The local coffee scene has really warmed up, so stop in to one of these favorites — for atmospheric, art, community and local flavor — to enjoy a fresh cup and a bite to eat.
Now pouring in Phoenix: specialty roasts, cold brews, specialty blends, and much more. After all, there really is no better way to get to know a city, neighborhood or scene than tucking into a cozy nook to sip a handcrafted-coffee creation.
Fillmore Coffee Co.
Bringing the strong coffee culture from Australia, owner Tristan Davies opened Fillmore Coffee Co. on the ground floor of downtown's Skyline Loft Apartments Fillmore Coffee Co. Come for the gourmet espresso and coffee selections — using house-roasted beans — and stay for the fresh-baked goods, salads, sandwiches, wraps and other light bites featuring local ingredients.
First Place Coffee
First Place Coffee operates out of a small, cute vintage red truck, where friendly baristas prepare seasonal and classic drinks. The vibes are immaculate! Dog friends are more than welcome—they might even end up on the First Place Instagram. As an added plus, Dinersaur, the beloved bake shop, makes all their yummy pastries. First Place stays in the same spots every week, so they're easy to find. Just look for the red truck and long, happy line of coffee lovers.
The bright and airy Giant Coffee is owned by the family behind Phoenix’s beloved Matt’s Big Breakfast. For a memorable cup, try their famous honey vanilla latte.
This Tulum-meets Scandinavian-inspired coffee shop not only serves up espresso and tea drinks to pair with fresh-baked pastries, but it's also an eatery with sandos, light bites, beer, wine, and kombucha on the menu. Located in monOrchid in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, you'll also find a variety of pop-up events in this space, especially on First Friday.
Valley Coffee Company serves up a dose of local love with “Arizona grown” coffee and cold brews, craft beer and wine on tap and delicious light bites from loyal purveyors in an art-centric environment.
Any coffee aficionado knows how highly regarded Kona coffee is — and now it's available locally. Born on the big island of Hawaii in 1989, this operation has been serving up cups of aloha in mainland since 1995.
Cartel Roasting roasts their beans locally, and offer breakfast and lunch prepared with local ingredients. If you're only here for a quick trip, you'll find Cartel at both Rise Uptown and within Sky Harbor's Terminal 4 (near C Gates).
When it comes to impeccable taste, elevated sophistication and impeccable execution, the name says it all. Dapper & Stout's espresso feature our locally roasted signature Ensemble Blend: Brazil and Ethiopia beans bring the richness, and the balanced, smooth flavor experience comes from Costa Rican & Guatemalan beans. And just as much care goes into the baked goods and menu items.
Owned by a local news personality (hence the name “Press”), this coffee shop is a great place to stop and recaffeinate no matter what side of the city you find yourself on. This local roaster is serving its popular espresso, cold brew and pour-over varieties.
A hipster’s paradise, Lux Central not only serves some of the city’s most popular coffee drinks, but has a full menu to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Tres Leches Cafe
This Mexican coffee bar is known for creations such as their café churro, café de Frida, Mexican iced coffee and more. Expect a fresh variety of pan dulce, a bold assortment of aguas locas, loads of local art and even some live events, too.
Mostly known for its photogenic aesthetic, its daring cocktails and natural wine, and its wood-fired fare, but this Melrose District-concept does bold espresso drinks and pastries, too. However, this is far from your average coffee shop. Look for such regional ingredients as O’odham squash Chiltepin chili, sweet corn, and stone-fruit cajeta — yes, in your morning cup of joe. Challenge accepted.
Window Coffee Bar
Architecture buffs will love Window Coffee Bar's newly-opened Camelback location. Their new location has a unique, modern and inviting atmosphere. Customer favorites include their seasonal, curated offerings like their Aztec mocha and burnt cream latte. For those in a rush, the "Window Coffee" drive-thru is a convenient way to grab a quick, yummy drink. The baked goods served at the shop are sourced from local bakeries, including Süss Pastries and Noble Bread. The owners have plans to open an additional location at the buzzy, forthcoming The Royale development in the Melrose district.
Located in the Roosevelt Row area in downtown Phoenix, aFlourshop offers exquisitely crafted floral arrangements, freshly baked pastries, a full espresso bar, and a boutique retail shop. aFlourshop is a new concept created by aBakeshop, which specializes in cakes and desserts for special occasions.