MIssouri CH visiting Tucson over Halloween weekend - Thurs through Sun and brunch is already scheduled by our hosts - seeks interesting breakfast spots. We're really not up for just coffee and pastry, but are thinking diner-type spots or Mexican breakfasts. We've been to Ghini's (any place that has an anchovy omelet is fine by us) on our last visit. Gus Balon? Good Egg? (I know it's a chain, but that's an interesting menu.) Bobo's? Other ideas? Our hosts live on the east side, if that's relevant, but we'll have a car.
My favorite breakfast in town is Laverna's. They're a pretty classic breakfast cafe, with terrific pancakes, eggs, coffee, and a variety of other traditional and Mexican breakfast options. This is the kind of place that is frequently full of cops and firemen, and local workers, and is something of a hidden neighborhood gem,
Laverna's Coffee Shop
220 S Plumer Ave, Tucson, AZ
I like both Cafe Jasper (southwestern) and Frank's (greasy spoon), but they're totally different in terms of decor and selection. I also like Blue Willow (hippy - great gift shop) and B Line (diner - great pies).
I haven't tried Little Poca Cosa, but if it's as good as its big sister, it's worth a trip.
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