Tucson, Arizona: The Cup at Hotel Congress

The Cup at Hotel Congress
311 East Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona
Telephone: (520) 622-8848
Website: HotelCongress.com

Arizona’s oldest continuously operating hotel is the home of one of Tucson’s best breakfast spots, The Cup Café, and on any given morning, you’ll find dogs seated beneath at least one of the outdoor tables. (I hear The Cup offers a mighty fine lunch, dinner, and happy hour menu, too.) The coffee is supposedly quite good, the orange juice in the mimosas fresh squeezed, and the décor a tad eclectic. My People seem to like “Bennie’s Burrito” – scrambled eggs, spicy black beans, sprouts, jack cheese, and your choice of breakfast meat wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla and served with diced green chiles, black olives, sour cream, and fresh salsa. Or you might try the “Eggs and Gunpowder” in honor of John Dillinger, who holed up on the third floor of the Hotel Congress just before his capture: roasted red potatoes topped with eggs, turkey chorizo, and jack cheese. Walk off your meal with a stroll around the recently renovated train depot across the street. The hotel itself allows canine guests, so be sure to check out my review of the overnight accommodations at this historic establishment here.

The Cup Cafe at the Hotel Congress Tucson, Arizona