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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Cafes and Bistros

Re: “47 Scott

Quiet, cozy, comfortable, a "gem". Excellent food and great service. I've had the cheese by the ounce and have been able to try many different varieties, it is served with fresh pears and a raspberry jam that complements the cheeses perfectly! The Wild Mushroom Salad is to die for, every bite of the delicious meatiness of the mushrooms, spicy crunchiness of the pecans and sweet tangy bacon vinaigrette satisfied me beyond my expectations, I've ordered this salad on three different visits, it's just that good! The grilled pineapple pound cake is light but indulgent and a perfect end to a perfect meal!

Posted by Ruagwabwa on 01/11/2011 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Glass Onion Cafe

This place is awesome! Truly a must see place if you visit Tucson or are from here but have never stopped in.
The food is top of the line, mostly organic including their outstanding coffees!
Staff is friendly and really makes you feel welcome as does the owner/creator of the Glass Onion, Jen has out done herself with this charming Bealtes themed cafe.
Appropriate for all ages as they do not sell alcohol. The live musical performances really add to the flavor of this rare find (LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED)

Posted by Flora on 12/28/2010 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Café á la C'art

An excellent place. The setting may not be Arizona macho, but the food is superb, the staff is overwhelmingly pleasant, and the prices are reasonable. Lunch out doors on a pleasant day is about as good as it gets.

Posted by Scarpia, B on 03/10/2010 at 6:23 PM

Re: “The B Line

I've eaten at the B Line a hundred times. Their weekend breakfasts are great. (Try the crepecakes -- even if you don't like pancakes you'll love these. And the biscuits are fantastic.) The fish tacos are the best in town. The pasta alla vodka (or try it with half-salad) is amazing. Deserts vary from great to awesome. Don't neglect the microbrews on tap.

As for the price, it's higher than you might expect an average fare -- but the B Line isn't average, it's really good food. The quality of ingredients is extrememly high (organic greens, high quality chicken and eggs). I expect to pay a little more for food that is this tasty and good for the planet.

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Posted by ks on 12/30/2009 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Feast

Our favorite restaurant in Tucson. Really excellent and imaginative food, in a terrific space. Doug Levy is a fantastic chef, and a warm and friendly host.

Posted by Andy on 10/29/2009 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar

great food, excellent breakfast, and the baked goods are amazing; i eat here every week and have never had a bad experience, a must try

Posted by georgebelcher on 06/26/2009 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Feast

Dine in, take out, cater, it is all first class at Feast. The talented, friendly chef aims to please and he doesn't miss. Feast is an adventure if you are only popping in to pick up a picnic carry out, have lunch from the inventive menu, or order a catered party.

Posted by TXJesse on 04/15/2009 at 10:36 PM

Re: “47 Scott

This is one of the places we think of when introducing friends to downtown dining. Casual but hip, well-prepared dishes, and a friendly staff. Favs are the mac & cheese, and steak frites.

Posted by driverphil on 06/30/2011 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Cup Café

Had my daughter's birthday celebration at the Cup in April and as usual, we loved it! Great food, relaxed service and that great "downtown" experience!

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Posted by saleslady2010 on 05/24/2011 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Something Sweet Dessert Lounge

Their desserts are amazing, and their specials will sometimes blow your mind. Their staff has always been very friendly every time I've gone in. To accentuate the laid-back atmosphere, they have games you can play, or you can bring your own. They also have a great selection of hot teas, along with the standard milk selection. Sometimes you have to wait a while to get a table, and sometimes it takes a little bit to get your stuff, but that's because they're always busy with people who know just how amazing they are.

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Posted by 3n01 on 04/30/2011 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Uptown Bistro

This place is fun and I really wish more people knew about it and gave it a try. It opened in May 2010 but it isn't really promoted anywhere but Facebook and is tucked inside the Pioneer Building where Monkey Box used to be, by Ike's. However, it has great hours--one of the only places downtown (if not the only one) that's open early for breakfast and late for dinner 7 days a week-- and has a fair number of regulars. The printed menu is limited, with a number of seafood dishes (I say the fish tacos are the best in town), a kobe burger, a few salads, and the like, but I've seen the kitchen staff accommodate a number of special requests, including vegetarian and vegan. The ambiance is very pleasant, with gallery space on the walls, not-too-loud music, a full bar, and a little patio outside. The drawbacks are mostly logistical in that the space is not very big, but at least it's laid out pretty well so it doesn't feel cramped. You also have to get a key and go down a hallway to get to the bathroom, which is kind of annoying, but the well-lit building is mostly used for professional offices, there's a security guard, and the bathrooms are clean. There's only one TV and it's usually on mute--a welcome change from most places in town, for a lot of us--but they do show the big games (like UA sports, World Cup, etc.) and, again, all you have to do is ask if there's something you want to catch. There's been some staff turnover but the steadies are friendly yet professional, and it seems to draw mostly a mellow-but-not-uptight crowd during the day. Weekend nights will sometimes have djs spinning house music until the morning, and there's live jazz every Friday.

