The Best Coffee Shop Vibes in the Valley
The day hasn’t officially started until I’ve had my first cup of coffee or tea. I say “my first
cup” because an ideal day for me includes multiple coffee shop stops. You could say
I’m an addict – and not just to the caffeine. There’s something about sitting in a coffee
shop that just makes me feel better. It’s all about the vibes. Luckily there’s no shortage
of options in the valley, and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect spot to match your
mood. Check out or favorite spots below!
918 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Go to Jobot if you’re looking for some serious energy. With a line to the door most days,
Jobot attracts downtown Phoenix’s artists and Roosevelt Row-ers. Their cold brew is
always a good idea, but if you’re feeling adventurous go for their signature drink, a
sunrise – espresso over orange juice. The music changes based on who’s working, so
you never know what vibe to expect when you enter. If what’s playing isn’t your fave,
grab a seat outside under a red and white umbrella and watch the world go by. DJ’s set
up out front on Sunday mornings, and it’s the perfect way to start off your week. And did
I mention they serve crepes? Enough said.
4402 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Lux is the hippest of the hip. All of the best coffee photos you’ve ever seen were most
likely taken here. Just about every part of it is Instagram worthy. The selection of
pastries is so good, it’s impossible to pick just one. Tip: take some friends and share as
many as you can carry. My favorite tea ever is their vanilla coconut white tea, or you
can go with an iced hibiscus tea, which is perfect for those 100º days. You can’t go
wrong with an iced coffee or a hazelnut latte either. There’s a DJ playing chill music on
the weekends, and if you can manage to find an open seat, it’s perfect for socializing or
studying. Oh, and if you’re wanting something stronger than coffee, there’s a bar that
serves unique and yummy cocktails. What else could you possibly need?
Songbird Coffee & Tea House
812 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Located in a cute little house with a fence and a front yard, Songbird is the ultimate
peaceful spot to relax and the go-to place for teas. The thai iced tea and matcha green
tea latte are such great treats, or you can choose from the many many options on their
tea list. Grab a glass, snag a spot on the porch swing, and maybe let yourself pretend
it’s your house for just a little while.
1001 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
The first time I walked in to Lola, they played two of my favorite songs back to back, and
it sold me on the spot right away. Surrounded by apartments and houses, this coffee
shop has a neighborhood-y feel to it. Lola is the ultimate study spot and a perfect place
for a meeting over coffee. Or over a super refreshing pomegranate green tea! If it’s a
nice day, grab a spot on the back patio and enjoy the valley weather.
1437 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Giant coffee is any photographer’s dream. Sit in a mod chair by the floor to ceiling
window and you’re guaranteed to get perfect portraits and coffee shots. The iced honey
vanilla latte is to die for, and just across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum it’s the
perfect pick me up after your museum trip.
Copper Star Coffee
4220 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Location is everything with this coffee shop. Probably the best curb appeal of any coffee
shop anywhere, Copper Star is built in a renovated old gas station. Located in the
Melrose area on 7th Ave., it’s the perfect spot to walk in and grab a drink between
vintage shops. Or if you’re just passing through the area, you can swing through the
drive-thru! Convenient and cute!
There are so many great spots, we just couldn’t get to them all in this post. If we left out
one of your favorites, tell us about it! You can never have too many options.
(All images taken by Mallory Prater of CURIIOS. All rights reserved)