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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Not walking distance like my other recommendations, but wonderful food and a terrific patio along the canal. If it doesn't strike your fancy, walk over the bridge and try the Drunk Monk...”
  • 88 locals recommend
Café
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“Super delicious food, amazing music, in an open cooking space where you are able to see what’s being prepared for you!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“My favorite spot in town. Small bakery\deli style with dining in or food to go options. Their bakery is one of the best in town and the food is on par with that. Just a great place all around!”
  • 123 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“They have amazing bruschetta boards that they serve with a bottle of wine (red or white) for only $25 on Monday and Tuesday after 8PM”
  • 83 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“We love Barrio! It’s small, popular, & they don’t take reservations, but worth the wait if there is one! A few of our favorite dishes include Chili con Queso Tacos, Crema de Elote con Camaron Enchilado, Esquites, Guacamole, & Kuali de Camaron. And tequila!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Best breakfast in Old Town. Be prepared for a bit of a wait. Always packed!”
  • 57 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Phoenix Public Market is right on the light rail and is a great place for lunch. They have really delicious food. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This place is a Flagstaff institution and very much embodies the funky free spirited Flagstaff people. The coffee is fabulous and I highly recommend trying a pastry ... or two.”
  • 97 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“In the heart of Arcadia and smack dab in the middle of Old Town and Biltmore, this Fox Restaurant is in a European Setting and a local favorite. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“True Food Kitchen is a full service Restaurant with around 40 locations In the United States. They serve food based on celebrity doctor Dr Weils alternative medicine and theory to avoid foods that cause inflammation. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Typical American with some local veggies. Great quality for the price. Opened only for dinner service. Very casual with a DJ on Saturday nights. Outdoor seating is pretty cool. Full bar. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Cafe with outdoor seating, serving health-conscious juices, salads & sandwiches, plus beer & wine.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Postino is a locally-owned chain known for it's bruschetta boards and $5 glasses of wine before 5pm. Both the Arcadia and Tempe locations are close to Casita Serena and have completely different vibes. The owners are known for taking existing buildings and repurposing them. The Arcadia location is the original and is housed in an old post office. The Tempe location is adjacent to ASU's campus and used to house the weight training room for ASU athletes! We like to go for brunch or lunch and hang out on the patio.”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to play indoor/outdoors games while enjoying a great meal with friends and family. Very kid friendly! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Some of the best food in town. Not your typical Mexican food. Always fresh ingredients. Made from scratch. However, show up early (4:45) for the first seating or get ready for an hour plus wait. No reservations. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for alcoholic hydration. Limited sweets also available. Coffees with and without alcohol. ”
  • 56 locals recommend