Looking for some solid coffee shops in Scottsdale Old Town? You've come to the right place! These cafes have it all...a welcoming atmosphere, delicious baked goods, and of course, excellent artisan coffee drinks! And they're all walking distance in the heart of Old Town.
Scottsdale is one of my favorite cities to visit in the USA. When I'm not hiking up Camelback Mountain or laying by the pool, you'll most likely find me in Old Town. This is Scottsdale's historic district and the heart of the city.
It has a charming Western vibe, art galleries, shopping, and some of the best restaurants in the city.
There's also no short supply of outstanding coffee shops in Old Town Scottsdale.
After many (as in ten plus) visits to this eternally sunny city, it wasn’t hard to come up with my list of the best Old Town Scottsdale coffee shops. These are the spots I find myself visiting on a continual basis and they never disappoint.
These Scottsdale coffee shops are the perfect place for your morning coffee and pastry, a post-hike pick-me-up, or an afternoon to set up shop and get some work done.
Whatever you're looking for, one of these is sure to fit the bill!
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the best Old Town Scottsdale coffee shop for delicately flavored lattes, avocado toast, and my favorite flat white
Berdena's has it all. An ideal location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, space for indoor and outdoor seating, a bright and sunny atmosphere, solid coffee and loose-leaf tea, and the BEST flat white in the city!
While my favorite snack/meal is the breakfast sandwich, their avocado toast was featured in the Phoenix New Times as the best in the city.
Try the honey lavender cappuccino or cardamon rose latte for something unique. The rotating drinks are always very good, like the winter spice latte or pumpkin spice latte.
Berdena's makes their syrups in-house, so the flavors are usually delicate and not sickly sweet.
The baked goods selection is always fresh with rotating items. If the homemade cinnamon rolls are available, grab one before they sell out!
For something more substantial, try the breakfast sandwich (amazing) and breakfast burrito.
WiFi is available and the baristas are so kind.
2. Schmooze Workspace and Cafe
One of the best coffee shops in Scottsdale Old Town to work and study
Schmooze opened in 2018 with a focus on shared office space. It's trendy, spacious, and one of the best coffee shops in Old Town Scottsdale for when you need to work.
The inside space has plenty of room (and outlets) if you need to whip out your computer. The pristine patio feels more like a resort than a coffee shop with its lush landscaping and soothing fountain.
I can't think of a better place to leisurely sip your nitro cold brew.
This Scottsdale coffee shop will meet your needs whether for business or pleasure. In addition to the extensive common area space, Schmooze also offers conference rooms for rent if you have a larger party or need some privacy.
The menu is extensive and goes far beyond your typical cafe fare. A full bar and cocktail menu is available along with a scrumptious breakfast and lunch menu.
My favorite breakfast items are the Breaking Bad breakfast burrito, breakfast bowl, and breakfast BLT sandwich.
The 4222 bowl with chicken, quinoa, black beans, and avocado is light and fresh. The chicken focaccia sandwich and Schmooze burger are sure winners for a hearty appetite.
One of the best coffee shops in Old Town Scottsdale for a local scene
Simple is the name of the game for this Porsche themed 600-sq. foot Scottsdale coffee shop.
The menu lists your coffee basics (beans are roasted in-house) along with tea, hot chocolate, and cold brew.
The artwork, garage door, and other small touches hint at the owner’s passion for the Porsche brand.
Take your coffee to-go or enjoy the patio space if the weather is agreeable.
Car lovers will appreciate the car themed events and meet ups:
- 1st Saturday – Porsches
- 1st Sunday – Motorcycles
- 2nd Saturday – Fast Cars
- 2nd Sunday – Aircooled Volkswagens
- 3rd Saturday – Shakedown (Vintage European & JDM)
- Last Saturday – Vintage Offroad
Come early as the streets fill quickly with specialty vehicles.
I found this Scottsdale coffee shop to be a big hit with locals. It was pretty obvious after a few visits that many customers are "regulars" and know the staff by name.
Be sure to try their house-made syrups. The bergamot and lavender is my favorite with the brown sugar coming in a close second.
4. Press Coffee Roasters
One of the best coffee shops in Old Town Scottsdale for award winning brews and beans
The owners of Press take their coffee seriously. This Scottsdale coffee shop roasts its own beans in-house and also offers “coffee 101” courses for other coffee fanatics.
Their beans are top quality and have earned Press several awards and recognitions. Voted best coffee roaster by both Phoenix New Times and Phoenix Magazine's Best of the Valley, best coffee in the state by AZ Food and Wine and Food Network, and more!
Their Ethiopia Guji roast scored best in the Southwest at 94 points. Other roasts have scooped up several Golden Bean awards (world's largest coffee roaster competition).
Needless to say, their beans are top-notch.
Their drink menu is pretty extensive. You'll find all the regulars...espresso, americano, latte, flat white, drip, chai, matcha, etc. More unique offerings include pour overs, nitro cold brews, and "shakers". These are protein packed coffee drinks made with cold brew. I love the peanut butter option.
Press Coffee Roasters has grown quickly and now has over ten locations in the great Phoenix area. My two favorite Scottsdale locations are:
Scottsdale Waterfront - in Old Town Scottsdale near Fashion Square Mall.
Scottsdale Quarter - located in North Scottsdale (conveniently across the street from the popular outdoor shopping area of Kierland Commons).
5. Cartel Coffee Lab
One of the best Old Town Scottsdale coffee shops for a low-key, hipster vibe
Cartel Coffee Lab is low-key, comfy, and hipster. This chill hangout is widely known in the area because they're also a local coffee roaster and supply many Scottsdale coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels with their beans.
You'll be in good company as you sip your cold brew and chill at Cartel Coffee Lab.
This is a popular pick with local residents. Digital nomads and students type away on their laptops giving the space a creative energy.
Get the cold brew with a homemade golden milk snickerdoodle cookie...if there are any left!
Honorable Mention: Sip Coffee and Beer House
Sip Coffee and Beer House is a great pick if you want something a little more diverse than your standard coffee menu.
The food selection consists of protein smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, salads, sandwiches, and hummus.
A full selection of beer, cocktails, and wine is also offered.
This is one of the best coffee shops in Old Town Scottsdale if you can’t decide if you need caffeine, lunch, or an afternoon cocktail.
Honorable Mention: The Henry
The Henry is a restaurant, coffee shop, bar, and event space all in one.
While it's not located in Old Town, technically it's in Phoenix, I couldn't not mention this hot spot. It's a mere 9-minute drive from Old Town.
When you first walk into the restaurant, you'll see a coffee bar with a full selection of drinks and pastries. Breakfast and lunch items from the restaurant menu are also available to order.
This is a really popular spot with in-the-know locals in the morning as the space is huge and it's open seating until about 10:00 am.
Order at the coffee bar and pick a table. Just know reservations for the restaurant start at 11:00, so they'll want your table back well before then to prepare for incoming reservations.
Try the ham and cheese croissant with one of their specialty coffee creations. The Wildflower, made with espresso, vanilla, a splash of chai, and steamed milk is my favorite.