A Guide to Gilbert Coffee Shops
Near and dear to the heart of town, Mythical is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Gilbert, given its warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, chic furnishings, vibrant plants, great big windows that let the sunshine pour on through, and amenities for a productive day. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious seasonal coffee beverages like the Rosemary Caramel Latte and Gingerbread Mocha, along with scrumptious pastries (vegan and gluten-free options available), gram-worthy toasts, and overnight oats.
Peixoto Coffee Roasters
Located on the breezy corner of Ray and Higley, Peixoto offers guests a sleek, modern atmosphere accentuated by cobblestone walls, dark wooden tabletops, touches of greenery, a well-manicured upstairs loft with cushioned seating, and the tantalizing aroma of gourmet java that’s been diligently roasted in-house. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this breathtaking space with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
The Peixoto family has been farming coffee along the lush, green hillsides of Brazil since 1894, or at least, that’s as far back as the stories that have been passed down go; the plot of land where their beans are responsibly grown overlooks South America’s awesome Rio Grande River.
Sweetz Cold Brew Coffee Co.
To those Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the prowl for all things pretty, search no further than Sweetz, which showcases plush armchairs, hot pink barstools, ritzy light fixtures, and art-speckled walls. The enchanting escape specializes in methodically prepared cold brew made with locally sourced beans, and should you meander on in at the tail-end of an exhaustive work week, feel free to take a load off with a crisp craft beer or refreshing cocktail.
When Steve Kraus and his wife Tram Mai opened the first Press in 2008, the great recession left them with little more than their carefully sourced coffee beans and stunning ambiance to depend on. Both of those qualities, as well as a phenomenal staff, not only navigated the shop through an era marred by financial hardship but also led to substantial growth that today amounts to twelve locations throughout the valley. This homegrown success story also dishes out a pretty mean breakfast burrito, and if something liter sounds more appealing, give the mouth-watering bacon and egg avocado toast a try.
The Coffee Shop
Breathing new life into what was once a maintenance garage sitting in the middle of a massive working farm, The Coffee Shop has a rustic-boho vibe complemented by a rose-filled terrace and the surrounding, scenic community of Agritopia. Owner and tatted fashionista, Jessica Flowers Cuff, won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” where she dominated the competition with a cupcake containing actual tobacco! Therefore, it comes as no surprise that her shop is not only known for smooth morning joe but also delectable delicacies such as cupcakes, whoopies, scones, muffins, pies, and cake.
Whether you’d like to settle into a cozy corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, set up near a sun-soaked window and get lost in the pages of your favorite novel as the world passes on by, or peacefully study amidst the familiar comforts of a reliable neighborhood gathering place, whatever the case may be, GrindTime has got you covered.
Little Jupiter Cafe
Snuggled amongst the storefronts lining an unassuming strip mall on McQueen Road, Little Jupiter’s maple-colored tabletops, wooden ceiling panels, touches of greenery, and speedy WiFi make the space an Instagram-able haven where you can connect with the community or get some work done while enjoying coffee beverages enhanced by house-made syrups and masterful latte art.
This adorable abode nestled in the San Tan Village shopping center treats visitors to and tenants of The Collab – an upscale salon suite collaborative. La Taza serves Latin-inspired lattes and aromatic teas amidst dreamy digs featuring good vibes, potted plants, and chic seating arrangements. Stop by and say hello the next time you’re perusing through your favorite stores!
Higher Grounds Roastery
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, rest assured, Higher Grounds has been a center for coffee culture in the east valley since opening ten years ago and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest fair-trade beans in-house. Furthermore, they have an expansive lounge area complete with thick wooden tabletops, yellow chairs, gorgeous art pieces, and an adjacent outdoor patio.
Coffee Rush embodies that wholesome neighborhood establishment dedicated to turning out the highest quality goods, from flavorful house roasts with a hint of dark chocolate sweetness to pastries to tasty frosts (blended drinks). It’s no wonder they’ve been serving the valley for over two decades and are still goin’ strong!
This recent addition to the ever-budding index of Gilbert coffee shops can be found near the bustling intersection of Gilbert and Elliot, just a short drive from downtown. Galapagos provides patrons a cozy setting dappled with comfy couches, beautiful art pieces, and lush verdure. The menu features organic, fair-trade coffee and delectable Ecuadorian pastries.
Black Rock Coffee
Considering they operate a couple of coffee shops in Gilbert, and more throughout the Phoenix metro area, you’ve probably already spotted a Black Rock near you. This recently opened store on Williams Field comes outfitted with an expedient drive-through and has tasty takes on your traditional caffeinated favorites, as well as flavorful energy drinks, blended chiller smoothies, and signature creations like the Caramel Blondie, Mexican Mocha, and Irish Coffee.
Dutch Bros Coffee
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company. For those java purists bewildered that I could include as large a chain as Dutch on this list of Gilbert coffee shops, please remember, they’re not very common elsewhere in the United States, so for visitors or newcomers, this energy-rich oasis in the sun will undoubtedly prove a sweet treat.
From early mornings to late nights, some heavenly beverages you may spot being served out of their pull-up window include specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas, and Blue Rebel energy drinks that customers can infuse with their favorite flavors.
Every cup of Dutch Bros. coffee is handcrafted – roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand, and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style. One more observation worth noting, their employees are relentlessly kind, attentive, and cheerful, at all times, never failing to look like they’re having the moment of their lives while on shift; super fun vibes.
if you enjoyed this guide to the best Gilbert coffee shops, check out our list of the Top 15 Coffee Shops in Phoenix!
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