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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#5 of 1,558 Restaurants in Tucson
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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811 (5th Ave.)
+1 520-798-1618
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Auburn, Washington
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350 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We were here early before a show and had a wonderful experience. We were seated promptly and were able to eat in a relaxed manner and still make the performance. We had the fisherman stew and pasta carbonara with blackened chicken after we shared the baby kale salad. Sharing the salad still gave each of us plenty. The wine selection... More 

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Thank Ellen4719
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

It's so great to see all of the pre-theater crowds here for a before-show bite before they make their way to their performance! We have such great venues in our little metropolis, and when there are a lot of shows going on, there's always such a vibrant and exciting buzz in the air! Maybe next time around, come and see... More 

Savannah GA
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner with my sister at Cup Cafe. Saw reviews on a local TV show and wanted to try it out. Appetizers were delicious. Cocktails were unique and on special for happy hour but I opted for a classic margarita which was perfect enough that I had a second. For entrees my sister had the Sonoran Sopes. I chose the... More 

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Thank Byrdiegyrl
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We feel so lucky every day to be visited by people from not only all over the country, but all over the world. Thank you so much for coming to see us and leaving us such kind words. We always love feedback (whether good or bad) so we can know how we're doing, and its great to hear that we... More 

seattle
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

My quiche was a bit dry. but the group overall loved the atmosphere, the margaritas being served in the pub there were the BEST EVER!

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Thank cincinSeattle
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We're so sorry about your quiche! Being that we are a scratch kitchen, we have an incredibly devoted staff that makes everything in-house daily, and usually our quiches are fresh, moist, flavorful, and to die for! We hope you'll come back and try it again, I guarantee you wont be disappointed. We love our margaritas too! Nothing is better than... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

absolutely HORRIBLE service. But amazing food. Waited for our server for 12 minutes. We timed it. I actually had to ask if they forgot about it. So then someone brought us out water and our sever only walked up and said "hello" a few minutes after that. No apologie. No anything. Food was so good though. Bannana pancakes 😍.

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Thank Shawna M
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

First off, on behalf of the entire team here at The Cup, I want to apologize for the amount of time that you had to wait before you were helped. We hold ourselves to a very high standard of service and professionalism, and while we are a very busy restaurant, that is absolutely no excuse for you having to sit... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant has a great patio, very busy and you may have to wait but it's worth the wait. Breakfasts are very good and also lunch, have not tried dinners. Ambiance is good, service good and food is excellent.

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Thank Beatriz B
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

It was very kind of you to leave us such a nice review! Our breakfasts are pretty stellar, but we cant wait for you to try dinner! Our summer menu launches on the 26th of May, and there are some extremely delicious offerings that are made with love daily in our scratch kitchen. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

From the great guitar riffs upon arrival till the well crafted brunch dishes, Sunday brunch at the Cup Cafe is a delight

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Thank Ron R
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Brunch is absolutely the best meal of the day, we're so glad that most of Tucson seems to agree with us! Matt Mitchell and the Hot Club of Tucson are treasures in our local music scene. We love them and the incredible backdrop of perfectly period gypsy jazz that they provide our Sunday morning brunches. They make time here a... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Good coffee, good food, relaxed atmosphere...a real Tucson treasure downtown.! Enjoyed the patio and the smiling waitress.

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Thank Mary G
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are all so happy to be a part of this incredible, historic business, as you can see by our smiling staff. Our goal is to be a special place for our guests to come and forget about their problems and the rest of the world for a moment; we hope we... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Looking for a unique venue for lunch on the patio - look no further than Hotel Congress! The food is well presented and tremendously flavorful with a lovely wine selection, too!

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Thank Italycathy1
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself during your time here! We are so passionate about the entirety of the dining process, and its such a thrill to know that we succeeded in giving you a great experience! Thank you for your comments on our offerings; our new reserve wine list launched today, so next time you're around, we'll... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Hotel Congress in an historic hotel in downtown Tucson. Dillinger stayed there in 1934 and was captured in Tucson. The cafe serves delicious food. The restaurant isn't large but it has a wonderful patio.They have a wonderful build-your-own bloody mary bar at Sunday brunch!

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1 Thank Marsha W
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Marsha! We are so thankful to be able to share our beautiful home, history, and delicious offerings with all of our guests that come to visit us! This is the best time of year for perfect patio weather, we hope you enjoyed our patio and plaza. Next time you're... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Loved the outdoor seating during a warm day. We met for breakfast. Food was good and the parking was convenient. I use a cane, so I like being able to park close by.

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Thank Snuzen55
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Patio weather in Tucson is the reason we all live here and love it! It such a special time of year to be able to be outside and have memorable experiences with your loved ones. We want to provide those experiences to every guest that graces us with their visit! While we hope its not very long in between visits,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
    (5th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-798-1618

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  • Is there a dress code?
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