Bisbee Breakfast Club

Coffee shop | Diner | Eclectic | Small Town Café
Worth a return

The Bisbee Breakfast Club opened in the sleepy town of Lowell (a part of Bisbee, down by the border) in 2005 and it has since been successful enough to open four locations in Tucson and one in Mesa.

The everyday clientele at the original location reflect the curious population of a community that has gone from mining town to hippie enclave to artist colony and is now becoming coveted sunbelt real estate. The Tucson BBCs have a more typical urban vibe.

The price is right: entrees are under $10; and for half that, you can enjoy one of the heartiest breakfasts ever: two jumbo oven-warm biscuits split and topped with sausage cream gravy seasoned with crushed chiles, black pepper, Tabasco sauce and sage. Gooey sticky buns, made weekends only, have earned legendary status.

The everyday menu includes broad, free-form wally cakes (pancakes with walnuts) and a juicy chicken-fried steak topped with the same peppery gravy used on biscuits.

It is not uncommon to follow breakfast with a lofty wedge of pie. Of the several we have sampled, the best is lemon cheese, a citrus-perfumed cross between lemon meringue pie and cheesecake, stacked upon a soft-as-cookie crust.

The new locations lack the eccentric charm of the original, and the food itself has lost a certain luster, seemingly prepared in a more formulaic way without the panache found in Bisbee. But even if the copies not as good, they do offer agreeable big portions of well-prepared coffee shop food. For locations, visit the BBC website.

What to Eat
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Eggs Zorba
Eggs Zorba
Eggs Zorba is made with red onions, spinach, black olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Blue Wally Cakes
Blue Wally Cakes
Wally Cakes are blueberry pancakes with walnuts.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Lemon Cheese Pie
Lemon Cheese Pie
Lemon cheese pie is as rich as cheesecake, but with a bright citrus zest.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Tombstone Scramble
Tombstone Scramble
Tombstone Scramble: 3 eggs, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, bacon & Swiss cheese.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken fried steak covered in peppery gravy
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Potato Pancakes
Potato Pancakes
Potato pancakes are made of coarse-cut spuds laced with sweet onion.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Coconut Pie
Coconut Pie
Coconut cream pie is huge, although its whippo topping is less than ingratiating.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Biscuit
BBC's biscuit is mining-camp big, but its taste is elusive.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Granola Pancakes
Granola Pancakes
Granola cakes are thick and sticky.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Corned beef hash sports a crisp web of crust.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 3:05pm
Monday7am - 3:05pm
Tuesday7am - 3:05pm
Wednesday7am - 3:05pm
Thursday7am - 3:05pm
Friday7am - 3:05pm
Saturday7am - 3:05pm
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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