Are you looking for a fabulous Tucson brunch spot - with excellent food, scenic surroundings, and a relaxing atmosphere? There are quite a few options, but we've put together a list of some of our favorites.
Spearheaded by Executive Chef Ryan Clark (3-time Iron Chef champion and Tucson native!), Agustin Kitchen opened in January 2014 in Mercado San Agustin. The urban and upscale restaurant is open every day except Monday for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm. The menu is full of organic, vegetarian, and farm-fresh items – made in-house and with local ingredients.
WE RECOMMEND: Green Eggs & Ham ($11), a light and decadent dish, is highly likable just like Seuss' famous creation. The spinach baked eggs - with smoked tasso ham, de mill cheese, and dry jack cheese - is served in a miniature skillet with monster-sized toast and fresh preserves on the side.
You also can't go wrong with the Two Eggs Any Style for $7. Served with toast + jam and potatoes, these eggs are anything BUT greasy diner fare. This may, in fact, be the best breakfast deal in town for the high caliber of food you receive.
While you're in the restaurant, spring for a signature Agustin Kitchen Mimosa ($9). Made with sparkling wine and fresh squeezed orange juice (you can really tell the difference with fresh-squeezed!), the drink is served in a giant 32ounce mason jar.
If you've never been to Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, brunch is the perfect excuse to wander the beautiful property. With charming southwestern architecture, vibrant flowers, serene fountains, and spectacular mountain views, HDS is truly a gem in the Tucson desert.
The restaurant part of the resort boasts one of the best dining views in the city. With three glass walls enclosing the main dining area, you’ll enjoy your meal against the spectacular backdrop of the looming Santa Catalina Mountains. White tablecloths, sparkling glasses, and top-notch service await you.
The all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch is a bountiful and beautiful spread- eggs benedict, omelets, sushi, waffles, fresh fruits, antipasto, desserts, and unlimited champagne. Cost is $38 + tax (6.1%) for adults, $19 for children (ages 7-14), and free for children 6 and under.
WE RECOMMEND: Blood orange mimosas! They're bottomless, tangy, and sweet. A delightful wake-up concoction.
The omelet bar is always a terrific choice - toppings galore and the chef assures us that each one is made with LOVE.
Hidden away off the main strip of restaurants in Downtown Tucson, 47 Scott is a relative newcomer to the cuisine scene in Tucson. The experienced owners have created a welcoming space with cozy booths inside and a brick patio beyond. The outdoor dining is especially pleasant during the unparalleled winter months.
Best of all, the food is flavorful and well-prepared.
WE RECOMMEND: Let's begin with drinks, shall we? 47 Scott has a bountiful alcohol selection and a knowledgable bartender so rest-assured you'll be greeted with drinks that please the palate. Coffee lovers are bound to enjoy The Up & Up ($6) - with rye whiskey, brandy, pecan orgeat, toddy, and cinnamon-maple whipped cream. If you have a penchant for sweeter bubbly-style drinks, pick the Mon Cheri ($6) - cherry brandy, fresh lemon, grenadine, and sparkling brut wine combine for an ideal breakfast companion.
When it comes to the menu, you can't go wrong with one of the hashes ($10-$11). Prepared on a bed of seasonal greens, these egg dishes are an explosion of flavor in your mouth.
If you think of brunch as a full spread of options in an all-you-can-eat format with gorgeous views to boot - AZuL fits the bill. The artisanal dishes are lavishly displayed in the light-filled atrium. Most impressive is the widespread selection - shrimp, salmon, prime rib, asparagus, fresh fruit, cheeses galore, crab legs, an omelet station, eggs benedict, tiramasou, and much more. Adults are $39.95 (+ tax) and children are $19.99 (+ tax). That price includes unlimited bloody marys and a variety of mimosas.
WE RECOMMEND: The coconut macarons for dessert! Dangerously decadent! We dare you to eat just one.
Another downtown host spot! Maynard Market looks like an old train station and has character to spare. It's a breakfast spot that is equally elegant and laid-back.
WE RECOMMEND: Maynards Market's Baked Eggs ($13) are broiled in cast iron with fresh cream, mushrooms, melted leeks, baby kale, and Madeira wine. To-die-for combination. Served with an English muffin, breakfast potatoes, and fresh fruit.
The Beignets ($6) are made to order and served warm with dipping sauces. Perfect to start or end your breakfast.
Where do you enjoy going to brunch with family and friends in Tucson?