Nook - Tucson

4.7
142 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Enjoy exceptional service and a friendly atmosphere at Nook. It's a wonderful spot for enjoying a delicious meal while catching up with old acquaintances over lunch. Nook is located just south of the Prima County Public Library on East Congress Street. It opened in 2015 and has become a trendy eatery that serves up New American cuisine. Owners Nikki and Matt Thompson along with Todd Anderson are fellow Tucsonans who love their community. Local artists have work showcased throughout this contemporary restaurant.

Nook also prides itself on serving up locally sourced food. Try the Godfather Benedict with prosciutto, arugula, poached egg hollandaise and balsamic drizzle for breakfast, or come down during lunch for a green corn tamale pie with cabbage salad. It offers take-out service and is open for breakfast and lunch during the week. This restaurant also serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience, waiter Chris was amazing! Food was amazing as always, definitely will be back!

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Tothie
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great place to get breakfast downtown. Excellent coffee, delicious food, and a great vibe. If it's not too cold, ask to sit outside for an architectural treat.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I made a reservation for 11:30 Jan. 1 the day before, however we (4 of us) still had to wait approximately 20 min to be seated. The food and server were excellent, however, because we were seated next to the kitchen, clanging plates and other ambient noise made it difficult to have a conversation.

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ShannonN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an interesting little "nook"! Haha But seriously, loved the space and can't wait to go back so i can sit outside. Food was great, even for my picky senior guests. They even knew just how to take care of my vegan diet. Thanks Nook for a great 1st day of 2022! You get all the stars!

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EllenC
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food cool atmosphere

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, and those blueberry scones!

MI
vipMIZZ
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My eggs were just barely warm and need coffee to be fresher .

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vipCheryl
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local spot for delicious fresh brunch. Biscuits and gravy were perfectly seasoned, and the egg scramble was tasty. Our teen daughter loves the healthy breakfast parfait while our son digs into chocolate chip pancakes- great place to please everyone. Service is always good and the vibe is relaxing . Try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Our server was very attentive even though he was busy. I love this little gem of a restaurant.

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JesusL
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for Sunday Brunch. The food is great and the prices are good. You get plenty of food and don't walk away hungry. staff on this day was on point.

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vipMKDining
Phoenix
166 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For the past 3 visits to Tucson, my friend and I have had brunch here before hitting the road back home. Each time ordering our same favorites. This time I tried a different brunch cocktail and entree. I love that I can make reservations and the service has always been excellent. Note, food can take alittle time especially when the restaurant inside and out are filled like it was this past visit.

There were 3 of us in our party, my friends ordered the same things that I have review in the past and have posted photos. This time I ordered the Hawaiian Mimosa (coconut rum, pineapple juice, champagne) and the Godfather Benedict (prosciutto, arugula, poached egg, hollandaise, balsamic drizzle). Food all came out hot, fresh and tasting fantastic, but I will say the Honey Chipotle Carnitas Benedict is still my favorite!

Atmosphere: bright, upbeat and nice patio. Service: excellent. Food: very good

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vipRiverQueen
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, excellent service, interesting and delicious food presented in nice proportions. Good wine list by the glass. NA options appreciated! Will be back

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JanC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was interesting and the food is delicious

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Mistybreeze
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we tried was very good and seemed to be made with quality ingredients. Staff was attentive and polite. Definitely would come back again!

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vipMary
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden setting, great staff, very good food! Wonderful brunch!

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MaureenS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful patio dining experience! The waiter was friendly, the menu had something for everyone and the food was plentiful and delicious! We will return very soon!

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ElizabethQL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wonderful time with girlfriends for brunch, we arrived a bit late since our google maps was finding the entrance on Congress Street, and it took a while for us to find it. We are not local, and had no idea how to navigate this area of Tucson. They were still accommodating and were able to sit us after a 10-15 minute wait, which was great, considering we were late. Wish they had a bit more umbrellas for the patio, at a certain point the sun got extra annoying. Our waitress was nice, although she didn't visit us much after taking our order. Someone else delivered our meal. The food was good, I order the burrito, and oh my gosh, it was so good! My friend ordered the hanger and steak, and she said it was delicious. My other friend ordered the carnitas breakfast fries, but thought it was a tad too spicy for her liking. I 100% recommend the Maya chai tea latte, I only got about 2/3 through it, as a bee decided they wanted it... but all in all, we enjoyed a girls brunch here, and definitely would recommend. It is family and pet friendly as well.

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vipDiningre2
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Drinks great.

Chris was Fantastic server

Loved the brunch food

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CynthiK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, many interesting options, helpful and attentive staff, delicious food and coffee.

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vivacefan12
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch on Sunday. It was our first visit to Nook. We ate outside as the noise inside made hearing difficult There was a nice selection of brunch items. The staff went above and BEYOND TO MAKE SURE WE GOT SEATED IN THE SHADE. It was a unique environment for outside dining..

