On Friday I met up with my old roommate for a coffee date at Street Coffee, the newest coffee shop in downtown Phoenix. The lady working behind the counter informed me they had been open for a whopping 53 days! Talk about brand new.
I had learned of this place from actually driving past it when it was a work in progress. Since then I had anxiously been awaiting it’s opening, only to find out from a friend it was already opened. But hey, I’m only 53 days late.
Essentially it’s an old historic home converted in to a coffee shop, and it was beautifully done. The inside is extremely modern, yet feels super cozy because of the house-like shape it holds. Honestly it feels like you’re at home drinking coffee. The interior decor is fairly minimal with pops of white, concrete, and wood.
Street Coffee has a few interesting signature drinks. I ordered a drink called the Southeast, which is a latte with condensed milk and cinnamon. It was really good, just a little on the sweet side. But good for being a sweet drink. Typically I like specialty drinks in between and on the more medium sweet side. My palette could definitely handle this drink though, so that’s a plus!
Krystle got an iced chai and it was also excellent. They make their chai in house and it tastes more like an actual tea, rather than most places where it’s a powder or a creamy milk-like substance.
The people behind the counter were very friendly from start to end. They also brought our drinks out to us because at this point, we were engaged in deep philosophical conversation (probably about shoes or sunnies), and catching up on each others’ lives. Very nice of them, as I never expect that of anyone. You call out my coffee drink and I’ll hop up like a dog at this point. Drool and all.
They also serve cookies and scones which come from another local business. I will be trying their ‘coffee coffee’ sometime next week and I can’t wait! I told my boss I wanted to take her here. This time I have my eye on that comfy white sofa chair!
Everything said and done, I would definitely recommend this place to the general coffee drinker. They have lots of specialty drinks to enjoy that are fun and flavorful, and the house itself is so inviting and just an all around chill place to hang out with a few friends. The decor makes for great photos with your coffee too. Cause I’m not the only one who cares about that right?? As far as recommending this for the serious coffee connoisseur, I am not too sure it could handle you yet.
Would you have coffee here? How do you feel about old homes being restored to coffee shops?! Leave me a comment below and let’s discuss!