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Viv's Cafe

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8987 E Tanque Verde Rd, Ste 361, Tucson, AZ 85749-9610
+1 520-760-8622
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 06:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides amazing breakfasts at great prices, Viv's offers the feel of a small-town café. The owner, Viv, really does know everyone's name (or at least it seems that way). Even though we don't make it out to Viv's as often as we'd like, Viv remembers our names, and gasp!, even our orders. The rest of the staff is equally engaging.... More 

Thank Lilian V
Pennsville, New Jersey
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I visited the restaurant for breakfast. The help was very nice. Nice breakfast selections.Biscuits are great. Viv herself is working on site.

Thank Wendyluvstotravel
Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

There's no doubt that the breakfasts are well portioned and well cooked. I think most people agree with that. But the staff there can be very moody. Its not like my group were super regulars but were semi, until one morning our order was taken, then we waited, and waited, and waited, and our order hadnt even been put in.... More 

Thank Michele R
Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the place where "the LOCALS" go for breakfast! Good service, generous portions and a very friendly staff that knows how to hustle. First introduced to this placed through some horse-riding friends...doubt I'd ever have found it on my own with out the introduction. It's so GOOD, though, that now my husband and his hiking pals go there for... More 

Thank 353shirleyr
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good home cooking. Best for breakfast. Very friendly staff. Many familiar diners. Probably regulars from the neighborhood.

Thank Mary G
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Breakfast and lunch only. Delicious food and lots of it at low prices. Real friendly staff. Great pork chops but they take a while so tell them to put them on as soon as you walk in, before being seated.

Thank Martin S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We usually stop by here each time we visit family in the area. Waitstaff always friendly and helpful. Reminds one of the old-fashioned diners atmosphere.

Thank 273helenw
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Loving the fact that oatmeal is an option w/eggs or omelets. Nice outdoor patio also. Viv's is set in back of a strip mall, close to Catalina Highway

Thank 314darlene
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209 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The wait staff if outstanding. I suspect the attraction is the great service, modest price, and plain old regular food, all of which may appeal to folks who don't want change in their lives. If you want an adventure into more interesting food, but a bit more pricey, try Le Buzz across the road.

1 Thank cwt2015
Tucson, Arizona
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

There are many average diner variety restaurants in Tucson. At first glance, Viv's might appear to be yet another one. But it is not! Viv's Cafe is a true "mom and pop" type diner with a homey feeling, complete with good service, excellent value and good eats. The menu is varied, but I'd place it in the Americana category with... More 

Thank David P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8987 E Tanque Verde Rd, Ste 361, Tucson, AZ 85749-9610
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-760-8622

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