Time Market is made up of several components, one of them being their artisan breads that are incorporated into many of their breakfast dishes. Upon entering the market, you are greeted by a display of their daily made breads, including their baguette, pain au levain, and walnut bread. But it doesn’t end there. Time Market offers a variety of breakfast dishes that utilize their breads in different and unique ways. Whether it is accompanied by avocado and ricotta or paired with eggs and potatoes, their breakfast toast never disappoints.
Upon our arrival, a friend and I ordered two lattes ($4.00 each) that were to be picked up at their copper coffee bar when our names were called. What makes Time Market’s coffee different from others is their method of rotating coffee every month using both local and non-local roasters. The espresso for April happened to be Friendo Blendo from San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee. Here, you can find out what other coffee roasters Time Market partners with, as well as the current espresso of the month.
Although we shared the same taste in coffee, we decided to go our separate ways when ordering breakfast. I had a sweet tooth and veered towards the Morning Bread ($6.00) while my friend took the savory route and ordered the Toad in the Hole ($4.50) with a side of sausage ($3.00).
The maple pecan butter had almost completely melted on top of the Morning Bread by the time it arrived. It was the perfect combination of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The bread truly lived up to its menu description, which described it as “French toast meets bread pudding.” Each buttery piece is so moist that it practically melts in your mouth. And don’t be fooled by the fact that the Morning Bread is served alone. The bread is both decadent and dense, leaving you not only full but also satisfied.
Then, the Toad in the Hole arrived, which consisted of a piece of brioche toast with a fried egg in the center of it, the center of the toast served off to the side with a berry compote on top, as well as crispy potatoes and a side of breakfast sausage. If sausage doesn’t quite cut it for you, there are other side dishes including Niman Ranch bacon (1.75) and avocado ($1.25). The crispy herb potatoes were salted just enough and served with ketchup. And instead of throwing out the center of the toast, it was left on the plate and accompanied by a sweet berry compote for you to enjoy. This delicious dish is perfect for those classic breakfast lovers who are in the mood to spice things up a little.
Along with their breakfast menu, Time Market also has a selection of pastries, cookies, wine, beer on draft, wood fired pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. In addition to their restaurant on the right side of the building, the left side of Time Market offers fresh flowers, organic produce, artisan grocery items, as well as wine, craft beer, and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.
444 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705