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Espresso, Peanut Butter, and Nutella Together at Last at the Refuge in Phoenix

Central Phoenix's Melrose District just got a lot more cozy and roast-y with the addition of The Refuge, a combination coffee shop, restaurant, and wine bar that manages to balance and blend all three components nicely -- no identity crisis here. What's extra nice about this homey spot on Seventh Avenue just south of Camelback is that, at its core, it's one big charitable heart.

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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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