fresh food,fresh start


  • We enjoyed being part of the Community Giving event on Sunday, November 25, at Naranja Park in Oro Valley, hosted by Cenergi, LLC! There was a raffle, local small business vendors, arts and craft vendors, hands-on activities for the whole family, delicious food, and live music by the Jacob Acosta Band! Part of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Coyote TaskForce, in addition to two other great nonprofits, Wings for Women Tucson and D-S Rescue!

  • Thanks to everyone who joined us and the Tucson Presidio Rotary Club for the annual Presidio Passport Event on Saturday, November 3! Generously sponsored by Arizona Complete Health, this downtown/Fourth Avenue food tour featured some of Tucson’s best restaurants and benefited our job training for adults recovering from mental illness. With your help, we raised $5,700 for Cafe 54! Thank you, Tucson!

  • We were thrilled to play a role in the 2018 Tucson Meet Yourself Food Justice Expo! We had a booth all three days, Friday through Sunday, October 12 through 14, sampled our signature rosemary rolls and demonstrated how we teach job skills to our trainees through breadmaking.

  • Thanks to everyone who attended Mosh for Mental Health on Friday, September 7, at the Rialto Theatre! We raised over $2,000 to support our employment programs for individuals in mental health recovery!

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


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