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About Tryst Cafe

Located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, Tryst Caf� serves American cuisine in an all-organic restaurant. Each meal is prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients available, most of which are locally sourced. Tryst Caf� offers online ordering as well as takeout services.

Before your meal, try one of Tryst Caf��s appetizers to share like the brie cheese wheel or the honey glazed Brussels sprouts. Choose from entr�e items like the tilapia tacos, the stuffed chicken parmesan or the chipotle veggie burger. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free items like the kale wrap or the Asian kale salad so that everyone in the group can find something to enjoy.

21050 N. Tatum Blvd.
#108
Phoenix, AZ 85050
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am- 2:30pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 101

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 585-7978

Website:
http://www.trystcafe.com/

Entertainment:
The first Monday of the Month features a rotation of performers typically acousitc guitarists playing a variety of genres.

Catering:
Our eclectic fresh menu is also available for catering and feature breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boxed lunches or buffet platters are commonplace for corporate meetings. Continental or hot buffet breakfasts can be prepared for a variety of settings. Hot and cold appetizers are perfect for any social setting, open houses, parties and more. More elaborate lunch or dinner entrees are available for more formal or special occasions and events.

Parking Details:
Plaza Parking. Handicapped parking available.

Public Transit:
About 100 yards away.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Tryst Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

3.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (120)
Great for Lunch (91)
Great for Brunch (83)
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Fit for Foodies (79)
Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
Kid-friendly (28)
Good for Groups (18)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2015

my husband loves the breakfast benny! burgers are huge! lots of great & good for you food on the menu!
we love the paslce and will definately be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2014

I love this place. Food is always excellent and they have alot of options for gluten free foodies. I always get the salmon, and it's some of the best in town. Good selection of wines and a good happy hour menu. Breakfast is delicious too - lots of different options. I recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2014

like many reviewers before, I think the key word here is FRESH. Nice flavor blends, some interesting combos.. and truly freshly prepared and attractively served,

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2014

Service could have been a bit better, waited quite some time for refils and the check

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2014

Tasty food with a strong affinity to organic choices. Special board changes monthly. Food is freshly prepared. We had dinner there while vacationing in the Phoenix are and returned for a second dinner during the same stay. Prices are moderate.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2014

We were hard pressed to find a good brunch/breakfast spot in the North Valley near Union Hills. Tryst Cafe was super. After revieiwing restaurants in the zipcode.we decided on TRYST; It allow us a reservation for 6. IT proved perfect for our informal, reunion brunch with friends long missed. The food was fresh, flavorful, organic and even offered GL.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2014

The food was just average and our waitress, though nice, was inattentive. She was only serving a couple of tables and we had to ask for her twice, plus got assistance from another waiter or busboy in her absence. We couldn't even get our tab for a good 15 min after we were done, asking another server to please go get her, then waited awhile again for her to run the credit card and bring it back for signature. While we were eating our meal, she was cleaning up near where we were seated and stacking chairs on tables, even though there was still over two hours of dinner service until closing time. She must have been in a hurry to get home! Also saw her hanging out inside at times, and at the bar (we were on patio) not doing much of anything.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2014

Love this spot. The food is fresh and service is excellent. The servers are knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating to special requests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 31, 2014

We enjoyed the food as we always do. Service was good and our server was very nice, but could have been a little more attentive. Noise level was good, but people with children just need to be more aware of the noise level of their children and how it affects other diners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Food was great. Even dinner was great unlike so many other people said. What was terrible? The service. Wow, was it bad. We say down for nearly 15-minutes with no water. I finally had to yell for a server inside a restaurant that wasn't very busy.
Had to do that a second time for refills.
The food was great, however. Fast too, like any other restaurant. I would recommend this place if your fine flagging down a waitress, which I am.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2014

On my first visit to Tryst, we came for breakfast. They were friendly and accommodating, but overall the food was just so so. They specialize in organic and gluten free, which is both a novelty and refreshing. The gluten free bread is very good albeit a bit try, but very tasty when slathered with butter. The omelets are very dry with not enough cheese to make up the difference and the biscuit under the sausage gravy was golf ball hard. I did observe a plate of pancakes that a neighboring table were devouring with gusto and the Hawaiian breakfast was strongly recommended by our server, but I prefer going low carb for breakfast. The menu is interesting and well worth a try. I will give it another go for their happy hour.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2014

Amazing food and service. I had lunch and the SW chicken salad was so flavorful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2014

I love the food and service of this place, but most definitely the fact that I can talk and hear people when we have lunch, it's become my favorite place to have meetings!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2014

The service and our breakfast was amazing! Our waitress was fantastic! Tryst is one of our favorite places for breakfast

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 11, 2014

I had the kale omelette. It was fast and fresh! I would recommend this to everyone

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2014

Lots of Gluten free options and wait staff is very careful to make sure it is celiac safe! Make reservations for larger groups as both the dining room and patio are small, but they are great at accommodating groups.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2014

Always like this place for breakfast. This was our first time for dinner, it was excellent!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 12, 2014

We had been to Tryst before for breakfast after a 5k and loved it, so my wife and I decided to go for a date night dinner. We got the Southwest Chicken Salad, which was good, and the fideo, which was OK. Overall, we felt like the dinner menu was overpriced for what you got. We'd still recommend Tryst for breakfast or brunch, but probably not for dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 5, 2014

