The new location on Campbell is just as good as the old, just a totally different atmosphere. The food and service can't be beat. We especially like the biscuits and gravy (ask for a side of extra gravy), and the fried chicken sandwich. The new location is a bit noisy and lacks the quaint and cozy feeling of the previous location, but it is bright and modern. It is very busy, but the wait time is not excessive. For the environmentally conscious, the to-go boxes are made in USA. UPDATE: our third and LAST visit. The food was still excellent, but the noise level beyond excessive! The coffee was cold (twice) and the water carafe had debris in the bottom (yuck).
August 13, 2019
This review is for the new location. As always, the food is superb, the drinks delicious and service fast and friendly. It has always been one of my favorite brunch spots and will continue to be on my go-to list for a great meal.
The only thing that stopped me from giving 5 stars this time is the noise. The new place has a lot of hard surfaces and can be quite noisy at busy times. We were a party of 5, and could only talk to the person directly across or next to us without screaming. We were seated at a table near the front door, so it's possible that the noise would have been more manageable in other locations. Next time, I'll try to sit outside.
My other minor quibble was that the use of the Nowait app was limited to parties of 4 and under, so we weren't able to use it for our party of 5. I am hoping that this was because of the recent opening since we'd used it for 5 at the old location.
But these are relatively minor and I highly recommend this place for a great brunch.
August 13, 2019
Best breakfast in town hands down. The environment and quality of food is off the charts.
August 11, 2019
Best breakfast/brunch spot in the Tucson Arizona. P&P is known for their great delicious pastries and healthy breakfast selections. The service is great but please be prepared for a long seating wait. The service workers were courteous, and they seem to care about offering the best customer service possible. I mentioned to the waiter that we were visiting from California and as an appreciation he offered us free pastries to take with us.
I wish I had a place like this in my hometown.
August 11, 2019
Place gets busy but it's a great brunch spot to dish saturday nights details over drinks and great food. Sunday scary prevention at its best.
August 9, 2019
Great food always great service. A must always. Who's hungry? The coffee is great and fresh pastries will temp you down to your soul. I love all the duck inspired food. Jump in the car and make it happen.
August 8, 2019
There is something for everyone, and those somethings are all elevated and exciting. When in doubt, opt for a prickly pear mimosa and s breakfast sandwich.
August 6, 2019
Absolutely adored this place! A delicious selection of drinks!! I had the rose mimosa and mango- both were hella good. My friend had a bloody and loved it too. Their motto is brunch with alcohol is just sad late breakfast, and preach yknow! I also had the duck hash (name??). It was heavenly. Honestly, everything coming out of the kitchen smelled and looked amazing. We split a scone too; the perfect mix of tart and sweet. The atmosphere was just lovey and perf for brunch.
August 6, 2019
Hmm! So happy that Prep & Pastry has moved to a large, exciting space. I miss the old energy but, I hope that with time they will settle in and the place will look more like home. They have outdoor chairs as indoor chairs? At least with more space, the wait times for a table are much shorter!
Anyways the food is always delicious! Portions are large and there are plenty of vegetarian options for lunch and breakfast. The cocktails and mimosas are delicious and refreshing. They serve local coffee. The staff is always friendly, quick and attentive. This is a wholesome place.
August 5, 2019
After reading the reviews of this place had to take a look at it myself. Yup the reviews are right the place is amazing. I had the biscuits and Duck fat gravy with Fried chicken. The biscuits were soft but stood up to the gravy chicken was absolutely amazing tender juicy not overly breaded. I don't know what they do to their potatoes but they're oven potatoes are spot on. And of course you've got to have a bloody Mary when your at brunch highly recommended and it comes with a side car of stout coffee beer A chunk of Salami ,cheese, pickle and olive .My husband had An omelet with sausage he said it was excellent and he is an omelet connoisseur. Looking at all the plates that were coming out everything looked amazing their pastries French toast out of this world. In the waitress was top notch
August 4, 2019
Classy, hip and amazingly good. Prep and Pastry is my new favorite breakfast spot in Tucson.
As with all new restaurants I try my first go around, I ordered multiple entrees to get a smattering of what they offer, generally opting for what my server finds the better options.
First, and the best, was the steak breakfast sandwich. Served on a crispy croissant, it was delectable and savory, with hints of spice and enough chimichurri to keep each bite moist. Sipping on a flavored mimosa between bites made it all the better.
Next was the green chili French toast. This didn't shine as much as the sandwich, but it was still pretty amazing. The hint of green chili wasn't too overpowering, and the texture of the bread didn't remind me of traditional French toast. It was nice. I enjoyed trying a savory version of one of my favorite breakfast dishes.
All in all, this place is amazing. Give it a try.
August 2, 2019
Was here for a baby shower and had great service! They gave us these adorable heart shaped donuts filled with strawberry creme. I dream about those things.
August 2, 2019
Best breakfast in town! Love the food! I will be going back again soon. The staff was amazing and our food didn't take long to be served to us. I will never go to Denny's or iHop again! I rather spend my money on an amazing breakfast which Prep & Pastry has!
August 1, 2019
Great breakfast, great service. Love coming here with my girlfriend. Most of the waiters and waitresses are super friendly. One of these best places to eat in Tucson for breakfast or brunch.
July 31, 2019
Visited 6/29. We decided on breakfast and since Tucson is finally getting its act together, we came here. Delicious! Everything was good, we had a few critiques Like the potatoes could be a little more seasoned, but otherwise really good. I had the prickly pear mimosa, and we split the poblano Beni and the everything Sammie!
And I took home the maple bacon dosant
We will be back. I'd love to try more. Our service was so-so. We waited about 20-25 minutes, when we were ready for a our check our server took a while to come back. When we saw her a few times, she was chatting with other servers, so that was a little upsetting.
July 29, 2019
I've never had anything here that wasn't completely outstanding. I think I've had dreams about the maple bacon cronut. 1000% worth the hype.
July 28, 2019
Interesting dishes served in a chic environment.I particularly liked that they use unusual ingredients like harissa and duck fat and don't do copycat me to breakfast which are so prevalent in Tucson.they also have an extensive alcoholic drink list which seems to be the pole for many people. Comfort level was above average service was average.
July 28, 2019
With the new, larger location just that much closer to home, I had to talk my boyfriend into bearing the Fourth of July crowd for breakfast at Prep & Pastry. The wait went quickly and I had quite possibly one of the best Benedicts of my life. It could have used a smidge more hollandaise as the biscuits were a tiny bit dry, but the flavor combinations in the poblano verde beni were off the charts amazing and I could eat an entire sheet pan of those potatoes. The staff was quick and friendly and the cocktails were delicious (and strong, it's a good thing we could walk home if necessary). Next time we'll be sure to stop for a selfie in front of the super cute entry wall.
July 24, 2019
Elevated breakfast and lunch items make for a pleasant dining experience. The open restaurant feels comfortable, and there is a decent view of the northern mountains.
The service itself is very professional and the servers are held to a higher standard, as well as the host. The food has come out looking delicious and tasting just as good each time I have visited.
July 24, 2019
Long wait.... but the duck confit was amazing. My wife had the eggs Benedict, it was a wonderful breakfast
July 21, 2019
This is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Tucson. They offer a unique variety of dishes. I got the eggs pork Benedict. It was absolutely delicious.
July 21, 2019
I love to take friends and guests from out of town to Prep and Pastry. They have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Occasionally there has been a wait but you can check in and get on the waiting list early. Hopefully parking will be a bit easier at their new location but the two current locations have both been excellent. I love meeting up with people there to have a lovely breakfast or lunch.
July 21, 2019
Pretty great vibe and food. The new location has helped with the wait times on the weekend. Everything we've ever had there has been solid (if not a bit pricey.) Good food, service, and ambience outweighs the price though- even for brunch.
July 21, 2019
I love this place! Delicious food, fantastic mimosas and sangria. The new location is really nice and provides more seating. Service has been great both times I've been there. Highly recommend!
July 21, 2019
I really wanted to give this spot 5 stars but both times we've been there we have had to wait a ridiculously long time to receive our checks. The food is great, staff very friendly, and ambiance on point. The green Chile French toast is great, though much more savory than sweet. I have to give it to them on their coffee. So many restaurants out Tere serve horrible coffee but prep and pastry does it right.
July 21, 2019
This is the first time my husband and I have eaten here. We were seated right away. It took a little while to order since we didn't know the menu. Once we ordered the food it came quickly and it was very delicious! The staff was very professional. They were always helpful and watchful. (But not annoying). They paid attention if you were done and then came over to wrap the leftovers up. I think I counted three different people helping us and check on us. All of them top notch. We will be going back!!
