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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#5 of 1,553 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811 (5th Ave.)
+1 520-798-1618
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm reluctant to give Cup Cafe and excellent review because I don't want it to get even more busy than it is. This is my favorite Tucson place for brunch, lunch, dinner and, especially, breakfast. I'm lucky to live nearby.

Thank ImGoneTraveling
Vail, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As always, the CUP makes me smile with memories of old and new. Always a good meal and time with friends.

Thank kimohayes
Southwestern US
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite part of this place is the building, its atmosphere, and the location. The food not so much. The entree came with limp side vegetables. My salad was composed from the box lettuce sold locally for $5 for many servings. It came complete with rotten, slimey leaves that mean the box was a week old. So not a good... More 

Thank Miss_W0rd
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cup Cafe is in an historical hotel in the middle of downtown Tucson. On-street parking may be problematic, but there's an underground lot just across the street that's safe and secure. And while the hotel is spectacular, the restaurant is even better. Large breakfasts, a broad lunch and dinner menu, top-flight service, and very reasonable prices. The ambience is... More 

Thank OnTheRoad141
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Surprisingly high quality and tasty for a "coffee shop." Sandwiches, salads, and desserts are great! Historic hotel.near historic train depot. Limited parking but more down the street.

Thank Ann H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have to be fair it was Christmas day. Good food, friendly waiters (especially for it being Christmas) Long wait due to the number of customers

Thank Cheryl C
Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most enjoyable warm evening spent on the outdoor patio with a cold beer and a glass of az wine. This place supports the local growers and prepares very tasty and healthy selections. We enjoyed the outdoors setting under the trees with the beautiful Arizona air. Wait staff was very polite and atmosphere most pleasing. Wife had the salmon and I... More 

Thank tavysandin
Tucson, Arizona
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367 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a terrific evening. We called ahead and got a nice table outside. The food and atmosphere were great, but the people watching was fantastic. Our server was attentive and someone kind snapped our picture to commemorate. We would definitely return!

Thank CarolRororo
Redmond, Washington
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a part time visitor to Tucson, own a second home here but surprisingly had never been to this restaurant My friend suggested it for lunch but said we should try to beat the lunch rush( it was a Friday) so arrived there at 1pm and were seated promptly The food was delicious , the service prompt and professional... More 

Thank judik
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Judik, Thanks for your great 5 star review! We appreciate the detail in your review and the time you took to provide us with feedback. Our pie case is stocked full DAILY! We will be glad to serve up a fresh slice of the coconut cream pie next time you return! More 

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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading so many good reviews we stopped here for lunch. Maybe our expectations were too high or the food was so average. We shared a club sandwich and the fish and chips. Sandwich was the better of the two, but nothing different than you can get at Denny's or Cracker Barrel. Fish and chips had two small fillets that... More 

Thank Jose J
The_Cup_Cafe, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Dear Jose, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It looks like we missed the mark on your dining experience, for that we sincerely apologize. We never enjoy hearing our guests didn't enjoy their time with us. I appreciate the time you took to provide us with this valuable feedback. We use feedback in all it's forms to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?