Cafes in Tempe Junction


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  • Cartel Coffee Lab
    Cartel Coffee Lab has reaped its fair share of local and national applause, including that of BBC Travel and Food & Wine Magazine. With all those accolades, it's surprising just how modest Jason Silberschlag—the man behind the coffee—actually is. "We're all infants in understanding coffee," Silberschlag mused in a video on the shop's website. "It's one of the most complex beverages we consume." But, more than modest, Jason's comments reveal a very real respect and reverence for the drink—a respect that manifests itself in the staff's persistent experimentation, study, and instruction. The spot, after all, is not a coffeehouse; it's a coffee lab. Each of Cartel Coffee's four locations moderately play up the laboratory theme with lots of stainless steel, but offset any hint of coldness with brightly colored walls and original sculptures. Even more essential to the theme? The baristas are known to carefully explain brewing processes and technique to their customers as they create decadent espresso drinks, including the simple desert favorite: cold-brewed coffee. Light on the sugar, the brew allows sippers to really taste and admire the bold, earthy flavor of espresso beans culled from Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Guatemala. And though coffee is the most obvious drink to order at Cartel, you’ll want to pay attention to the rest of the menu, especially at the Tempe location. Since early 2013, this outpost has evolved from a straight coffeehouse into a full-blown microbrewery.
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    225 West University Drive
    Tempe, AZ US
  • Honey Moon Sweets
    Crafting creative concoctions with culinary prowess and playful whimsy, Honey Moon Sweets proffers pastries, cookies, and cakes made from scratch and adorned as edible art. Sweetness-savvy suitors can court beloved companions, hoped-for heartthrobs, and favored dentists with the light but decadent gift of a 6-inch tiramisu specialty cake. A base of cloudlike sponge cake holds mascarpone cream between layers of espresso- and kahlua-soaked ladyfingers, which are delicately blanketed in a sheath of whipped cream, dusted with cocoa, and ornamented with curls of chocolate. After being gilded with gems of fresh fruit, the tempting treasure is topped with a valentine ribbon and a marzipan plaque announcing “I love you,” mending the bruised egos of pouty mouths after being teased by vindictive cheesecakes.
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    606 W Southern Ave
    Tempe, AZ US
  • Momento Caffe
    Momentto Coffee has been focused on creating remarkable handcrafted coffees that truly stand apart from the rest. We look forward to sharing our passion for True Gourmet Roasted Coffee with every customer who purchases our products.
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    1020 West Ranch Road
    Tempe, AZ US
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
    For a quick bite to eat in Tempe's Downtown Tempe neighborhood, Fuzzy's Taco Shop's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Fuzzy's Taco Shop worries about making delicious food, not counting calories. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Fuzzy's Taco Shop has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Take the kids along too — Fuzzy's Taco Shop is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Fuzzy's Taco Shop, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. At Fuzzy's Taco Shop, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Free wireless Internet is also available at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, so bring your tablet or laptop along. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Fuzzy's Taco Shop is ultra casual. You can also grab your grub to go. Through their catering service, Fuzzy's Taco Shop can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Parking is easy at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. Fuzzy's Taco Shop offers safe bike parking outside. Locals flock to Fuzzy's Taco Shop for a meal they know will be high quality and low price. Fuzzy's Taco Shop accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Fuzzy's Taco Shop.
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    414 South Mill Avenue
    Tempe, AZ US
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
    Indulge in the selection of tasty treats at Great Harvest Bread Co. — this bakery is not one to pass up. Great Harvest Bread Co. has a large menu filled with tasty gluten-free and healthy items. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Great Harvest Bread Co. has kid-friendly food and seating. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Great Harvest Bread Co. Wifi is on the house at Great Harvest Bread Co., so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Great Harvest Bread Co. to create the perfect night. Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the bakery makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere. Drivers can park in the neighboring lot. Cyclists are in luck. Great Harvest Bread Co. provides bike parking. You'll find your bill at Great Harvest Bread Co. to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
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    1730 East Warner Road
    Tempe, AZ US
  • Lalibela Cafe Ethiopian
    At Café Lalibela, you're expected to eat with your hands. The communal Ethiopian meals typically consist of injera—thin, spongy bread that tastes similar to sourdough—that diners, sans forks, use to scoop up wat, a stew made from veggies, meat, or both. Made from a grain native to Ethiopia, torn-off pieces of injera become utensils for fish stew simmered with red pepper or tikil gomen, a mix of cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. The menu features à la carte wat selections, as well as suggested combinations for individuals, parties of three, and tall figures made by parties of three concealed within a long overcoat. The staff's commitment to an authentic experience extends to its beverage offerings, including imported African wines, freshly roasted and brewed Ethiopian coffee served in a clay pot, and Tossign, an herbal tea from the country’s highlands.
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    849 W University Dr
    Tempe, AZ US
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