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Shot in the Dark Cafe

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121 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701-2011
+1 520-882-5544
00:00 - 23:59
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped for our daily coffee and were a little disappointed. The expresso drink we ordered did not match what we have had in other places. We liked the slightly edgy atmosphere!

Thank AliceGr
Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Best funky coffee shop in town, open 24/7. No parking out front, I cheat and park across the street. There are other fancy schmancy coffee shops, but the atmosphere at SITD is as funky as Tucson.

Thank azwildcatfans
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great coffe shop. Tasty food as well. Staff is extremely welcoming and helpful. Open 24 hours. Live entertainment on some evenings.

Thank Thorne666
Bisbee, Arizona
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Totally off the wall place for an excellent breakfast. I enjoy just going in to have an ice tea and read my newspaper. Cool for people watching.

Thank michaelhicks44
Killeen, Texas
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Seriously! I needed a place to study late last night. I had passed by the cafe several times but never stopped. It was raining heavily as I entered the cafe. Accessing the door is quite a task in the rain as the parking is either a block down or across the street. So I had someone drop me off at... More 

Thank plantainbebe
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Good food, wonderful people if you like to hang around with people who do not look the part but do their part. It is a golden opportunity to experience Tucson in a "real" way while having a light meal good drinks VERY casual atmosphere.Open 24/7.

Thank David H
Arivaca, Arizona
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

In the hart of Tucson's down town you will find funky little bohemian cafe with plenty local color. The coffee is great and the food very interesting with quite a verity. I love their hand made hamburgers and my wife loves their skinny Greek salad with a bunch of cool stuff.

1 Thank Karl W H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I came in with a friend and ordered two eggs over easy and when they showed up they were over raw. The whites were still crystal clear. When I sent the food back the cook was instantly on the defense. "You ordered over easy!" he snarked.. Yes I did and then I said, "Well make them over medium then." The... More 

Thank TedSchredd
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188 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We wound up in downtown Tucson the other night and it was ten or eleven and we wanted a small bite, maybe a fish taco. Unfortunately, the places we checked had already closed the kitchen but a bartender at the Congress Hotel sent us to the Shot in the Dark. It is a small older building and seemed more like... More 

Thank robertocollins
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Great people, great food, and bestof all fantastic coffee. It's the best place to hang out downtown with a great urban feel

1 Thank Crazieaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701-2011
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-882-5544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?