July 17, 2019
.exvellent place to meet for a sweet, classy and share between friends try the cheese cake and the coffee expresso
July 14, 2019
Simply put this place is amazing. Good service, and amazing food. Will be back!
July 14, 2019
Fare was delicious. We ordered a couple cocktails as well. Everything was flavorful. My only complaint is...the server should have broken down my change so I could give a tip. Thank goodness I had extra cash with me to leave it, otherwise she would have received an unintentional crappy one. Sure I could have asked her to break my $20...but why when she could have done it to ensure she received the tip she deserved.
July 14, 2019
Love the new location!!! The space was definitely needed. Even with the added space, it seems this popular breakfast go-to will always have a wait....but for good reason! Don't pass up their mimosa menu! Cheers!
July 14, 2019
Great service. Great food. I wish it was a little cheaper or they sent coupons in the mail. But that's a broke me problem lol. Anytime someone wants to grab breakfast this is definitely my go to !
July 11, 2019
YUM! Not only are the breakfast dishes amazing, but when you're there for the first time you get a complementary homemade donut... which is to die for. I will definitely be back to the new location when I'm back in town. Staff is so friendly and the restaurant atmosphere is enjoyable.
July 10, 2019
I liked this place and the atmosphere is good. Employees all have a really good attitude. The chicken sandwich was one of the best I have had. It had some kind of a sweet but, savory dijon sauce on it that was so good. I am really in the mood for less meat though. I would give 5 stars if they had more options omelets and hashbrowns.
July 9, 2019
This review is for the NEW LOCATION of Prep & Pastry after to move farther South on Campbell.
Every tine a restaurant makes a large change like a move/expansion/menu change etc. you always expect a few growing pains... NOPE not this time! P&P killed it with this new location. Great service, incredible food, quick hot orders, baked goods were fantastic... I can literally not say enough about how great the experience was!
Micah was our server but this is one of the few places that understand the service needs to come first and several people came to check on us to make the entire service seamless! Everyone was fantastic
Thanks for the great eats! We will be back again soon.
July 6, 2019
I love coming here. The duck confit is very heavy and filling. I hope they bring back the lox on toast. It was amazing and my favorite thing to order. I've had various mimosas and the thai fighter. I would get them again. The pastries are excellent. There's nothing here I haven't liked yet. Only thing is I wish they posted calorie information.
July 5, 2019
Have been coming to prep and pastry for about two years and finally made it to their lunch menu on a weekday! Yet again they did it!! Amazing!!! A must try is the fried chicken sandwich, and you don't even need the bun. Also try the side French fries and homemade ranch. Phenomenal food and amazing staff!
July 4, 2019
One of the best restaurants in Tucson, Chef Hannah always has something absolutely amazing in the works and certainly surprises my tastebuds every time!!!
July 1, 2019
If you don't know about P&P you've been living under a rock. =) Friends and I went to the new location at 2660 N. Campbell this past Sunday. Crowded is an understatement, which bodes well for this local fave's continued success! Absolutely worth the wait! Plus, a variety of baked goods to take home! Yes!!!
That said, the food was amazing. Brunch entrees sampled were: Lox Toast (it's a must - just more gourmet, fresh, and tasty than you can imagine); the Prep Omelette (the most buttery, creamy omelette ever!), Carnitas Benedict (yes, as delicious as it sounds), and Chef's French Toast (of the day - churro french toast with strawberries and chocolate - OMG!!!).
Service was appropriate for the crowd and newness of the location. Not too slow, not too fast, but got the check at the perfect time. Another plus: they will box your leftovers for you (even when they are in the weeds/slammed).
Amazing to have a much larger venue and still lines out the door (which is typical for 'new eats' in Tucson). But, with P&P it's more to do with the quality of the food and reputation. It's one of the most highly coveted, go-to brunch spots in town. Excellent food, beverages, service, atmosphere.
They have a call ahead wait list via yelp app and on their website (links to yelp). And, how pray tell, they keep track of all us hangry Tucsonans on a Sunday, I have no idea. Parties are notified seating is ready via text to their phone, via the app. Plus, to pass the time, you can order a beverage from the bar and mill around as far as the outer patio entrance with your libation.
It is a bit loud, due to the crowd and hardscape. They could use a mic system for announcing tables, etc. But they get by. Suggest you keep your sound on on your phone for your alert. And, there is not a lot of waiting area seating. Be prepared to stand a bit.
Here are the pros, cons, and tips to make your experience as culinarily epic as possible:
- Above average service
- Misted patio seating
- Good indoor seating (while super busy, you're 'on top of' your neighboring diner)
- Separate bar
- Good temp control (not too hot, not too cold)
- Automated wait list via app
- It's a bit noisy (crowded, hard scape) when super busy. Nothing they can do about that, so be aware
- Lots of hardscape (contributes to noise level)
- Long waits after 9 a.m. on a weekend (over an hour)
- No reservations (unknown if this is true for special events, weddings, parties - they may take them for such things - I don't know)
- Not enough parking (if you can imaging that given their new space)
- You can park in the lot south of their location on Campbell at the businesses closed for the weekend (turn in just before/south of their building)
- Suggest you call 45 mins to 1 hour prior to arrival on weekends for waitlist
- Tip your server/bartender - 20% and then add $2 for good measure and good karma =)
July 1, 2019
The Harissa Shakshura was the perfect balance of flavors. An egg floating in a delicate red pepper sauce was enhanced by the perfectly salty feta cheese and briny olives. Accompanied by crispy slices of warm baguettes for soaking up the sauce, my breakfast choice left me satisfied and happy with my selection.
Service was excellent. My Exo coffee (strong and well balanced)was topped off often and we were asked about the quality of our food by several attentive team members.
I love the new space on Campbell Avenue which opened one week ago in late June.
Expect a wait if you arrive late for brunch. You have an option to get on the waitlist using an app. I recommend it unless you are up for hanging out in the lobby. Wait times extend past 45 minutes on occasion. PS. It is worth the wait.
June 30, 2019
This was my first time to P&P. I had a breakfast meeting here (picked by my associate) this past week and was pleasantly surprised. The front of the house was really friendly and got me to my table quickly and the server had me coffee and water right away. The coffee here is fantastic and you can tell that it's fresh and sourced local. Our server was really outstanding... we weren't rushed on ordering and when we did, was very helpful. We both ordered the POBLANO VERDE BENI, on our server's recommendation and holy smokes, a great call. Everything was fresh, the carnitas, roasted poblano chiles, cilantro, and poached eggs, with herbed goat cheese hollandaise over the top...
I come to Tucson for business and this place is now on my go-to list for sure. These guys have it right.
June 29, 2019
The greater at the door was fabulous and very nice. The food was good and filling. We had the biscuits and gravy which I had forgotten I didn't like. Something about the after taste of the gravy or the herb in the biscuits. Portion was very nice. The eggs were cooked perfectly, over easy. The fried chicken strips were beautiful and crunchy on the outside but slightly dry on the inside.
June 27, 2019
New to this restaurant but service was stellar and food was great. Very creative menu.
June 26, 2019
Amazing! Fresh and light atmosphere, great coffee, and great food! Loved the chickpea scramble- I could tell all of it was natural and homemade. Awesome vegan option, just wish there were even more dishes that could have a vegan option! I've never seen a chickpea dish anywhere else and it definitely beats any tofu scramble. Overall very good!
June 25, 2019
Our breakfast at Prep & Pastry undoubtedly exemplified the term "breakfast of champions." The partner-in-dine and I went over for a late breakfast aka brunch on a weekday and were seated immediately. The wait staff was cordial and attentive. They came around regularly to check on us and refill our water.
The partner-in-dine got the All Hail the Omelette and I the Beni. We also shared a half order of Chef Hannah's Special French Toast of the Day which was Churro French Toast with Strawberry Mascarpone. Everything we got was lip-smackingly good. The Beni was filling and savory. The turkey sausage in the All Hail the Omelette was what gave an otherwise average omelette the extra chutzpah.
The French Toast was a sweet capper to a wonderful breakfast.
We'll be back soon with our tummies empty and our hearts fluttering in anticipation!
June 25, 2019
In my opinion the best breakfast in town! Easy to understand why there is usually a wait to be seated. Omelet special are usually over the top. The Simple breakfast is a great value. Pastries are the best in town! Enjoy the casual atmosphere and friendly staff. Also enjoy lunch especially the meatloaf and dip sandwiches. Fries are a must. Can't wait until their east side location opens. A Tucson must.
June 24, 2019
Yum! This place is an obvious favorite in Tucson seeing as the line is always out the door. But when you see people happily waiting, you know the food is gonna be worth it. Do yourself a favor though and use Yelp to get on the wait list before you arrive!
