The first week of fall is finally here! Tis the season for maple lattes, pumpkin bread, and sweater weather. There are so many fun spots around the Valley to grab a festive autumn drink and escape with a good book indoors or on the patio. Work from home with a tasty beverage by your side or simply enjoy the lovely fall weather at any of these beloved coffee shops in the Valley.
This staple Arizona coffeehouse has locations all over the Valley, including Old Town Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, and Paradise Valley. Cartel Coffee Lab is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, study, or grab a steaming cup to go. All of the shop’s coffee is locally sourced, and coffee aficionados rave about the rich, authentic brews Cartel has to offer. Try the vanilla latte, dirty chai, or the iced mocha, and you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy the trendy ambiance inside or savor your drink on the patio. If you’ve never tried Cartel Coffee Lab, a favorite amongst Arizonans everywhere, you’re missing out.
Another local coffee shop with stores all over the Valley, Press Coffee has a thriving location in Scottsdale Quarter. The store is bustling with activity and is a great spot to hang out with friends indoors or outdoors. Swing by while you’re in the Quarter to try one of their signature cold brew “shakers” which come in peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and chai flavors. Press Coffee also has a tasty menu with bites such as breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and avocado toasts. With its elaborate latte art and stylish black and white interior, Press Coffee is ideal for taking those aesthetic Instagram photos and hanging out with friends.
Tucked away in a secluded corner on Scottsdale Road, this quiet coffee shop is a neighborhood favorite among savvy locals. They’re known for their fantastic customer service and incomparable brews. Maverick Coffee offers a quiet and spacious area to study, chat, or get some work done in a cozy setting. Try the nitro cold brew, matcha latte, honey lavender latte, or their seasonal turmeric latte. They also offer a wide array of breakfast items, snacks, bagels, and pastries such as their yummy cinnamon rolls. Once you discover Maverick Coffee, you’ll be hooked.
Located in an old, charming house on Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix, Songbird Coffee and Tea House is not your ordinary coffee shop. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a treehouse once you enter this intimate, elegant space. The coffeehouse is always featuring stunning local art, live music, and spoken word performances from artists in the community. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy the crisp fall weather. If you are an equal opportunist when it comes to caffeine, Songbird is the best spot to try not only some amazing coffee but also over 25 loose leaf tea flavors. Enjoy delicious pastries and sides like chia seed pudding to pair with your beverage. If you are searching for a secluded spot to call home away from home, there is no coffee shop quite like Songbird Coffee and Tea House in the Valley.
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This classy coffee shop gets its name from Marguerite Lake on Hayden Road. Come to Lakeview Coffee to snag a window seat or a spot on the patio overlooking the stunning neighborhood lake. Between their high-quality pour-over coffees, their seasonal honey spice lattes, and their trademark chimney cake pastries, Lakeview Coffee has so much to offer. Try their pumpkin spice loaf during the fall season, their tartines, or their coffee cake year-round for some tasty bites. Spend an idyllic day sipping your favorite brew by the lake at Lakeview Coffee.
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If you’re looking for a coffee shop that has a little bit of everything, Sip Coffee and Beer House is a restaurant for all kinds of occasions. This locally owned community space has locations in Old Town Scottsdale and Arcadia, and this shop prides itself on supporting local artists, performers, and other events. Come for one of Sip’s innovative drinks such as the salty punk’n latte, banana foster coffee latte, mixed berry matcha, or any of the protein shakes. They offer an extensive food menu, and happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 3-7pm. Try a cocktail, an appetizer, a signature latte, or an amazing meal. No matter what mealtime it is, you will love the funky, trendy vibes and creative drinks of Sip Coffee and Beer House.
Located in Tempe, this down-to-earth, simple coffee shop with affordable prices is a favorite study spot for students. Swing by the drive-thru or set up shop and make yourself comfortable for the day at a table inside. There is a ton of indoor seating, and the store is open late all week long. Enjoy fun latte art, live music, an extensive coffee menu, and a great selection of quick bites such as bagels and pastries. Xtreme Bean is a classic coffeeshop to add to your heavy rotation when you need a place to get in the zone.
This upscale, stylish coffee shop is a popular destination in Old Town Scottsdale for those who know to look for it. Known for their legendary baked goods such as the cinnamon roll, Berdena’s is always lively in the mornings with coffee lovers who are hoping to snag a fresh pastry before they’re gone. Their avocado toast is award-winning, which is really saying something for Scottsdale! Visit this quintessential Scottsdale destination for great coffee, cute photos, and irresistible breakfast goodies.
Kickstart your day with a signature beverage from any of these community coffee shops in the Valley. Try a special fall-flavored treat or opt for anything from their regular menu: either way, you’ll love it. Whether you’re a diehard coffee lover or simply excited to try festive pumpkin beverages, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks.