Best Coffee House, Mesa Phoenix 2010 - Inside the Bungalow
For the second year in a row, Inside the Bungalow gets our accolades for being the coolest place for strong, tasty coffee in Mesa. The java here is robust and potent, with house blends strong enough to put a spring in one's step without leaving a bitter taste in the mouth. But Inside the Bungalow's appeal doesn't end with the coffee — the building itself is a renovated historic home just off Robson and Main streets, with a quaint little tower jutting up above the shingled roof. There's a spacious patio with umbrella tables to shield patrons from the sun, and plenty of room for coffee talk inside, too — three rooms with hardwood floors, one including a cozy fireplace. With the homey, old-world charm and heady roasts at Inside the Bungalow, who needs a drive-thru? Not us.