It breaks my heart to inform you that GypsyCup permanently closed in Dec. 2022. This was a go-to oasis of peace for me and I will sorely miss it.
Today’s Cup o’ Tea
offering coffee/tea, cocktails, and tapas
Perks (what I really like!)
GypsyCup is one of my new favorite stops for tea and social interaction.
• The barista/servers are well trained, friendly, and especially polite! This is one of the best reasons to visit, for sure.
• The Art Deco-inspired decor! You’ll find the environs pleasing to the eye, welcoming, and comfortable. The website describes it as “a little slice of Europe.”
• The unusual tapas choices are definitely worth tasting! And every tea and coffee drink I’ve tried is delicious. My hubby found his favorite chai latte here.
• A lovely outdoor patio with plenty of seating. Also, mostly shaded with nice trees and foliage, especially important in the Phoenix area!
Share a Cuppa (stories about the owner, building, history, name)
My daughter discovered GypsyCup when it resided inside a day spa in Scottsdale, AZ. She especially liked the cool specials the owner Linsay Smith dreamed up.
Soon after it closed, the GypsyCup Instagram account announced a relocation to downtown Gilbert. The wait for the coffee shops regeneration was absolutely worth it! Linsay created a charming atmosphere and complemented it with excellent food and service.
Those awesome specials have carried forward too. We just recently tried the seasonal Apple Cider Chai. YUM!
Plus, the food cases and shelves in the shop are loaded with interesting, unusual fare. (Keep reading to learn more about those…)
What’s Brewing (coffee, tea, food)
• Coffee and teas
• Croissants (ham and cheese is to die for!)
• Craft beers
• Healthy and unique snack items
• Even little gift items, some geared for children
Percolation Factor (the activity/environment/energy/service)
Mostly, I see patrons gathering to chat and socialize. Seats are often filled with patrons using their laptops, though the number of plugs is limited.
I honestly can’t add anything else here not already mentioned. Did I mention “charming,” “excellent service,” and “delicious unusual food?” And the shady patio?
The Grind (what I would change)
More seating inside, perhaps? Sometimes it’s hard to find a spot to sit (especially in the summer when the patio is not as popular).
The Grounds (location)
GypsyCup is easy to find, one block west of Gilbert Road, and one block north of the Gilbert Water Tower landmark.
50 W Vaughn, Suite 107
Tea Times (hours)
M-Th: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
F & Sa: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Su: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Yelp rating: 4.5 stars from 56 reviews
I love connecting people and ideas, so I’ve been creating small villages my entire life. Really, what better places can writers and musicians find to create “village” than independent coffee/tea shops? I wrote most of my Rhythms & Muse novel and Delfaerune Rhapsody series-in-progress in coffee/tea venues, so I found it natural to create this blog. Whether you came here to find a new favorite hangout, or suggest a spot not yet posted, may you find Coffee CommuniTea exactly to your taste!