Welcome Diner is one of the best breakfast places in all of Tucson. The fun retro vibe, focus on healthy ingredients, excellent coffee, and friendly service easily make Welcome Diner a must-visit for those seeking an all over top notch breakfast experience.
Welcome Diner offers your classic diner fare, along with a few modern twists. The big benefit of dining at Welcome Diner, as opposed to a more traditional diner, is that you get to enjoy that good old-fashioned diner ambiance, only with the added benefit of a more modern menu consisting of healthier entrees featuring ingredients from local companies.
The diner works with many local companies including a great local coffee roaster, 2 great bakeries, and various farms. Everything here is totally fresh and always perfectly cooked. Hands down, their hash browns and biscuits are by far the top in town.
If you feel like ordering something traditional, go with the Classic Breakfast, featuring 2 eggs cooked your way, hash browns, and a biscuit. It's a massive serving and quite affordable - not bad considering the use of local ingredients.
If you are up for something unique, the Roasted Vegetable plate is a must-try. This savory dish includes 2 eggs over peppers, mushrooms, and squash, topped with salsas, cotija cheese, and cilantro. The dish is served alongside hand pressed tortillas and hash browns. It's very filling and amazingly delicious.
Servers are always friendly here, even when they are packed (which is basically every single weekend). It can take a really long time to get seated and get your food, so avoid weekends, if possible.
The ambiance really sets this restaurant apart from the bunch. The classic diner vibe, including the central bar that was so common back in the old days, will leave you with a feeling of nostalgia. The room is bright and cheerful with an overall positive vibe.
Welcome Diner is an affordable, eclectic, delicious place to enjoy breakfast in Tucson. This is definitely the place to go if you have limited time in the city. As an added bonus, it is located nearby many great attractions including the Fox Theater downtown, the Reid Park Zoo, and various hiking/biking trails.