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The Cup Cafe

4.7
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980 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Cup Cafe is an established downtown Tucson tradition with a reputation for delicious, creative and eclectic fare, alive with flavor. A full-service, historic modern bistro, The Cup Cafe appeals to locals and visitors alike.

Enjoy the variety of The Cup’s three menus and the fresh, delectable and ever-changing daily features. Selections include build-your-own omelets, unique salads, great appetizers, full-coursed entrees, creative and classic sandwiches, as well as vegan and vegetarian options.

The Cup also proudly features impeccable homemade desserts, baked in-house, as well as a comfortable outdoor patio, full-service bar, smart signature cocktails and intriguing wine selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 980 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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alittlebrit
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. This place is a gem. They had spaced out the al fresco tables under the trees, and the smoked salmon quiche was amazing.

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Charley
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten here dozens of times over the years, although not in the past couple. It was as great as ever. I had the 'braveheart'; easily the best breakfast on the menu.
We will go back when we are in town.

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RubiR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food was great and mimosas were even better! The only downside is having to sit outside with this heat but with the current situation I understand. Overall I will definitely be back and recommend to my friends

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MarcellaN
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are regulars for breakfast. Best in town in my opinion

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 29, 2020

Hello MarcellaN. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us. We appreciate having you join us for breakfast on a regular basis. Hopefully we will see you in again soon.

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johnB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful breezy Sunday morning. No need for the loud fans blowing.

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RebeccaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a great treat to have some place to go during these trying times for good food, good music, and good atmosphere. Seriously grateful The Cup is committed to staying open and serving the Tucson community in the best way possible. Thank you!!!!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 28, 2020

Hello RebeccaC. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time while dining on our patio. We appreciate our guests feedback and we look forward to seeing in again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
317 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We eat here regularly because the food is dependably good, and good value, and the servers are always friendly. We particularly like the burgers (medium rare as requested), antipasto platter (wonderful roasted garlic), crab cakes (large, crusty, and tasty). All of the breakfasts we've had have been terrific, too, especially the hash and the bennies.

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ShannaB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked eggs and bloody Mary’s were delicious as always. Great to see them open.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 27, 2020

Hello ShannaB. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and for also giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the cast iron baked eggs and our bloody marys while you dined with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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Octavio
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flank steak was flavorful and tender with a spicy green sauce. It was served with spicy calabacitas and some chips.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 28, 2020

Hello Octavio. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and for giving us a five star rating. We are happy that you enjoyed the Santa Cruz Flank Steak while you joined us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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MichRodWat
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience! Great staff. Very attentive. Thank you so much!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 28, 2020

Hello MichRodWat. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and for giving us a five star rating. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and service while dining with us. We appreciate our guests feedback and we look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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vipRickW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hello RickW. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Father’s Day dinner. Sat outside in the patio. It was very comfortable with the fan blowing and the shade. Had some lovely cocktails. The vegetarian lettuce wrap appetizer was delicious. We had burgers (both vegetarian and not) and the sopes with blackened tofu. Although I did not taste the sopes, the looked delicious. We ate pretty much everything and finished it of with some kahlua cake and coffee. Everything was very clean and there was good spacing between tables.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon

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STeG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server was fantastic. Incredibly friendly, efficient and professional. She apologized in advance as she had a large party coming in and was concerned our service might be disrupted. There was absolutely no disruption at all. Everything was excellent! I am sorry I cannot recall her name... however, she had some pretty awesome teal blue hair and treated us like we were her only table!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hello STeG. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that Tiffany took great care of you today while dining with us. We appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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JillV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's hard to find a location where you feel safe dining out during this pandemic. Everyone was wearing masks except when eating, tables were set well apart and staff was cleaning regularly, thee was hand sanitizer available. The food and service is always excellent and now they are helping keep us all safe

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hello JillV. thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the safety of the patio and also that you enjoyed your meal. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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BarbraC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A local favorite which offers the essence of Tucson with exceptional food, a quintessential patio experience and wonderful staff. Definitely try the creole breakfast!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 25, 2020

Hello BarbraC. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brunch and service while dining with us. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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vipkcbrn
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love all the patio seating. Each table has an umbrella. Still the best breakfast in town. I highly recommend this outdoor venue.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hello kcbrn. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us. Hopefully we will see you in again sometime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening outdoors, live music, awesome way to reopen!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to have you join us again soon.