This is a great place for a monstrous hang-over breakfast or a delightful brunch with the parents! The staff are friendly and quirky. The menu is well rounded with vegetarian options and modifications. They also have unique varieties of hot tea. Breakfast cocktails are also a thing here.
June 21, 2019
The food was great it was different than the usual breakfast items, but the kitchen staff in the back were so loud it sounded like a bar. I would go back to try it again though.
June 20, 2019
Had lunch with a friend on Wednesday. Micah gave amazing service! Efficient and friendly.
June 19, 2019
Prep and Pastry has great food, wonderful service and just a fun atmosphere. My first visit last week, guaranteed I'll be back. The cobb salad with salmone was wonderful and the monte cristo was heaven! Try one of their selection of ice tea also - *so* refreshing on a hot summer day.
June 18, 2019
Great place to take the family, servers are very attentive. Awesome food because of great cooks/chefs.
June 18, 2019
Excellent brunch and atmosphere-- service over the top. Enjoyed Shakshuka, which is a middle eastern dish and rarely seen on a menu anyplace. Beverages also delicious...highly recommend.
June 16, 2019
Yum. I love everything I have ever tried here. I'm obsessed with the Sweet Potato Hash. And the mimosa menu! And those homemade English muffins! Mmmmmmm.......
The service is always great and I leave all smiles.
June 15, 2019
Great food, lots of variety, and friendly staff. The French toast, bacon, and potatoes were amazing! Highly recommend this place!
June 15, 2019
Really lovely food. Creative, interesting, artfully prepared. Great flavors. My husband likes the steak and egg croissant sandwich, which comes with crispy smashed potatoes that are super addictive. They have a lot of veggie options like the chickpea scramble and a yummy sweet potato hash. Plus a selection of loose teas. Love it! However, this location is definitely not as charming as the one on Campbell.
June 15, 2019
Met a friend here for brunch and it was a little wait and the parking lot was full so I had to seek street parking, But aside from that, I had a good experience. Staff was very nice and the waiter was attentive. Food was good. I started with a prickly pear mimosas and had the simple breakfast (bacon, eggs, potatoes and toast) with plain French toast. The bacon is thick and has this sweet syrup in it, very good! The potatoes were delicious! Seasoned and cooked all the way through.
June 15, 2019
"You've destroyed my faith in Christianity. I no longer wish to die and go anywhere else."
June 14, 2019
Great and creative breakfast and brunch choices in Tucson. Line out the door says it all, prepare to wait.
June 13, 2019
This place is great ice coffee always on point, my girlfriend loves the bloody Marys and the grilled cheese sandwich, I typically find myself ordering the breakfast Sammie which always has a perfectly cooked over easy egg on it. I've tried the hash, daily specials everything is good the wait staff is always attentive and courteous can't recommend this place enough.
June 10, 2019
This was my first visit here and the food was great! Very friendly staff, their timing was great too. They even grabbed a high chair for us so that we didn't have to. Nice food variety and the prices are just right. My husband and I shared the Monte Cristo and an omlet and both my kids really enjoyed the kids breakfast.
June 9, 2019
First restaurant my boyfriend and I tried in Tucson and the breakfast was phenomenal. They were so hospitable and told us a bunch of things to do in Tucson since we are new. The breakfast poutine was out of this world and the steak croissant was delicious. Service was very fast.
June 9, 2019
Prep and Pastry is the must-go brunch stop in Tucson. I've been so many times and have always had great service but today I had the best! Cody was our server and he was wonderful! Absolutely above and beyond! I'm vegan and he suggested the vegan item on the menu but also a non vegan dish that could easily be made vegan and it was so delicious! And he recommended the perfect summer cocktail to accompany it. He was friendly, warm, helpful, and polite. Also, let me note our bartender friend (whose name I did not get) for suggesting the French 75 mimosa with his house made citrus gin that infused citrus along with some pineapple to make a beautiful gin that went so perfectly in the recipe! He was so thrilled about the result as were we. It's so fun to experience a bartender that is excited about his ideas!
June 8, 2019
Delicious food, wonderful and attentive wait staff and AWESOME coffee. This town has the worst coffee in restuarants. Prep and Pastry is an exception. You can also have a little hair of the dog that bit ya the night before if you so desire. My only quibble is that it's a little pricey and noisy.
June 5, 2019
Pre and pastry is absolutely amazing. Their traditional French toast is the best I've tried with chai whipped butter, encrusted almonds and berries. Highly recommended. Their sandwiches and house fries are delicious too. Ask for salsa for the fries and eggs and they will bring you the most amazing green salsa to complement your dish. Their coffee is very rich and robust.
June 5, 2019
If you are ever in Tucson, this is a must stop.
Food is fresh and tasty. I had the duck confit with cherry feta, potatoes and over easy eggs. It was a fabulous blend of flavors. Salty, sweet, savory. The over easy eggs act as a 'gravy'. The duck was delicious and not greasy nor oily.
I also took home an orange, prickly pear scone that was wonderful. Moist and not too sweet. I munched on it all day.
Service was excellent, prompt and polite.
Do yourself a favor, stop here when you are in Tucson!
June 4, 2019
My wife and I went for breakfast hearing many great things about Prep and Pastry. We were not disappoint. French toast being one our favorite breakfast items we decided to go for it. We shared a plate and order a side of home fries. French toast was very flavorful, homemade fries or just right. The plate portion satisfied both of us and that was with sharing. I did see many other options and it all looked fantastic. We will definitely be back and hopefully order the egg Benedicts. Mimosa was great, they have many different options if you are looking for different flavors.
Wait wasn't to long for 2 people, but I can imagine if you have a large party make sure you use the yelp wait-list option!
June 4, 2019
Prep & Pastry is my go-to brunch spot when I'm in Tucson. It feels rustic, airy, and intentionally Instagram-mable. The menu offers up reasonably-priced brunch favorites such as a variety of: mimosas, playful cocktails, eggs benedicts, omelettes, french toasts and more. They also have a section of "plant-driven" dishes. Great for vegetarians, not as great for vegans. They offer seating outside, although they could do a better job of keeping it cool in the summer months.
My friend and I ordered iced coffee from local coffee shop Exo ($3.50), classic french toast ($9.50), and the savory breakfast bowl ($10). My French toast was decent. Next time I come, I'll try one of their more inventive dishes.
June 3, 2019
Ate here for the first time at yelp recommendation. One of the best Lox I've ever eaten. Not traditional Lox but great version. Big portions. Modern, fun atmosphere. Coffee was good. Full bar with lots of brunch drink options. Also recommend the stuffed brioche donut and chickpea scramble. They have more than just one or two veggie and vegan options which is always a huge plus. This is a kid friendly spot with high chairs and kid's menus. Totally worth the stop. Highly recommend.
May 31, 2019
Favorite place to eat breakfast or brunch! Food and service always hit it out of the park. Options for savory, sweet, vegan, etc. are creative and decadent. Favorite dish is the Sweet Potato Hash subbed with turkey sausage instead of the egg. Family friendly and a great option to get away for talk time with a friend.
May 30, 2019
A must go! The food was fantastic, service was wonderful and the atmosphere was so cute! We came for brunch and everyone at our table absolutely loved what they ate! They serve unique drinks- I had a prickly pear mimosa as well as the norm! Their food tastes farm fresh and defiantly homemade! A great culinary experience!
May 28, 2019
This was my favorite brunch place I went to in Tucson! It was a very hipster feeling spot, with beautiful, simple hip decor. The also had many upscale menu options. My date suggested that I try the breakfast poutine, which I've heard of, but never had the pleasure. He ordered the Commoners burger, along with iced tea & a peach mimosa. The food came out in about 10mins or less, and was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Hands down the best place I went to on my trip! I had plans to go shopping after brunch but the food coma I was put in pretty much knocked me out! Two Thumbs up Prep & Pastry!!!
May 21, 2019
I love it when the staff seem genuinely happy working at a place. Creates a positive foundation for food to be prepared, served, and consumed in a way that leaves you charged up as a meal should.
This place ticked all the boxes. Menu full of interesting items. Fresh ingredients and in house made staples. Helpful staff that are willing to guide you through choices with actual knowledge of the menu. Worth making our way through some road construction to get there and that's saying a lot!
May 16, 2019
Love prep and pastry!!! Every Tucson trip I try to have Breakfast at P&P. The choice to have a healthy meal or an indulgent moment is meant with a ton of options. Serbia is fast and friendly and ambience/decor modern and appealing. UA daughter lives around the corner and gets take out more often than my bank account can tolerate but that just speaks to how yummy Prep and Pastry is, addicting, so glad I don't live near by, I would be munchin on the baked goods a lot, a lot, a lot!
