Today’s Coffee CommuniTea
Inside the Bungalow
The front patio at Inside the Bungalow in Mesa, AZ. ©2011 ANVidean
The Grounds (location)
48 N. Robson
Mesa, AZ 85201
Tea Times (hours)
- Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What’s Brewing (coffee, tea, food)
This eclectic destination in the downtown Mesa, Ariz., area serves an assortment of natural and organic items. It is known for its award-winning Veggie Sandwich, Chicken Waldorf, and Chicken Curry, and also offers vegan-friendly items like a Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap and a Vegan Curry.
This artsy little spot serves up plenty of little surprises as you look around. ©2011 ANVidean
Percolation Factor (the activity/environment/energy/service)
This spot is certainly unique. Not only does it offer a charming, artsy, inviting atmosphere, plus a variety of good coffee, teas and foods, but it is also a unique setting to enjoy yoga, workshops and more.
The yoga studio, housed in a 1923 bungalow style home, is behind the cafe. Its original hardwood floors, a charming fire place, and French doors open onto an outdoor courtyard filled with orchid trees, bamboo and water features.
- Leash and Latte Hour, Mondays from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. Come with your favorite canine friend and receive 1/2 off latte specialty drinks.
- Open Stage, Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. when you can enjoy and participate in a night of singing, poetry and comedy.
- Game Nighton Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during which you receive a free dessert with the purchase of a large latte or mocha
I enjoyed a delicious banana bread, ginger root tea, and the "Alice's Tea Party" wall paintings. ©2011 Cherie Scott
Share a cuppa (the stories)
Inside the Bungalow also sports quite a long list of awards including several Best Coffeehouse awards, Top 5 Yoga Studios, and One of Valley’s Best Mom & Pops.
Betty, the owner, “came to yoga at the age of 60, hoping to find relief from chronic hip pain. Impressed that yoga promptly improved her hip problems, she is now committed to bringing the healing benefits of yoga to others.”
Co-owner Carrie, E-RYT, “has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1998. She weaves humor into a dynamic fluid class that invites students to uncover their innate beauty.”
Perks (What I really like!)
Inside The Bungalow is a “one of a kind community rooted in wholesome values, connection, fun, and awareness and acceptance of self and others.”
They say their mission is “to provide quality products and services, fun activities and special events in a friendly, historic neighborhood setting, to foster community relationships, self-discovery, and personal growth.”
I also like that they work to lessen their green footprint by striving for new ways to support coffee and tea growers, their communities, and locally owned businesses.
The Grind (what I would change)
Not a thing! Delightful!
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 in coffee/tea venues, so it seemed 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!