place so fabulous, it got its own entry on the top things to do in
Tucson. The Tohono Chul Park Café is one of the quaintest and beautiful
spots in Tucson to enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch (and even afternoon
tea – How cute is that?).
Not only do they serve tasty, affordable
food, the lush desert surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. Sit
inside near one of the many windows, or on the patio (we recommend in
nice weather) and stare out at the beautiful grounds, amazing flowers,
and sweet local wildlife (like the hummingbirds).
It is quiet, relaxing
and tucked away at the edge of Tohono Chul Park. Don’t let the name make
you think this place is pretentious, because it certainly didn’t seem
that way when we have visited. In fact, the last time was to enjoy
brunch with friends and the weather was perfect, the food was great, and
we sat on the patio and enjoyed the amazing outdoor space! We recommend
you try this place if you have never been there. It is popular and
tends to be crowded, so plan accordingly.
Tohono Chul Tea Room also offers several amazing settings for private
groups. Some just take a reservation, while others may require a fee.
Check out the Tohono Chul Tea Room website for details. It is located
just outside Tucson city limits near Ina and Oracle. Their regular hours
Hours (September – June): Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm Breakfast – Monday to Sunday 8am to 11am Lunch – Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm Brunch – Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm Afternoon Tea – Daily from 2:30pm to 5pm
Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Summer Hours (July – August): Monday to Sunday 7am to 3pm Breakfast – Monday to Sunday 7am to 11am Lunch – Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm Brunch – Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm
else to note about this little gem in the desert: They are dedicated to
buying produce locally, all natural, pesticide and herbicide free as
well as buying certified organic! They are as green as they are….well,
green (did we mention the hummingbirds on the patio?). Amazing. Check it