May 16, 2019
This may be one of my new favorite breakfast spots when I am in Tucson. I got their chicken and rosemary french toast. It was so amazingly tasty. The rosemary adds an even more savory flavor to the chicken and the syrup is sweet. They also have several different mimosa options. The service is friendly. There is indoor or outdoor seating available.
I can't wait to try other things on their menu but who am I kidding...I will probably get the chicken and french toast again!
May 15, 2019
Delicious food, excellent service! Friendly service our party of 12 was seated extremely fast! Never had to ask our waitress for anything, cups always filled and dishes removed! Would definitely return again!
May 12, 2019
The food and service is always impeccable. I am constantly surprised at how above and beyond the service is. I have been coming here for some time and have never once had poor service or been served food that wasn't amazing.
My most recent visit was over the past weekend. It was Saturday brunch time and they were fairly busy as usual (I recommend checking in on Yelp before you go to save your place in line). I am 8 months pregnant and tend to get the occasional hot flash. It was starting to get pretty toasty outside and I was all of a sudden hit with a severe hot flash. One of the staff members noticed I was uncomfortable and took it upon himself to fetch me an iced towel for my neck. I was yet again, taken aback at how great the service is.
Just a tip: Get a pastry why you can! They go quickly and are DELICIOUS! My husband and I try a new pastry every time we go.
May 10, 2019
Such a great breakfast/brunch spot here in town! Came here with my friends on a rainy morning a couple of weeks ago. Food was great and the server was really sweet. I got the tomato soup with grilled cheese and it was the perfect thing for a rainy morning! Only thing is that prepare to wait at this location. It's always super busy, and we checked in ahead of time and still had to wait 35 minutes. Otherwise, it's a fantastic spot!
May 9, 2019
Worth every minute of the wait to get into this fabulous little spot! Everything on the menu makes you go yum! You'll want to come in with a big hunger because you're going to want more than one thing on the menu! Waitstaff is really awesome...friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and dietary restrictions! We can't wait to go back!
May 8, 2019
Everything is amazing! If a long wait order a drink and wait on the patio. Bloody Mary's are my favorite! They come with a small stout and appetizer.
May 7, 2019
OMG EVERY TIME I'M SHOCKED They continue to amaze me with how good the food is. I am a creature of habit. My friends and coworkers know my orders everywhere we go. But when I come here I change my order every time because I swear Jesus is in the kitchen throwing down blessings on the hands of the chef!!!! I had forgotten to write my review because I was in the most glorious food coma after I ate. I just saw the pictures of my food and got really excited and I may have to go back this weekend. So this time we all got something new ...as we know it's always great here. I got the bacon and egg toast. I am not a fan of Brussel sprouts so I had them take those off and I added spinach bell pepper and onion. My food was so good that I want to use dirty sexy words to describe it !!! but I want to protect your eyes. One sister got a chef special French toast, turkey sausage and a sweet potato hash with eight. My other sister got all hail the omelette. We also had 2 mango mimosas and one prickly pear mimosa.
May 7, 2019
OMG, so far my favorite place to eat in Tuscon and that's saying something since there are so many amazing places to eat. The service was just fair. It was attentive and food was served quickly and hot. SHe checked on us a couple times. Only complaint is that it wasnt very friendly. But she was never rude or hard to deal with at all. Just wished for a smile or sense of pride in the place or herself. The food was incredible!!!! Let me say that again! It was INCREDIBLE!!! Best french toast that I maybe have ever had. I have never had savory french toast before but boy am I ever sold. It was spectacular. The sweet potato hash was wonderful as was the Nutella french toast. There is so much more I want to try and I definitely want to go back. I also got the Creme Brulee hot tea and it was delicious!!!! The atmosphere was wonderful and it made for a spectacular morning! The wait to get in is definitely worth it! I cannot wait to go back!
May 6, 2019
"Prep's Breakfast Sammie" is the BEST breakfast I've ever eaten. The coffee, the egg, the muffin, the onions, the potatoes, the bacon are individually and together supremely good! The service was also excellent. This was my second visit and both meals were 5 star.
May 5, 2019
This was the highlight of our weekend. Excellent food and drink selection. The bartenders, Triston, with an O and Kevin, standard spelling, were great. They were attentive and entertaining. Whatever they suggest is probably good, trust me. Not only do they make great drinks, but are also wonderful conversationalists. 10/10. Their drinks are artistic. The bacon is delicious. Some drinks come with it. P.s Triston will be exclusively at the Grant location. Kevin is staying at Campbell. The hostess was also lovely. Love her.
April 28, 2019
Brunch was well worth the hype. It sounded like you couldn't go wrong ordering anything and that was the case from my experience. The steak and eggs croissant was a perfect combination of flavors. The steak was thinly sliced and juicy and the egg on top gave a great breakfast feel to a juicy steak sandwich. The croissant was buttery, sweet and flaky and the crispy taters had a delicious rosemary finish. To finish off, I had a homemade donut prepared fresh for the day. The glazing and sugar coating was delicious for a perfectly baked and generously filled strawberry-lemon ending
April 28, 2019
The Monte Cristo sandwich was the perfect blend of sweet and savory! And the roasted potatoes they put on the side, so delicious! If you haven't been here, you need to go!
April 25, 2019
Been here maybe 20times and have been coming since they opened. Bloody Marys and a variety of Mimosa options. High quality menu items (especially that duck confit) make this a prime brunch spot. You MUST get a fresh pastry, the changing list keeps things interesting--I recommend a dossant :p Use their no wait app to get a spot and avoid the lines.
April 24, 2019
Wow! I mean wow! I need to live within walking distance for this place! It was insane and a great vibe too not old but trendy! Awesome for any group.
April 24, 2019
Really interesting and delicious menu choices. Nice ambiance as well. Quick staff. I'll be back and maybe add another star.
April 21, 2019
First timers! In love with the Poutine and the Harrisa Shakshuka!
April 21, 2019
On a Sunday morning we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table and they had complimentary coffee on hand for those waiting. The atmosphere is very welcoming, breezy and cozy at the same time with a modern farmhouse feel. I got the Return of the Mac breakfast which was good - not amazing but that's to be expected for a healthy option. I splurged on the Earl Grey blueberry scone and so glad I did - it was perfectly crumbly and fruity. The glaze on top was just too sweet for a scone, had to scrape that bit off. The husband got the Duck confit which was amazing! Unfortunately they overcharged us for a side of bacon, that was a bummer. Overall a very good experience, would probably come back and try their other dishes.
April 21, 2019
You have got to try the cronut! It's the most delicious pastry to come out since God knows when! They also have phenomenal mimosas and and amazing breakfast menu all around as is. You might have to wait a good while during brunchtime though so brace yourself, but the avocado toast is definitely worth it!
April 20, 2019
We went here as I had seen this listed on Tucson Foodie. We were delighted. We don't get to the "other" side of Tucson very often as we live in Oro Valley. The service was warm and friendly. The suggestions on the menu were well taken with us. I had the Beni and my husband had a bloody Mary that was to die for especially since it came with its own garnishments of pickle, olive, cheese and salami.
April 19, 2019
Yummy food and drinks! The Bloody Mary with the chaser is outstanding. And I have never had bad service. Those people enjoy their jobs and their customers!
April 18, 2019
I previously posted a 1 star rating because of a bad experience with Yelp check in and it not going through. I return to the 5 stars I would normally give them based on food and Mimosas. The owner contacted me about my issue and made it right. This is what I expected from this place. I can't wait for my make up birthday Mimosa!
April 16, 2019
Always delicious! The staff has always been kind. I go here with a friend who has brain cancer so this is our big days out when she can get out. The staff is so helpful and are generous with meal substitutions for ingredients she cannot have right now. She always feels horrible asking but they always accommodate and as a protective friend I love seeing her treated kindly for something she cannot help! As I said the food is fantastic! I love that they offer creative items. It is always so hard for me to decide what I want because everything is great!
April 15, 2019
Seriously phenomenal breakfasts both times we ate here. Came in from DC to check out Tucson and Prep and Pastry stood out as one of our favorite eats.
April 15, 2019
The food is delicious! The customer service is 10/10. Bathrooms need some improvement with keep up of having toilet paper and keeping it clean. Overall, yes! I would return to this place.
April 13, 2019
We came here from the 4.5 review and they earned every star. We weren't sure what to order and I told the Server that I wanted some sort of French toast and scrambled eggs and bacon, and she made the recommendation to order half French toast and add the eggs and bacon. My wife said that sounds good and then she suggested maybe get a single order of each and they were nice enough to split it. The French toast had a great taste to it and the eggs were so fluffy. The potatoes had a really good crunchiness on the skin and the bacon was awesome. To boot, the jelly for the toast was homemade strawberry jam. Our Server was awesome as well. She was there for us when we needed anything as was the rest of the people. This place is fantastic. It's not the cheapest, but is so worth it.
April 13, 2019
Very good food hospitality is on point very welcoming had the French toast very good great place to eat! Fancy nice breakfast joint will be coming back for more that's for sure! Like how they serve wine and champagne there it's a nice spot Highly Recommendation!!!!!!
April 12, 2019
This is just a cool little place to go. There food is original and good. I have a couple of favorite things but my family has tried many items and they have all been good. I believe we have always had good service. Great drinks the wine spritzer are best I have ever had. It is worth a visit.
April 11, 2019
So glad that I discovered this place. Very fun and chill atmosphere. The food was delish and the servers awesome. I had the duck and my husband had the steak croissant. They make everything fresh, including pastries. If it's not hot I recommend eating outside.
April 10, 2019
Omg I have to go back and try everything, I ordered the everything croissant so gooood! 10 out of 10 that post on there was phenomenal
April 5, 2019
Brunch here is to die for. Anything you order is delicious. The mimosas are very good, but I wish they offered bottomless options on the weekends.
April 5, 2019
I LOVE THIS BREAKFAST PLACE!!! It's super cute and very affordable! The plating is always perfect! I am very basic and always get scrambled eggs and the potatoes and toast but the potatoes are so different than usual breakfast places and they're so good! The eggs are always fluffy and exactly how i like them! The ambiance is super aesthetic and cute in there so if you're looking for a trendy breakfast nook, this is your place! The service is always super quick as well but i recommend you make a yelp reservation if you're going on the weekends because it's always very crowded but they do their best to get you in and out in a timely manner!
March 31, 2019
Terrific food. Terrific service. Our group included two small kids and our waiter Zachary was so patient and kind with us. The kids split pancakes and the classic breakfast from the kid's menu - not even a blink of an eye or scoff from the waiter. I had the duck confit with a fried egg and whipped cherry goat cheese - terrific flavors. Also sampled the prickly pear mimosa, which had a good balance of sweetness. A welcome change from the classic. Lots of options and everyone enjoyed their meals. Will be back!
March 30, 2019
What a cool spot and a surprising find in Tucson! We came here after hiking sabino canyon and waited about 30 mins to be seated. It was well worth it. Everything about this place was fresh, delicious, and well portioned. We tried the classic French toast, which the chai butter superbly elevated. The fresh veggie breakfast bowl with kale, quinoa, avocado, and poached eggs was light and refreshing. The really cool dish was the cream cheese chocolate dossant, a wonderful combination of croissant with donut. Why can't other cities have a cool brunch place like this?!
March 23, 2019
If you ever thought about coming to prep and pastry DO NOT HESITATE. This place is delicious. The staff is alright though. The few times I've been there it hasn't been stellar or anything but the food is so die for. Be sure to make a reservation though. This isn't a place you would want walk up on. Get the chicken and waffles. The chicken is the best and it's hands down the best thing there.
March 23, 2019
I love coming here! The food is always incredible, from the simple breakfast to the green chili French toast, it never disappoints. Today my boyfriend and I shared the Hannah's call, it is a seared carrot cake French toast with mascarpone whip and stewed apples. LOVED IT. We also ordered the simple breakfast and lox toast and a Bloody Mary and the prep up to the sunrise cocktail. Everything was incredible and they treat you like family. Thank you prep and your incredible staff!
March 21, 2019
I finally made it to a Prep & Pastry, and I am very happy I did! The staff was super friendly. I mean the ENTIRE staff. I think we had friendly contact with 6 either hosts, managers or servers throughout our lunch. The house Bloody Mary was a delicious start. I had the salmon with veggies & quinoa, which was perfectly cooked medium rare salmon. My mom ordered the Dip with fries, which was large & on amazing bread. She took half home, and before even requesting, our server offered more au jus to take with the leftover half. A very nice gesture. Looking forward to trying other items in the future.
March 21, 2019
"This is my second review of Prep because my first, in all honesty, was boring. Here is the real deal..." Oh Prep, my sweet and savory Prep, how I love you so. This gem serves a transcendent breakfast; a marvelous piece of Heaven. The Best in our Desert City. This love affair started about a year ago; my wife and I were looking for something special for the day's first meal. We had been curious about this place-- good reviews whispered in our ears. We entered this cozy establishment to be greeted by a friendly hostess who uttered the words we all want to hear, "Sit anywhere you'd like". The scents were a magical bloom of bacon and other fine meats, fresh bread, pastries and biscuits, gravy and butter. A friendly server quickly greets us with water and a half carafe as back up; takes our drink order. For myself, always an Arnold Palmer; my wife, a spectacular looking Mimosa. The menu was quite a feat as everything sounded amazing. We chose a "Steak" and Egg Croissant and a Breakfast Sammie. So here's where it gets out of control. This work of art arrives at the table. Scents of well-prepared, garlic infused beef fill my head. Layer upon layer of perfectly prepared items topped by this aioli...oh the aioli. Others say "aioli" this and "aioli" that; this almost hurt it was so... don't have words to describe. My wife and I share everything; in this case I said to her before I took the first bite, "Babe, I'm going to have to this whole thing". She replied," It's OK I'm loving the Breakfast Sammie". So I slowly demolished this masterpiece, enjoying each flavor and nuance. I ordered this wonderfulness every time since (along with their sweet treats that I'll get to shortly). ______________ Jump to last Sunday... My parents just fully moved to The Desert City; foodies as well. They could not wait to dine at this marvelous establishment after the words of praise from my wife and I. Also, they love Commoner & Co (same owners) but that's an upcoming review. So now Prep is the "goto" breakfast spot, especially on the weekends; deservedly so. The trick now is using the Yelp Waiting List. From the comfort of your home you can gauge the wait time against your preferred dining time. For me, we wanted a table for 4 at noon and the wait was 96 minutes; so I got on the List at 10:44am with a check in of 11:55am. Waited until 12:15pm and we were seated. This fine place has the feeling of a home away from home--even when busy. We were ushered to our table and it was perfect. My father uses a small wheelchair when dining out; my wife mentioned this upon check in and they delivered. Our server quickly comes to the table with water; she knows we've been waiting a little to get into Prep. Did I mention the service is ALWAYS phenomenal? She takes our drink orders; 3 key lime Mimosas with a graham powder rim and my Arnold Palmer. She asks me about food allergies at the table and proceeds to bring out this mind-blowing pastry; their last one! A divine cinnamon roll covered in pecans and this gooey, rich caramel sauce. We devoured within minutes while in a food trance. On to the mains (apologies for the long review but I had to release some serious emotions about this place). My father and I ordered the Biscuits and Duck Fat Gravy with Fried Chicken, mom the Poblano Verde Beni with Carnitas, and my wife the All Hail The Omelette with Turkey Sausage. Everyone was thrilled with their dishes, but for me it started my second culinary bromance at Prep & Pastry. The Biscuits and Gravy were exceptional; my father and I wanted extra gravy which was brought out by our server in about 30 seconds. But this Fried Chicken... oh my Lord. I don't like to curse in reviews but my first words out after tasting this crunchy jewel were "Oh Sh*t". I've had a lot of Fried Chicken around the country and this not only measures up to the Greats in the South but is the best in Arizona. Very crispy with a perfectly seasoned crust; supple chicken within. As excellent as the Biscuits and Gravy were, I was on another plain of existence with the Chicken. Wow! We wrapped up Breakfast with a cup of coffee for the parents, my mother proclaiming that it was "really, REALLY god". That mean a lot coming from her. The bill contained Great Prices as usual. Conclusion: Everything Prep & Pastry creates is top-notch. Must tries are the "Steak" and Egg Croissant, the Biscuits and Gravy or French Toast with Fried Chicken and any of their pastries or donuts to start--all spectacular! Best Regards and Culinary Dreams, Bryan
March 20, 2019
Absolutely love this place for brunch! Delicious drinks & food, the service is top notch and the ambiance is fun!! Fabulous staff!! Just go, you will love it! They are on Waitlist so you can check in and get on the wait list before you even arrive...that's awesome! Just don't forget to check in as soon as you get there!
March 20, 2019
Prep & Pastry is a super cute restaurant with an industrial appearance from the outside, it is on Grant road next to the Post Office, don't pass the entrance as you will have to make a uturn as no entrance from the PO parking lot. Breakfast; today I ordered the Nutella & Bruleed Nutella French Toast, and let me tell you it was delicious not too sweet with perfect amount of nutella was super moist think bread slices. The coffee was delicious, I had to get to my next business stop but wanted to see what the house coffee brand was. The cutest was creamer came in a mini fresh coffee creamer with my coffee. Server; My server was Jessica, she was super cute and friendly. It does appear that all the servers help and assist all customers.
