Today’s Cup o’ Tea
Pitchforks & Corks – Tempe, AZ
Share a Cuppa (pertinent details about the owner, building, history, name)
Smack dab in the center of Tempe, just north of University Drive—above the ASU store and overlooking College Ave.—hides a gem of a coffee/wine shop/restaurant you have to experience to believe.
Pitchforks & Corks is a quiet, second-floor coffee shop with industrial chic decor and a delicious menu. I love this place!
It didn’t hurt either, to be treated by my talented author and friend Dr. Andrea Tovar. [Thank you, Andrea, for the amazing appetizers, cookies, not to mention the photo using the airbrush app that makes you look incredible, and me like some unknown glamorous woman. 🙂 ]
Perks (what I really like!)
- The value of the food your receive for the price!
- The deck, with built-in heaters, and an excellent view of “A” Mountain.
- The look of the place! I hear they’re planning to improve with a slight remodel soon, too! Not sure what they could improve on except perhaps the cool-looking, though not-too-comfortable high stools.
What’s Brewing (coffee, tea, food)
- Small plates
Percolation Factor (the activity/environment/energy/service)
- You can make a reservation for parties of fifteen or fewer by calling (480) 727-4546 or emailing Melissa.
- Happy Hour, M.–F., 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
The Grind (what I would change)
- I’d let everyone know about this place, because it is such a hidden treasure.
- A bigger tea selection would satisfy Tea Evangelists like me.
The Grounds (location)
660 South College Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tea Times (hours)
M.–F. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
4.5 stars from 13 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 not posted, may you find Coffee CommuniTea exactly to your taste!