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Top store recommendations from locals

Winery
“Well - we have to be honest...we're biased, because it is our family business. Its also conveniently located right in the hood! We source & roast only the very best coffees & bake all of our delicious goods in house. Great place to have a meeting or meet someone new! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Changing Hands is one of the few, remaining, independent bookstores. A great place to browse, relax and enjoy a good book. Also, check out their website to see about events, book talks and visiting authors. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like craft beer without any fuss, this is your SPOT. Over 30 rotating craft beers on tap. Knowledgable bartenders. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but if you are looking for the largest selection of craft beer, liquor, or wine- this is a must! Taste of Tops is the cushy lounge-like addition to the famed Tops Liquor. Also... board games! This place has a cult-like following amongst Tempe locals. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Even though this looks like an unassuming hole in the wall from the outside, there's a line of eager customers waiting at the door when they open every weekend. Known for rich sweet and savory crepes, they also have delicious scones and various breakfast items such as fried potatoes and avocado toast. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Open 24/7 for all your basics! They also sell limited groceries and liquor etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The ultimate coffee shop for your favorite espresso while you can also play the piano there. They now sell CBD infused cold brews as well! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Chompie's is an absolute must to visit while in Tempe if you are looking for a great family owned restaurant with great service! I have been going here for several years now, and it has never let me down. The great atmosphere, oversized portions, friendly service and affordable pricing all contribute to why it has endured so much success! I love just about anything on the menu, but highly recommend their sliders!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food, sandwiches, salads, bread. Next door is a great local bookstore, Changing Hands. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coffee is fantastic, and the Dutch Bros "cult-like" following something you have to experience... Dutch Bros on Rural Road, near ASU is open 24/7 for a late night coffee as well! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“My go-to Starbucks! I love the crew! You can order ahead with the Starbucks app!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“5 minute walk from house - Iconic restaurant (likely one of the best brunches you will have during your stay).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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  • 4 locals recommend
Charity Shop / Vintage Store
“Looking for a Vintage / Thrift spot with some local flare! Shop till you drop here! Always finding great accessories, shoes, tee-shirts at great prices. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend