Coffee Houses

Java Joints

Looking for a hip place to hang with your friends while sipping your skinny latte? Here’s a list of some of the best independently owned coffee shops in the Valley.

  • Cartel Coffee Lab
    225 W. University Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    1 N. First St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Hand-crafted coffee

  • Copper Star
    4220 N. Seventh St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Coffee, tea, sandwiches and smoothies

  • Fair Trade Cafe
    1020 N. First Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Cafe, gallery and concerts

  • Giant Coffee
    437 N. First St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    New coffee house by Matt Pool of Matt’s Big Breakfast

  • Hob Nobs
    149 W. McDowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Deli, live music

  • Lola
    1001 N. Third Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Featured artists, poetry, bakery

  • Luci’s
    1590 E. Bethany Home Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    Full restaurant and jazz night on Saturday evenings

  • Lux
    4404 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Coffee and baked goods

  • Royal At The Market
    14 E. Pierce St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Poetry, First Fridays

  • Urban Beans
    3508 N. Seventh St., #100
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    Coffee, tea, smoothies and lunch