Here in Flagstaff we are blessed by the mountains and the abundance of amazing coffee shops. This list is not comprehensive, but I hope it helps you start your own caffeine tour. If I’ve left out your favorite place, please add it in the comments. Happy sipping!
Brandy’s! They have an East and Westside location, a coffee and alcohol bar (or embrace it all and do a dirty whisky chai), and yummy food. Both locations have patio seating for these lovely summer days. This is my favorite brunch location.
- Eat ‘N Run has a full coffee bar with lots of choices and new selections. My go-to is the Boatman’s Breakfast smoothie with oats, peanut butter, and espresso. Their salads are also wonderful. This is an East side gem that’s a perfect stop if you are headed to or from the Aquaplex.
- Macy’s is arguably the best-known Flagstaff coffee establishment, with lots of unique history. The Macy’s special (a hot-chocolate-meets-coffee concoction that is pure love) kept me going through grad school, and their grilled cheese sustained me through pregnancies. They are also a vegetarian café with plenty of patio seating.
- White Dove is a Flagstaff treasure. They have lots of menu items named after Beatles songs, which is reason enough to visit, but their vibe inside is
also very comfy and relaxing. They sometimes have live music as well. This is a great place to set up your laptop and get some work done while sipping an awesome beverage.
- Lund Canyon Coffee is located in Aspen Place shopping center. I am OBSESSED with how nice the owner and staff are. The last time I visited, I noticed a cake sitting on the counter. When I asked about it, they let me know it was a birthday cake (I believe a surprise) for one of their regular customers who was a veteran. Make sure to stop and chat with the folks here when you go, because they will feed your body and soul. Also, their coffee is top-notch.
- Cedar House Coffee Shop is an Eastside staple with a menu offering a large variety of beverages. They often host kid-friendly events, and I always end up leaving with a necklace or other cute find from their shop.
- Toasted Owl has both East and Westside locations with dog-friendly patios. Their pastries are huge, the food is good, and the bar specials are always a hit.
- Tourist Home has some of the tastiest desserts around, and they have a full coffee bar. Kids love their patio, and this is a great place to enjoy a relaxing brunch with friends.
- Late for the Train is a perfect stop if you are spending a day downtown, maybe showing guests around our lovely city. They have lots of choices and cute décor.
- Wicked AZ, Matador, and Kickstand coffee are the only local places I know of that offer drive-thru service (Kickstand also has an indoor option). It’s a shame to lump them all together here, but I didn’t want to leave any of them out! Somedays I’m just not willing to get the kids out of their car seats, and I appreciate being able to get my coffee while blasting the Cocomelon soundtrack in my Prius.