10 great Metro Phoenix restaurants for a non-work-from-home day

Above: Zinqué. (Photo courtesy of Zinqué) Lifestyle | 29 Oct |

The past year and half has changed the way people work. Work-from-home became the norm, but that doesn’t mean being confined to home anymore. Whether it’s getting out of the house or office, here are places that are more than just coffee shops, for a non-work-from-home day.


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1. Zinqué 

The French-inspired restaurant and bar at Scottsdale Fashion Square offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The inside creates a clam environment making productivity easy. The patio features a fireplace and plants make for a perfect space to socialize. Open at 7 a.m. everyday, they offer a wide variety of food and drinks for anytime of the day. 

2. The Henry

The Henry, located on the corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a classical, effortless style with all types of seating and a full-service restaurant and bar. Whether working or taking meetings, The Henry offers a friendly neighborhood feel. 

3. Provision Coffee

Located on Campbell Avenue and 32nd Street, Provision is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The atmosphere and hours makes it the perfect place caffeinate and work or get a cocktail after a long day. Founded in 2011, Provision aims to not only produce perfectly crafty coffee, but a community. Founders Dan and Lawrence traveled the globe in order to fully understand the lifecycle of coffee. After they mastered their coffee, the duo decided it was time to expand into cocktails and food. Just like their coffee, it was refined until it was perfect.

4. Kahvi Coffee + Cafe

The newest tenet in the monOrchid building on Roosevelt and 3rd streets, Kahvi Coffee + Cafe provides a relaxed atmosphere inspired by a blending of two cultures, Scandinavia and Tulum, Mexico. The cafe also has a bar with wine and beer. The back of the cafe features a gallery with local artists’ work. 

5. 32 Shea 

For over a decade, 32 Shea has been serving coffee, food and cocktails. The space completely transforms from day to night. In the morning the space resembles an espresso bar providing a good work environment, after 4 p.m. the space becomes a dark and cozy lounge. Vegetation surrounds the patio creating an oasis, and it’s dog friendly. 

6. Lux 

With two locations in the Valley, Lux is an ideal place to get work done with coffee, baked goods, meals and various seating options. It doesn’t matter if guests prefer to work early or late because Lux is open from 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday to Thursday and 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

7. The Churchill 

Located in the Roosevelt Art’s District, The Churchill is home to ten local businesses and has a  9,000 square foot courtyard. The open-air courtyard is nice for work and a gathering place for the community, perfect for the Phoenix fall. 

8. Schmooze Bar and Breakfast 

Located near Goldwater Boulevard and Indian School Road, Schmooze Bar and Breakfast caters to professionals that want a private, club-like setting to host meetings, recruit and work. They have multiple conference rooms that can be rented. With food, coffee and cocktails it is a unique space that is vastly different from other coffee and cocktail bars. 

9. Luci’s Marketplace

From hot entrees to grab and go salads and sandwiches, there is something to fit every guest’s needs. Inside guests will find a small market that sells gifts, beer and wine. The new concept, The Other Bar recently opened inside the marketplace space and opens at 3 p.m.

10.  First Draft Book Bar

Located inside the Phoenix location of Changing Hands Bookstore, First Draft offers coffee, tea, kombucha, mocktails, wine, beer and more. While it may have less seating available, the bookstore atmosphere provides a quiet and unique space that is great for getting some reading and work done. 

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