Tip: When the temperatures rise, eat early in the day and sip cool drinks by a pool in the afternoon.
Here are some favorite spots for enjoying slow or quick spring and summer breakfasts any day of the week.
CreditJackie Tran, Tucson Foodie
When Breakfast is the Main Meal of the Day
Sky Rider Cafe 11700 W Avra Valley Rd, Marana, AZ 85653 (at Marana Regional Airport) – Classic American diner food done well. Locals love this hidden gem for wonderful people, authentic diner ambience, generous omelets, bottomless cup of coffee, and serious sandwiches. The best part? You can watch planes flying in and out while you eat!
Baja Café on Ina, 3930 W Ina Rd Tucson, AZ 85741 – Choose from a menu with many pages of huge, gooey, chewy, creative, and saucy benedicts (like this Rodeo Benedict), waffles, famous snickerdoodle pancakes, huevos rancheros, and stacks. Did we mention that each dish is chef-made with fresh ingredients? Did we mention each dish is huge? Plus there are many incredible cocktails.There can be a wait to get in. Once you get in, you won't want to leave either.
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The Feedlot Café at Marana Stockyards 14075 W Kirby Hughes Rd, Marana, AZ 85653 -- It's easy to love The Feedlot Café, and not just because it seems a world away and a long time ago. Despite the least frilly menu you'll ever see, the food is generous, delicious, and the hosts are so friendly! Daily specials may include strawberry French toast, cinnamon raisin French toast, country fried steak, or a breakfast burger with bacon and egg, and a daily omelette special. The chalkboard announces the fresh pie and dessert offerings of the day.
Just Breakfast on Silverbell, 8581 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743 -- If you are looking for an easy local breakfast place with simple desert charm, plenty of choices that include serious biscuits and gravy, a substantial huevos rancheros, and a nice childrens menu, this is your place.
Bisbee Breakfast Club on Ina OR Sandario, 4131 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741 or 13864 N. Sandario Road Marana, AZ 85653 - Great choices in all of the breakfast food groups: omelettes, eggs, pancakes, potato cakes, huevos, and breakfast burros. Plus, GREAT coffee drinks!
Open 6:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday-Sunday
When Breakfast Needs to Be Grab and Go (and award-winning)
Donut Wheel on Ina, 4524 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741 – The Donut Wheel has a following of traditional donut lovers that understand timeless consistent high quality in the freshness and flavor. We don't know how these donuts rise above all others that we've had, but while they look like "regular" donuts, not artisanal, they are crafted with care. They are the fuel of choice for celebrations in offices through out Marana. Award-winning and voted "Best of" by Tucson Weekly, Tucson Foodie, and Huffington Post.
La Mesa Tortillas, 3684 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741 - Breakfast burritos in award-winning tortillas, and house made tamales. La Mesa Tortillas have been voted Readers Choice by Arizona Daily Star readers for many years, including 2020, and has been noted in Tucson Foodie.