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AZGrandpa Jul 18, 2011 05:11 PM

What are your fav TUS breakfast places? I like the Good Egg and Blue Willow , but I'm looking for something new. Billy's Grill closed, so now I am wonding where else I can go for a great Breakfast/ Brunch while in the U/AZ area.


Blue Willow

Blue Willow Restaurant
2616 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Good Egg
5350 E Broadway Blvd Ste 102, Tucson, AZ 85711

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    adobe4750 Sep 12, 2011 08:44 AM

    Franks for sure. we are there 3 of 5 weeks. the other one is Mays on Speedway, fried chicken and waffles, biscuits & eggs and multiple screens for NFL! And for something different Dim Sum @ Gee's at 1145 N Alvernon. They have a great selection with many carts.

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    1. re: adobe4750
      Erich Sep 12, 2011 05:46 PM

      Um . . . I just replied to myself upthread. We went by Franks and were disappointed - not the great place we remembered. :-/

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      AZGrandpa Jul 31, 2011 05:43 PM

      THX for all suggestions. Appreciate your guidance.

      Originally posted "cuz the missus and I were expecting medical appointments at UMC in midmorning. But.....We either had mid afternoon or early morning (fasting) appointments. So getting the times coordinated was a bit of a challenge.

      But all suggestions are welcome, and we will explore on our TUS visits.
      Thank You for your help and suggestions.


      1. DriverPhil Jul 30, 2011 04:11 PM

        our favorites are Franks, Roberts, A Great Location, and the Cup

        Frank's Restaurant
        3843 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716

        Robert's Restaurant
        3301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

        Cup Cafe
        311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ

        A Great Location
        20 N Sarnoff Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710

        1. EWSflash Jul 21, 2011 08:00 PM

          Whoops, I meant 12th and Irvington. I guess the other links chow put in may be worth looking at too, but I've never been to them.

          1. EWSflash Jul 21, 2011 07:58 PM

            Little Mexico. They have two locations. Great breakfast, and at least at the 12th and Ajo location, great waitresses.

            Little Mexico Restaurant
            698 W Irvington Rd Ste 2, Tucson, AZ 85714

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              Claudette Jul 21, 2011 06:14 PM

              I like Cup Cafe and B-Line Cafe

              621 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

              1. mrbigshotno.1 Jul 19, 2011 03:39 PM

                If you want to try a few places farther out from the UofA here are a few.
                Toni's, 22nd st. just west of Wilmot, north side of 22nd. Standard american fare, super fast service.
                Happy Rooster, on Sarnoff just north of 22nd. Standard american, huge portions.
                Poco & Mom's, 22nd & Kolb next to the old Kolb rd. Tavern, Fantastic New Mexican style breakfast, tons of choices, gotta get there early place is always jammed.
                Chaco's, outside of main gate of DMAFB next to Mamma Louisa's on South Craycroft, Mexican and standard breakfast.
                These are all locally owned "Mom & Pop" joints, I won't do chains anymore for breakfast.
                My all time favorite breakfast place in Tucson was Johnny's, been gone for a long time, can't count the times I stumbled in there after closing the Maverick over 30 years ago. Best damn hashbrowns I've ever ate!

                Chaco's Cafe
                2027 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711

                Happy Rooster Cafe
                1114 S Sarnoff Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710

                Poco & Mom's Restaurant
                1060 S Kolb Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710

                1. Erich Jul 19, 2011 06:46 AM

                  Last time I was out there, I really enjoyed Frank's. The style might not suit, though; it's not the same sort of place as I recall the two you mentioned being. Frank's was not in any way frou-frou (I don't remember any gift shops or coffee thermos/carafes left on the table); it was a good working-class diner when I saw it. I'm heading back next month for a couple of days sitting around at Lowe's Ventana Canyon, so I'm looking forward to seeing if Frank's is still as good. Sure hope so.


                  Frank's Restaurant
                  3843 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716

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                  1. re: Erich
                    dragonchowmein Jul 21, 2011 05:00 PM

                    The Cup Cafe downtown at Hotel Congress is my favorite http://www.hotelcongress.com/
                    and I also like Ghinni's http://www.ghiniscafe.com/. The Blue Willow is also one of my faves for the Tofu Saute and gift shop ;)

                    Blue Willow Restaurant
                    2616 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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                      Erich Sep 12, 2011 05:43 PM

                      Well, last month we were in Tucson and we stopped by Frank's. We both agreed that it was not nearly as good as we remembered - service was still good and prices were low, but the food did nothing in particular for us and the place was not looking good (spills, flies, washrags lying about).

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