Headed to Arizona and looking for some solid Scottsdale coffee shops? You've come to the right place! These spots have it all...a welcoming atmosphere, delicious baked goods, and of course, excellent artisan coffee drinks!
Scottsdale has upped its coffee shop game with several notable openings in the last few years. After many visits to this eternally sunny city, it wasn’t hard to come up with my list of the best coffee shops in Scottsdale. I find myself visiting these spots again and again 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!
This map shows the top 5 coffee shops in Charleston listed in this post. Click the top left button (in the blue bar) to see a list view of each pinned location or the top right button to enlarge the map.
The top 5 Scottsdale coffee shops are...
the best Scottsdale coffee shop for delicately flavored lattes and avocado toast
Berdena's has it all. An ideal location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, space for indoor and outdoor seating if you choose to hang around, a bright and sunny atmosphere, solid coffee and loose leaf teas, and the BEST avocado toast! 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 overly sugary.
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 award winning avocado toast.
If I lived here, this would be my go-to spot.
2. Schmooze Workspace and Cafe
One of the best coffee shops in Scottsdale 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 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 menu is available along with a scrumptious breakfast and lunch menu. Go for the croque monsieur, eggs benedict, or Mediterranian omelet for breakfast. The burger, pan-seared salmon, and chicken focaccia sandwich are all winners for lunch.
3. Cartel Coffee Lab
One of the best Scottsdale coffee shops for hipsters
Cartel Coffee Lab is low-key, comfy, and hipster. This chill hangout is widely known in the area because they are 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!
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4. Press Coffee Roasters
One of the best coffee shops in Scottsdale for quality 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.
Scottsdale Quarter is their main shop and located conveniently across the street from the popular outdoor shopping area of Kierland Commons.
Press recently opened a second location (Scottsdale Waterfront) in downtown Scottsdale near Fashion Square mall.
One of the best coffee shops in Scottsdale for a local scene
Simple is the name of the game to this Porsche themed 600-sq. foot Scottsdale coffee shop. The menu lists your coffee basics along with tea, hot chocolate, and cold brew. The art-work, garage door, and other small touches hint to the owner’s passion for the Porsche brand.
Take your coffee to-go or enjoy the patio space if the weather is agreeable. Four til Four also roasts its coffee in-house and has beans for sale.
Stop by in the morning if you're here the first Saturday of the month where Four till Four hosts its Porche and Coffee meetup. 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.
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 are also offered. This is one of the best coffee shops in 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 and has nailed it when it comes to Instagram worthy decor and style. They call their look "Gatsby-era grace", which I think describes it perfectly.
When you first walk into the restaurant there is a coffee bar with a full selection of drinks and pastries. Breakfast and lunch items from the restaurant menu are also available to order. The area behind the coffee bar has plenty of tables and chairs if you wish to stay and work.
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. This is one of the best coffee shops in Scottsdale for when you need plenty of space to work and a full food menu.
Don't let the Phoenix address fool you. The Henry is actually closer to Scottsdale than it is to Phoenix. All I can say is that the boundaries of Phoenix and Scottsdale don't always make complete sense.
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