Best Coffee House, Southeast Valley Phoenix 2010 - Coffee Rush
The funny thing about Coffee Rush is how easily we stop being in a rush every time we come here. The staff is relaxed and friendly, without that don't-bother-me-I'm-gabbing-with-co-workers attitude found at certain other coffee shops with burnt coffee and myriad locations. If you're a regular, they'll start your favorite chai or Caramel Nut Latte before you even get to the register. The pretty man-made lake out back makes the Chandler location a great place to chill out with a Mocha Frost and work on your laptop or catch up with friends. Coffee Rush's menu is basic, with no ridiculous triple venti nonfat double deluxe moch-whatchamacallits or supposedly healthy low-fat pastries. They simply have quality coffee available in a few dozen regular and sugar-free flavors, offered hot, iced, or frozen. If you're craving a nosh to go with your java, don't miss out on the Greek owners' specialty — gooey, sweet baklava with walnuts or pistachios.