Coffee is the new buzzword, and Phoenix has joined the bandwagon of cities getting on board the coffee culture train. The Valley of the Sun has seen an explosion of independent coffee shops that serve sustainable, single-origin coffee, from entirely made Australian flat whites to a carefully created cold brews. From old-school coffeehouses to new-age coffee bars, here are some of the top spots in Phoenix to grab a great cup of java.
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Located in a standalone building in the parking lot of the Paradise Hills Shopping Center on 32nd Street and Shea, the aptly named 32 SHEA is a cozy little breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot with a comfortable interior with a small full-service bar and dark wood tables, a lovely patio for outdoor dining, and a drive-through section. The century-year old bar serves a wide range of libations, and the bustling espresso bar and café have a modern, trendy, and hip vibe. The café serves a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, handcrafted cocktails, and a short menu of light fare, including creamy artichoke and spinach dip, fresh salads, and gourmet sandwiches. 32 SHEA is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, daily.
10626 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85028, Phone: 602-867-7432
Kream Coffee is a spacious, modern café and coffee shop set inside a trendy design shop with industrial décor and a hip vibe. The tiny counter-serve coffee shop has a sleek design with small hexagon tiles, wood and marble touches, and an early morning walk-up window with an outside marble bar and serves a range of global coffee from a variety of roasters including Presta and Ritual Coffee Roasters. The menu features a variety of coffee and specialty espresso drinks, lattes and tea, and is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
5102 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Phone: 602-377-7349
3.Fair Trade Cafe
Fair Trade Cafe is a warm and welcoming café that serves organic, fair-trade, locally roasted coffees along with delicious breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and freshly baked pastries. The charming café has comfortable indoor seating and an outdoor patio for alfresco dining with views of the city, and visitors can enjoy a range of coffee and specialty coffee drinks, served both iced and hot, along with daily specials on fresh-roasted local beans. Drinks are accompanied by a menu of light bites and freshly baked pastries and snacks. Fair Trade Cafe is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, daily.
1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, Phone: 602-354-8150
Berdena's is a classic coffee shop in Old Town Scottsdale with charming pastel interiors with patterned tiles and a warm and welcoming ambiance. The boutique, independently-owned café, has ample indoor seating and an outdoor patio for alfresco coffee sipping and serves a simple menu of coffee drinks from San Francisco-based Ritual Coffee Roasters and specialty espressos made on a shiny new periwinkle blue Synesso espresso machine. Light fare such as freshly baked pastries and sweet treats, lightly salted avocado toast, airy yeast-raised waffles, and Straus yogurt is offered throughout the day, and the café has complimentary wireless Internet. Berdena's is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, daily.
7051 E 5th Ave Suite I, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Phone: 480-256-1403
5.Bikini Beans Espresso
Bikini Beans Espresso is Arizona’s first bikini barista shop and prides itself on serving excellent coffee and providing exceptional customer service. The café’s menu features a wealth of coffee and specialty coffee drinks, frappes, signature lattes, energy drinks, protein shakes, smoothies, and Italian sodas, all of which are prepared from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Bikini Beans Espresso has several locations around the state and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, daily.
2330 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
6.Dark Hall Coffee
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Dark Hall Coffee is a vegan-centric coffee shop and café at Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix that specializes in plant-based drinks and pastries. The café boasts a unique goth-style vibe with a triptych of mystical-looking skeleton posters and beautiful floral wallpaper behind the bar and serves an entirely vegan menu featuring dairy-free cortados, cappuccinos, lattes with housemade nut milk and oat milk. Exceptional cold beverages on the list include brown sugar lemonade, espresso and tonic, and the signature Arizona Sunset which is made of fresh-squeezed blood orange juice and espresso. Light fare includes sticky cinnamon rolls, lavender cake with periwinkle icing, salted dark chocolate chip cookies, iced shortbread, and peach galettes. Dark Hall Coffee is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
3343 N 7th Ave suite 3, Phoenix, AZ 85013, Phone: 602-277-5507
Lux Central is a rustic café and bakery with a lively atmosphere in the evenings that serves an ever-changing menu of farm-to-table fare, an extensive list of espresso drinks, and a full bar menu of craft beers, casual wines, and handcrafted cocktails. Professional baristas create creative coffee drinks with hand-roasted coffee beans from Brazil, Sumatra, Nicaragua, which can be enjoyed in one of three themed rooms. The bustling, late-night coffee shop has plenty of community-style seating and has become one of uptown Phoenix’s trendy go-to spots for hanging out with friends. Lux Central is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, daily.
