Seven Spots to Eat and Drink Around ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus

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See also: Seven Spots to Eat and Drink Around ASU's Tempe Campus

It's about the time of year for Phoenix to get an infusion of youth: the start of school and the re-awakening of the downtown campus. And despite what those poor students probably have been made to believe by their Tempe counterparts, downtown has plenty to offer the young, lively, and mostly broke college student. In fact, downtown students should count their lucky stars they don't have to eat Chick-fil-a and Taco Bell at the Memorial Union.

Here are seven dining options in downtown Phoenix that won't make you break the bank -- or a sweat getting to them.


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Matt's Big Breakfast
Matt's Big Breakfast -- Located just steps behind the downtown Phoenix campus dormitory and within view of the main campus buildings, there's no complaining about proximity here. What might cause a speed bump will be wait times. In case you don't know, this place is a downtown Phoenix establishment with national acclaim to boot (thank you, Guy Fieri).

Tammie Coe Cakes/MJ Bread -- Located near Roosevelt and Seventh streets, this spot may work best as a pit stop for commuter students rather than a walking destination. This bakery opens early at 6:30 a.m. and offers a selection of espresso drinks and breakfast sandwiches served on freshly baked MJ Bread. At under $6 a pop and made with local ingredients, we really can't ask for more.

Location Info



Tammie Coe Cakes

610 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Focaccia Fiorentina

112 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


1 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Fair Trade Cafe

424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carly's Bistro

128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Short Leash Dogs

, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Torched Goodness

, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Rivak E. Hoffman
Rivak E. Hoffman

How about some healthier choices for Zonies Errin.. Start leading..

Tina Garza
Tina Garza

Upvote for Zpizza Downtown Phoenix

Zpizza Downtown Phoenix
Zpizza Downtown Phoenix

You forgot zpizza! We are open 7 days a week (9pm every night & 10pm Fridays), come rain or shine, offer free delivery, have carry-out, an ASU student discount and we have draught beer! Plus you can't beat our slice specials if you're on a budget! 111 W. Monroe. Walk or bike on over.

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