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.


Lux Central

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.


Lola Coffee

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.

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Giant Coffee

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)