4402 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Phone: 602-327-1396
8.Songbird Coffee & Tea House
Songbird Coffee & Tea House is a hip café and cozy little getaway off Roosevelt Row in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with comfy sofas and a warm and welcoming ambiance. Based in a historic Third Street house that was built in 1904, the little café has ample indoor and outdoor seating and quirky, fun décor and serves brewed-to-order coffee with Cortez Coffee Roasters beans, bag and loose-leaf tea from Tucson’s Maya Tea Company. Signature favorites include single-origin pour-over, nitro cold brew, and macchiato, Thai iced tea, matcha tea, and espresso spritz with agave and sparkling water, which are accompanied by a range of house-baked pastries, s’ mores, and macarons with several vegan options.
812 N 3rd St #2006, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-374-4192
9.Black Cat Coffee House
Located in the Arcadia Town Center, Black Cat Coffee House is a comfy, contemporary café that combines excellent coffee with local works of art and music from local artists. Supporting the local art community, the café displays art and music in rotating exhibits throughout the year and serves a variety of specialty coffee drinks, healthy smoothies and light fare such as gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and sweet treats. Other drinks on the menu include Thai tea, chai tea lattes, hot chocolate, Italian sodas, and Arnold Palmers, and the café is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and early dinner daily.
4730 E Indian School Rd Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-553-2228
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10.Bicycle Nomad Cafe
The Bicycle Nomad Café combines coffee and cycling in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. The small café serves a variety of beverages and snack foods, including a full menu of made-to-order drinks, bottled and canned drinks, and healthy snacks, and freshly brewed coffee and tea from Arizona-based brands, Press Coffee Roasters and Maya Tea Company. The café also serves healthy smoothies and Thai coconut water and is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
828 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-702-4403
11.A T Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop
A.T. Oasis Coffee & Tea is a friendly neighborhood café and tea shop owned by Eritrean-born Aisha Tedros and her husband Abdul, who bring the rich flavors and beautiful traditions of Eritrea and Ethiopia to the heart of Phoenix. Founded in 2013, the warm and welcoming coffee shop serves as a gathering place for the community to get together and take a sensory journey to East Africa with imported Ethiopian and Moroccan coffee and tea. Coffee is made with all-natural green coffee beans imported directly from Ethiopian farmers, roasted in small batches in Phoenix, and served with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. A.T. Oasis Coffee & Tea signature chai highlights a variety of all-natural spices from Sambusas to full Mudamas imported from Eritrea, Ethiopia, and around the world. A.T. Oasis Coffee & Tea sells its coffee wholesale to local and regional coffee shops and roasters, and the café is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
4613 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-957-2054
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Coffee Zona is a locally owned coffee shop and record store that serves a variety of coffee and specialty coffee drinks, including hot and iced espresso drinks, standard coffee drinks such as Americano, cappuccino, macchiato, and latte, hot and iced tea, blended coffee and non-coffee beverages, and handmade Italian sodas. The café also offers a selection of light fare such as gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, light snacks, and sells a variety of home-brewing equipment. Coffee Zona is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
5202 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, Phone: 602-451-1507
13.Copper Star Coffee
Copper Star Coffee is a trendy coffee shop in a renovated gas station with a drive-through section that serves locally roasted coffee, freshly baked pastries, and hearty sandwiches. The casual café offers a range of coffee and specialty coffee drinks, teas, and fresh juices, along with freshly baked pastries, croissants, sandwiches, and other light snacks, all of which are available for delivery. The café hosts live bands on the weekends and has complimentary wireless Internet. Copper Star Coffee is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
4220 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, Phone: 602-266-2136
Boasting cozy interiors and a warm and welcoming ambiance, Esso Coffeehouse serves a variety of freshly roasted and brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, such as lattes and ice-cold brews, imported teas, and other beverages. Light bites include mouthwatering pastries, sweet treats, and smoothies, and complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the day. Esso Coffeehouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
4700 N 12th St suite 107, Phoenix, AZ 85014, Phone: 480-568-2067
Fourtillfour Coffee is a hip Porsche-inspired coffeehouse based in an old unused garage with a grassy lawn and a lovely patio that offers a gathering place where Porsche enthusiasts can enjoy great coffee. Owner Nico Samaras transformed an old garage into a beautiful space with wooden floors and framed artwork for his classic car collection and added a café for customers and enthusiasts that serves espresso drinks and cold brews, along with other specialty coffee drinks made with beans from San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee. Fourtillfour Coffee is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, daily.
