fresh food,fresh start

Located in downtown Tucson, Arizona, Café 54 is an eclectic bistro 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


  • CTF and Café 54 proudly announce that we have been selected to participate in Fast Pitch 2019! Stay tuned as staff member Joanna Keyl develops her pitch, hones our message, and delivers it as part of an intensive nonprofit communications workshop culminating in a dramatic public presentation on November 7. Tickets available here.

  • Café 54 will be hosting a special Sudanese luncheon, expertly cooked by refugee Hawa Adams, with Iskashitaa Refugee Network on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The lunch will have two seatings, the first at 11 am and the second at 1:30 pm. Sudanese food is a meat-heavy cuisine that is full of flavorful stews and gravies that will tantalize your taste buds. Buy your tickets at the link below!


Past Events

  • On Saturday, May 4, Café 54 and sister program Our Place Clubhouse participated in the annual Tucson Palooza, a high-energy family-friendly event that brought together diverse agencies from across Tucson and Pima County to deliver mental health information in a fun, informal setting.

  • Café 54 won Rincon Rotary Club’s annual Taste of Chocolate competition on Sunday, April 7, at the Doubletree Reid Park! Taste the award-winning chocolate bourbon cupcakes with pecan filling here at Café 54!


Café 54's current catering options include hot and continental breakfast, boxed and buffet lunches, and dinner, dessert, and appetizers.

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






Café 54's inviting space is also available to rent for meetings, parties, and other events.

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


Café 54 warmly thanks all those who have supported our mission of mental health recovery through employment.

To donate online with your credit card, please click here.

To donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, which covers credit card fees on our behalf, please click here.

You may also mail us a check (ATTN: Development Office 66 E. Pennington St. Tucson AZ 85701) or call us at 520-622-1907 if you prefer to donate via credit card over the phone. Café 54 can also accept donations in person in any form during restaurant hours.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. CTF is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit and Qualifying Charitable Organization in Arizona.

CTF is an AmazonSmile partner and Fry's Community Rewards participant (Organization Number CU581). We welcome your help in whatever way you wish to give it!

We are grateful for the support of our community partners:

The Boilard-Harkin Family Advised Fund

Buffalo Exchange

Caylor Construction

Cenpatico Integrated Care

Click Family Foundation

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Dorrance Scholarship Programs

Freedom Smoke USA

Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation

Sparkle Cleaners

Tucson Presidio Rotary Club

Vantage West Credit Union