Best Hangout for Lefties Phoenix 2010 - Fair Trade Café
Fair Trade is the most politically correct coffeehouse in town, where networking is on the bill of fare alongside homemade peanut butter cookies and iced soy-laden chai. Fair Trade makes killer sandwiches, too, and you can enjoy your double-shot latte smug in the knowledge that the coffee beans that went into making it didn't exploit any Central or South American peoples in the process. Meanwhile, you can interact aplenty with candidates in Democratic primaries, lefty activists, and the occasional lawyer fighting the good fight by suing the pants off Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It's got free Wi-Fi, too, which means that many of those same left-leaners, Rachel Maddow watchers, and Keith Olbermann fans set up shop and make the place their office when they can, as they scan Facebook for the latest snippet to bolster their points of view. Do right-wingers have spots like this? Not really, unless you count the latest tea party rally or cross-burnin'.