7105 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Phone: 602-888-3583
Located in the Village of Las Sendas, Hava Java is an upbeat coffeehouse and espresso bar that began as the first and only gourmet coffee cart in Arizona and has grown into a bustling coffee shop that serves high-quality products with exceptional customer service. Today, the trendy coffeehouse in the Village of Las Sendas is the longest-running coffee house in the Valley and features several comfortable indoor areas and two outdoor patios where customers can relax over a variety of coffee and specialty coffee drinks, craft beers on tap and casual local wines. Hava Java also serves a variety of light fare such as bagels and lox, gourmet sandwiches, bialys, and freshly baked pastries, and the café is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, daily.
3166 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phone: 602-954-9080
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17.King Coffee Roastery
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Located in the Union Hills Centre in Tempe, King Coffee Roastery is a pint-sized casual college-town café that serves fantastic coffee made with beans from local roaster Cortez Coffee. The small family-owned and operated coffee shop that serves a variety of freshly roasted and brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, such as lattes and ice-cold brews, imported teas, and other beverages. The café offers a menu of light bites such as mouthwatering pastries, sweet treats, and smoothies, and complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the day. King Coffee Roastery is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
3230 E Union Hills Dr. Ste B 135, Phoenix, AZ 85050, Phone: 602-714-5166
18.Lola Coffee Bar
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Located in downtown Phoenix, Lola Coffee Bar is a cozy coffee shop with ample seating and a lovely shady back patio that serves locally-roasted coffee and hosts poetry readings. The café offers a selection of well-crafted coffee drinks, including hand-roasted coffees, espresso, cappuccino, and signature sips like the Matador, which is made of mocha, espresso, and cinnamon topped with espresso-flavored whipped cream. The drinks menu is accompanied by a delectable array of delicious pastries. Lola Coffee Bar is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
1001 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, Phone: 602-252-2265
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Owned by a team of Australian athletes, Maverick Coffee is a warm and welcoming coffee shop that serves a mixture of classic and specialty coffee drinks made with coffee from San Francisco-based Ritual Coffee Roasters and savory Aussie-style pies. The café boasts a contemporary-chic atmosphere with stylish décor, a large lounge area with comfy couches and high bar top chairs, and a quiet back room with communal seating and unconventional wall hangings. Friendly baristas are professional and knowledgeable, and on Fridays, if customers challenge and beat their baristas in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, they get their coffee for free. Maverick Coffee is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
10269 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, Phone: 480-278-4499
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20.Cartel Coffee Lab
Cartel Coffee Lab is a hip and vibrant coffee shop with six locations in metro Phoenix and Tucson, each of which has a unique character and feel to fit its neighborhood. One of the top spots for fantastic coffee in Phoenix, Cartel Coffee Lab boasts an open design with sleek, industrial interiors and modern décor, and fun decorations like a partition wall made of bicycle wheels in the downtown Tempe locale. The coffee shops serve specialty coffees made from half a dozen varieties of single-origin beans, including hot and cold brews and specialty espresso drinks. All locations offer a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options, and complimentary wireless Internet, and are open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, daily.
1 N 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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21.Driftwood Coffee Co.
