The Phoenix Public Market Café may be taking its cues from the farmers market next door, but given its location and contemporary vibe, the real attraction here might be its role as a decent downtown watering hole. Regularly packed with folks from the neighborhood as well as students from ASU's downtown Phoenix campus, the restaurant's seasonal drafts, glasses of local wines, and trendy cocktails make their way into awaiting hands nearly as often (if not more) than the food.

Jackie Mercandetti

Location Info


Phoenix Public Market Cafe

14 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: Central Phoenix


Phoenix Public Market Cafe
14 East Pierce Street
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Public Market vegetables: $8.75
Chicken salad: $8.25
Pork chile verde pot pie: $9.50
Roasted salmon: $18

Sometimes it's nice just to appreciate a better downtown Phoenix, no matter what form it takes.

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Limp French fries? Shocked. I think the Market Café has the BEST fries in town. I've had them on every visit because they're so good--crunch on the outside; tender potato-y inside. I can't imagine a better fry. Perhaps some of the "juice" from your burger made the fries limp? Agree about the bun on the burger but the burger itself was pretty good (I thought). The veggie sandwich is also particularly tasty. My only complaint is the noise level. Even when it's not crowded, it's impossible to hear your companion.