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Ghini's French Caffe

#95 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
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1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1966
+1 520-326-9095
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08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 06:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Patagonia, Arizona
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about Ghini's is the pet-friendly patio -- they even bring a bowl of water and a cup of biscuits for your dawg. We've eaten here about 10-12 times over the last 8 years. They have an excellent Happy Hour. The service is sometimes slow (but that's how it is in France, so it's a true-to-life vibe). The... More 

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Thank TClaire1123
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Without clear and precise feedback like yours we cannot hope to remedy any issues that arise, so we are endebted to you. It does mean a lot to us that you can relate our cafe to the authenticity of French living, because that was our goal when we opened almost 25 years ago,... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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166 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible breakfast. I ordered a Croque-Madame and it was a beautiful sight that delighted my taste buds. Served with orange slices, it was fabulously served over brioche. My cafe-au-lait was generous and huge. No need to order a second cup. The taste was exquisite. Have gone there already 3 times in the last 2 months. It fills up... More 

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Thank Cuatrodivas
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review of our cafe. It was our goal almost 25 years ago to bring a little of Southern France to Southern Arizona and we're glad that our ambiance, food and service can bring back that nostalgia for you. The lovely words you invoked to describe our Croque Madame could not please us more... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went three days for brunch. The cakes and pastries looked amazing but we didn't try them. Good food in a pleasant indoor-outdoor setting. One dish arrived cold but they fixed it right away.

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Thank RaW431
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits to our cafe and although you had an issue with one of your entrees, I am glad we were able to get it handled in a timely manner for you. Thanks again and we hope to see in again soon. More 

Socorro, New Mexico
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a stop. Have only had a sweetie (from adjacent bakery) and coffee but will go back to try lunch or dinner. Menu and fellow diner's plates looked good. Excellent coffee

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Thank amy T
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much Amy! We look forward to serving you and getting your feedback on our entrees as well! More 

Portland, OR
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I googled restaurants and was lucky enough to find this delightful French cafe with a harp playing on Friday night . I ordered the organic baby greens with hothouse tomato and a perfect lemony vinaigrette--healthy and delicious. My husband started with their French onion soup par excellence. He had the featured seafood plate--steamed mussels in a tarragon broth with pasta,... More 

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Thank hungrysoprano
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that wonderful review of our dinner service! Being a long time brunch staple in Tucson, venturing into dinner was uncharted territory for us and a big gamble. That you would endorse us so wholeheartedly means that not only has it been worth it, it gives us renewed enthusiasm about having expanded dinner service to Saturday... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find. Originally went there for bread and pastries of which the selection is enormous. Decided to have breakfast - great selection of omelets and crepes. Both the breakfast and baked goods were outstanding. Plan to go back for dinner. Interesting menu.......and they offer many small plates for light-eaters.

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Thank Thomas W
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this French Cafe many times. This last time was a Sunday morning. About a 15 min wait to get a table, inside and outdoor patio dinning. If you like to bring your dog to dine outside this place is for you. Actually I have never brought a dog but you can if you like! (Just like... More 

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ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for this amazing review. It completely captures what our chef/owner set out to achieve 24 years ago; bringing a little of Southern France to Southern Arizona. We hope to see you in again soon and when you are, ask for Mike. Thank you again! More 

Winchester, Tennessee
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The wait can be long but the aromas from the bakery will keep you there. The crepes are scrumptuous. The coffee heavenly.When you have finished your meal go into the bakery and buy some pastries and fresh bread to take home.

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Thank glammy130430
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

We truly appreciate that glowing review and recommendation! Thank you so much for coming to Ghini's and we hope to see you in again soon!! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We both had the eggs Provençal and we're impressed! My strawberry mimosa was very refreshing as well.

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Thank Alexis G
ChefGhini92, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Alexis, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. When customers appreciate the care and effort we put into our food, it means the world to us. Especially since it was our Signature dish that you enjoyed. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Being not so adventurous about food personally, I ordered the French toast and it was the best ever! It's about the butter. The atmosphere is nice too...closer to being in a French cafe but with tables not so close together. It would be 5 stars but my wife was disappointed that some of the apple dishes that were on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 15:00
Thursday
06:30 - 15:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1966
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-326-9095
Description
Ghini's is a restaurant fueled by love and passion, which is evident with every morsel that hits your lips. A quaint little cafe that serves Breakfast, Lunch and Tapas, also has a full service and amazing French Bakery attached. Ghini's has always been dog friendly since its inception in 1992, as it is done in France. Ghini's has a very diverse menu and can accommodate every culinary whimsy. A boutique wine list, all imported, is the icing on the cake! Ghini's has won many culinary awards of excellence and has been written up in papers, locally, nationwide, world wide, winning gold awards for best Breakfast, best Cafe, best Bistro, & best French. You won't regret your stop to this beautiful little cafe.

I have owned and operated my fabulous little French cafe since 1992. We make every item from scratch, purchase locally and support our local economy. I love my work, my staff and my clients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?