Arizona has a reputation for a few things—warm weather, beautiful sunsets and surprisingly good coffee. In fact, Vogue once made the argument that Phoenix had evolved into the coffee capital of the southwest. So, what makes the state’s cup of joe so special? Between the innovative drink creations, eccentric shop decor and charismatic baristas, there’s more than a few things that make Arizona a true coffee haven.
If there was a title for coolest coffee shop, Lux would win it with ease. The menu features staple coffee flavors and cups, alongside freshly-made pastries and baked goodies. But the unforgettable element about Lux is in the experience. The ambience inside almost makes customers feel as if they’ve been transported from Downtown Phoenix to Pike Place Market in Seattle. The setting is hip, decorated with the abstract creations of local artists, and elevated by the retro indie music that fills the coffee house. For more information, visit www.luxcoffee.com.
Bergies Coffee Roast House
Located in the Heritage District of Gilbert is Bergies—a quaint coffee shop that’s accompanied by an expansive patio area, quirky garden décor and, on special occasions, live music performed by local artists. The breakfast nook specializes in custom-roasted coffee, unparalleled customer service and an outdoor oasis that almost makes you forget that you’re in Arizona. For more information, visit www.bergiescoffee.com.
Well Coffee Co.
Well Coffee Co. is the West Valley’s answer to unique, decadent coffee creations. The baristas are constantly elevating their java game, and have developed a loyal customer base in the process. If you’re looking for a comfortable, airy space with drinks (and pastry goodies) that everyone will enjoy, be sure to add Well Coffee Co. to your list of must-visit places in Arizona. For more information, visit www.wellcoffeeaz.com.
Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale is Berdena’s—an airy, pastel embellished coffee shop serving sweet coffee, tea and matcha creations, along with modern breakfast fare. Berdenas has a mission to serve fresh and organic items—many made from locally sourced ingredients—in a casual environment. For more information, visit www.berdenas.com.
Macy’s European Coffeehouse & Bakery
A trip up north to Arizona’s favorite mountain town isn’t complete without a visit to Macy’s European Coffeehouse & Bakery. The menu features Instagram-worthy lattes and mocha drinks, served alongside decadent bakery items like warmed croissants, danishes and other staple breakfast treats. The cozy coffee shop is bustling with locals and tourists alike on almost a daily basis, but their goodies are worth the wait. For more information, visit www.macyscoffee.net.