Copper Star Coffee is one of those Phoenix coffee shops where people to gather to hang out, work on their laptops, and peruse local art (paintings by Pablo Luna currently hang on the walls). It's an old gas station remodeled into a cafe, and the old gas pumps out front add to the quaint décor.
Café au lait, as served in America, is strong drip-brewed coffee (or French press coffee), with steamed milk added. It's generally potent and slightly frothy. The Café au lait we had at Copper Star Coffee was neither. It was a light beige color, and we could barely taste the coffee except for the bitterness, and the milk didn't do much to curb that bitterness.
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