Guide to Tempe's best spots
Cartel Coffee Lab is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

1. Cartel Coffee Lab

8.9
225 W University Dr #101 (at Ash Ave.), Tempe, AZ
Coffee Shop · Maple Ash · 171 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Cappuccino for sure. Ashley or Seth are my favorite baristas.

Cornish Pasty Co. is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

2. Cornish Pasty Co.

9.3
960 W University Dr #103 (at S Hardy Dr), Tempe, AZ
Bakery · 165 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Always ask for double sauce or "both" sauces when two are listed on the menu.

Essence Bakery Café is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

3. Essence Bakery Café

8.4
825 W University Dr (at S. Hardy Dr.), Tempe, AZ
Bakery · 85 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Best croissants in the Valley. The line is pretty convoluted so try to go during off times.

Green New American Vegetarian is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

4. Green New American Vegetarian

9.2
2240 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · 102 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: The "wings" are always good to share.

Canteen Modern Tequila Bar is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

5. Canteen Modern Tequila Bar

640 S Mill Ave (at 6th St), Tempe, AZ
Bar · Downtown Tempe · 104 tips and reviews
Siamese Cat Thai Restaurant is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

6. Siamese Cat Thai Restaurant

7.4
5034 S Price Rd (Northwest corner of Price and Baseline), Tempe, AZ
Thai Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Very old school thai place around since the early 1980's. The owner "Oh" is super sweet.

Mucho Gusto is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

7. Mucho Gusto

603 W University Dr (at Mitchell St), Tempe, AZ
Mexican Restaurant · 44 tips and reviews
IKEA Tempe is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

8. IKEA Tempe

8.9
2110 W Ikea Way, Tempe, AZ
Furniture / Home Store · 117 tips and reviews
Restaurant Mexico is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

9. Restaurant Mexico

6.2
423 S Mill Ave (3rd St), Tempe, AZ
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Tempe · 30 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Love the longevity of this place: great green sauce, beans, cotija cheese. A Tempe institution.

Sail Inn Bar & Grill is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

10. Sail Inn Bar & Grill

26 S Farmer Ave (at W 1st Ave), Tempe, AZ
Bar · 27 tips and reviews
Haji-Baba is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

11. Haji-Baba

9.1
1513 E Apache Blvd (at S Oak St), Tempe, AZ
Middle Eastern Restaurant · 69 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Falafel for sure, then go shopping. If you've never had Mikti Pickles, you should buy some (Cortas brand is best). Also get Rose Water and Orange Blossom Water.

Beaver Choice is one of Guide to Tempe's best spots.

12. Beaver Choice

1743 E Broadway Rd (at S McClintock Dr), Tempe, AZ
Scandinavian Restaurant · 20 tips and reviews

Joe J.Joe Johnston: Strangely good. They are proud of their stuff, but be willing to wait for the goodness.