The 7 Best Places For Brunch In Tucson

Travelling through the United States in search of the tastiest brunch? There are plenty of quality places to visit. 

The concept of American brunch is one of the world’s greatest culinary ideas. A meal where you can eat huge portions of food and where it is socially acceptable to drink cocktails and beer before lunch time? We’re big fans.

And, if you’re passing through Arizona then you’ll want to plan a special stop in Tucson just to indulge in sweet, savoury, not-quite-breakfast and not-quite-lunch dishes. Check out any one of the seven best places for brunch in Tucson to ease your foodie cravings.

1. Prep & Pastry

There’s nothing Prep & Pastry doesn’t do to perfection. The incredibly trendy interior is bright, white, and welcoming. The food is Instagrammable, large, and oh-so-tasty. Offering a wide selection of mimosas, massive cinnamon rolls, and a brunch menu that’ll have you stressed when it comes to choosing just one item…it’s easy to see why even the locals think this is one of the best places for brunch in Tucson.

Best Brunch in Tucson

2. 5 Points Market & Restaurant

Local ingredients are the star of the show at 5 Points Market & Restaurant. Boasting a pretty large layout and an irresistible, cosy charm, this is one of the best spots for brunch in Tucson for those looking to enjoy a bit of the local culture. Graze through plates of well-prepared food that includes everything from huevos rancheros to a fresh breakfast salad.

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3. Blue Willow

You simply can’t beat the vibes at Blue Willow, especially if you’ve stopped by for a visit on a particularly warm, sunny day. They’ve got one of the best patios in town, filled with lush greenery and twinkling fairy lights. Tuck into a plate of chorizo scramble or cinnamon roll pancakes and then top it all off with a tasty hot chocolate or cheeky mimosa.

Tucson Brunch with Mimosas

4. Nook

Three words: cinnamon roll griddlecakes. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect start to a Sunday morning brunch then you obviously haven’t tried Nook, one of the best spots for brunch in Tucson. The eclectic range of brunch options here skews towards Hawaiian-themed cuisine and flavours, which we totally love. Despite the laid back nature of the restaurant, it feels like a pretty upscale, trendy spot to spend a weekend morning.

5. Welcome Diner

Welcome Diner is by far one of the trendiest brunch spots in Tucson. It’s well worth checking out their daily specials here. They host a weekly Veg Night for non meat eaters and every Wednesday they serve chicken fried steak for breakfast. Regardless of when you stop by, however, order a refreshing glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice and enjoy the classic diner vibes.

6. Commoner & Co.

Commoner & Co. is the sister restaurant to Prep & Pastry. So, if you find that the first is packed, definitely check out the fabulous brunch options here. The atmosphere and decor are totally different. Whereas Prep & Pastry is bright and airy, Commoner & Co. is intriguing and mysterious. They serve creative craft cocktails, champagne, and sparkling rose, all of which pair perfectly with their savoury breakfast food. BBQ, French toast, and poutine? Yes please!

7. Baja Cafe

Baja Cafe is the home of the snickerdoodle pancake. And, while you needn’t say more to have us drooling and ready to taste test, the cafe offers even more delightful brunch dishes to choose from. Breakfast here is served all day and extends to include such delicacies as mouth-watering biscuits and gravy, an entire page full of Eggs Benedict, and a breakfast burrito that’ll leave you full until next week’s brunch.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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