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Cafe A La C'art

#38 of 1,554 Restaurants in Tucson}
$$ - $$$American, ,
150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
+1 520-628-8533
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“chocolate bomb” (16 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Contemporary, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The glass counter in the front houses some scrumptious desserts as well as unique offerings of specials each day. Nice sitting on the covered patio close to the Museum.

Thank Maureenclaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party at our home with 24 people and had Cafe A La C'art cater the event. There is no better place in town that you could enjoy the most awesome, delicious food ! Every single dish was over the top divine....with everyone...More

Thank golfer1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

YUM! We came for brunch and ordered 3 different dishes. All were outstanding, the customer service was great and the patio seating was perfect! We had the Southwestern Avocado Toast, the Monte Cristo and the Breakfast Burrito. We will definitely be back. We couldn't leave...More

Thank adpitara
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I went for breakfast on a quiet Thursday morning. It was still too hot to sit outside in the beautiful courtyard. Can't wait to return for dinner and a drink in the courtyard in the fall. I had the Frittata Florentine. It came with yummy...More

Thank N0eta
Reviewed 6 September 2017

After visiting our attorney downtown, we walked over to the cafe and had a wonderful lunch!! I ordered the parmesan crusted turkey croissant and it was delicious and the croissant was unlike any croissant I have ever eaten. Very tasty and lots of turkey filled...More

Thank IBMSweathog
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Our second visit was as great as the first one. Incredible menu and options. Huge plates and very helpful people. You order at the counter and wait for your food at the table. Beautiful historical house very well preserved. Outside patio beautifully done.

Thank diana M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Part of the #TucsonMuseumOfArt, Cafe a la C'art has terrific food and great cocktails for a reasonable price. Set in a casual setting, you order your food at the counter and it's brought out to you. The portions are generous with daily specials. This is...More

Thank Downtown_Tucson_Rose
Carte C, Front Office Manager at Cafe A La C'art, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again soon! Liz Rosenblatt

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dessert only after a disappointing dinner at a nearby restaurant. The atmosphere is very pleasant with a great dessert selection. I highly recommend the chocolate bomb!

1  Thank Abby E
Elizabeth R, Bookkeeper at Cafe A La C'art, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

So glad to hear you liked the chocolate bomb--it's one of my favorites, too! All our pastries are made by Lora Quarrella, our in house pastry chef. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Although the prices would have been to par with ordering at the table, one is required to order and counter, pay and fill own glasses w drinks. Food is delivered to table. Want desert go to the counter choose, order and pay. Nice place, might...More

1  Thank TXurista
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

When I saw green eggs and ham on menu I had to try then. The green came from pesto sauce. It worked fine. The restaurant is on the grounds of the Tucson museum of art. The food was quite good and the prices were very...More

Thank Desert__Duo03
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Ana L
20 January 2017|
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Response from Luckylibrarian13 | Reviewed this property |
There is no link on their website and I didn't find them on OpenTable. I really thought I had seen them on OpenTable, but I just checked and the app said to call the business. Perhaps you can email them for reservations.
7 February 2015|
Response from Carte C | Property representative |
Yes they are! The weather is beautiful right now with the warm weather.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-628-8533
  • E-mail
Located in the Historic Stevens House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The cafe's catering service, Carte Blanche Catering, offers full service caterering and bakery.
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