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Lux Central

Café, Coffee Shop, and Gastropub$$$$
  • Has a stamp of approval from Phoenix New Times and Food & Wine
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    • Food & Wine
  • Jean T.
    "Good cappuccino and great hipster atmosphere!"(16 Tips)
    Leila O.
    "Definitely the coolest coffee shop in Phoenix."(3 Tips)
    Chris T.
    "Ask to try the Dr Lux - whipped cream, dr pepper, and espresso."(30 Tips)
    Setta H.
    "Mac n Cheese is of the hook!! It's a must have!"(13 Tips)
228 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • hipster
  • pastries
  • lively
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  • Kenneth C.
    Kenneth CanoSeptember 23
    Very good and good price
  • John K.
    John KassAugust 21
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee. Best place. They have a deejay. Best light roast. Amazing. Bakery.
  • Heidi Y.
    The vibe is super cool and the Passion tea is delicious!
  • Maria M.
    Has its own private lot which is great. Also great Mac n cheese
  • Maria M.
    Good iced mocha
  • Mimi T.
    Mimi TompkinsDecember 16, 2016
    Iconic Phoenix spot. Divine coffee and drinks. Food is always changing, made on location daily. Always a positive experience. My heart belongs to lux.
  • Walter G.
    Walter GrainOctober 24, 2016
    Great place for coffee and anything else. Love this place!
  • Connor C.
    Connor CohenOctober 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lux is king in this town. amazing food, drinks, baked goods- all made fresh on-site daily. vibes is hip and casual 👍🏼
  • Andy C.
    Andy ChathamOctober 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee shop in Phoenix! Great cocktails too.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GraichenAugust 11, 2016
    Most everything
  • Yogi B.
    Yogi BiggiAugust 4, 2016
    Great place....thanks to Daisy for showing us :-)
  • ✈--isaak--✈
    ✈--isaak--✈July 18, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Great beverages & food!
  • Cory K.
    Cory KincaidJuly 5, 2016
    Great coffee, full bar, amazing pastries, unique vibe. Parking is limited - take transit/walk/bike if possible.
  • Raquel L.
    Raquel LandefeldJune 3, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Amaze coffee & dinner. Mac&Cheese is a goto favorite. Great espresso that's smooth. Pretty busy here so don't be shy. Squeeze in.
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HirschMay 23, 2016
    They have great lattes. I really like their Black and White latte. They also have a great egg sandwich. The added tomato really kicks up the flavor.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MannheimMay 11, 2016
    The coffee is pretty good! And so is the food. But I wish the workers would be a bit nicer and more attentive......and say thank you when people tip!!!
  • John K.
    John KassApril 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The light roast is amazing. The best. Croissants are really good. This is the best coffee house.
  • Colin M.
    Colin MattsonMarch 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent drinks, good coffee, amazing pastries. Go!
  • Karim B.
    Karim B.March 4, 2016
    Everything is good here!!
  • Devin W.
    Devin WardFebruary 28, 2016
    Perfect mix of coffee and cocktails!
  • Maria L.
    Maria LavenderFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy pastries for days!
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JohnsonFebruary 18, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Go for the mac & cheese and cocktails.
  • Biz C.
    Biz CarltonFebruary 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great study spot with really good chi
  • Kate M.
    Kate McgillinJanuary 5, 2016
    Order on the left side of the building at the counter for coffee. The right side of the building at the bar for alcohol. Get the Mac n cheese - add jalapeño and bacon!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MagahernDecember 31, 2015
    Cool atmosphere and tasty cappuccino.
  • Darrell K.
    Darrell KiddDecember 26, 2015
    Fast service without feeling rushed. Dark roast is awesome. Yogurt parfait my favorite for breakfast
  • Jules P.
    Jules PaquetteDecember 16, 2015
    Great to try the variety of drinks that came old school or free thinker style depending on the barman!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CampbellDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    So good...the happy place.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AlstonOctober 27, 2015
    Lots of interesting seating options
  • Vasundhara R.
    Vasundhara RayOctober 23, 2015
    Next time I am trying the breakfast cocktails. Amazing food and great atmosphere!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SamaOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing expresso!
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie O'HareOctober 7, 2015
    Jalapeño mac n cheese, spaghetti squash, arugula salad, lemon bars, salted chocolate chip cookies, scones, espresso drinks, lemonade, everything!!!
  • Regan
    ReganSeptember 10, 2015
    This place is hipster nonesense. But I like it. WIFI, Mac n cheese out of tea cups. Inexplicable typewriters everywhere. ? It's a little pricey but a fun hangout with great chai.
  • ghoulbuns
    ghoulbunsSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has such potential but the staff is horrible and extremely pretentious. There's a bartender named Callie or Callan there that has singlehandedly chased off dozens of customers I know
  • Priest A.
    Priest ApostateAugust 25, 2015
    Ginger mojitos, and pretty much everything else!
  • Forest M.
