I’m curious to hear the public’s feedback on the best restaurants in Arizona with great coffee.

There are too many great restaurants to count in this fine state, and my bet is that a few restaurant owners are real coffee aficionados.

Which restaurants serve up locally roasted coffee?

Which restaurants have espresso machines and know how to use them?

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  1. Barrio Café on 16th Street & Thomas serves a good mexican coffee in a french press at your table.

  2. Lux Coffee Bar in Phoenix roasts their own coffee & their lattes are good. But I much prefer Seattle Espresso (not to be confused with Seattle’s Best the Starbucks spin-off). They use Illy coffee from Italy and they know how to do that perfectly-timed shot. In my book, Seattle Espresso makes the only latte that requires no sugar, honey, cinnamon, etc. It is always smooth and never, never bitter. They have a few locations:
    1840 E Warner Rd #136, Tempe
    710 West Elliot Rd, Tempe
    891 N. Val Vista Dr #d-101, Gilbert
    4722 E. Ray Rd. Phoenix

  3. Charlie

    The B-Line Cafe, on 4th Ave, in Tucson. You can’t go wrong, the homemade pies go great with anything off their Faema E61.

    This is not a good week to start a diet.

  4. I find its a rare thing to find good coffee at a resaurant. Every now and again i try something somewhere but no dice. I am a big fan of the B-line though. I’ll have to write this list down.

  5. the coffe shop it’s new they are on ray just west of higley they make great coffee and food

  6. MikeFTrevino

    Now, are we talking about food places that serve great coffee or great coffee places that serve food. There is a distinct difference. It all depends on what they title themselves as or which is the most dominant product. Epic cafe serves an ok cup as well as sandwiches and pastries, they are a coffee shop that serves food.

  7. If we’re talking restaurants: The Orange Table in Scottsdale serves up a great cup of joe, (lookout cause there is powerful mojo in ’em!) and their food is excellent as well! They also have a very unique coffee soda. Yep, Coffee Soda! (www.orangetable.net)

    I also like the My Florist Cafe on McDowell and 7th Ave. in Phoenix for a good bite to eat and a cup of coffee over one of their chocolate deserts. Mmmm.

  8. The Paisely Violin serves really good sandwiches and soups, and they’ve been consistent for the past 4 years. Although they use the brand-name Segafredo Zanetti beans, they make a really good cappuccino and offer daily specials of unique flavor combos.

  9. Dang! There are a lot of really great recommendations here. I will have to give them all a try! I’ve never heard of The Orange Table or The Paisely Violin, but both sound great.

  10. Oh, we’re talking about anything, Mike. I would be interested in coffee shops that serve great food. The one that comes to mind is the old Romancing the Bean in Scottsdale. They had a wait staff and a full on menu. Maybe it’s the same at the Tempe location.

  11. Chris: Romancing the Bean (the one at the Pavillions off of Indian Bend & Pima) has been closed for several months now. I meant to try them before that, but everytime I was down there, they were either closed or dead (as in no people). This valley seems to kill independant coffee shops… and sometime it’s because the owners keep funky hours, close too early and don’t have comfortable seating -my biggest pet peeve!

    For any coffeeshop owners reading… For gosh sakes: Get some cooshy vinyl/leather (easily cleanable) couches and chairs people! I cannot enjoy a latte on some hard wooden stool. Also, offer free WiFi, and stay open LATE (yes, even on weekends!) and play some classy subdued music. The night owls, college kids, and all us 8-5 wage slaves will thank you with repeat business!!! (Am I off my rocker, or do other feel the same way?)