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A Tucson institution for 20 years, this bakery and cafe has set the standard for wholesome food with its omelets, quiches and tofu scrambles. Its glory continues to this day due to the staff's dedication to quality ingredients and service. Don't miss their chocolate dessert dish, which never fails to impress clients and reviewers. A great outdoor patio with greenery and fountains provides shade and cool during the hot Tucson summers.
From breakfast to lunch, this closet-sized downtown cafe is bustling with business people looking for a quick and flavorful bite to eat. Because of its small size and its great popularity, you may have to wait awhile to place your order. In the morning, croissants, muffins and a few breakfast entrees are served along with a full range of specialty coffees. Panini sandwiches are the lunch of choice with a variety of fillings. Daily specials range from salads and sandwiches to hot entrees.
This establishment proudly boasts "The Frenchness is Guaranteed" at this sunny little spot where the chef proves it on a daily basis. Coralie Satta Williams, aka "Chef Ghini," is a French ex-patriot who thrives on bringing the flavors of France to the Old Pueblo. Sunflowers are the design theme here and are utilized both indoors and on the dozen or so patio tables. Located adjacent to La Baguette Bakery, Chef Ghini uses fresh-from-the-oven breads and the freshest local ingredients in her house specialties, including Eggs Provençale (tomatoes and eggs with garlic and thyme. A daily special features Chef Ghini's own seasonal creations.
Don't plan on too many other activities on any Sunday that starts with brunch at The Canyon Cafe. Not only will the meal be the highlight of your day, but you're likely to be too full to function after wards. Start with Eggs Benedict, perhaps, then work your way through the carving station and be sure to stop off at the seafood spot. Put in your order with the pasta chef, but be sure to save room for a trip to the dessert station. This gourmet marathon is sure to be one of your most memorable meals in Tucson.