Seven Spots to Eat and Drink Around ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus

Downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix
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See also: Seven Spots to Eat and Drink Around ASU's Tempe Campus

It's about the time of year for Phoenix to get an infusion of youth: the start of school and the re-awakening of the downtown campus. And despite what those poor students probably have been made to believe by their Tempe counterparts, downtown has plenty to offer the young, lively, and mostly broke college student. In fact, downtown students should count their lucky stars they don't have to eat Chick-fil-a and Taco Bell at the Memorial Union.

Here are seven dining options in downtown Phoenix that won't make you break the bank -- or a sweat getting to them.


Matt's Big Breakfast
Matt's Big Breakfast
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Matt's Big Breakfast -- Located just steps behind the downtown Phoenix campus dormitory and within view of the main campus buildings, there's no complaining about proximity here. What might cause a speed bump will be wait times. In case you don't know, this place is a downtown Phoenix establishment with national acclaim to boot (thank you, Guy Fieri).

Tammie Coe Cakes/MJ Bread -- Located near Roosevelt and Seventh streets, this spot may work best as a pit stop for commuter students rather than a walking destination. This bakery opens early at 6:30 a.m. and offers a selection of espresso drinks and breakfast sandwiches served on freshly baked MJ Bread. At under $6 a pop and made with local ingredients, we really can't ask for more.

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