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Breakfast under 4 bucks at upstart Baja Cafe

Breakfast under 4 bucks at upstart Baja Cafe

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The two-month-old Baja Cafe is winning hearts and bellies with its $3.75 weekday breakfast special: two eggs, choice of sausage or bacon, hash browns and toast.

But before you start thinking that Baja Cafe at 7002 E. Broadway is a hash-slinging, egg-flipping shopping center coffee shop, look deeper into the menu:

• Red velvet pancakes drizzled with a vanilla bean cream cheese glaze. Or Snickerdoodle pancakes that take their cue from the cookies. 

• Handmade biscuits covered in a blanket of sausage gravy.

• A toasted, melty grilled cheese sandwich; for 75 cents more, top it with mushrooms, caramelized onions, green chiles or jalapeños.

• Build your own chipotle mac and cheese with toppings including chorizo, jalapeño bacon, pulled pork and nopalitos.

• Quesadillas and tacos including pangasius (a type of catfish) marinated in a cilantro vinaigrette then pan seared.

“We’re always doing something different," said Chef Gerard Meurer, whose menu blends the region's cuisines with some classic Tucson flair including a Sonoran hot dog and a cowboy barbecue burger. 

Baja Cafe is owned by Kim Scanlan.  It's open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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