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Coyote Pause Cafe

#112 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2740 S Kinney Rd, Suite 7, Tucson, AZ 85735-1508
+1 520-883-7297
07:30 - 14:30
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is 10 minutes away from the Desert Museum, so a good place on the way or lunch after a visit. We were staying at the nearby Cat Mountain Lodge and had both lunch and breakfast there. For breakfast the Mesquite pancakes are a must, even if you have one in place of toast with another dish. Delicious. The corned... More 

1 Thank BoxfordTraveler
Tucson, Arizona
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We ate here after staying at the Cat Mountain Lodge. The mesquite pecan pancake was excellent as was the BLT and french fries. We loved the atmosphere and enjoyed the food. Excellent place to eat if you're in the area.

1 Thank DustyBuck
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Gillette, Wyoming
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the corn beef hash and the chiliquilies! They were both delicious! It's a little out of the way but worth the drive!

Thank roxjordan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is in my neighborhood, and I've eaten here many times with friends and family. The atmosphere is cute, and the food is mostly very good, except that I would NOT recommend the breakfast burrito -- you can get much better ones at Seis Kitchens in the Mercado San Agustin. My main problem with this place is inefficient service.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait for below average lunch. Process cheese on hamburger and avacoto grilled sandwich. Chili was very good. We had high expectations that weren't realized.

Thank Greg R
Sedona, Arizona
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another little out-of-the-way place, worth the visit. Inside is bright and colorful, a nice little patio out back. Food was very good and wait staff was efficient and friendly.

1 Thank Kimbolina55
cortez, Colorado, USA
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to grab breakfast when visiting the lodge or Desert Museum. Chiliquilies were fantastic as was the corn beed hash.

Thank j b
Richmond, Canada
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283 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After driving around Tuscon Mountain Park we came across this little gem! The food is delicious and the service is amazing. Our waiter, didn't catch a name but was a beardless tall young man was outstanding!!! Attention plus! The food was just like mom cooked it at home!! Don't miss this one!

Thank Wings298
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

Last chance café before heading north towards Old Tucson Studios and Arizona - Sonoran Desert Museum. I thought that we would be gnawing on the table legs as we waited and waited and waited for our lunch to be served. Worth the wait with great tasting food; burger, omelet but imbalance exists between number of table and customers and capacity... More 

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Lakeville, MN
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a brunch and then a few days later had a late lunch here. Both times, the food was very good - not amazing, but very good. My husband claimed that the bacon was exceptional. The service was also great.

Thank AWDavies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2740 S Kinney Rd, Suite 7, Tucson, AZ 85735-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-7297
Enjoy a healthy relaxing meal in a cheerful atmosphere at Coyote Pause Cafe located in Cat Mountain Station, just down the road from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios. Offering healthy innovative fare with a Southwestern twist! This acclaimed cafe serves breakfast & lunch and the menu includes unique omelets, fresh salads, sandwiches, and sweet potato fries. Serving beer and wine, also vegetarian choices are available. Call for takeout. Experience delicious Sonoran desert dining everyday 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?