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The Cafe

3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
+1 520-455-5044
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (54 reviews)
“tuna melt” (8 reviews)
“cheesecake” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here while on a wine tour with Michael.This is the second time we have eaten here the food is really good.We would eat here again and would recommend to anyone that would be in the area to eat here.

Thank sean h
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Love this place! The food and service are top notch. We always have at least 2 meals here when we visit Sonoita.

Thank richardpB8609TX
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Tho busy, I got there during lunch on Sunday, I was seated quickly, ordered quickly, but took a little while for the food to come. A 6-top and a 4-top also were ordering about the same time. I ordered a chipottle blue cheese burger and...More

Thank chacochaos
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Great food with the vineyards being a stones throw away. My husband had their special- beer cheese soup and I had their eggplant parm; left there totally full. They also have an extensive wine list of regional favorites. This is not a place to be...More

1  Thank Rose M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We ate lunch here as part of a local area wine tour we took. The food was very tasty and service very nice. Looks like the locals think so too, as there seemed to many regulars there. I would recommend this if you're hungry and...More

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Cafe feels like a family run operation. The staff is always friendly, and they even make the cheesecakes! Eight of us stopped in for lunch. The service was quick and efficient. The food came out sooner than expected. Everyone enjoyed their lunch (I especially...More

1  Thank rcooper_12
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Really friendly staff. You can tell by the welcome you get when you walk in the door that they appreciate your business. Unassuming appearance but really good food. Salads, and sandwiches that are all a little bit interesting and different. Beer selection was also not...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I do a good bit of traveling and this is the best burger I have ever had. I had the green chili cheeseburger and it was outstanding. The beef was fresh and cooked to perfection and the toppings generous. Beware, this burger is massive! I...More

1  Thank becky M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We stopped in here to grab a quick bite before exploring the Sonoita wine country for the first time. A more extensive menu than one would think when entering the front door. Food was good, facilities clean, service quick and a great spot to get...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Sonoita is a small town, focused on making wine, and is not populated with a lot of good dining options. The Cafe' was a nice surprise. We had two of their 'famous' burgers and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere is homey and welcoming and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sonoita
  • Phone Number: +1 520-455-5044
The Cafe is CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK from 19 JUNE - 2 JULY 2017. We will see you on July 3 for Lunch! Our offerings include something interesting for everyone. The A.P.E Burger is Adam's signature dish. No two are alike. Trust him to create something special, just for you! We select our wines and beer to complement our food. Our house wines focus on local wineries. We offer US and imported wines. Our beers are flavorful and interesting, sourced locally to Arizona, the US, and imported. We also feature special beer and wines to share amazing finds with our guests. Adam Puckle is a bona fide local. He was born at Fort Huachuca in 1987. He went to school at Elgin Elementary, and graduated from Patagonia Union High School in 2005. He attended NAU with a focus in HRM, then decided to further focus on food and attended Pima College's Culinary program. He started A.P.E. Dining to do dinner events in 2009, and added The Cafe operations in 2010. Chef Adam's natural sense for food provides guests with approachable, comfortable, appetizing offerings designed to provide a tasty and price-valued dining experience. He selects his staff to have an innate gift for supporting an enjoyable guest experience.
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