Something exciting is brewing at the intersection of Central Avenue and Portland Street! This summer Valley Coffee Co. is set to open at 100 West Portland Street, offering residents and visitors of the area an all-new quick-casual, pet-friendly neighborhood restaurant featuring local java and craft brews in a welcoming come-and-stay-awhile atmosphere adorned with local art work. 

“Valley Coffee Co. has a little something for everyone whether stopping in on the way to work or relaxing with friends and family after a long day,” says Owner Donny Peper, an NAU graduate who grew up in the Valley and resides in the neighborhood. “We’re proud to work with local vendors to feature the best of Arizona food and drink, and we can’t wait to welcome our neighbors and new friends.”

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Primely situated and featuring beautiful scenic views, Valley Coffee Co. boasts a variety of beer, cold brew and wine on tap, bar and dining room seating, an inviting pet-friendly patio (where four-legged family members can enjoy a specially made java just for them); a variety of light bites and quick snacks including baked goods, croissants, pastries, meat pies with eggs and bacon and BBQ chicken from Squarz Bakery in Scottsdale; coffee from Flagstaff’s Firecreek Coffee Roasters; and local craft beers, wines and hard kombucha selections. “On the shelf” items include unique finds like mushroom jerky and specialty coffee blends as well as other gourmet treats and merchandise.

In addition to showcasing items from local purveyors, Valley Coffee Co. supports the local arts by featuring ArtLink Phoenix-curated masterpieces that highlight significant people, places and things in Phoenix. Art aficionados can scan accompanying QR codes to learn about each piece and its artist.

Jace Musfelt will serve as manager of the restaurant, overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring customer satisfaction. Gearing up for its grand opening later this summer, Valley Coffee Co. is actively hiring baristas. Interested candidates can email for more details.

Valley Coffee Co. is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit