A Local’s Guide to Phoenix City by Emily from Coat and Coffee

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A Local’s Guide to Phoenix City by Emily from Coat and Coffee

Incredible sunsets, warm temperatures, and beautiful desert landscapes. That’s what Phoenix is all about. Though Phoenix certainly isn’t the most visited city in the U.S., it is one of the biggest and it has some really great spots. Today I am going to share with you a few of my favorite spots in Phoenix. Take it from a born and raised Phoenician, these are places you don’t want to miss! 

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Berdena’s is situated in Old Town Scottsdale and it is one of the best coffee shops in Phoenix. Not only does it feature the cutest interior, but the baristas are sure to make any out-of-towner welcome with their friendly demeanor and extensive coffee knowledge.


Teaspressa is another adorable place to pop into on a hot summer’s day. I recommend grabbing an iced tea and finding a nice sunny spot to sit and get some work done. Their interior is the perfect place to snap a few photos with your friends too. They have a nice outside area if you’re traveling to Phoenix during the winter months. Trust me, it’s the perfect temperature to enjoy a hot matcha latte outside.


If you find yourself in Phoenix in the summer time, you’ll easily understand why everyone has a pool. If you fancy a swim, then definitely check out The Clarendon’s pool in downtown Phoenix. It’s a $25 entrance fee for non-hotel guests and it’s one of the best and most relaxing pools in Phoenix. They also have pool service.


Craving some of the best brunch of your life? Then head over to Liberty Market if you find yourself on the far east side of Phoenix. They have the best no-fuss brunch that are full of classics like eggs and bacon, and pancakes. The staff is always super friendly and they even have their own coffee bar inside. My suggestion? Go with the blueberry pancakes and get a side of bacon. You won’t regret it!


North Italia is my favorite restaurant in Phoenix to dine at for dinner. I always take out-of-towners here when they come to visit. It’s technically a small chain, since I think they have another location in SoCal, but do not let that deter you! This restaurant has some of the best (if not the best) Italian pasta I’ve ever had in my life. If you’re craving Italian, North should be your only stop.


If you want to do a little shopping while you’re in Phoenix, then check out the boutique T. Madison. They source the cutest and trendiest clothes for their boutique at really affordable prices. The store itself is an Instagrammer’s dream with lots of cute interior goals. It’s the perfect stop to start off a girl’s day in Phoenix!


Mucha Lucha is one of the best little taco shops in Phoenix. And when I say ‘little’, mean little. Definitely go there early if you want to snag seats for a group of people. Their tacos are freaking amazing, but that’s not all. They have custard-filled churros that they serve with dulce de leche. Yes, you heard that right. I’m not even doing this taco shop justice. You just have to go and experience the amazing flavor!

Be sure to check out Emilys blog, coatandcoffee.com. A travel blog for millenials, curating all aspects of travel for the nive to five. It is one of my absolute favourites! Jenny x


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