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Locally known as the place to get a cup of hipster coffee, Cartel Coffee Lab is focused on making a cup of coffee or other caffeinated concoction in the best way possible. All of their beans are single-origin and the somewhat high prices often reflect their exotic provenance. However, once you taste these beans infused in water or milk, you will know where this extra coin went. With a few other locations around Phoenix and Tucson, Cartel has quickly monopolized the high-end coffee market in AZ.
Fair Trade Cafe offers local, organic fair trade coffee to the Phoenix area. This cafe believes in roasting local coffee not only because of better taste, but also because it puts money back into the Greater Phoenix community. The menu is decidedly vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options as well. Feel like indulging your sweet tooth? Try one of its locally made ice creams, featuring seasonal flavors like pumpkin pie and eggnog, sure to make any holiday that much more special. If abundant lounging space is important to you, the plethora of comfy available chairs will put a smile on your face.
Giant Coffee is a casual coffee shop in Downtown Phoenix, located just across the street from the Burton Barr Central Library. It's open storefront presents a sleek and modern ambiance where the baristas churn out all kinds of drinks from artisan hot chocolate to amazing lattes. The shop prides itself in serving single-origin coffee and direct trade first-rate espresso. A small breakfast and pastry menu rounds out the offerings, making for a perfect start to your day or a nice, relaxing break in the middle of it.
This friendly, local coffee shop located in Phoenix's Melrose District serves all your favorite hot and cold caffeinated beverages. Copper Star is actually located inside what was a former gas station and it still retains the kitschy mid-modern, architecture. In addition to superb coffee, the kitchen still prepares bagels, sandwiches, smoothies and salads. Whats even better, if you like what you taste, purchase bags of coffee blends and teas from around the world here at the shop itself.
Lux is a coffee lovers' ultimate paradise. Unique, exotic, local and international blends are all available at this coffee bar located at the North Central Avenue. Although coffee is the highlight, enjoy fresh baked goods every morning as well as light bites and savory mains for lunch and dinner. On the walls, find works by local artists that change every week giving the place an art-gallery like feel. Free Wi-Fi allows you to catch up on work while on your coffee break and the friendly staff makes every customer feel at home. They also have an outdoor seating area. Open till the late, Lux is one of the best places in Phoenix for your caffeine fix.
Ground Control a classic cafe in the center of Good Year serves quality espresso in flavors like coconut, pistachio, dark chocolate and cinnamon. The Cubano blends together condensed milk and sugar to make a heady concoction. Accompaniments include panini, burgers and sandwiches that are light and meaty. Wine, beer and other liquor can also be enjoyed here. The atmosphere is ideal for hanging out with friends or enjoying a lazy cup of coffee with a book in hand.
Elevate is a space conceived by the locals in town, a place where the community encourages and showcases their own, a place where charity is made easy and a place that serves great coffee. It is obvious that Elevate is popular not just for the hot coffee blends, chilled smoothies and freshly baked goodies. Hosting a variety of events from community conversations to live music shows to youth forums, this coffee outlet is simply a friendly place to be. It's Norterra Room can be rented out for private parties, birthdays and seminars equipped with sound and tech support.