Cartel Coffee is a growing establishment in Arizona, with a hip, edgy feel and a deep knowledge of the craft. While the coffee is consistently rated as among the best in Phoenix, the baked goods are anything but ordinary as well—try a bacon chocolate chip cookie if you're feeling adventurous.
Cartel exudes cool. From the hip, industrial atmosphere to the blaring music, this is a place you come to feel alive. Plus, the spectacular, heart-quickening coffee is house-roasted, and brews are made to order. In fact, you can sit and caffeinate your youthful self with half a dozen different roasts, or via the best espresso-based beverages I've found in Phoenix. Bring your laptop — there's free wifi.