fresh food,fresh start

Located in downtown Tucson, Arizona, Café 54 is an eclectic bistro in downtown Tucson, and an award-winning employment training program for adults in mental health recovery.

Café 54 offers fresh, gourmet lunch for dine-in or takeout Monday through Friday, and can cater events of any size or style.



(520) 622-1907



54 E Pennington St
Tucson, AZ 85701



Monday 11am—2pm
Tuesday 11am—2pm
Wednesday 11am—2pm
Thursday 11am—2pm
Friday 11am—2pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed


Cafe 54 is a non-profit training program in addition to being a restaurant, which means that all catering and food sales are tax free.

Check out our new boxed lunch menu here!

Call our catering manager at 520.622.1907 or email at today to discuss how Cafe 54 can make your next event special.

Mindy Bernstein, founder of Café 54 and Coyote TaskForce's Executive Director

Mindy Bernstein, founder of Café 54 and Coyote TaskForce's Executive Director


Café 54, a program of Coyote TaskForce, is a unique employment-training program for adults recovering from mental illnesses.  Café trainees receive on-the-job training as cooks, pastry chefs, cashiers, and dishwashers.  With the opportunities provided by Café 54, the trainees are on their way to independent employment in the community.

At Café 54 our mission is fourfold:

  • Assisting individuals with mental illnesses to become independent, tax-paying citizens
  • Providing the restaurant community with reliable employees who have had training and first-hand experience
  • Providing trainees with the tools they need to express their inherent talents and skills
  • Reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses by shifting focus from disabilities to abilities

Truck 54


Truck 54 is on an indefinite hiatus until further notice. We thank the Tucson community for its understanding and support, and encourage Truck 54 fans to join us for lunch at the Café or check out our catering instead!