You must admit, Lux Central is more than just a coffee shop. Just look at that huge selection of pastries and breakfast items! I visited Lux last Saturday, and it was packed! The line was halfway to the door, and stayed that way for an hour.

Lux Central is still a coffee shop at its heart, but they serve just about everything else: You can order from their lunch and dinner menu, which they post on Facebook daily. Every day it’s a new menu. They also serve beer and wine.

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Pulling shots. Owner Jeff Fischer behind the bar. Jeff purchased Lux from Daniel Wayne (owner of Lola) in October 2005 (we covered that story, briefly).

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As you leave, the gang from Peanuts hangs on the wall.

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Lux is a crowded place. But you can almost always find an empty chair.

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Iced toddy + small mocha. Both were delicious.

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Espresso machine.

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Look at all of those breakfast options.

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Even more breakfast options! If you want to see more, check out these photos from September, 2011.

Lux Central
4402 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 696-9976

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  1. The furniture there is awfully cool, too. We actually were in there recently on a Sunday and couldn’t find anywhere to sit but that was the first time that happened.

  2. austinmiles

    I want to like Lux so badly but I was shocked that they managed to make the order process more of a cluster than it was at the previous location. It is the most unintuitive place to go. Once you order you still don’t have a place to stand and there is no natural flow for the shop. I am seriously shocked that they would make the same mistakes twice.

  3. Yeah, with a shop this large, they really need to have table numbers, or something.

  4. Lux is pretty much my favorite place on the planet.

  5. Gracie

    I have visited Lux about 4 times and I love the coffee. All the times I have been there it seemed like the customer service was not as I would have expected. They would ask for my order then as I would start to order they would look away and start talking to someone else. Also as I attempted to pay after I was given the total she was distracted and had to wait then too. All that to say I wish it was a bit different. They didn’t seem to care too much about customer service.

  6. Richard

    I love this place and frequent it often. But, I have to agree with austinmiles 100 percent.

    The goods, however, are amazing! 🙂

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