Cartel Coffee Lab

Coffee Shop
225 W University Dr #101 (at S Ash Ave)
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 225-3899
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm


  • First black mayor of cartel! we have made it America! Yes. We. Can!
  • Drink the coffee. The very good coffee roasted on site.
  • We were ecstatic when Cartel released the Desert Pale Ale & Coffee Brown Ale. Since then, the beer lineup at Tempe's #1 coffee spot has changed a bit, but we're still pretty excited.
  • Pretty sure not showering is a prerequisite.
  • Craft beer, craft coffee and great people. What more could you ask for?
  • Dirty hippies.
  • Best of Phoenix 2011: Best Coffee House, Tempe! There's a reason many other coffee shops in the Valley use beans from Cartel Coffee Lab: Flavor, baby. Lots of it.
  • Go to Cartel and have an iced toddy. The way iced coffee is supposed to be brewed.
  • Cartel DPA and Coffee Brown! Must try. Superb brew for sure!
  • 2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Coffee House, Tempe! The Arizona pioneer in roasting their own beans, Cartel is the top dog coffee house in Tempe!
  • Unless you know the password, the ministry of magic is not accessible. Don't try.
  • The selection of scones are great. The pineapple coconut is my fave! It's also a bit "fall aparty".
  • If you're a hottie, drink a toddy!
  • ask for a dirty hor (espresso exelente) and you won't be disappointed. perfect drink for a hot day!
  • Come for the coffee stay for the iPad cash register.
  • If you're in a hurry, this isn't your place. Takes forever to get your drink, but if you have the time, nice place to chill :)
  • Very good coffee in Tempe. The espresso-based coffees are super good.
  • Best coffee in Phoenix hands down is Cartel. Mostly hipster baristas. Solid mustache vibe going on. Usually goof music. Dogs welcome on the patio.
  • Try the Desert Pale Ale.

Nearby places

850 S Ash Ave (at W 9th St)
1037 S Rural Rd (at E Lemon St)
227 W University Dr