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The Cup Café

Readers' Pick: While dining alfresco on the small patio at the Cup, breakfasters can watch Amtrak's Sunset Limited come rolling through town, as passenger trains have been doing here since 1980. Morning time patrons can choose from a range of deliciously prepared selections including plate-sized flapjacks, omelets, princess bagels, scones and muffins. Of special interest to us was the couscous. This semolina grain, often used in North African cooking, is served with a fruit coulis and makes for a rewarding change from the typical breakfast. The hotel itself, of course, is a Tucson landmark opened in 1919. Fifteen years later a small fire smoked out the Dillinger gang, to be proudly and promptly arrested by local authorities.