By Daisy Finch
On the lookout for your next favorite coffee shop? Look no further than these Valley locations. With their unique vibes and tastes, there’s a cafe for everyone with locations throughout the Valley.
Songbird Coffee and Tea House
Songbird Coffee and Tea House feels like home among the skyscrapers in bustling downtown Phoenix. With a pet-friendly front yard, personable staff and local goods, it’s the perfect place to relax or buckle down and work. Soft music adds to the relaxing vibe, as well as the artwork and vintage-style fixtures.
Songbird Coffee and Tea House, 812 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 602.374.4192, songbirdcoffeehouse.com.
Cartel Coffee Lab
This coffee shop is perfect for ASU students or anyone who enjoys a cool, fresh and edgy take on the typical local cafe. Their brews are roasted locally, and they’re happy to share the craft with their guests. There’s plenty of seating and an open feel to the shop, which allows for hardcore studying or mellow musing.
Cartel Coffee Lab, 225 W. University Drive, Suite 101, Tempe, 480.621.6381, cartelcoffeelab.com.
This 24-hour coffee shop has its own style with bumping music and multilevel seating, as well as plenty of outdoor spots for study groups or conversations. There’s a bistro, bar and market, along with the coffee shop, inspired by Grand Central Station. Its goal is to provide a space for personable and social interaction to take place, whether you’re chatting about business or socializing.
The Grand, 718 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.795.8552, grandcentralcoffeecompany.com.
Enroute Coffee and Tea House
Enroute Coffee and Tea House in Goodyear boasts friendly folks and a strong sense of community. Its freshly baked goods and delicious beverages are sure to please. Enroute brings people together for worship, music, book clubs, Bible study, business meetings and games. Beautiful photography lines the walls, and its helpful staff offers suggestions on what to try during your first visit.
Enroute Coffee and Tea House, 15605 W. Roosevelt Street, Suite 107, Goodyear, 623.455.2192, enroutecoffeeandtea.com.
Peixoto Coffee Roasters
The Brazilian roots of this downtown Chandler coffeehouse make this rich with culture and community. The Peixoto family comes from a long line of coffee experts, and they continue to bring quality goods straight from their farm. Enjoy its modern vibe and engaged staff as each one contributes to guests’ cup of java.
Peixoto Coffee Roasters, 11 W. Boston Street, Suite 6, Chandler, 280.275.2843, peixotocoffee.com.
On a quiet corner in Scottsdale, Echo Coffee has a focused atmosphere for studying, working or simply sipping. The quaint atmosphere with contemporary design is the perfect place to take a break during a busy day and enjoy organic and local coffee, as well as freshly baked goods. The staff strives to create a sense of community and share their passion for coffee.
Echo Coffee, 2902 N. 68th Street, Suite 135, Scottsdale, 480.422.4081, echocoffee.com.
This coffee shop has chic and stylish in the bag. Watch your cold brew come to life at the counter, which is lined with pink swivel chairs. The sleek seating areas are perfect for chilling out with sweet treats, which pair nicely with coffee. Try their impossibly cute unicorn cookies or chocolate cake pops. The upbeat baristas will happy to suggest the sweetest brews.
Sweetz Brew, 835 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 101, Gilbert, 480.5005219, sweetzbrew.com.
Locals rave about Lux Central as the perfect place for a cup of java before any busy day. Pastries and carefully crafted cappuccinos add to the appeal of Lux Central, which attracts urban dwellers and those seeking a place to relax and unwind. Artistic and eclectic, Lux Central rises above the typical coffeehouse.
Lux Central, 4400 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.327.1396, luxcoffee.com.
Inside the Bungalow
Inside the Bungalow is what one would call a utility player. Not only is it a coffeeshop, but it serves as a wedding venue as well. It’s easy to see why. The beautiful outdoor areas add to the aesthetic of this shop, and its cozy atmosphere helps customers chill. Historic downtown Mesa is home to this peaceful place, and beckons for coffee lovers and lovers alike to indulge.
Inside the Bungalow, 48 N. Robson, Mesa, 480.844.2353, insidethebungalow.com.
Grounds for Thought
Enjoy oldies tunes and take your coffee to go at this family-owned and -operated coffee shop, located on Mesa Community College’s campus. It serves food and fuel to hungry students and commuters, but others can visit as well. It prides itself with having higher quality than a chain.
Grounds for Thought, 1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.461.7772.