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Crying Onion Cafe

3684 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2891
+1 520-742-7278
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (27 reviews)
“coffee cake” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
3684 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2891
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This place is the best! They are only open till 2ish in the afternoon, so we have only had breakfast. The buttermilk pancakes are awesome! Unless you get there early the place is always packed but it is well worth the wait.

Thank Cadee N
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Found this on our GPS, along with others in the area. After looking in the window at a nearby restaurant, decided not to go there and check out the Crying Onion instead. So glad we did! The service was quick and efficient - food was...More

Thank Gayle S
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Our first time at this place. Not much to look. Located in a strip mall and one room seating. We got there about 8:30 on a Sunday and it was about 1/2 full. About 9am it started picking up with a steady stream of customers...More

Thank laurae
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

After dropping off our kids at the Phoenix airport, we were headed back to our place in Tucson and wanted a good breakfast. I googled "best breakfasts in Tucson" and the Crying Onion came up. It was on our way and, it got good reviews...More

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast which was very good. Eggs and home fries cooked perfectly. My wife enjoyed her pancake as well as her eggs. Beats Dennys and cracker barrel by miles. Would definitely return if back in the immediate area.

Thank Sleepfairy1962
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

See photo for look at this wonderful breakfast. Food was hot and fresh. good choice of fruit on the fruit dish. Would recommend and will be back. A little slow taking order because waitress was busy filling everyone s coffee..not a bad thing.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Busy little breakfast/lunch place with a great menu and excellent food and service. You may have to wait a few minutes, but it's worth it. Coffee cup never got below half full. The chipped beef on toast was wonderful and the grits were smooth and...More

Thank Arnie G
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Wife and I went for breakfast and as usual, we were seated right away and the waitress kept our coffee cups full. I ordered the Taos Wrap and it was very good. This is a great little café and we both recommend it.

Thank kruzing719
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Great neighborhood place for breakfast or lunch. I had chicken fried steak, home fries and coffee cake instead of toast. Wife had a reuben sandwich on wheatberry bread and coleslaw. Both meals were very good. We will definitely be back.

Thank luvglass
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Tried to eat here for breakfast based on such stellar reviews. Hours listed were Mon-Sun 6:30-2. In reality their current hours are Tues-Sun 6:30-2. Will update if I have a chance to eat here before I leave Tucson. Otherwise they get 2 out of 5...More

Thank flashnick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3684 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2891
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-742-7278
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