Lola Coffee

  • 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

    August 11, 2014

    4 Metro Phoenix Espresso Blends to Try -- and 1 to Avoid

    Espresso may very well be the tequila of the coffee world. To some, the word alone evokes memories of late nights in college spent guzzling bitter, amber liquid, not for the flavor, but certainly for its desired effects. To others, appreciating the drink is a mark of sophistication. Despite the smal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Phoenix Sky Harbor Restaurants: A Field Guide to Airport Dining

    We've all been there: It's 6 p.m. and your flight boards in 20 minutes. You raced straight to the airport from work and now, you're starving. You passed some decent options on your way to security but decided not to stop, hoping your prospects would look better on the other side. Now you're in line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    A Guide to Locally-Roasted Coffee Beans in Metro Phoenix

    With over twenty coffee roasters in town making both boutique blends and distributing wholesale, there's undeniably a lot going on in the Phoenix coffee community. If you're feeling stuck in a rut with your java, why not try a whole new roastery to add some variety to your mornings. While this list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    April Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

    Despite spring being a great season for Valley restaurants with tons of out of towners coming in and giving the scene a cash boost, not all restaurants made it through the season. However, in a very springy way, there was much more growth in the restaurant scene this month than there was shuttering. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Confessions of a Cold Brew Coffee Addict

    I wake up every morning around 7 a.m., albeit begrudgingly. Sometimes I hit the snooze until 7:30, but eventually I pry myself out of bed and get ready. Everything's hazy and grey until I pop into Cartel downtown on my way to work to get my morning cold brew. Everyone comments on how Cartel's barist ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    CLOSED: Citizen Espresso Bar in Phoenix

    Summer in Phoenix isn't just rough on restaurants; coffee houses struggle, too. And as of last week, one of them has permanently shut its doors. Citizen Espresso Bar, located on Central Avenue just south of Camelback, opened its doors last February in the former home of Lola Coffee. The java shop, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Metro Phoenix's 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    A year is a tiny eternity in the restaurant industry and 2012 was no exception. We saw plenty of new players step onto the field, old favorites make their exits and some of those new players fail to make to make it work before the ball dropped on 2012. See Also: --2011 Restaurant Openings and Closi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Eight Best Coffee Houses in Greater Phoenix

    We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    27: Daniel Wayne

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Mom/Owner of Citizen Espresso Bar Responds To Daughter's Facebook Accusations

    Also read: Citizen Espresso Bar Owner Calls it Quits; Letter Says She Was Forced By Her Investor/Mom to Leave Sherry Dew wants to make one thing clear: Her daughter, Tiffany Dew, never owned Citizen Espresso Bar. "Tiffany liked to tell everyone she owned it, but that just isn't true. My husband an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Citizen Espresso Bar Owner Calls it Quits; Letter Says She Was Forced By Her Investor/Mom to Leave

    Here's one family table we'll consider ourselves fortunate not to be sitting at over the holidays. Tiffany Dew, owner and operator of Citizen Espresso Bar, has called it quits. The reason? She says it's her investor, Sherry Dew, who also happens to be her mom. Dew purchased the coffee shop on Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Iced Coffee All Day, Everyday - Thanks to Pinterest

    I love me some coffee! I love me some iced coffee. What I don't love is paying a ton of money for it, and if I do, it better be damn good. Now, there are many places where you can find a decent iced coffee in Central Phoenix, but that's not what this post is about. This post is about getting do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Lola Coffee Midtown is Now Citizen Espresso Bar

    It's official -- the lovely Lola Coffee on Central just south of Camelback (4700 N. Central Ave.) has been sold. It shall now be referred to as Citizen Espresso Bar. ​Don't worry loyal Lola fans, long time employee Tiffany Dew bought the place and she's still going to be serving the same coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Chelsea Brown's Perfect Food Day

    Chelsea Brown​Chelsea Brown blogs about fashion on her popular local  blog Tea Talk. This ASU grad school student is all about great coffee and exploring Phoenix with her boyfriend Scott (who also apprears in the fashion posts). We wanted to know more about where her perfect day of food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Seven Dibs-Worthy Seats in Phoenix Coffee Shops

    Claire LawtonLola Coffee on Roosevelt Street​A regular coffee shop spot is a sacred (and often secret) thing. All-too-often the lighting is bad, the music is loud, and the a/c vent seems to be at just the right angle to totally freeze the table -- and you. We've spent our fair share of time in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Five Favorite Coffee Houses in Metro Phoenix

    ​I remember the very first coffee house in Phoenix. OK, maybe it wasn't the first. I'm sure it wasn't the first. But it was my first. It was 1991(ish) and I'd just moved home to the Valley -- and no one around here was into coffee. Yet. It would be years before Starbucks arrived, but one da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Calabrese Sandwich at Calabria Italian Kitchen

    Calabria's tasty Calabrese​Calabria Italian Kitchen, the joint that closed its doors on Roosevelt and was replaced by Lola Coffee, has been resurrected in another CenPho location -- the former Cafe LaBella spot at 7th Street and Virginia -- and I'm happy to report that the sandwiches are just as g ... 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 >>

  • Culture

    March 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Caffiend: Lola Coffee's Matador

    ​The last time I visited Lola Coffee, it was the location on Central Avenue, and I gulped down a quadruple-shot espresso that kept me buzzing throughout the day. I always enjoyed the quaint, social atmosphere of the coffee shop, but since it was a bit of a drive for me, I rarely went.Well, now the ... 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

    November 6, 2009

    Cartel Coffee is Expanding to Downtown Phoenix

    ​It's a coffee Renaissance in downtown. Just got the lowdown from the guys at Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab that they're opening a second location in the heart of Downtown, at 1st Street and Washington (right across the street from the new CityScape development). The timing is hazy, bec ... 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

    September 9, 2009

    Campus Coffee: Drip Coffee Lounge Tastes Like Growing Up

    Drip Coffee Lounge is tucked away in a multitude of shops and eateries off 7th Street south of Thomas. It's a little hard to find and usually only open until 3 p.m.Overcoming those hurdles, the strong coffee and impressive lunch menu are worth the minor inconveniences. However, we will say that this ... 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

    July 1, 2009

    Vintage Fashion Owner David Sheflin Takes Over Movies On Central's Old Space

    Last week, indie movie rental hub Movies On Central suddenly closed. This week, Vintage Fashion owner David Sheflin signed a lease to take over the space, which is located in the Xavier Square retail center on Central, just south of Camelback. The retail center is also home to specialty shop Unique ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Lots of New Local Eateries in the Works

    AZCentral's list of 20 new restaurants scheduled to open by the end of the year has suddenly been changed to 15 since the story was posted yesterday. Not hard to figure out which five are now missing -- it's the restaurants on Jackson that Bernie Kantak is planning. Should we rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    DJ Dossier: Brazilia

    DJ Brazilia stands out from Phoenix's myriad mix-masters, knob-twisters, and record-spinners for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the 30-year old is one of a handful of she-jays currently working in the Valley's man-tastic dance scene; and secondly, she's the only DJ we're aware of claiming to have ... 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

    May 11, 2009

    May 11 In Blogs: Rob Haney, Las Bandas Borrachas, Lola Coffee and More

    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:  Feathered Bastard: Rob Haney, Maricopa County GOP Chair, and His Anti-Mexican Rant to the Catholic ... 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 12, 2009

    More Action on Central: Hula's Modern Tiki

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for neat old buildings -- especially ones that house restaurants -- so imagine my delight when I discovered that somebody leased that far-out building in the middle of the Haus/Movies On Central/soon-to-be Lola Coffee strip (4700 N. Central). You know, the one with ... 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 >>