Phoenix is a major metropolis, the fifth largest city in the US, and home to a booming craft coffee scene. In this guide we're featuring some of our favorite cafes in the city, with a focus on shops at the forefront of Phoenix's coffee culture.MoreLess
Having just celebrated its fourth anniversary, Peixoto has grown from a small-scale family operation into a clear leader in the Phoenix coffee scene. The cafe is named after the owners’ family, which owns Fazenda Sao José da Boa Vista, the Brazilian farm that the cafe sources the majority of its coffee from. Other origins are highlighted on AeroPress and Chemex on a pour-over bar, but the batch-brew and espresso offerings are almost always sourced from the family farm.
Located at the epicenter of Phoenix’s arts community, Futuro is a beautiful cafe in Roosevelt Row. They serve Heart Roasters from Portland, and host occasional clothing and art pop-ups, alongside outstanding food owner Jorge Ignacio Cortez and his team. This is a major destination in the Phoenix coffee scene.
This cafe is a stylish design lover's dream featuring roasters from around the country, including Camber Coffee, Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters, George Howell Coffee, and Sey Coffee to name just a few. They offer a no-frills menu of black or white espresso, drip coffee, and cold brew, with a clear focus on simple coffee quality.
Nestled in the historic and touristy neighborhood of Old Town Scottsdale, this cafe is modern and sleek, and serves a variety of domestic and international coffees, from Morgon Coffee Roasters of Gothenburg, Sweden to local Phoenix roastery Obsidian Coffee. Come for the coffee but don't skip what the Phoenix New Times has called "the best avocado toast in the city".
With multiple locations across the city, Cartel is credited with igniting Phoenix's quality coffee boom. Come here for single origin cold brew on tap or a well-made pour over coffee to go.