If you are craving French food but don’t like the idea of traveling right now, we have a list of some authentic French restaurants and bakeries right here in Tucson, AZ. Whether you’re new to French food or you’ve had cuisine française before, we have searched high and low for spots in town just for you. Bon appétit!
3844 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
First up on our list is Le Rendez-Vous. This award-winning restaurant has been serving authentic French food for over 40 years. They offer two different dining experiences as well. If you choose their bistro area you’ll have smaller plates for sampling and sharing, whereas their fine-dining area features custom orders and table-side service. If you are looking for the best French restaurants in Tucson, AZ, the romantic and elegant environment make this restaurant a perfect date spot. Try their escargot dish, Escargots au Chablis. This delightful buttery hors d’oeuvre is the perfect start to the evening. Follow it with any of their superb specialty dishes and don’t forget dessert. Their crème brûlée is popular for a reason!
1803 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
For over 27 years, Ghini’s French Caffe has been winning awards for their French-inspired breakfasts and lunches. Their spacious patio is perfect for this time of year and they are pet-friendly, to boot! If you are searching for delicious French food near you in Tucson, AZ, we recommend trying Chef Ghini’s signature dish of Eggs Provençal with hash browns. In the mood for something sweet? Order the French Toast with Strawberry Coulis. If the chic environment and friendly service isn’t enough, their menu certainly will be.
1797 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Next door to Ghini’s French Caffe you will find La Baguette Bakery! With handmade breads, pastries, cakes, pies, and muffins, you’re sure to find something scrumptious here if you’re craving a little taste of France. They even have gluten-free options. Their Pear Normandy Tart is just as beautiful as it sounds — and just as delicious.
7831 E Wrightstown Rd Ste 113, Tucson, AZ 85715
Our next spot for authentic French fare is Cafe Francais. This Southern Arizona bakery serves delicious and authentic French bread and pastries. You can order baguettes, loaves, difficult-to-make pastries like Kouign Amman (a layered yeast cake with a sweet and salty finish), chocolate croissants, clafoutis, Tarte Niçoise, and of course, a variety of quiche options. Their menu is extensive, so be sure to call ahead and place your order in advance!
845 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Next up on our list is Woops! Located on University in Main Gate Square, this adorable bakery is famous for their macarons. With over 15 different flavors to try, the macarons are perfect in a gift box or as a treat for yourself. In addition to their macarons, this bakery also serves coffee, sandwiches, bagels, and pastries. The Insta-worthy food and atmosphere make this spot a must see in Tucson!
7851 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710 – Complete
This family-owned and -operated bakery has been a local favorite since the ’80s! If you are searching for the best French food and baked goods in Tucson, AZ, the fresh baked breads come in a variety of flavors. In addition, the bakery offers a variety of pastries. You can also find assorted croissants, cookies, danishes, cakes, and so on. Their rustic French bread is very popular. Bring cash, as they don’t take cards, and go early because they run out of goodies fast!