(Chinese: "humanity," "humaneness," "goodness," "benevolence," or "love")
A concept that as people, we behave in a way that "promotes a flourishing human community"
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Ren Coffeehouse is an oasis in the middle of the desert. In 2018 Ren was founded by Lisa Ocker, who had recently moved to Tucson from the Midwest. As an avid cyclist herself, she knew the plaza was in much need of a coffee shop, and we now know how right she was! But we believe it goes beyond the space, or the fresh food or amazing drinks. Ren is about the people, a small community, who work to bring Tucson together. Nestled in St. Philip's Plaza right along the Rillito River Path, it is the perfect refreshing stopover for bicyclists on The Loop, those seeking a shopping break in the plaza, or simply for those who need its relaxing ambiance to pause their day.
Enjoy delicious locally roasted coffee, pastries baked in-house from scratch, an assortment of gluten-free options, and fresh organic ingredients in our full breakfast/lunch menu.
We take pride in our ingredients and prioritize quality by using several local options and organic where possible.
You might be interested in a latte made with locally roasted espresso from Yellow Brick Coffee & organic milk. Add in a house-made lavender syrup using locally grown lavender from Life Under the Oaks? Yes, please! Or perhaps you get your coffee fix from our rotating drip options from Colectivo Coffee, a popular roaster from Lisa's home in Wisconsin.
If you're hungry, check out our breakfast and lunch menu, freaturing August Rhodes sourdough bread and an assortment of bagels from Tucson's own wholesale bagel bakery.
Be sure not to miss out on our fresh baked pastries, made from scratch every day by our amazing team! Fan favorites include our Pumpkin Carrot Oat Muffins, scone of the day, our twice baked almond croissants, and our delicious gluten-free peanut butter cookies!
Come by the shop early to see what treats we've baked up, before they sell out! Or call ahead and reserve one or two!
Having a get together and want to impress your friends with some fresh baked goods? Give us a call with a 24-hour notice and we can create custom pastry boxes with all your favorites!
We offer seating in our beautifully serene patio area as well as a comfortable space inside our cafe with free wifi and plenty of outlets!
We have remained open and are happy to safely serve you. In order to maintain recommended guidelines put forward by our state, and to protect our team and community, we are taking extra precautions for cleanliness, wearing masks at all times, and limiting customer/employee contact. We have also increased our outdoor options, so you may sit and enjoy your refreshments in a safe manner.
We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines, which means masks are no longer required for those individuals who are fully vaccinated.
How can I order?
Please note during busier hours we are unable to take phone-in orders since we only have one register, which makes it difficult to manage payments and flow with in-house guests. We highly recommend using the clover app to order and pay in advance. Thank you so much for your understanding!
Dine In or Take Away
*Kitchen closes at 1