Coffee

Phoenix Welcomes 3 New Coffee Shops. Here's What to Expect

The new cafe serves coffee drinks inspired by Mexican desserts and candies.
The new cafe serves coffee drinks inspired by Mexican desserts and candies. Mike Madriaga
Three new coffee shops have opened in metro Phoenix, adding to a growing coffee scene that keeps us sipping, fully caffeinated, and refreshed throughout the sunny days.

Berdena's, a cozy coffee shop with two Old Town Scottsdale locations, opened its third cafe in north central Phoenix.

Caffe Vita, a Seattle-born cafe and roastery, debuted its first Arizona location near Fifth Avenue and McDowell Road. Mis Raíces Café, a new family-run coffee spot, opened its doors in the arts district of Grand Avenue.

Here's what to expect at Phoenix's newest coffee destinations.

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The pastries are picture-perfect at Berdena’s.
Berdena’s

Berdena's Fine Coffee

1215 East Missouri Avenue
berdenas.com
Tuesday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Berdena's hosted a grand opening celebration on July 30 for its first Phoenix location at The Frederick, a collective of multiple businesses at Twelfth Street and Missouri Avenue.

"Yes, the rumors are true! We are finally at the finish line!" the business posted on Instagram, announcing its first day open at the mixed-use space, which debuted in May of last year.

The cafe opened its first Old Town Scottsdale location at Fifth Avenue near Goldwater Boulevard in 2017 complete with white ceramic tiles and a periwinkle blue espresso machine. Its second cafe at Main and 75th Streets opened in August 2021 in collaboration with beauty studio Melt by Melissa.

The popular coffee shop, known equally for its breezy aesthetic, welcoming staff, and avocado toast that won our Best of Phoenix award in 2017, also plans to offer natural wine and small bites in the evening, according to What Now Phoenix.

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Caffe Vita is now open in the former Easley's Fun Shop.
Natasha Yee

Caffe Vita

509 West McDowell Road
caffevita.com/pages/locations#arizona
Daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Caffe Vita, a music-themed coffee shop that originally opened in Seattle in 1995, has debuted its first Arizona location in the old Easley's Fun Shop building just north of downtown Phoenix. The grand opening on July 31 featured beer from neighbor Roses by the Stairs Brewing, music from local DJ Jamie Lee, and free oat milk lattes.

"Look ma, we made it! Phoenix, we love you already," the coffee shop, which also has locations in Portland and New York, wrote on Instagram.

The menu features tried and true classics like lattes and mochas, in addition to adaptogenic drinks like the Golden Milk Latte and Stressless Hot Cocoa, and locally-inspired specialty drinks like the Prickly Pear Tonic with espresso and the Cold Brew Shandy with house-made butterfly pea blossom lemonade and orange blossom honey.
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Clara Sánchez owns Mis Raíces Café, a new coffee shop on Grand Avenue in Phoenix.
Mike Madriaga

Mis Raíces Café

1325 Grand Avenue, Unit 3
misraicescafe.com
602-675-2228
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mis Raíces Café is the newest addition of the caffeine variety to the Grand Avenue arts district near downtown Phoenix. The family-owned cafe, located between Earth Plant Based Cuisine, El Charro Hipster Bar and Cafe, and Testal Mexican Kitchen, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 16 to celebrate its opening.

Owner Clara Sánchez, a barista-turned-entrepreneur from Guadalajara, Mexico, primarily utilizes beans imported from Chiapas, a southern Mexican state bordering Guatemala. Sánchez runs the family business with her husband and two children.

Phoenix New Times recently sampled a few of the brick-walled coffee shop's sweet beverages, inspired by Mexican desserts and candies, including a Mazapan-flavored iced coffee topped with whipped cream. Mazapan is a popular Mexican candy made of almond meal, sugar, and honey.

Mis Raíces, which means "my roots" in Spanish, also serves goodies like cinnamon buns, churro cheesecakes, chocolate chip, and coconut cookies, part of a sweets menu that Sánchez hopes to change each week.
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Natasha is a dining reporter who loves to explore the Valley’s culinary gems. She has covered cannabis for the New Times, politics for Rolling Stone, and health and border issues for Cronkite News in conjunction with Arizona PBS, where she was one of the voices of the podcast CN2Go.
Contact: Natasha Yee