Oro Valley Tullys Coffee at Frys

tullys sign

This is the second post in my series “Oro Valley Where to go for a good cup of Joe”. I haven’t actually written that post yet. The first in this series was Oro Valley Desert Rain Coffee.  Both are now located on the Oro Valley Coffee Shop Map

Tully’s is located at the Fry’s shopping center on the NE corner of La Canada and Lambert. This is where we buy most of our groceries since it is close to home and convenient to the gas station, Walgreens and on the way to the office.

We had lunch with some friends that live across the street fromTully’s a couple of weeks ago. I already knew they considered Starbucks too strong for their taste. They are retired, but that’s not unusual for Oro Valley, or Tucson for that matter. They mentioned they had been adopted by one of the ladies working at Tully’s. They make their way over there every morning with their coffee cups in hand. There is always some special treat for them and the staff is warm and friendly.

I decided to check it out.

tullys lobbyThe staff is warm and friendly. The house blend is strong and robust. The flavor is Rich and I have them leave room for me to add half and half. There is a flat panel TV on the wall with news 24/7.

Tully’s isn’t a starbucks, and it isn’t a locally owned specialty shop like John Hall’s Desert Rain Coffee. Tully’s has its own website Tullys.com where you can learn more about the company and the coffee drinks they brew.

Tully’s supports great charities and is involved in the communities where it has stores. I like this store. It smells good, it has a great cup of coffee, the atmosphere is inviting and did I mention the staff is warm and friendly.

The Scoop on Tully’s Coffee Shop

free tullys wifiHere is the scoop:

  • use your Fry’s card when you purchase, every time you have 5 cups you get the 6th one free. (I’m at 4 right now)
  • A regular house blend large cup of coffee is $1.76
  • There are plenty of good pastries to go with your coffee
  • There is free wifi
  • It’s a great place to read the paper
  • There is free wifi : ) yes I know I already said it

Right now I’m just rinsing out my tully’s cup from the day before and bringing it back in for a refill. Hey, I’m getting ready for retirement even if it is a couple of decades away.

However, I’ll let you know I’m shopping local Oro Valley stores to find my own coffee mug to take with me to Tully’s when I stop to get a good cup of coffee. Maybe I’ll see you there.