and pastries, plus some really cute piggy cookies.

Kouign-amann at Cafe Francais (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Cafe Francais

This place is a sweet find! The pastries are absolutely amazing, and the coffee’s great, too. It’s a perfect spot for a catch-up with friends over some delicious treats. If you worked nearby, this would definitely be your go-to spot for a morning pick-me-up.

Caffe Luce on Congress (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Caffe Luce – Campbell

Their dirty chai latte and blueberry danish are a hit, and they also offer a variety of blended drinks, banana bread, chai lattes, and more. Whether you’re craving a classic coffee or something sweet, they’ve got you covered.

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Espresso Latte at Crema Coffee (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Crema Coffee

This mom-and-pop coffee shop is a local favorite. They serve up some seriously smooth and strong coffee. Plus, they support local artists and offer a discount with a Bookman’s receipt — coffee and books, what a combo!

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Decibel Coffee Works

In the heart of the MSA Annex is a small window. From that window emanates the warm and welcoming smells of coffee, tea, and pastries. Plus they’ve usually got some groovy tunes going. Grab a beverage or a bite and a seat outside!

Hello Bicycle & Cafe

A newcomer in the Tucson coffee scene, Hello Bicycle & Cafe is run by a group of childhood friends, offering a cozy ambiance for coffee lovers. They serve a variety of coffee drinks, including cappuccinos, lattes, and americanos, using roastings from local favorite Yellow Brick Coffee. Additionally, they offer pastries, perfect for a quick bite while cycling The Loop

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Hillhouse Coffee

Hillhouse Coffee strives to be one of the quickest coffee shops in Tucson, all while maintaining the quality of a drink that’s got just as much caffeine as espresso. “It’s different from cold brew and the ratio of coffee to water, steeping time, and a few other elements as far as the roasting that we’ve manipulated. We put this cold roast in kegs, and essentially what we do is just like beer — you pull back from the tap. We have our cold roast coming out in a much faster window than an espresso machine does.”

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Le Buzz Caffe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Le Buzz

Stepping through the door is like stepping into a coffee shop in Europe, with a gleaming pastry case and the smell of roasting beans in the air. The quality of the coffee and the food is what makes Le Buzz’s customers so loyal. From outdoorsy people heading to Sabino Canyon for a hike and morning cyclists to families with visiting relatives, there is a wide range of people who find themselves returning to Le Buzz.

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Presta Coffee Roasters – South Avenida del Convento

Curtis Zimmerman, the founder/owner of Presta Coffee Roasters, is dedicated to bringing Nordic coffee culture to Tucson, one cup at a time. In contrast to the dark, bitter roasts, syrupy lattes, and quick, grab-it-and-go focused service of conventional coffee chains, the Nordic-style coffee takes a slower, more intentional approach. Great attention and care is given to everything from the origin and fermentation process of the beans to the style of roast to how and when to brew and enjoy the perfect cup.

Jalapeno Jelly Scone from Raging Sage (Photo credit: Dana Sullivan)

Raging Sage Coffee Roasters

Raging Sage’s warm and eclectic ambiance, complete with local artwork adorning the walls and a charming outdoor patio, offers a welcoming space to enjoy your morning cup o’ joe, afternoon pick-me-up, or evening tea. Known for their crew’s dedication to both the craft of coffee and the Tucson community, Raging Sage has become a go-to spot for coffee and pastry enthusiasts as well as those simply seeking a comfy place to relax while you create or hang with pals.

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Latte & Scone at Ren Coffee House (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Ren Coffeehouse

There are actually two Ren’s attached to St. Philip’s Plaza — the coffeehouse and the bakery. In addition to caffeine, the former also offers smoothies, some pastries, and a full brunch/lunch menu. The latter is where to go for sweet treats — gelato and desserts and milkshakes and mochi. Yum!

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Roadrunner Coffee Co. – W. Wetmore Rd.

With a commitment to supporting local roasters and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, Roadrunner Coffee has been gracing the Tucson coffee scene with their unique and vibrant caffeine-slinging experiences since 2008.

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Savaya Coffee Market – Oracle Rd.

This cute coffee spot boasts incredible views of the Catalina mountains. They serve up some mean cappuccinos and lattes with your choice of milk. It’s the kind of place where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy a great cup of joe with a view.

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Egg, bacon, and cheese (Photo courtesy of Dandelion Cafe & Bakery)

Dandelion Cafe & Bakery

Nestled near the historic El Presidio neighborhood, it’s known for its bakery offerings, including sweet treats, bread, and a variety of sandwiches. The cafe’s menu features unique items like a Fig and Rosemary scone and a Vegetable Ciabatta.

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