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The Cafe

3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
+1 520-455-5044
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (30 reviews)
“tuna melt” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3280 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I recently met a customer for lunch at The Cafe. Out in the middle of what seems nowhere is this great little cafe with friendly staff and great food. Less than an hour from Tucson, its a little gem. We sat outside and enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Roger M
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here a number of times, and the pattern is the same. The food is first rate and the service is variable. The wine selection is excellent, primarily featuring excellent local wines. We make a point to eat here often for lunch or...More

1  Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Can't go wrong with the specials! Burgers are great too! Reservations could be required. Place gets busy on weekends.

Thank William A
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This bar/grill serves some of the best hamburgers we've ever had. The sides are ample and tasty too -- I loved the sweet potato fries.

Thank zippy9631
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stopped in with my wife and a friend over the weekend. We had been here before, not my friend. As always the food was very good. Unfortunately the specials were pretty much gone by the time we arrived and my wife missed out on her...More

Thank Bajakirk
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My daughter lives in Elgin so we go to The Cafe because we know the meal will be great. Quality of food, service and pricing are superb.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 2 February 2017

you can tell. a1 a1 a1. service fantastic. stopped after crane visit. everyone happy with their meal. Service by owner - fantastic - try the cheese cake!!!! thank you!!!!

1  Thank cincinSeattle
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When I read the reviews here about The Café I expected a much better dining experience than we received. Now don't get me wrong; it was all okay but just not as good as I was led to believe from the reviews. We were seated...More

Thank jaf1944
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific stop for lunch when visiting southern Arizona wine country. This was the our second time here. The grilled cheese with tomato and pesto was extraordinary. Adam and his staff have their act together.

1  Thank Elliotg99
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Ok, this place is not located in a big city and in fact it's just a very small town and if not careful you will drive right past this café and that would be a real shame. It's quite small but very clean and we...More

1  Thank Gary W
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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