We enjoy the Tryst Café before attending evening events @ the MIM.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 3, 2014

We had happily been to Tryst many times for breakfast and lunch and decided to try dinner before a concert at MIM. We told the hostess we had the concert and asked to be promptly served. However, once seated, we were ignored for 15 minutes (no water, drinks, etc.). Once we were noticed and placed our order, the results were decidedly mixed. Ribs came out before the kale wraps; no wet towel provided for the ribs and no salad ever served (though ordered) and the side vegetables were not good--had an odd taste and were unimaginative. The kale wraps were tasty enough but should have been accompanied by fruit (as stated on the menu) instead of side salads (resulting in greens overload). All in all, a disappointing experience to say the least.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2014

We dined at Tryst Cafe as it's a good middle spot for friends from the east valley and west valley to meet for a meal. Whenever someone mentions Desert Ridge, I mention the Tryst Cafe. Organic food, great selection of gluten-free options, nice wine list. It's a little tough to spot from the road, but once you find it, you'll keep on coming back. And Kayla was a fantastic service person! She kept her cool no matter what we asked her. Kudos to Kayla and Tryst!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2014

we where here for dinner once and had to return for breakfast. (we heard it was great ) everything was terrific ! service was spot on.could be our new go to place

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Loved the gluten free options and the advice of the waitress. Very friendly and extra helpful!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 5, 2014

This is a great spot for a girls' day out! Great healthy food with lost of gluten free options!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 1, 2014

They have a pretty good selection for brunch and have several new additions to the menu for breakfast and lunch which feature Kale.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 18, 2014

There were many things wrong with our order and our server was not very attentive. Service was quite poor.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Tryst is a great place to eat, especially for those with gluten issues. They have a wide variety of dishes and some very tasty wines. We celebrated a birthday with friends. They have a great patio dining area to add to the main restaurant.
One tip, if you make special requests in your reservation, call and verify that the restaurant received them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2014

We recently came here because of my health concerns eating out. Found it to be right on target with my desires! I didn't see any musicians, maybe we were too early. I was shocked it wasn't full but then we dine early about 6 to7 ish. The only thing that bothered me is all the overflow energy from the next door neighbor pizza place. The ambiance is not pretty, the chairs uncomfortable, tables wobble. Maybe some hanging baskets or something. Pretty dingy but it was clean. Maybe they need a sparkling location to go with the great menu! My husband was impressed and he hates it when we go somewhere healthy. Now we can both be happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 5, 2014

Great little find, good food & service !
Next time we're going for breakfast , heard it's the best

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 4, 2014

Tryst is a neighborhood gem. We have been coming here for years. We really enjoy the breakfast selections, especially the Hawaiin Breakfast and the Huevos Rancheros. The anaheim chili sauce is amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Good, sustainable ingredients, combined in a tasty and appealing way. Organic when possible...bison burgers and kale salad, rock!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2014

This restaurant is situated in a strip mall and is not that attractive looking...however the food was fresh and flavorful. The spring rolls were delicious and the freshness and crunch of the veggies was delightful! So nice to have a a hot night in the desert! I had the wild salmon. It was good but it was overcooked. My husband had the pork taco which was very good but needed alittle spice...however once he tasted the ranch dressing that it came with he was pleasantly surprised how good it was...not your typical ranch dressing.
The restaurant does need to update the chairs....they had rips in them which made them uncomfortable...especially on bare legs.
Yes...I would definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2014

Great food. Lots of options that come standard Gluten-free/low-carb etc. All the "specialties" that other places normally tack on $3-$5 just to "make it like that" Tryst does it for free!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 20, 2014

Tryst Cafe uses sustainable ingredients, and organic and local when ever they can. This is the reason I went there in the first place. The food is always good, and the ambiance is great, considering it is a cafe. I like the fact that they take reservations, so the wait isn't long. Parking is a challenge, but it's worth the effort. I go back frequently and took my daughter and son-in-law there for Easter Brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 6, 2014

My Mother and I ate there on Sunday, April 6th prior to a shopping excursion. It was great that we could make reservation and get quick and friendly service. Our waitress was Liza was very sweet and attentive. I drink my coffee black and hate most restaurant coffee, even Starbucks but I must say their coffee was very good and what was nice the cup was always kept full. We both had pancakes which we enjoyed. I got the multigrain with blueberries and candied walnuts. They were delicious and huge. My mom just got the plain buttermilk and she said they were very good. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 29, 2014

Four of us went to Tryst Cafe before a concert at MIM (it is very close!) and we had a pleasant experience. We caught the last 30 minutes of Happy Hour and several appies and drinks were reduced in price. Service was friendly and quick, as Tryst was not very busy. We had breaded green beans and chicken skewers as appies and they were fresh, hot and delicious. Then we had entrees and they were also very good. This is a small 'storefront' style place, so don't expect a luxurious fine dining experience. When we first entered, it was nearly empty and didn't seem very appealing, but the service and food won us over - we would go again for a quick pre-concert meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Fresh wholesome meals prepared and served with care. Try it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 19, 2014

It is a wonderful place hiding in the Desert Ridge mall area. Great people and great ambience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2014

We loved our brunch experience at Tryst! The ability to make reservations (we're a family with a baby) was super convenient. The food was delicious and fresh. The server was pleasant and attentive. We can't wait to come back :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Service was slow. We were all finished eating when the last person at our table fnally got their food.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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