The Grasslands Cafe & Bakery

Sonoita, Arizona

Closed as of May 22 09

3119 State Highway 83
PO Box 513
Sonoita, Arizona 85637


3.9 / 1 vote

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Vegetarian cafe, bakery, and cannery.


A fully vegetarian cafe with limited hours. Before ordering, ASK if an item is vegan (note that all salads can be ordered without cheese; when ordering sandwiches ask about the particular bread choice).

The Grasslands Cafe also makes their own preserves, chutneys, jams, jellies, and salsas. These can be purchased in the store as well as ordered from the web site (phone orders).

Added by nikrrr on Jan 15 07 (last updated Apr 9 13)

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This restaurant can have odd hours and it's best to call ahead before making the drive out to Sonoita, but it's worth visiting if you're out that way, in Tucson or Sierra Vista. Grasslands is in a scenic part of Arizona's wine country, with gentle rolling hills, and a view of mountains. The food is delicious -- I used to eat here occasionally when I lived in Sierra Vista and it was well worth the drive. I always had a hard time deciding between the apricot iced tea, the honey lemonade, or an iced mocha -- they were all very good drinks. My favorite dishes were the spinach quiche and the sauerkraut sandwich (served on excellent dark rye), though I often tried their specials as well. Of course, one would be remiss leaving without a dessert -- bear claws and Johnny Depps (a brownie named after the actor, who apparently loved them when he was visiting the area while shooting a film) are favorites among my family members. And there is a vast array of interesting homemade chutneys, salsas, and jams -- so you can take some Grasslands home with you. The cuisine is very dairy and egg heavy, however, so I'm not sure vegans (I am one now) would be as delighted with the options, but if you are vegetarian, it's a charming restaurant with rich food, local art, and local wine, as well as a great place to bring your meat-eating friends and family. I'm the only vegetarian in my family and have since left the area, but my father still drives 30 miles out to Sonoita to eat at Grasslands nearly once a month.

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Near the junction of 83 and 82.

Wheelchair Accessible


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • American
  • German


  • (Mostly) Organic


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8am - 3pm
8am - 3pm;
5pm - 8pm
8am - 3pm

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