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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#5 of 1,541 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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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very nice meal, charming atmosphere tho too much noise.....tile floors, hotel lobby, etc. Good for a happy hour crowd, a business meeting, or personal conversation, not so much.

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Thank birdwoman42
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal. We fully understand the noise can be a little loud between our original Spanish tile and unique penny floor sound does echo. Sould you be looking for a more quiet setting might I suggest Maynards Kitchen. They are our sister property and their menu is outstanding! More 

Hereford, Arizona
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192 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We just managed to get a table for dinner on a busy night without a reservation (but next time, I'll call...), and I'm glad we did, even though we were outdoors and a little warm. I had been to the Cup Cafe a few years ago but for breakfast, and actually didn't realize that they had a nice selection for... More 

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

Liza, Thank you for your kind words. Our Executive Chef really tries to embody the desires of our local community and spin our dinner menu around that. He has given us some amazing dishes including the Sonoran Sopes which is the best selling vegan dish we have ever had. Parking is always an issue in the downtown area. If you... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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205 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were happy to see the menu choices, but not happy with the execution. The rice pilaf was too salty to enjoy and the sea bass was chewy.

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Thank onatrip76
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are extreamly excited that you were intrigued by the menu; however, the lack of execution is disheartening. We have taken this input and used it to train our kitchen staff on the importance of consistent in flavor and preparation. We are truly sorry for your experience and would... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I reviewed this under another name by accident, so this is full disclosure - it was a slip of the finger on the keyboard. Anyway, this is such a great place - good service, great food - especially the corned beef hash, and biscuits and gravy. It's one of the places we always take visitors because of the history and... More 

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Thank _dcnn418
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We take pride in being a staple of downtown Tucson and love to meet all our guests out of town friends. Thank you for your continued support! On a side note, we are looking at trying out some new pies!!! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Many, many delicious choices on the menu, unique atmosphere and quite possibly the best choice of desserts in town!

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Thank shebeest63
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you very much! It has taken many years to acquire the great food offerings we have on our menu. Its your continuous support that keeps the restaurant one of the finest in Tucson. Thank you again and we look forward to having you in again soon. More 

Sedona, Arizona
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Cup Cafe is an institution unto itself. It's great that it is located at the Hotel Congress and is convenient to both 4th Avenue access as well as Downtown access, however it would thrive and be a gift anywhere were it located in another part of town. Sitting outside on a warm summer evening is fabulous as is a... More 

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

Your words are to kind. Thank you for your continued support. We are lucky to have guests such as yourself as our patrons. We look forward to your return. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I always take out of town guests here for a breakfast before walking the down town area. It's never been a disappointment.

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Thank lindasplace45
Aalt_Brouwer, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

Thank you. We are so happy you enjoy our breakfast. If you find yourself in the area, try our dinner menu. One of the best in town! More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

After reading an article in a local magazine, I decided to stop in for breakfast. The huevos rancheros was amazing. I opted for the potatoes as a side and they were very flavorful. The restaurant is located downtown and inside Hotel Congress which was built in 1919.

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

So glad you decided to stop in. There is a lot of history associated with the Hotel Congress. Next time your in, ask a server. They would be happy to tell you all about it. The Huevos Rancheros is one of our top selling dishes. It does not disappoint. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Perfect choice, always great people watching and and very happening. Lots of choices while your vising the downtown area.

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

We try to keep everyone entertained, from our Bloody Mary Bar on the weekends to the live band for Sunday brunch. Its a great time for all. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The food is amazing. The servers are very attentive and always happy. Great location and nice environment to hang out with friends or family.

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Thank stephnermin20
Dale R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review

We are so lucky to have guests like you to frequent our business! We pride ourselves on our team, some of them have been with us for over 20 years They are the legs we stand on, we couldn't do it without them! Thank you very much for your patronage, we look forward to seeing you again soon. 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
US$ 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?