I visited Lux Coffee Bar last Thursday and enjoyed my visit. Here’s a photo of my latte, and a friends. They’ve done some rearranging with the tables and chairs, and it’s a bit better than it used to be. Still, I think much more could be done with the place. People give Lux too much credit than it deserves in my opinion. I always feel like I’m more of an observer and out of place than a customer. I’m not sure why. Or maybe it’s the other way around, maybe Lux doesn’t have any coffee shops that are like it.

Lux Coffee Bar
4404 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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  1. karen m.

    i totally agree. lux has made some changes to the interior which help but i still feel very uncomfortable in there. since i love the coffee i just always take mine with me and get the heck out of there. sitting outside is a better option when the weather is fine…but still, i’m not a fan of feeling ‘onstage’ which i feel at lux and la grande orange.

  2. Steve Kessler

    Interesting points……I actually love Lux! It reminds me of the Coffee Houses I used to go to in Milwaukee, WI. It’s the spot I would take friends too. I’ve never felt out of place there. I think that certain places are better fits than others. That’s the awesome thing though…..you can go where you feel comfortable. Kinda like “Cheers”. Everybody wants to be a “Norm” somewhere. Anyways……..back to work I go.

  3. Oh I forgot to mention: More seating outdoors + they finally put up some sun shades.

  4. What’s this? Good latte art in a cup on a saucer with a spoon? In the SW? Score! Is the espresso good?

  5. In a cappa it’s passable. I used to reccomend this place to “coffee people” when they came into town, but they were like, “what the?” so I stopped. I have to say it’s better than most, sadly.

    Shoot me an email Jason and I’ll give you the scoop.

  6. Mike Selk

    Try talking to Jeff and Tara (new owners) sometime and spend a few minutes there mingling, almost everyone is friendly… I can understand these comments about the previous owners. How many places roast their own beans in-house here in Phoenix? My opinion – some of the best espresso around, very unique rich and smooth.