by Meli C

Carmel’s Coffee

The latest issue of Phoenix magazine was complimentary at our hotel. On the cover, it featured 2011’s best new restaurants in the Arizona valley (list here). We decided to go have brunch at a coffee shop that looked super cozy and only a few minutes away.

Carmel’s Coffee is your friendly local neighborhood coffee shop.  The kind where the welcoming owner is there, taking your order. Carmel’s serves up basic goodness, all the way from its coffee to its scones, croissant-wiches and egg breakfasts. The fresh OJ is squeezed right in front of you. Sweet, tangy and delicious. The coffee is customized and served anyway you like it. They even had almond milk!

Our favorite was the lemon blueberry scone. Baked just right, with just enough tart and sweetness. Perfectly crumbly and with the right amount of blueberries.

For anyone planning on visiting the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, this little shop needs to be on your list. It’s the kind that makes you want to open your own coffeeshop when you grow up.

2 comments

1 Laura { 09.23.11 at 3:01 pm }

You described so well that lemon blueberry scone that I am now dying for one hahaha. Thank you for a delicious post.

2 Pam Torres { 09.23.11 at 9:12 pm }

I’ve been wanting to try this little gem for weeks now. After reading your review, it is a MUST.

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