10 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Tucson: Memorable Meals to Start Your Day

Tucson is a great breakfast town with plenty of well-established diners that have been dishing out delicious morning platters for decades. But the city also doesn't disappoint in cutting edge cafes serving creative and modern breakfast fare.

Prep and Pastry is a craft eatery known for its made-from-scratch dishes, unique menu offerings, and devotion to fresh, local ingredients.

For an old-fashioned mom-and-pop breakfast, head to BoBo's Restaurant, a breakfast diner on busy Grant Road that has everything you would ever want from a greasy spoon: friendly service, endless coffee refills, and some of the tastiest breakfast combos in town.

Robert's Restaurant is another long-time Tucson staple where all the breads are baked in-house and served fresh.

If you're looking for a charming breakfast destination in the vicinity of the Fourth Avenue district, head to Blue Willow, featuring comfortable patio seating that is shaded in the summer and heated in the winter. Enjoy fluffy pancakes served with fresh fruit, delicate crepes, specialty omelettes and a large selection of vegetarian options.

A good cup of coffee can help set the tone for your day. The place to go for gourmet coffee drinks is Crave Coffee Bar, which also carries an assortment of light yet memorable breakfast pastries and snacks. 



This beach-inspired neighborhood cafe brings the spirit and attitude of the beach to the sunny deserts of Tucson. Sunny Daze Cafe dishes out a great breakfast, with a huge selection of classics including hotcakes, french toast, waffles,...  Read More



The trendy Hotel Congress has a happening little cafe that serves what many consider to be the best breakfast around. All the familiar favorites are offered, along with some more creative options such as the Boom Boom (scrambled eggs, cheese and...  Read More



Baja Cafe is a hidden gem in midtown Tucson. The small cafe is only open for breakfast and lunch, but it's well worth seeking out when you're craving an authentic southwestern meal. The colorful cafe has indoor seating and a shaded patio with...  Read More



Crave Coffee Bar is a neighborhood Tucson favorite. Come here when you need a serious coffee buzz and a staff of baristas that know their stuff. The extensive menu features espresso, lattes, mochas, hot chocolates, Italian sodas, hot and iced...  Read More

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Tucked away in an old house, Blue Willow is renowned for its comfortable, home-style cooking and its charming patio. Shaded in the summer and heated in the winter, it's the perfect spot for a fun weekday lunch with friends or a relaxing weekend...  Read More



Fresh baked pies, hot cakes, waffles and chicken fried steak with eggs are just some of the down-home specialties you'll find at the Bread and Butter Cafe in Tucson. This charming cafe serves breakfast all day, and with a long breakfast menu...  Read More



Corned beef hash and eggs is the favorite at Robert's, with good reason. It's the real thing! Of course there are other options, including just about every conceivable combination of eggs and breakfast meats is on the menu, along with plenty of...  Read More



Bobo's Restaurant in Tucson offers home style and country breakfasts in a friendly neighborhood dining environment. This local greasy spoon is a favorite with breakfast-lovers looking for hot, tasty breakfast platters. You'll find the usual...  Read More



This charming downtown cafe, located at the historic Stevens House at the Museum of Art, offers an assortment of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Fine art hangs on the walls, providing the perfect ambiance for enjoying the down-home...  Read More



Prep and Pastry opened in 2013, announcing itself as a "craft" breakfast, lunch and brunch destination in central Tucson. Essentially, this means dishes are made from scratch and crafted from locally sourced ingredients. The breakfast menu is...  Read More


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