We are a small, 100% scratch, locally owned, and operated authentic French bakery right here in Tucson Arizona established in 2019. A husband-and-wife duo with 35 years' combined experience, Noelle's culinary education placed an emphasis on French preparations and methods, while Daniel has spent the whole of his career studying, dissecting, and perfecting the delicacy and nuance of traditional French methods and preparations. We may not be French, and we may not speak the language, but one doesn't have to be French to speak the language, you also don't have to be French to bake the goods. We like to say, we've spent our entirety mastering the arts of French baking, not the language. We all have our strengths!
We are born and raised Tucsonans and felt as though Tucson was missing what French baking really is and we wanted to share that with our community!
Many things come from France, not the least what her people have lent to food. From tools to technique and terminology, chances are that if you're doing anything in the kitchen, there's probably something French about it.
We at Cafe Francais not only embrace that notion, when it comes to French bread and pastry we don't mess around.
From honeycombed croissants to salty-sweet kouign amann, rich brioche to macaron, Cafe Francais stands as a homage and tribute to the history and prestige of French culinary influence and innovation.
WHAT WE DO
We bake our delicious croissants, kouign amann, breads and things fresh every morning, but some things are only available on -and whatever we don't sell we send to the farmers' markets around town!
Stop in Thursday through Sunday for an espresso and a twice-baked croissant, get your brioche for homemade Sunday French toast, or grab a chocolate eclair and sit at the bar and glimpse the majestic Catalina mountains.
Where are you located?
7831 E. Wrightstown Rd. #113 - in the Mission Village plaza, between The Motivator and the Church of Zion; behind the Farmers Insurance building
What are your hours?
We are open Thursday through Sunday, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Do you have seating?
Yes! Limited, but available - grab a seat at the bar, on the patio, or at a table inside
Do you do special orders?
Our production schedule is quite demanding, so we don't often do special orders. We do change things up for the holidays (typically a pre-order situation - stay tuned to our social media pages for updates)
Can I order in advance?
Most of our breads and pastries can be ordered in advance, however take a look at for baking schedules
Do you bake fresh every day?
We bake our croissants, kouign amann, breads and things fresh every day. Some items like the lemon bars and claufoutis require baking ahead of time in order to set, cut and present to you. Some items are only available certain days of the week - for details