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Tucson's 5 best spots to score cheap breakfast and brunch eats

Tucson's 5 best spots to score cheap breakfast and brunch eats
Cappy's Breakfast Cafe. | Photo: Mario M./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 24, 2019.

Craving breakfast and brunch food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breakfast and brunch restaurants around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Bobo's Restaurant

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Topping the list is Bobo's Restaurant. Located at 2938 E. Grant Road in Blenman-Elm, the diner and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers burgers and more, is the highest-rated inexpensive breakfast and brunch restaurant in Tucson, boasting 4.5 stars out of 654 reviews on Yelp.

If you're looking for more, we found these details about Bobo's Restaurant.

"We specialize in breakfast and lunches," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

2. Barista Del Barrio

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Next up is Barrio Hollywood's Barista Del Barrio, situated at 1002 N. Grande Ave. With five stars out of 167 reviews on Yelp, the cafe and breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

Yelper Frank J., who reviewed Barista Del Barrio on Oct. 4, wrote, "[It has the] best cinnamon sweet tea. The breakfast burritos are very delicious, and they have a choice of chorizo, bacon, potato and cheese."

Heather G. noted, "The barista at the window was really helpful and nice, especially after telling her it was my first time there. I ordered the White Mocha Frappe with oat milk, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle; and a breakfast croissant with eggs, cheese and a side of salsa."

3. Robert's Restaurant

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Doolen-Fruitvale's Robert's Restaurant, located at 3301 E. Grant Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable diner and breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 203 reviews. 

The site has lots more information about Robert's Restaurant.

"At Robert's we do not believe in premade/boxed foods," it states on the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "We make all our breads from scratch, grind and tenderize our own meats, and make all of our pie crust from scratch. We cut all potatoes in-house as well as cut our own cabbage and make in-house coleslaw dressing. If you are looking for food uniformity, you will not find it here. If you are looking for quality "made from scratch" food that tastes great, then you are in the right place." 

4. Dedicated Gluten Free

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Dedicated Gluten Free, a cafe and gluten-free and breakfast and brunch spot, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 139 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4500 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 41 to see for yourself. 

"Rebecca started this gluten free bakery after years of experimenting with gluten free ides to serve her own family and their multiple allergies," the business says in the bio section of its Yelp profile. "Everyone loved her treats so much, they would tell her she should open a bakery. And here we are."

Concerning signature items, "It's got to be the gluten free breads, pastries, muffins, cheesecakes, pizza and sandwiches/panini's using only Boar's Head meat," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.

5. Cappy's Breakfast Cafe

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Lastly, check out Cappy's Breakfast Cafe, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 119 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the breakfast and brunch spot by heading over to 917 W. Prince Road. 

Yelper Donna T., who reviewed Cappy's Breakfast Cafe on July 7 wrote, "I ordered huevos a la Mexicana, and Hubby ordered the breakfast quesadilla. Both were delicious."

Yelper Morgan H. wrote, "I've gotten the impression that Cappy's is an original mix of traditional Mexican cooking and modern American dining - especially when you consider how American's like their breakfast: Over and above the excellent food, the service is fast and friendly, and the prices are very reasonable."


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.