Daniel Wayne

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Lola Coffee at The Yard to Close Sunday, Reopen As New Concept Later This Fall

    Earlier this year we raved about the beautiful new spot that opened up inside Sam Fox's The Yard. Lola Coffee, a second location of the well-loved downtown coffee shop owned by Daniel Wayne, brought fancy coffee offerings, Spanish tapas, and a sleek design to the table. But after about six months, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Lola Coffee at Sam Fox's The Yard: Phoenix's First Siphon Bar, Kopi Luwak, and Tapas

    In January we told you that Lola Coffee, the Roosevelt Row coffeeshop from one of the city's best-known roasters Daniel Wayne, was headed for The Yard. And whether you love or hate Sam Fox's giant dining and hangout space on Seventh Street, you're going to want to come check out the new Lola Coffee. ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014
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    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    26: Korina Adkins

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Lola Tapas Set to Close This Weekend

    ​A wonderful little restaurant is about to close its doors this weekend. For me, it's the loss of a personal favorite where I've sent countless friends to dine and have enjoyed many plates of tortilla de patatas and glasses of delicious sangria.After dinner-only service from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Calabria Italian Kitchen Reopens in New CenPho Location

    ​Calabria Italian Grocer & Deli was one of the original occupants of the renovated, historic Gold Spot building at Roosevelt and 3rd Avenue, so it was gloomy news when the casual neighborhood eatery closed up shop last September. Daniel Wayne's second location of Lola Coffee soon too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Lola Coffee Opens For Third Friday

    ​Coffee fanatics have been waiting for the opening of Lola Coffee on Roosevelt, the second location of Daniel Wayne's popular java joint, and it's finally here. Stop by the historic Gold Spot building at 1001 N. 3rd Ave. (the entrance is actually on Roosevelt) between 7 and 10 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Coming Soon to Downtown: Lola Coffee and Pita Jungle

    ​It's not just a rumor. According to Daniel Wayne, owner of Lola Coffee, the old Calabria Italian Deli space in the historic Gold Spot building (Roosevelt and 3rd Ave) will soon become a second outpost of Lola Coffee. Wayne has negotiated a lease and everything's underway. He hopes to open b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Caffiend: Lola Coffee's Quadruple-Shot Espresso

    The charming Lola Coffee shop on Central Avenue shares a similar ambiance with hip hangouts like Lola Tapas and Lux -- lots of comfortable chairs and couches, magazines laying about, Wi-Fi access, smooth and unobtrusive music (often jazz) in the background, and good-looking people absorbed in laptop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Now Open: Lola Coffee

    Today is the first day in business for Lola Coffee, the hip hangout created by Daniel Wayne (formerly of Lux and Lola Tapas). House-roasted coffee is one good reason to go; homemade pastries by Danielle Librera of the recently closed Sweet Pea Bakery are another. And what about the location i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Sweet Pea Bakery Says Goodbye

    While downtown continues to break ground on a whole slew of new developments, devotees of desserts will have to wave goodbye as Sweet Pea Bakery (, 209 W. Jackson Street, 602-296-4042) closes its doors at the end of April, just weeks after Danielle Librera, chef and owner, celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Lola Tapas' Daniel Wayne Readies New Coffee Shop

    Lola Tapas owner Daniel Wayne -- who founded the ultra-hip Lux Coffeebar, then sold it and opened the tapas joint four years ago -- is getting back into the coffee game. He tells me he just signed a lease on a 1200-square-foot space on Central Avenue, just south of Camelback (4700 N. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    March 9 In Blogs: James Harden, Jimmy Eat World, First Friday and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Brewer vs. Nader: The U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Arizona's Appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Lola Coffeebar debuts next week

    As if Daniel Wayne doesn't work hard enough cooking up a storm in the kitchen of his restaurant, Lola Tapas, now he says he's going to be working the espresso machine there every morning, too. Tentatively starting Monday, December 17, Lola Tapas will be open as Lola Coffeebar from 7 a.m. to noon, ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Torturous Times

    The winged wonder on John McCain's righteous anti-torture stance, Stepford-like Gilbert and changes at hipster haven Lux

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Who's Cool

    A list-in-progress of who's living, working, creating in downtown Phoenix

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    The Cool Index

    Phoenix has always been hot. But can it ever be cool?

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002