Newcomers’ Guide to Coffee Shops: Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix in Central Phoenix

Editorial StaffNovember 8, 2022
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Hit up these local haunts for a quality cup of joe.

Lux Central. Photo by Melissa Valladares
Lux Central. Photo by Melissa Valladares

Lux Central
This longtime coffee hot spot serves up dishes like divine Dutch baby pancakes and mac and cheese. Truly good cocktail menu, to boot.
4400 N. Central Ave.

Dark Hall Coffee
With a sleek storefront and fresh, plant-based pastries, it’s a keeper for vegan coffee fans. Try the spicy, sweet Witch – a chocolate mocha with charcoal, red pepper flakes, cayenne and ghost pepper.
3343 N. Seventh Ave.

Blue House Coffee
With an emphasis on sustainability and seasonality, this local roaster started in a big blue house in Flagstaff. Phoenicians can now get their fix of specialty coffee drinks and light bites at its Downtown café.
435 N. Fifth St.

Copper Star Coffee
This Melrose-area coffee shop does an in-house steep to create the lovely, aromatic syrup in its incomparable lavender latte.
4220 N. Seventh Ave.

This article first appeared in the 2023 City Guide, published by PHOENIX magazine in November 2022.


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