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CreativeKat
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Tucson evening dining outside with live music. Fabulous way to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Food was delicious as always. Super friendly wait staff.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hello CreativeKat. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time celebrating your daughter's birthday dinner with us on our patio. We appreciate the feedback about the food and service and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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Glenna
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met up with friends we had not seen in over 10 years. We ate inside and were able to visit as well as enjoy an awesome lunch. The staff provided excellent service. Our friends totally loved the place!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 20, 2020

Hello Glenna. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service while dining with us. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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BruceK
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been eating at the Cup for over a year. Food is always excellent, service is always freindly an on point.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 21, 2020

Hello BruceK. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience while dining with us. We appreciate having you join us for over a year and we look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 19, 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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Brad
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cup Cafe is easily in the top 10 best restaurants in Tucson for many reasons. The food is consistently outstanding. The service is top notch. Servers and staff are always friendly, polite, and there to actually make your experience enjoyable. You will notice a lot of little details of you pay attention. The value is quite good considering the whole package. The ambience is nice even with new measures for social distancing, I actually prefer the extra room, table spacing, and quieter/more relaxed vibe. Cup Cafe has always been in my top favorites and I hope they have continued success through the “new normals” we all are facing. My wife and I have been 3-5 times per week regulars for years at one point and will always love Cup Cafe!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hello Brad. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we look forward to seeing in again.

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KristenH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Precautions being taken for safety (masks, distance, outdoor seating) made it possible to relax & enjoy being out.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 14, 2020

Hello KristenH. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. A bit pricey but very tasty. The patio setting is great and the service is above average.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hello TomR. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorites. Nice job rethinking the patio, social distancing was perfect and all the staff were masked. Pork belly tacos on happy hour menu were ridiculously good and ridiculously cheap. And live music! Need reservations, but totally worth it.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hello MichaelK. Thank you for taking the time t write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tacos while dining with us. They are some of our guests favorites. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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ChristyL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No matter what you get to eat it is all delicious, I’ve been here a couple of times since moving here the three weeks ago and they have incredible service as well. Normal wait times as they do get busy, but it is well worth it.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 14, 2020

Hello ChristyL. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoy the food and service while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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Tableforfour
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hotel Congress staff are doing a wonderful job Safe and enjoyable supporting patio dining. We’ll definitely be back!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hello Tableforfour. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience and for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal on our patio. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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SoloDiner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They’re doing their best in light of a difficult situation. I appreciate being able to enjoy quality food.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 14, 2020

Hello SoloDiner. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Love this place. I will come back.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 13, 2020

Hello MichelleF. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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4musketeers
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent social distancing, cleaning, security, mask wearing and feeling safe!

Food was excellent and the staff were amazing as always.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello 4musketeers. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and we were glad to be back. They have some health safety measures, but easy to follow and makes sense.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 12, 2020

Hello MichaelF. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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DavidP
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good great service great
What more can one ask from an establishment.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello DavidP. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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desertrover89
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast perfection! Beautiful, peaceful patio; friendly, attentive staff; and ridiculously tasty food (the salmon eggs Benedict in particular). Happy to support local and really impressed with their efforts to ensure the safety of their customers during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello desertrover89. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast while dining with us. We appreciate seeing our guests again and we hope to see you in again soon.

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Kgpo
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cup cafe has always been a favorite. The food was delicious, the service was great and it was a nice quiet day, out.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello Kgpo. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable meal with us and we hope to see you in again some time soon.

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LizD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The drinks were great and the food was even better! They had a lot of different options to choose from and the reservation ahead of time made it so simple. No wait. We will definitely be back!

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello LizD. thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and drinks while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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CarmenH
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious choices, convivial atmosphere and wonderful waitstaff

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello CarmenH. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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DanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

with the wide open patio, there is plenty of room to function
the food continues to great

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello DanS. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great. The most “normal” we have experienced in a long time. Felt safe, comfortable, relaxing.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 7, 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience while dining with us. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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vipJonS
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great breakfast! Great setting! They have put thought into the whole Covid reopening and they have got it right.

Breakfasts are huge. Waitstaff very professional. Our server Tiffany was new on the job; still was on point

Nice work folks

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello JonS. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us and also for giving us a five star rating. We are happy to hear that Tiffany took great care of you while you joined us for breakfast. We always appreciate our guests feedback and we hope to see you in again soon.

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johnB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Temperature was in upper 60's yet loud fans were turned on. The weather was beautiful, there was no need to have the large fans blowing. Ordered Biscuits and gravy. For the size of the Biscuits there was very little gravy. It was very tasty, it was just too much bread for the gravy.

The Cup Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2020

Hello JohnB. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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