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 local coffee shops, and we'll admit to being a little territorial about our favorite spots.
So take note and sit where you want, but we'll be grabbing one of the chairs below ...
1. Head of the family table at Lola on Roosevelt Sure, Lola coffee's known for its artistic lattes, great lighting, and the huge bouquet of fresh-cut flowers that rests in the center of the family table. Now, you just have to catch the seat at the head of that very table (closest to the register) to soak in all three -- and to get a good gander at the New York Times, carefully spread on the table each morning.
2. The bar at Jobot
3. Solo desk at Lux
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The desk by the door is prime time, and is equipped with its own plug, a lamp, and all the space in the world to claim for your very own.
4. School Chairs at Lola Central
7. Back corner spot at Cartel Coffee (in Tempe)
There's nothing like quick and easy access to a plug and the occasional aroma of beans from the roaster -- all while remaining unseen.
The back corner spot in Cartel isn't always easy to get to, and is often taken, but it's the best spot from which to people watch, get some work done, and not have to make conversation about the latest sticker on your macbook. This one's worth the drive out of downtown PHX.