BEST NEW COFFEE HOUSE Phoenix 2006 - Drip Coffee Lounge
Nestled in a charming group of new businesses in Seventh Street's Sheridan Square ? including the Belgian bistro Trente-Cinq 35 and the Lisa G salad-sandwich lunch spot ? is the irresistible Drip Coffee Lounge, owned by Vin? Saccento and ex-Lux Coffeebar barista Gina Bell Madrid. There's a vintage elegance about the place, with stained concrete floors, chic '70s-style furniture, and a back room with art and design mags. A full menu of americanos, espressos, lattes, and a four-shot iced mocha complement the $5.50 all-organic breakfast, made with bread from Simply Bread and produce from Boxed Greens. The breakfast portions (served until noon) are small, so order two; we recommend the unbeatable cinnamon walnut French toast and the egg scrambled, a delectable creation of cream cheese, zucchini, onions, and scrambled eggs served with toast or as a sandwich. Drip offers complimentary wireless Internet, and it's open seven days a week and until 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Nothing drippy about that!