March 20, 2019
Okay wow. My fiancé and I are self proclaimed foodies and we've eaten a lot of good food. But this place is now near the top of both of our lists! I was between two dishes so I asked our waitress and she recommended I get a half order of both, which ended up being PERFECT!!! I ordered an omelette with potatoes and the chefs special of the day, which was seared carrot cake French toast. I don't have the words to describe how awesome this meal was. Although slightly too salty, the potatoes were some of the best I've ever had and helped balance the sweetness of the French toast. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Also, our waitress, Arin, was SO nice! She made us feel welcomed and seemed to anticipate our needs before we even asked. She was attentive, patient, and encouraged me to get half orders of both plates so I could experience the best of the best. I can't say enough great things. GREAT food, GREAT service, and GREAT atmosphere. Please visit this place!
March 15, 2019
This place puts Tucson breakfast on the map! I wish Prep & Pastry existed when I was going to UofA. They have a HUGE selection of breakfast cocktails including 9 different flavors of mimosas. I went for the prickly pear mimosa and would recommend it. For food we got the classic French toast, biscuit & gravy with fried chicken, sweet breakfast bowl, and a side of potatoes. Everything was fantastic! If you're looking for a gut bomb, the biscuit & gravy with fried chicken can't be beat. The French toast is some of the best I've had. Highly recommend the potatoes, they were arguably the best breakfast potatoes I've ever had.
March 14, 2019
Unexpected quality and such great service in Tucson. Right off the bat the hostess noticed we had a dog in our car and let us know about the outdoor seating. Then our server was on very knowledgeable and on it. I requested something that was not on the menu and without hesitation said that was no problem and made it happen. All the way to the end of our meal it was super relaxed and we were taken care of by all the staff. Service was top notch. Food was delicious, exactly what a brunch should be. I had the classic French toast with poached eggs, bacon and the roasted potatoes were great. Don't forget the mimosas!
March 14, 2019
We are continuously wowed by P&P (East). We simply have never had a bad experience and have tried numerous menu items. We usually go weekend breakfast so the crowd and wait time can be lengthy. After learning about the pre check-in on the app we don't worry about that anymore. Just pick your time to arrive and they keep you updated to length of wait time. Cool No reason to highlight individual staff because they are ALL excellent. Again, never had a bad experience.
March 12, 2019
Do yourself a favor and get on their wait list ahead of time! Floods of people and I can see why. Friendly service. Menu filled with creative twists on typical breakfast items and reasonably priced for big portions! Somewhere you can take your friends or family. I wish we had one in Scottsdale ! Only reason 4 stars is because of the wait. Not a quick outing.
March 11, 2019
This morning I needed to experience a California-esque Sunday Brunch, and Prep & Pastry did not disappoint. This solo venture into Tucson's Brunch scene offered friendly staff, fresh coffee, Amazing pancakes, and dreamy well dressed staff that stepped up an already outstanding customer service experience by comping my meal due to an excessive wait time; which this NPR nerd didn't notice but, is forever grateful. I will definitely return.
March 10, 2019
So this food is fantastic, but I'm inspired to Yelp this by the very, very good service! We had to wait for a table, which was NBD thanks to the friendly bartender who jumped at us with offers of coffee and bloody maries, both of which arrived almost instantaneously and were best-in-class. We ate shakshuka, steak n eggs croissant, poblano something or other, and duck confit. We all tried everything and the poblano thing won blue ribbon, duck n steak in second. I won't knock a star off for this, but it would be very easy to jam some plants and trees in some big pots and put them outside the window on the west side of the building, to beautify a currently unappetizing view of the Salt Winds mystery appliance and detached metal gate pile.
March 4, 2019
This place stands among my favorite places to grab breakfast/lunch. The menu is very unique in its own fashion, and it's quite delicious. They also have unique cocktails that standout from most restaurants. I ordered the Cubano sandwich from them when I went, and it was probably one of the best Cubans I've had. This place is most definitely worth a trip!
March 1, 2019
So, so good and wonderful staff! Good mix of classic breakfast and health conscious items. All delicious.
February 25, 2019
This was my first time visiting Prep and it was a success! The vanilla bean scone was amazing and so was my food. The biscuits are cheese and rosemary. If you do not like rosemary, I suggest you shy away from them! Service was great and the food was awesome! Their homemade strawberry jam was delicious. I would return in a heartbeat. Prices were very reasonable for great quality food!
February 24, 2019
I am a picky eater, I look for each flavor in the food, if you are like me, I recommend this place each dish is tasteful, Ingredients feel fresh, customer service is great, classy eclectic ambience, prices are fair.
February 23, 2019
First stop after landing in Tucson from LAX calls for brunch! (There's 2 locations) Decor: place is very cute & inviting Food: - everything croissant: THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD. Something about all the ingredients and that special pesto pistachio sauce *drools - duck confit: a bit underwhelming, not much flavor or umami taste Drinks: - prep up till the sunrise: if you like tequila, they are quite generous here with a twist of berry to make it even more delicious - brunch punch: reminds me of jungle juice, can be a bit too sweet aka headache later
February 19, 2019
My first visit and so glad we waited the long wait to get a table because my breakfast of Poblano Verde Beni was definitely amongst the best breakfasts I have ever had. The flavors, ingredients, and presentation was really great and there isn't a thing I would change. It is a small place with a strong customer base and deservedly so. They are rock stars. They're on top of their game offering advanced checkin and live wait times but I was too late realizing that to gain any benefit. I thought for sure we would be rushed out but we actually had to ask for our check.
February 19, 2019
Who doesn't love brunch?! Everything I've tried here has been so yummy! Their mimosas, pastries, omelets, salads... everything was great! Very nice servers as well! They are a little pricey and they don't have the biggest portions but I still recommend going! Enjoy!
February 16, 2019
Another Tucson local gem! We stopped in for Brunch today with my wife's sister, a local. This is one of her family's favorite Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch eateries. We started by waiting at the bar with Mimosas (many yummy choices!) for my wife and sister, and an awesome Bloody Mary for me as we enjoyed a house made cinnamon roll. Our barkeep Clark gave us a lot of helpful information about the menu and some suggestions and excellent service. EVERYTHING on the menu looks awesome. We were later seated and ordered our selections. My wife's had a half order of the Poblano Eggs Benedict and a half order of the French toast. Most of their non-sandwich offerings can be ordered by the half, very handy if you can't decide between two items. Her sister enjoyed an Everything Croissant and I was very happy with my Monte Crisco sandwich made with smoked ham and Swiss cheese. The Monte Crisco is very filling since it's made with thick slices of Brioche French toast, expertly egg washed and fries. We will be back! There are many other menu items that I'm looking forward to trying and the service was excellent! The decor is, light airy and fun!
February 15, 2019
Good..surprisingly good.. like "oh #^&$", that's tasty good...like "let's eat there again tomorrow" good. This place provides a tasty range of options for herbivores and omnivores alike. Duck...duck... duuuuuck... get the duuuuuuck! A tasty blend of duck, veggies and fried potatoes (that somehow come out tasting crunchy on the outside and yukon gold perfect on the inside). Yeah, get this one..getitgetitgetit. Breakfast sandwich...the homemade english muffin is heavy, especially when melded to two different cheeses, while a really nice sweet and smoky bacon provides a punch of flavor and the fried egg provides both bulk and drippy yolk for the muffin to soak up. The spinach is there so your wife wont complain about your diet. This is a sandwich that will fill you up and is better eaten with knife and fork. More tomorrow..yes, im going back. You gonna like.....
February 11, 2019
Listennnnnn.... I've eaten a lot of potatoes in my life. A lot. But these were the best breakfast potatoes I've ever had. Best service. Great vegan/gf option. Good coffee. We really enjoyed our time here.
February 6, 2019
So good. Led by Yelp on a business trip, one of the best finds ever. Staff was super awesome and all of their bread and pastries are homemade and spectacular. A server even directed me to a great place to watch the sun set over the mountains. I didn't make it, but her attention and help was truly appreciated.
February 2, 2019
Love this place. The food is always good and high quality, great for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. The wife usually tries new stuff and I stick to the good old steak and eggs. My son loves the pancakes.