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vipSheilaF
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch here Sunday! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Looooved the blueberry scones with the strawberry compote like sauce. So good! We had the folded eggs with the Jalapeño bacon cheese. It was excellent. Served with their potato hash which was also very tasty. My son had eggs on fries, which was delicious and plentiful. Service was very nice, a good time was had by all. Patio is wedged between two buildings and the area is very well decorated, adequate shade. The only thing that is lacking is perhaps a little background music. It was very quiet back there, and even though we were a bit more than 6’ from the next table you still needed to whisper if u did not want everyone to hear your conversation.

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vipJulieS
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast! Highly recommend the cinnamon griddle cakes!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We had a reservation for 6 and 4 of us arrived on time. We were told we couldn’t be seated w/out the whole party. If we could have been seated we would have ordered alcohol and coffee drinks. But alas, we weren’t provided this opportunity.
Once seated we ordered and then proceeded to wait for over 45 minutes for eggs and griddle cakes (pancakes). Tables that arrived after us were served ahead of us. There was no check in by wait staff, no mention of delay. Crickets.
I will return as the outside patio and food are exceptional. I just know to expect subpar service from the hosts and waitstaff

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MikeE
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Nook. Had the brunch. Sat outside. Food was awesome! Atmosphere was awesome! Service was awesome! Can't wait to come back again. Thank you!

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vipMKDining
Phoenix
166 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Breakfast place when I come to Tucson. This is our 2nd. time here. Clutch that you can make a reservation unlike many of the popular brunch places in Tucson you have to wait and wait and wait. The food here is still as good as when I came a year ago. The service is always good, super friendly.

There were 3 of us in our party. We ordered Drunken Tomatoes, the Folded Egg (Jalapeno, Scallion, Bacon and Cheese with Smashed Hash) and The Honey Chipotle Carnitas Benedict (crumpet, crispy pork, wilted spinach, eggs, hollandaise) and The Cinnamon Roll Griddlecakes. All the food came out hot, fresh and tasting incredible!

Atmosphere: open upbeat, great outdoor patio. Service: excellent. Food: excellent.

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vipluvAZ
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The griddle cakes were very tasty and appreciated that our table was ready at the time we reserved. Had to give a lower rating due to the poor service we received. It took about an hour to get our food and during that hour our waiter never came back once to check on us. We had to flag down another waitress to get more coffee. The noise level was too loud especially since we were seated next to the open kitchen hearing banging plates. I wouldn’t recommend this place for catching up with old friends you haven’t seen in a while but OK if just there to eat.

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SeanMac
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Loved the burrito. Thank you Nook!

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evaf
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, good vibes and allows dogs in the patio area. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was great, ambiance was great, the service…not so much. We asked to be moved inside as there are no misters or any cooling tools outdoors. Woman (who I presumed was a manager) told us we’d have to wait an hour to sit inside even though we had reservations. We stayed outside and it took 30 minutes for someone to take our order. She ultimately brought us inside to be seated in the AC. When we told a waiter we’d been waiting for our food for almost an hour, he took the concerns to the manager. She comes to our table and literally says “it takes 30-38 minutes to complete an order. You all ordered 30 minutes ago. Be patient.” Not sure what she was getting at with the comment, but it was unprofessional. I think they were overwhelmed with customers, but definitely have some customer service work to do.

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vipLilianaJ
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service, good value.
Too much noice, they could lower the music volume.
Need mists, coolers and fans for the outside sitting because it was suffocating and full of bugs, not pleasant outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have breakfast, lunch or brunch. Food is fresh and made to order. Everything was super delicious. Highly recommend!

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BellR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We made a reservation which once we had been waiting for 40 min they said the system overbooked us. The mimosas were hot and I found two hairs in my food.

LK
LisaK
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The outside area is quite lovely for brunch and we really enjoyed ourselves. Service was a bit slow considering they weren't busy, but we enjoyed our food and cocktails and will return for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place to have brunch. The food was amazing!

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vipashrkyle
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be best best breakfast in town. The food is always the highest quality and SO GOOD. The crumpets are to die for. Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great trendy little spot with plenty of outside and inside seating. The food was excellent and really made up for the minor details that could be worked on. Service was good, but a little lackluster as it did take quite a while to take our order and never came back for drink refills. We were not in a hurry so it was fine, but I would definitely have ordered another drink if I knew I would be there for two hours. We also were seated by a ledge/counter where plates were placed that looked like it had never been cleaned due to the dust buildup. Definitely will go back!

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vipJesseya1
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great brunch esp. the blueberry scones and the tamale! Thanks and fantastic!

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StuartG
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails with great service. Reservations are a must - the waiting area is very small and ackward and often overflowing.

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vipBarry
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt service, friendly, good selection, tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flank steak and egg meal was outstanding. The sauce for the meat is very spicy, which we all loved, but people who don’t like spicy might ask for it without the sauce. Our service was wonderful. Great experience all around

FAQs

Nook - Tucson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 622-6665.

Nook - Tucson is rated 4.7 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.