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Best Coffee House, Downtown Phoenix Phoenix 2013 - Shine Coffee - CLOSED

Shine Coffee

Shine Coffee

10 W. Vernon Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Shine started off as a retro trailer coffee shop that cropped up at different farmers markets and events in downtown Phoenix. Since then, it's expanded to include a permanent coffee stand just south of Thomas Road off of Central Avenue. Though the small outdoor shack still serves up some of the best pastries in town, like raspberry peach handpies and orange blossom shortbread, the best part is Shine's brand-new "Living Room" lounge in the neighboring building. It may seem intimidating to walk into a separate building with your wickedly delicious vanilla bean latte in tow, but once inside, you'll find a space that looks like a living room anyone would be happy to call their own, with lovely vintage furniture, great local art and mellow, ambient music — the perfect environment for reading a book or getting a boatload of work done. Plus, unlike most living rooms, there's no TV to distract you.

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Shine is great, but Central & Thomas isn't exactly downtown.

Midtown for sure, but not far enough down to be considered "downtown" by anybody who isn't a journalist.

Just sayin'


How is Songbird Coffee & Tea House not voted best of downtown PHX?  It's in the heart of Roosevelt Row, just won the Phoenix Magazine's best coffeehouse of Phoenix and Swagger Award.  They've been open just over a year and look at all they've accomplished thus far...  Were people given an opportunity to vote for coffeehouses or was this strictly by writers?  Thanks.  Make sure you add them next year...