January 31, 2019
First, the service is great. I love that they give you a carafe of water. Early on, my server asked if I had questions. I asked if he could just decide for me. He said he could. :) He was warm and personable and gave a great argument for having the Monte Cristo. I agreed. The Monte Cristo comes with their fried potatoes. Forget the sandwich, those potatoes were the best part of my meal. They are cut somewhat haphazardly, not uniform at all. The large pieces were smooth and creamy, the small were crisp and tasty. Peels were left on, which made for occasional happy little crisp potato peel pieces that tasted like delicious chips. They were generously seasoned with herbs, but not over salted. Perfect. The sandwich itself was a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious, but it veered quite a bit from tradition, and not necessarily in a good way. It was not battered and fried, but instead was a sandwich made with slices of already- made fresh toast. And it was normal, fairly bland, yet thick, french toast. The big draw for me was the pineapple-jalepeno cream cheese on this sandwich. But it was overwhelmed by the swiss cheese and hardly noticable. After a few bites I opened the sandwich to make sure it was even on there. It was, but it was scarce. I also didn't get any jalepeno spice until my last few bites. I could see the large pieces on jalapeno, and could finally taste them. The sandwich was woefully underfilled compared to the thickness of the bread. My notes to the chef would be: double the meat, cut back on (or eliminate) the swiss, puree the jalepeno into the cream cheese so you can taste the spice throughout, and double the cream cheese. I also wanted to take home a pastry. They had only a few left, and decided on the cinnamon bun based on name (I didn't look at the pastries before deciding). It is not a bun, but more like a cinnamon and sugar covered croissant, twirled into bun shape. Still tasty, but unexpected. All in all, it's a lovely place with great service and tasty food. I'll be back.
January 29, 2019
Number 1 best Breakfast and Brunch place won by the Arizona Daily Star in 2018! The food items are all made from scratch. Picture perfect Entrees with lots of flavor and of course can't forget about the fresh pastries they make every morning. They open at 7:00 am and closes at 3:00 pm daily. Handcraft cocktails, variety selections of mimosa flavors and Bold & strong EXO coffee makes this place a 5 star Restaurant!
January 28, 2019
I sat solo at the bar. The wait staff were super welcoming knowledgeable and represented the goodness and flavor of this place. Be sure to put your name on the waitlist before you go because there seems to always be a wait. I believe yelp gives you the opportunity to add your name to the waitlist before you even get there. The menu is diverse, unique and they bake most every sweet item on-premise. I started with the Thai Fighter breakfast cocktail and then had remorse when I saw the 'build your own mimosa' set up. But ultimately I was happy with my choice. For breakfast it was another hard decision - do I go sweet or savory? Plant based or full on fat? I honed on on the Sweet Potato Hash which came with an over-easy egg and a delicious house-made goat cheese mouse. As soon as I got my plate, out came someone else's brioche doughnut with lemon glaze on top. Again I envied the person who went with the sweet dish compared to my favorite Ash. Next time I'm trying one of those. And oh and they don't do espresso drinks they only have drip coffee which is amazingly good. And five stars I'll be back
January 19, 2019
Their brunch were just okay compared to other brunch spots in Tucson, but you have to try their dessert here. The taste of their French toast was absolutely spot on! You can order half portion for French toast, so we always order two half-portion French toast.
January 15, 2019
I'm going to get the annoyance out of the way first. Its a cronut, not a dossant. Please stop calling it a dossant. We sat at the bar and the bartender was so awesome! She was sweet, chatty and makes a hell of a drink. We had their Bloody Mary and oh my gosh! They use peppers and garlic infused vodka they make and it adds a great kick without any hot sauce. The food was fantastic. The monte Cristo with pineapple jalapeño mascarpone was delicious but not a true monte Cristo as it's more of a stuffed French toast instead of fried. With it had more mascarpone on it! The omelet was fresh with great flavors as well. Their potatoes are amazing! It was savory and perfectly fried on a pan and just perfection itself. The berry cronut was a little overbaked but still delicious and cream cheese frosting on top was not overly sweet and perfectly complimented the pastry. This is definitely a place to visit more and try every singly thing on the menu!
January 13, 2019
So glad we came here! We live in OV so we rarely go outside the OV bubble. I got gift cards for Christmas so we came to try it. I knew it was going to be busy, so I used the online waitlist app to check us in when we left the house. We were seated within a few minutes of arriving. They have a small inside section and what looked like a large outdoor section, which is probably great when it's warm outside. We were greeted promptly by someone who got us some water and started on drinks. Emily was our server and she was wonderful. Very nice, attentive and efficient with taking care of us. The food was wonderful. It's easy to tell that everything is housemade and fresh out of the kitchen. I had the veggie eggs Beni and it was so delicious. There was an assortment of roasted veggies on top of a delicious English muffin and smothered in hollandaise sauce. It also came with a nice side of breakfast potatoes. They do have a kids menu, so my 4 year old nephew was quite happy with his little plate of plain pancakes. We didn't try out the adult beverages this time, but we can't wait to come back and try some mimosas and bloodys.
December 30, 2018
We went to Prep and Pastry on a whim for a birthday brunch. The line was out the door to wait but we were able to grab a spot in line while driving over (a fantastic perk). Once we sat down (the bar), we were greeted by an awesome crew of bartender and waiters. It was lots of fun to hear their banter! We started with their lemon and blueberry mimosas. As an extra birthday twist, they were out of champagne flutes and made ours a double with regular glasses. We got the monte cristo and pork belly eggs Benedict ("the Beni") and LOVED them both. The eggs Benedict came on a herbed biscuit where you could taste each individual herb used. The monte cristo was served on French toast that would have been delicious on its own. Both came with potatoes that were not the usual bland hash browns, but roasted and smashed with flavor. Overall, I would certainly recommend this to anyone in the Tucson area!
December 30, 2018
So yummy, just like the first location on Campbell. I love the grant location because they use waitlist and are definitely not as croweded as the campbell location. Love the mimosa bar and cronuts selection. Omlets are great heathy (ish) choice. Definitely ask to have your potatoes upgraded to a biscuit and gravy (not healthy but good for the soul). Parking lot is small for brunching but definitely easier than the Campbell location. Will definitely be coming back (routinely) and would recommend to anyone.
December 30, 2018
After having had their deserts, it was time to finally make it to their location. Overall it was a positive experience. I got the chicken and "waffles" and the rest of the group got the steak and egg sandwich. The chicken had a nice crunch but the French toast was dry and heavy. Plenty of syrup and hot sauce helped but I wouldn't get this overpriced fish again. The group raved about the steak and egg sandwich so I'd try that next time. If you're in the mood for one of their deserts make sure to get them when you first show up because they go quick and they sell out. This place stays busy so you may have a wait time. Go check out Native Seeds to pass the time.
December 21, 2018
It says it in the name, get the pastries! So yummy. Been there several other times and had some great brunch food as well. Had the bacon and egg toast last time which was my fave so far. I've also had an omelet (but beware the tea smoked tomatoes, they're a little overwhelming). They have a great mimosa selection as well. It gets super busy on the weekend though. So either get there early, do the call ahead wait list, or be prepared to wait an hour during peak times.
December 14, 2018
"Brunch without booze is just a sad breakfast." It's one of the first signs you see when you walk in Prep and Pastry and may just represent my new mantra for life. Prep and Pastry is not your mother's breakfast place, and if she tried it, even she'd stop cooking and start eating here. Prep and Pastry has you salivating right from the beginning when you walk in and see the fresh baked brioche doughnuts, craft beer, and bloody mary's. To keep you hooked their menu is full of indulgent favorites and unique eats. On our recent trip I had the Pablano Verde Beni and a pumpkin latte brioche doughnut and I am pretty sure my life may never be the same again, both were incredible and both are members of the clean plate club. My biggest struggle was ordering, as there were at least 20 other items that I wanted to get this time, so I guess I'll have to come back and try them all! Pro tip - Costco sells Prep and Pastry giftcards across the street at a discount (as of 12/8/18), head over there first and save 25% on your meal. Also, they are one of just a few places who use the No Wait App so I recommend putting your name on the wait list before you arrive.
December 8, 2018
Say at the bar since I was alone and on a business trip. The bartender was exceptionally nice but I was also served by several other people walking by and asking if I was enjoying my food. The ambiance was casual and fun- I thought I would feel lonely alone at brunch but it was the opposite! I had the green Chile french toast with a side of bacon (sorry I need my meats!) and a Bloody Mary. This meal was spectacular!! I'll take green Chile whenever I can get it.