Located in the heart of Old Town Peoria, Driftwood Coffee Company is a locally-owned and operated neighborhood space with a community-centered attitude that serves fantastic coffee in a warm and welcoming ambiance. Owners Luke Bentley and Lance Linderman present a menu of espresso drinks and cold brews made with an array of locally or nationally roasted beans, including Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Chai Latte, Flat White, Latte, Matcha Latte, and specialty drinks like French Press, Chemex, V60. The Speed Bar serves Nitro Cold Brew, Cold Brew, and Tea. Driftwood Coffee Company is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
8295 W Jefferson St #6514, Peoria, AZ 85345, Phone: 623-282-2827
22.Elevate Coffee Company
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Located in the Shops at Norterra, Elevate Coffee Company is an airy, modern café with a large patio that serves specialty coffee drinks, light café cuisine and hosts live music throughout the week. The casual café features comfortable seating and serves a variety of specialty coffee drinks, including espresso, americano, cappuccino, macchiato, flat white, lattes, as well as specialty drinks like French Press, Chemex, V60, super blends, healthy smoothies and light fare such as gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and sweet treats. Elevate Coffee Company is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
2530 W Happy Valley Rd Suite 1273, Phoenix, AZ 85085, Phone: 602-341-5480
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23.Fillmore Coffee Company
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Located in the stylish Skyline Loft Apartments in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Fillmore Coffee Company is a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city that serves gourmet espresso drinks, breakfast and lunch dishes, homemade baked goods and freshly baked pastries. Based just a few short blocks east of Central Avenue, the coffee shop is tucked away on the first floor of the apartment block and is the perfect place to grab a quick cup of coffee, which is brewed using the freshest locally roasted beans. The café also serves a selection of fresh pastries, gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, wraps and other light, healthy foods using local organic ingredients. Fillmore Coffee Company is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
600 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-606-2426
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Giant Coffee is a trendy hangout with a casual lounge-like atmosphere with rustic tables that serves tasty java blends and light fare. Owned and operated by Matt of Matt's Big Breakfast, Giant Coffee uses local and organic ingredients to create healthy and freshly brewed traditional coffee, sophisticated espresso drinks, and signature lattes like the homogenized Straus Creamery using coffee beans from San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee. The café also serves a menu of delicious farm-to-table fare such as breakfast burritos, decadent pastries, fresh-made bagels with a variety of fillings, like jalapeño cream cheese. The bright and airy café is located right across from Burton Barr Library, shares space with Bunky Boutique, and is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
1437 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-396-7215
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Based in South Phoenix, Azukar Coffee is a friendly neighborhood café that draws locals and families who gather to enjoy locally-roasted coffee and specialty lattes featuring creative blends that make use of syrups from Cotton Country Jams in south Phoenix, such as Agave Mesquite, Caramelo Mio, and Cafe Con Leche. Other drinks on the menu include an assortment of refreshing iced teas with flavors like mango chile and Pepino fresco, and Aguas Frescas and. The drinks are paired with a small menu of light fare such as breakfast sandwiches and pan dulce, and the shop holds a bi-weekly pop-up market on Saturday mornings. Azukar Coffee is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily.
7246 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042, Phone: 602-268-3017
25 Best Phoenix Coffee Shops
- 32 SHEA, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Kream Coffee, Photo: Aleksandar/stock.adobe.com
- Fair Trade Cafe, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Berdena's, Photo: Berdena’s
- Bikini Beans Espresso, Photo: leungchopan/stock.adobe.com
- Dark Hall Coffee, Photo: Dark Hall Coffee
- Lux Central, Photo: Peeradontax/stock.adobe.com
- Songbird Coffee & Tea House, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Black Cat Coffee House, Photo: nalinratphi/stock.adobe.com
- Bicycle Nomad Cafe, Photo: Suriyo/stock.adobe.com
- A T Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop, Photo: Junjira/stock.adobe.com
- Coffee Zona, Photo: Coffee Zona
- Copper Star Coffee, Photo: Junjira/stock.adobe.com
- Esso Coffeehouse, Photo: Watcharin/stock.adobe.com
- Fourtillfour Coffee, Photo: Alexander/stock.adobe.com
- Hava Java, Photo: gpointstudio/stock.adobe.com
- King Coffee Roastery, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Lola Coffee Bar, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Maverick Coffee, Photo: Maverick Coffee
- Cartel Coffee Lab, Photo: natashaphoto/stock.adobe.com
- Driftwood Coffee Co., Photo: leszekglasner/stock.adobe.com
- Elevate Coffee Company, Photo: Elevate Coffee Company
- Fillmore Coffee Company, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Giant Coffee, Photo: Andrey Smirnov/stock.adobe.com
- Azukar Coffee, Photo: DragonImages/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Inna/stock.adobe.com