5 Best Coffee Shops in Central/Downtown Phoenix: Quick PHX

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Sarah Hurwitz
Did your favorite Central Phoenix coffee bar make the cut?
Our Quick PHX guide this year showed you a lot of dining, partying, and entertainment options this year, but not everything made the cut into the little pocket guide. From happy hour to day drinking and cocktails, we have some spots that deserve honorable mention for slinging some of the best imbibing options in Central and Downtown Phoenix.

Today we'll show you the best spots for coffee in Central/Downtown Phoenix:

See also: Moka: The Closest Thing You'll Get to Espresso at Home for Under $50

Royal Coffee Bar
After nearly two years, Hayes McNeil's shop of expertly made espresso drinks returns to Downtown inside the Carriage House at Historic Heritage Square.

Heather Hoch
Cartel's cold brew is a cold, caffeine-packed summer drink.
Featuring cold brews and espressos crafted with an attention to detail that borders on obsessive, Cartel is pretty much the ideal for in-house roasted coffee in the Valley.
Giant Coffee
Ingredients like Four Barrel Coffee, Straus Milk, and local honey from McClendon's Select, make the Honey Vanilla Latte at Matt Poole's (Matt's Big Breakfast) coffee shop seriously craveable.
Shine Coffee
The best part of this caffeine stop in the Willo neighborhood (besides the vanilla bean latte) is its new homey seating area, appropriately called The Living Room.

Amy Young
Orange juice + espresso = Jobot's sunrise.
Jobot Coffee
If you like your joe with a side of crepes, Jobot has you covered. The Roosevelt Row staple serves Cartel roasted beans until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.

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Location Info


Royal Coffee Bar

14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Cartel Coffee Lab

1 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Giant Coffee

1437 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Shine Coffee on Vernon

10 W. Vernon Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Jobot Coffee

918 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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