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Ghini's French Caffe

#101 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1966
+1 520-326-9095
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 06:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love this charming caffe!!!! It oozes the smells and delights of Paris. The food is always appealing. The wait staff is attentive. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The entire menu is oo-la-la!!I have reviewed this charmer before and it is still high on my list.

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Thank eadieg
chefghini, Manager at Ghini's French Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We look forward to having you in again soon! More 

Oracle, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I ordered Croquet Madame, to try something different. My husband had an omelette. Both were delicious! Coffee is strong. Next time I will try cafe au lait. Croquet Madame had a thin layer of French bread with slices of ham on top. This was then covered with a very tasty cheese sauce. On top of that, was a perfectly cooked... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is a regular hang out for brunch on the weekends. Always excellent food. Centrally located. Indoor or outdoor dining. Pet friendly!

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Thank OneBeingReal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Have been going there for years and have always had great food and service. The bakery attached is also great, they have the best sourdough bread!

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Thank Judy May H
Patagonia, Arizona
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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167 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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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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
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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