Downtown Phoenix has many great options for grabbing a cup of joe, and soon, coffee fans will have four new options to try.
One stylish cafe, open inside the MonOrchid building on Roosevelt Row, features decor inspired by both Tulum, Mexico, and the Scandinavian region of northern Europe.
A Portland, Oregon, transplant has taken up residence on Grand Avenue, and on the other side of Central Avenue, a new Arizona-themed coffee shop is scheduled to open near Margaret T. Hance Park later this summer.
And fans of crepes rejoice: A local coffee and crepe chain is expanding to a bungalow on Seventh Street.
Here are four new coffee shops and cafes opening in downtown Phoenix.
Kähvi Coffee + Cafe
The newest concept from restaurateur Julian Wright is now open in downtown Phoenix.
Wright is the mastermind behind other Valley food and drink spots, including Luckys Indoor Outdoor downtown and Pedal Haus Brewery in Tempe and Chandler.
Kähvi is the first of three concepts Wright has planned for the iconic MonOrchid building on Roosevelt Row. It will soon be joined by another Pedal Haus location and a Japanese restaurant called Sake Haus.
Kähvi officially opened on July 12, replacing Be Coffee.
Wright’s operating partner, Samia Kohler, will take the lead on day-to-day operations at Kähvi, overseeing the cafe and its menu of classic hot and iced coffee drinks, nitro cold brew, tea, juices, beer and wine. Salads, sandwiches and pastries from Hope’s Artisan Bread are also available.
Details: 214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. 602-441-4759, drinkkahvi.com.
Northwest Drip Coffee
Northwest (or NW) Drip Coffee started as a coffee cart that would pop up at locations around Portland, Oregon.
The owners sold their cart and traded the rain for the sun, setting up shop in a brick and mortar location near downtown Phoenix on Grand Avenue at the old Cha Cha’s Tea Lounge space, which has relocated a few doors south.
The location opened briefly to celebrate First Friday in early July and handed out free Italian sodas to new Instagram followers at the event. NW Drip Coffee officially started welcoming the community to its Grand Avenue location just south of Roosevelt Street on July 16.
Details: 1325 Grand Ave., Suite 3, Phoenix. instagram.com/nwdripcoffee.
Valley Coffee Company
A new coffee shop is joining the mix of restaurants and businesses at the Portland on the Park condo complex.
Wedged in between Margaret T. Hance Park and the much smaller Portland Park between Central and Third avenues, Valley Coffee Company will soon join The Larder + The Delta, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Market & Bar.
Valley Coffee Company owner Donny Peper says he hopes to highlight metro Phoenix and Arizona with a 20-foot wall featuring art from local artists, pastries from Tempe and Scottsdale-based Squarz Bakery and coffee from Firecreek Coffee, which is based in Flagstaff.
Along with a cafe menu of iced tea, lattes, mochas and cold brew coffee, the new spot will also serve beer and wine, making for a “low-key, nice happy hour place,” Peper says. Valley Coffee Company is scheduled to open in August.
Details: 100 W. Portland St., Suite 108, Phoenix. 602-734-5550, valley-coffee.com.
Colados Coffee & Crepes
A West Valley coffee and crepe shop is opening a new location for fans closer to downtown Phoenix.
The coffee shop’s original location launched in Avondale in 2014. In the fall of 2019, a second location opened in Goodyear. Now, a third location is in the works at an old Phoenix bungalow at Seventh and Oak streets, just north of downtown.
Colados sells a large selection of hot, iced and frozen coffee drinks, smoothies and tea. The food menu at existing locations includes sweet and savory crepes along with salads. The Seventh Street location is currently under construction and an estimated opening date has not yet been announced.
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