Posted by SEA on 09/16/2010 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The Cup Café

Had a great breakfast on the patio recently. Good food!

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Posted by fuzzygoats on 09/09/2010 at 5:19 PM

Re: “The B Line

Eaten here twice. Rundown:

+s
*Nicely rounded beer selection
*Relaxed yet refined atmosphere
*Med-Lg sized portions
*Balanced flavors in all dishes had (fish burrito, salmon salad w/pasta)

-s
*Need to stay open later (suggestion: hire a manager to keep it open later during school to bring in some financial aid :) )
*Deserts, though visually appealing were ho-hum

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Posted by Nate on 06/03/2009 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Epic Café

The place is nice and laid back. It is great to be able to watch people go by in one of the few areas where there is actual foot traffic in this city. However, sometimes I feel as if the staff are a little prejudiced toward what I call the "hemp-necklace" crowd and can be quite dismissive toward people who don't wear the badges of their little alternative society, such as ragged clothes, multiple piercings, and tattoos.

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Posted by GrantRobertson on 02/11/2011 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Glass Onion Cafe

We used to stop in to grab coffee on our way to work quite a lot. Owner was nice, but so chatty that it kind of got on our nerves...so we didn't go in as much. The last time we did stop in, she must have been in a bad mood, because when we placed our coffee orders she said something to the effect of "It's going to be awhile because I'm cooking these orders" in a snippy voice. Okay.....fine.....sorry to have bothered you. And we haven't been back since.

Posted by Emily on 01/08/2011 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Something Sweet Dessert Lounge

A great and varied dessert selection, but their coffee really leaves something to be desired. Good coffee is a must for a good dessert shop.

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Posted by AZW88 on 06/10/2010 at 8:46 AM

Re: “The B Line

Food here is high quality with great presentation. I have to say that I feel the B Line is a little overpriced for what it is, however. Just bear that in mind if you choose to go here: it is good, but spendy.

The B Line serves a variety of standard cafe fare, sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as a heartier assortment of entrees, such as Penne alla Vodka and Salmon Salad.

I had the Salmon Salad; the salmon was deliciously marinated and grilled, then laid on a generous bed of mixed greens with various garden salad fixings on the side. You get a choice of dressing, and I chose Soy Ginger. I do wish the greens had been chopped before serving, as there were huge pieces that were awkward. That's my only complaint about the otherwise fine meal.

Someone in our party had a quesedilla, which he claimed was the best he'd ever had.

Everyone in our party was satisfied with the food.

The B Line is housed in a restored building on 4th avenue, which has a rustic kind of ambiance. It's very visually appealing.

The B Line is also usually very populated; would be nice if it stayed opened later. The owner also maintains Time Market at University and 4th ave, which is another Tucson favorite of mine.

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Posted by kohtalo on 05/22/2009 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The B Line

Great atmosphere, always fun to sit at the big communal table by the register. Small but always good beer and wine selection. Favorite tonight was the vanilla porter.

The food has always been competently prepared and worth the price; has never really wowed me until tonight's salmon salad. Try the avocado dressing.

Rotating dessert display is the best in town I can say tonight, but I'll give the Cup another chance next week.

Posted by boyce on 05/13/2009 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Cottage Bakery and Cafe

I keep on hoping this place will catch on since its on my side of town. The set up is fun and comfortable, great for small get togethers with firends. The food however is uninspired. The baked goodies are great, but if your looking for a light meal its not so great. Not horrible, just plain and sometimes not as fresh as I'd like.

Posted by JLO on 02/20/2010 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Frogs Organic Bakery

Was going to try this place, but when I saw the menu and they charge $2 and $3 extra for a piece of gluten-free bread if you don't want the wheat bread, I realized the place must be run by an authenthic Paris frog.
Now you can get a frog rip-off without going to Paris.
If there were 16 slices of bread in a gluten free loaf, they are charging $48 extra for each loaf they sell at a $3 a slice.
Is this how you want to spend your money?

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Posted by TXJesse on 01/11/2012 at 5:54 PM

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