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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#5 of 1,544 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been there several times; very good service, excellent food (especially their desserts.) It's small so go for early lunch or afternoon snack. For dinner, be prepared to wait.

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Thank rosamariez
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support. For our weekend dinner service it is recommended that you make reservations. Week nights its not too bad and we can usually fit you in with out, but to be safe you can always make a reservation at opentable.com More 

Savannah
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a wonderful place to enjoy any meal. It reeks with history, the people watching is superb and the food and service even better. A Tucson icon it is the place to go for a special meal first thing in the morning or before a concert. It is a and expensive but the quality matches the expense. Check out... More 

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Thank Katburd
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We love being the center of so much art, history, and culture. Your right about the penny floor. Its a must see!! More 

Tucson
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went to "The Cup" for diner and music which was playing on the adjoining plaza area. This is a great venue for excellent food and dinning on the plaza when there is music which is often. I had the SW Cesar Salad with added on blackened shrimp, it hit the spot. The salad was fresh and the blackened shrimp added... More 

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Thank webdogbooTucson
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner on the plaza. We a have a variety of musicians play on our patio. if your every curious about who is playing feel free to give us a call. More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A real fun place. Great setting , bloody Mary bar is to die for. Kid friendly, family and business welcome.

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Thank rbelair1965
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our Bloody Mary bar. It really is the best!! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great staff, food, drink and atmosphere. Have been coming here for decades and always the best. They also have a great outside courtyard to hang out in and enjoy the Tucson weather.

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Thank Boggmann
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us over the years. We are glad you enjoy our little café. Cant wait to have you back! More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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193 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

And for the longest time we actually meet at Hotel Congress for our weekly walk and social gathering. One of the oldest hotels and restaurants in Tucson, outdoor patio, live bands inside and out, several bars, and the Cup Cafe has good food. Some fancy, some less. A little on the pricey side according to Tucson standards, but worth it... More 

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Thank Laurence L
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We love your Meet me at Maynard's crowd. We hope to see you every week still even though the walk ends at Maynard's now. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is the best place I have found for breakfast in Tucson. Food is delicious and not too pricey. the desserts look awesome but I am always too full to try them. The go to place to bring visitors for breakfast. I love that I can sit out on the patio with my dog and they cater to her. She... More 

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Thank Loree L
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Great to hear! We love having you and your dog on our patio. I can see why she likes our pancakes. They are one of my favorites. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Cup is well established in the "new" downtown Tucson. i have been going to the Cup as a late night Restaurant for years, even before downtown was cool. One of my favorites is the Heartbreaker.............. Brie, apples, french bread.............. who could ask for more

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Thank kayakiki
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

You definatly can not go wrong with the heartbreaker! We will have a new menu coming late September. We hope you come down and try a piece of our Chefs new brain child! More 

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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

There food was delicious and seemed to have a good variety so there was something for anyone. We went for breakfast so it was busy but not packed, server was good on time and guess what...they have flavored coffee creamer! Do you know how many restaurants don't? This is a 5 in my book all the way...would recommend and will... More 

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Thank dairyberrys
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your self. We do have quite a variety of flavors we can add to your creamer. It keeps things interesting. Cant wait to have you back! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good food and a very pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Sunday morning breakfast on the patio was wonderful.

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Thank merlin4582
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself. Try us for dinner some time. We have a wonderful menu paired with a great selection of cocktails and wine. 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
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?