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The chef is up with the sun to tempt local senses with the sweet scent of freshly baked scones, perhaps the best variety in town. Try the unusual Sage Scone, a flaky sensation for just $2 or a Crunchy Sable, a French pastry that is the rage in Paris. Shake yourself awake with freshly roasted coffee in any size and flavor your heart desires, served inside or on the pleasant tree-shaded patio. Be aware that owner Roger Sliker takes care to use only shade-grown coffee beans, thereby protecting the tropical tree canopy for migratory birds that pass through Southern Arizona during wintertime.
At Exo Roast Co., you don't find the coffee shop; rather, the fragrance of freshly roasted coffee beans finds you! With exceptionally knowledgeable baristas who have an evident passion for the beverage, this fabulous coffee shop is all that you could have desired when it comes to coffee. If you happen to stop by here during the colder seasons, the Chiltepin Seasonal Toddy infused with a little chocolate and spice will warm you up. During warmer times, try any of the cold brews on offer here. With large windows that let the sunlight filter through and a lovely staff, the ambiance at Exo is free-spirited and lively, just like their coffee.
Enjoy a fragrant cup of freshly brewed coffee at Stella Java, located in the Mercado San Agustin, Tucson's public marketplace. Stella's sister company Presta Coffee Roasters craft-roasts the coffee served here, while the baristas ensure the best brewing methods possible. Choose from classic Cappuccinos, Mochas or the Americano, and for a nominal fee get a house-made shot of vanilla, hazelnut or caramel flavor added to it. Stella's also invites tea lovers to sample their iced or hot teas, with black, green, peach, prickly pear, plum blossom and blackberry varieties.
If Tucson locals rated their cafes in stars, they would award this spot a small planetarium. This Northeast neighborhood favorite delights customers with first-name greetings, outstanding coffee including White Mocha, and a cornucopia of pastries, quiche and other tantalizing food items baked fresh on location each morning. Be certain to try the Peach Galette. Come early to get a good seat in this cozy, popular cafe with indoor/outdoor dining options. Whimsical decor, vibrant colors and soft music bring France to the desert. Owners Dennis and Margaret make visitors feel they have neighbors in Tucson, and that's the best buzz of all.
When morning touches the desert sky in Tucson, you'll find more than a bright sun rising to greet you at this popular cafe. Snuggled simply against a scenic mountain backdrop, this small, contemporary bakery tugs softly at your senses with the aroma of freshly baked breads including Asiago Cheese with Cracked Pepper, or Rosemary Olive and are reasonably priced as well. Sandwiches, espresso and coffee are served daily.