It’s a fact of life that while we live in Paradise (Scottsdale), we occasionally have to leave it and go to…Phoenix. I had to make one of those trips this morning and was searching through the cobwebs to remember some place to meet an associate in the vicinity of 44th Street and Camelback.
Turns out, Google was my friend in this search. It led me to Carmel’s Coffee just west of that intersection, on the south side of Camelback. Carmel’s is in a small shopping center immediately west of the larger office building on the corner. It looks like a small ranch house, and inside is everything you’d ever want in a local coffee house.
Plus, the grill was emitting some savory aromas when we walked in. We both had breakfast of a lighter European fare–much better than a pastry, but not as filling and heavy as a typical eggs-and-bacon plate.
I got the “Tartine” open-face toast with poached eggs, asparagus, goat cheese, and roasted cherry tomatoes. Wow.
Carmel’s Coffee on Camelback
4225 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(480) 251-8888 carmelscoffee.com
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