Coffee & Treats in Tempe


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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.
225 West University Drive
Tempe,
AZ
US
Mojo Yogurt nourishes tongues and tummies with an arsenal of 28 different flavors of frozen yogurt that brim with digestion-boosting probiotics and fat-free decadence. Walls lined with shiny self-serve stations bring forth swizzles of creamy and fruit-infused yogurt, which, like deli meats and boxers hired to sort schoolyard skirmishes, are priced by weight. After filling cups with swirls of açaí-, mint-chocolate-, and coconut-flavored goodness, guests crown their creations with sprinkles, fruits, nuts, and candies before finally weighing in their purchase. Since the dulcet treats come with a host of health benefits and Mojo Yogurt donates 2% of all sales to community nonprofits, guests savor each spoonful with a glowing sense of generosity and wellbeing.
350 S Mill Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US
Until the staff at Water 'n Ice can create a delicious mist, they'll continue to specialize in the water and ice forms of H2O. Transforming water into an impressive array of sweets, they whip up 40 flavors of ice cream and 60 flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice. They also craft treats including smoothies, milk shakes, italian ice, and strawberry pop rocks, which when mixed with soda results in earthquakes. Their BPA-free water bottles and reverse-osmosis-purified water keep clients healthy as they hydrate.
3141 S McClintock Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US
With 30 years of baking experience, Cookies From Home ships tins, trays, baskets, and boxes of freshly baked and creatively packed treats that scrumptiously enhance existence. Master bakers handcraft 15 varieties of orbicular bliss each day so they can travel from beaters to bellies without once inhaling the icy breath of the deep freeze. Traditional flavors such as Chewy Chip, Peanut N’ Butter, and Always Oatmeal Raisin, mingle with combos off the beaten palate—including the chocolate, coconut, and oatmeal triumvirate that is Hunka Chunka—to create a conga line of sweet comfort. Five cookie flavors also have gluten-free doppelgangers, with bases of rice flour and tapioca starch, as well as calorie-free versions made of holography lasers and wishful thinking.
1605 W University Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US
At more than 2,600 stores in more than 30 countries, Dunkin' Donuts serves coffee and iced beverages, fresh-baked donuts and desserts, and savory breakfast sandwiches. Since Bill Rosenberg opened the first location in Quincy, MA, in 1950, the donut shop has blossomed into a one-stop coffee and breakfast restaurant familiar to millions of morning rushers and afternoon sippers. Behind the counter of each location, glazed french crullers twist and curve like Parisian city streets, and Bavarian Kreme donuts are filled with a sweet, golden custard. A cavalcade of meats is available for piling onto breakfast sandwiches, such as sausage, cherrywood-smoked bacon, or ham enveloped with fluffy eggs and melty cheese between a choice of crisp crusts. Health-conscious risers can fuel strenuous bouts of lifting cars in the drive-thru line with a Wake-Up wrap, which offers options such as egg whites with turkey sausage or veggies that add up to as few as 150 calories. Both sweet and savory selections pair well with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a creamy, frozen Coolatta drink. Though commuters can snag a quick pick-me-up within minutes, the wafting aromas of baking confections invite patrons to sit inside and embark on nostalgic reminiscences of syrup-coated playground slides. Beyond the bakery walls, the company aims for social responsibility with its support of community volunteer efforts and use of 100% fair-trade-certified espresso beans.
1335 W University Dr., Ste. 11
Tempe,
AZ
US
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.
414 South Mill Avenue
Tempe,
AZ
US
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