But bacon is a lot more than a side dish at this family-owned breakfast and lunch cafe: it's the star of the show.
The restaurant, which recently opened its doors on Tucson's eastside, offers a bacon-themed menu that's built to please all manner of pork-loving foodies. Diners can pick from a wide array of unique, bacon-inspired eats, including maple bacon donuts and bacon donut holes.
The French toast at The Oink Cafe in Tucson — Photo courtesy of The Oink Cafe
The eatery is also known for its popular bacon flight, which comes with a selection of eight different types of bacon: applewood, jalapeño, sugar cured, honey cured, apple cider, pepper, hickory and a chef's choice strip. Some diners drop by just to feast on the selection of bacon.
For breakfast, the house favorite is the Oink Omelet, a massive five-egg concoction loaded with savory cheese and three types of pork (bacon, ham and sausage).
Also popular is the sweet and savory Three Little Pigs in the Blanket breakfast plate, featuring three sausage links wrapped in pancakes and served with your choice of side.
For those with a sweet tooth, there's the Oink French Toast, which comes with three huge slices of Texas toast with a sweet crumb crust. It's grilled and topped with a homemade berry sauce, fresh mixed berries, whipped cream and powdered sugar.
The Oink Cafe is also open for lunch, which means diners can enjoy juicy, bacon-themed burgers like the 50/50 Burger, made with 50 percent ground beef and 50 percent ground bacon.
Of course, the restaurant also serves a killer BLT: the Oink BLT Double Decker, which has no less than six slices of bacon topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted bread.
The Oink Cafe also has a bar serving beer on tap, spirits and creative cocktails. A popular brunch drink is the Oink Bacon Bloody Mary. The classic libation gets The Oink Café treatment, with a bacon salted rim and a bacon garnish.
Despite the bacon-themed menu, even vegetarians and light eaters can find something to love on the menu at The Oink Cafe. Lighter fare includes a veggie omelet, gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups and salads.
The Oink Cafe, which also has a location in Phoenix, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family-friendly cafe features an outdoor patio that's ready-made for a long brunch with your favorite bacon-loving friends and family.