December 2, 2018
P&P has such a popular reputation that I was hesitant to review it until I had been here several times- Is it really that great or do I just think it is because that's what everyone says? But after my most recent visit, a conclusion had to be made. I've never had a bad meal, or even a mediocre meal here, despite the fact that I've been here when it's really busy & with BIG groups. Big groups, small groups, alone even, and the overall experience is consistently, overwhelmingly lovely. Of course the wait is pretty much always long, but I can't hold that against a place when it's just an adverse side-affect of popularity. With such an extensive, regularly changing menu, I would expect to have experienced a few more misses. But everything I've ever ordered has been a hit. I really admire the creativity behind every dish and love to go back again and again to try the seasonal items. And I feel like I say this a lot, only because it really matters to me, but the service is always personable and they don't forget little requests like that extra cup of ice or second coffee refill, even when it's packed. On this particular visit today, my table ordered the Nutella French Toast, the sweet breakfast bowl, the Brussel Sprout toast, & the veggie eggs Benedict. We shared everything, of course. The Nutella French toast was the perfect ratio of brioche to whip cream to Nutella and honestly didn't need syrup. The sweet bowl was addictive and complex. My favorite part was the caramelized bananas and peanut butter with the crunch of the granola; which all made me forget that I don't love yogurt. The veggie eggs Benedict had a crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside Bread base (no sogginess!) with extremely flavorful carrots and some kind of (?) delicious sauce. The potatoes on the side are the best kind of breakfast potatoes- crackling but soft, not too greasy, with plenty of flavorful herbs. However, the star for me was the brussel sprout toast, which was inexplicably crispy and nutty and tangy and sweet all at once. I think there was a honey drizzle which complemented the definition-of-an-over-easy egg and slightly charred Brussels in an unexpectedly delightful way. So yeah, that meal did it for me. I finally had to tell you all, it really is that great.
December 2, 2018
So, how does one top a previous day's adventure? We were on a cool and breezy sightseeing road trip through Southeastern Arizona. It was a beautiful evening, with my beautiful blonde, in a beautiful hotel. When we both woke up, we were greeted by an enchanting view from our suite's private patio. Such a bright and beautiful day needed something spectacular to rev us up. How could I possibly carry the momentum from the previous day, to open up this particular Sunday morning? Have breakfast at one of Tucson's highly rated and revered breakfast spots - Prep & Pastry! We quickly showered and changed. Then, we hopped in our car. We enjoyed the 10 mile drive to this place with the top down. It was a beautiful, cool morning - perfect convertible weather. Yes, we could've eaten at the resort, but we like driving (me, more so than my wife). So, ANY excuse for me to go anywhere in my car is a worthwhile one. As we pulled in, we immediately noticed the long line of patrons eager to sample that morning's delicacy. Their check-in system is quite efficient. Their Maitre D' was always on the lookout for the soonest available spot, and provided continual feedback via his app. We didn't mind, as we're used to waiting for breakfast. As long as the food would be worth it, a little wait was fine. It was definitely worth it. There 's a reason why this place is so highly rated. It's not just hype. Every ingredient is scrumptious to the Nth degree. Each item is distinctive enough in its taste so as to differentiate itself from everything else you're having. I had the omelette, and those eggs definitely tasted like the hen personally laid them just for me. Exaggeration? I don't think so. The thick slice of cured bacon was simply heavenly. It wasn't overdone, nor was it over caramelized. There was no hint of the remnants of offensive lard and/or grease. The pancakes were fluffy. Not that it is any more special than others. But, it was the home made syrup that truly made a significant difference in it's taste. Then there were the breakfast potatoes. They weren't exactly perfect, but their texture and saltiness were definitely well measured and appropriate. My wife is not a fan of the seasoning they used, so didn't like them, but I did The service was professional, if a little impersonal. Everyone had a smile, but there was little interactivity with the server. An interesting observation, as we waited for our food, is that the waiters here seemed to be selected for their identical looks. Most had short brown hair, and chunky glasses! We honestly got a chuckle out of that as they all looked similar as if it were a theme of this place. We get giddy and giggly first thing in the morning. There's nothing like a great breakfast in a phenomenal place to really begin a fantastic day.
November 19, 2018
On the weekends, this place has a wait of more than an hour. Up to you to decide if it's worth it, but let me just say - the weekend brunch menu is fire. The chicken and French toast is so good - chicken was so tender and not dry at all. French toast was surprisingly tasty with how savory they were with the rosemary! I've also had the pork belly Benedict - really good, but super fatty/rich, so just be prepared for that. I might get it with fruit instead of potatoes if i was being smart. ;) The iced black tea is good here - has some floral notes that make it almost taste like a passion tea, but it's not sweet! Try it out, come here super early on the weekend, or during an off hour on the weekdays to give it a shot and decide for yourself.
November 12, 2018
I would this is probably my favorite breakfast place in Tucson. Been here several times. Back in the day, this was the only breakfast place that my husband and I would eat at, but now because of all the new places opening up, we have not been here for a while, but trust me, every time we talk about breakfast, this place is top on our list. We have dined in the patio and inside on weekdays and weekends and have always been pleased with the service and the food quality. My go to was always the smore's french toast. It not as moist as I would want it to be, but still tastes delicious with the marshmallow cream and the chocolate syrup with graham crackers. The portions are huge and the dishes can easily be split between two people. I have also tried other things from here such as the matcha chia pudding, unique concept and tastes great with a hint of healthy. The chickpea scramble is my new favorite, it's vegetarian option with a great twist on serving eggs with chickpea base, instead of potatoes to keep it healthy. It's a been a while since we have been here, but writing this review is making me want to come here soon.
October 16, 2018
I found myself at Prep & Pastry after a glowing recommendation from my sister-in-law. It was only later that I was stunned at the number and consistently high level of Yelp reviews, and I'm not sure what I can truly add here. What I can say, collecting some of the feedback that I overheard during our group lunch experience, is that the raves are well earned. We found the duck confit skillet is delicious, the burger and grilled cheese/tomato soup entrees are not only tasty but generous for the money, and one person said that this was the best omelette she'd ever had. Perhaps unique to our experience, a gentleman held the door and chatted with us for a few minutes as we prepared to leave. He asked where we were staying, and made a glowing recommendation for other restaurants in that area. It turns out that we were talking with the owner of Prep and Pastry. I thought that was really classy of him to pass some love to other businesses.
October 12, 2018
Ordered the simple breakfast with eggs, potatoes, bread and bacon. The potatoes and bacon were the best. This is the best version of home fried potatoes I have had in a while. Just what you need to kick start your lazy Saturday morning. The wait time is approximately 20 minutes and I would suggest start waitlisting and checking in on the yelp instead. I would like to talk about the coffee though because they would serve you coffee until you have the jitters, absolutely no complaints there. You could also enjoy the scenic mountains if you pick the right seats. Nice ambience and very polite staff.
September 28, 2018
Crazy busy but really good food!
July 18, 2018
First time ever at Prep & Pastry! Came here on a Saturday at 10:30am. I ordered the Brunch Punch cocktail because, why not? And there's a wall decor here that convinced me: "Brunch without booze is just a sad late breakfast." Which reminds me, the decor here is awesome. Comfy booths with modern, casual decorations. Back to the Brunch Punch: Delicious! I love sweet cocktails. This came with rum, strawberry puree, oj, and a come of other things. I would order this again even at $8something a glass. My SO ordered the Maya Iced Tea-tea with a hint of passionfruit. I ordered the Breakfast Poutine (only available on the weekends). It came with pork belly and two poached eggs with some arugula sitting on top of french fries. Talk about yummy-Perfectly poached eggs and delicious fries (not crispy since it was sitting below everything). As for the pork belly, there were very few pieces and the pieces were pretty dry. That was disappointing. I probably will try something else next time! My SO ordered the cast iron duck confit. His dish didn't come with much duck, but he enjoyed his goat cheese spread. He also said he'll try something else next time like french toast. Also, service was good here but just really slow. awe came starving so a 25-min wait for the food after we were seated and ordered felt like forever. My cocktail was already melting by the time I got my food and drinking on an empty stomach sucked haha. Tip: My Yelp friend, Paige told me about the option to join the waitlist on Yelp. It's awesome because I can see how many parties are ahead of me and estimate how long I have to wait!
June 10, 2018
The food and drink is always great when you eat at Prep and Pastry! The Sangria is definetly one of my favorites especially when I can split the "Jar" size with my bestie! I took my mom here for a late Mother's Day Brunch, we decided to try the bottle of champagne with 3 mixers, we had the prickly pear, sangria, and madra mixer. The sangria was our favorite this time around! You really can't go wrong when you try the food, although the Chicken and Brie Sandwich as well as the Steak and Egg Sandwich are soooo yummy! If you haven't tried this place yet, you are really missing out!
May 18, 2018
We have been to two of their establishment delightful, Don't miss a chance to try them.
February 21, 2018
Great brunch location. Atmosphere was welcoming and the food delicious. Only reason I didn't rate it at a 5 was because they ran out of my first AND second choice. Went in wanting pancakes and bacon, which they informed me they were out of and then after I placed my other choice (the chicken and toast) server came back and told me they were out of that as well. They did give us a free pastry because of the trouble. My third choice, the Beni was really good, but still would of preferred the other two. Even so, I'd definitely go back.
August 15, 2017