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There is no better way to start a day of sightseeing than with a delicious breakfast the whole family can enjoy. This is exactly what you get at Prep & Pastry. Keep reading to find out why you should take your family to breakfast at this tasty restaurant in Tucson, Arizona.
What is Prep & Pastry?
Prep & Pastry is a restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients to make beautiful and scrumptious food for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. They give classic dishes a modern twist, which are fun for families to experience. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that offering fresh food in a relaxed environment is what Prep & Pastry does best.
Prep & Pastry has a full breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu.. But they also have a decent selection of freshly baked pastries which are amazing! Part of what I love about this restaurant is that you don’t have to choose between a pastry or a full meal. Here, you can have both!
The breakfast menu includes classics such as pancakes, biscuits and gravy, omelets, eggs benedict, and bacon and eggs. Beyond these, however, are some fun new twists on old favorites. Some examples of these are chicken and French toast, breakfast poutine, and a Monte Cristo on French toast.
The lunch menu is smaller. It is also a little bit more predictable. The highlights of the lunch menu are the turkey club, the burger, the chicken sandwich, and the grilled cheese. But, the beauty of this place is that the full menu is served all day, so you can order any of the breakfast items for lunch.
The pastry case includes both sweet and savory baked goods. Many breakfast restaurants have pastries, but what sets these apart are the unique flavor combinations and fusions that they offer. Their best seller is a churro dossant, which is a donut and croissant hybrid. On the day we ate breakfast here, they also had a key lime pie donut.
The interior of Prep & Pastry is light and airy. There are large windows which let in a ton of natural light. This gives the dining rooms a feel of being clean and fresh.
The decor is a mix of textures in whites, blues, and wood grains. The whole place feels like a bright and modern version of a farmhouse kitchen. For instance, they combine contemporary chandeliers with pig statues. They also have an open kitchen behind a bar that is a nod to the old school diner setup.
Down the middle of the main dining room, there are tables with long banquette seating on one side and chairs on the other side. These chairs reminded me a lot of what you might see on a garden patio.
What We Loved About Prep & Pastry
Prep & Pastry was one of my favorite restaurants during our trip to Tucson. I absolutely loved it. My husband and son enjoyed it but were not quite as excited about it as I was.
I loved the atmosphere of it. Having a delicious breakfast in a light and sunny room was the best way to kick off the day for me. I also loved that they were able to customize breakfast for my super picky son. The waitress had no problem with me ordering outside of the menu for him.
We began our meal with a churro dossant which we shared. It was a home run for us all. Even my husband, who is not big on sweets, liked it. I really wished I would have tried the key lime donut, though. For our main dishes, I chose classic French toast with berries and bacon. My husband went with an omelet and breakfast potatoes.
It was all very yummy. The potatoes were definitely the star of the show though. They were amazing! The bacon was also very good. It was nice, lean, and crispy-just how I like it. My son loved his plate of ham.
Locations and Hours
Prep & Pastry actually has three locations. Two of them are in Tucson. The third one is in Scottsdale.
The restaurants are open seven days a week. During the week, they are open from 8 am until 2 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, you will find them open from 7 am until 3 pm.
I would highly recommend getting there are early as possible, especially on the weekends. They are very popular in Tucson. Because of this, if you don’t show up early, be ready to wait for a table. They also offer pickup and delivery through Door Dash and Grub Hub.
Prep & Pastry is an absolutely delightful restaurant in Tucson, Arizona. While they serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch, breakfast is definitely their specialty. This place not only has wonderful food, but they are great to work with families to find dishes that your kids will eat.
This should be high on your list of places to eat on your trip to Tucson. Enjoy!
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