    Forest MeltonJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're getting an adult beverage, the aviation is a must. Tasty, not too sweet, and packs a punch!
  • Lilli F.
    Iced black & white is delicious - pairs so well with all of the baked goods, such as the divine espresso chocolate bundt cake and Lux sandwich cookies. Omg.
  • Priest A.
    Priest ApostateJuly 7, 2015
    Excellent ginger mojitos!
  • A.N
    A.NJune 1, 2015
    Very bad service .. Don't recommend to go at night cause they run out of food
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • Jean T.
    Jean TorresMay 18, 2015
    ghe place was packed. My eggs with bacon and hash brown were really good. Good cappuccino and great hipster atmosphere!
  • Tariq M.
    Tariq MannanApril 30, 2015
    1 stop shop for Nice atmosphere, modern bar and good coffee
  • A.N
    A.NApril 27, 2015
    Interesting cosy atmosphere
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.March 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a velvet and ask for the whip to be added.
  • Tom S.
    Tom ServoJanuary 24, 2015
    Extra setting galore down the back hallway! Makes the front area seem cramped by comparison!
  • Paulene D.
    Paulene DenisseJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot to chat with friends, get coffee, or get things done with your assignments/reading/job applications. Try the savory Dutch pancake!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykJanuary 4, 2015
    Awesome coffee. The salted chocolate chip cookie also rocked. Busy place to hangout with your laptop.
  • Yael G.
    Yael GrauerDecember 2, 2014
    Kind of a fun hipster spot if you don't mind crowds, lines, overpriced food and not being able to order stuff on the menu.
  • James W.
    James WinglerNovember 6, 2014
    Great Food!
  • Grant P.
    Grant PerkinsOctober 11, 2014
    Great coffee, cool place, and really good breakfast and pastries. Weirdly attractive staff too.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SalgadoOctober 10, 2014
    Latte was great but espresso was super bitter. Superior environment!!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinOctober 7, 2014
    Favorite coffee in Phoenix.
  • Ankit K.
    Ankit KulshreshthaSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Valvet latte with homemade wiped cream, an array of pastries and some friends...
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KSeptember 10, 2014
    Mac N Cheese with jalapeño & bacon
  • Julia E.
    Julia EstreborAugust 18, 2014
    Great scones and pistachio cookies.
  • Julia E.
    Julia EstreborAugust 18, 2014
    Coolest coffee shop in Central
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 13, 2014
    Quite possibly THE place to see-and-be-seen on the Central Avenue corridor, this hipster hotspot features excellent coffee, a nice selection of cocktails, and a small but tasty dining menu. Read more
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle R.August 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best in-house batch brew around (and with free refills). Also, the vibe is amazing and the people are beautiful. Did I mention the Mac n cheese?
  • Randylux
    RandyluxAugust 9, 2014
    Good coffee, but I think cartel is better👍
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick StoneAugust 9, 2014
    This quiche is heaven!!!
  • Setta H.
    Setta HogansJuly 12, 2014
    Mac n Cheese is of the hook!! It's a must have!
  • Mike T.
    Mike ToddJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastries are always a good bet
  • Zach G.
    Zach GuizarJune 28, 2014
    Order a Last Word or an Aviator(Aviation) at the bar!!
  • Shelby M.
    Shelby MooreJune 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    No cocktail menu, so it goes like this: tell them what you like and they'll shoot from the hip. The trick knowing what you're in the mood for. Explain away, be specific, and you've got a bulls-eye.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteJune 17, 2014
    Incredible egg sandwich with herbed, roasted tomato and cheddar, bacon, heaven.
  • Timothy C.
    Timothy ClaphamJune 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the hibiscus iced green tea. It's excellent!
  • Glamcam
    GlamcamMay 10, 2014
    Amazing little coffee bar! Not your typical Starbucks. Lots of personality w/ cool retro sofas & chairs. Great, fast & friendly service!!
  • Susan D.
    Susan DarlingApril 24, 2014
    Great set up and has a bar. The coffee menu was huge. Would def head back there
  • Janene W.
    Janene WileyApril 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    White chocolate Velvet yummy
  • Leticia S.
    Bring friends.
  • Emiliano L.
    Emiliano LeonardiMarch 19, 2014
    Amazing place to pick up some good coffee in great company
  • Tara B.
    Tara BrichettoMarch 7, 2014
    Everything here is delicious! If you've already had too much caffeine for the day, try the fresh lemonade with a sugar-rimmed glass. Awesome!
  • J
    JFebruary 9, 2014
    Check the menu before you come or you'll hold up the huge line behind you.
  • Larry G.
    Larry GullifordFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your pup and sit on the patio. Great place to chill and read.
  • a b.
    a bJanuary 30, 2014
    Great coffee, great baked goods. Try the salted chocolate chip walnut cookie with an americano. You won't regret it...unless you're allergic to hipsters.
  • Glenn
    GlennJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is always cool and laid back .. for drinks, breakfast, or just to work from .. so much higher quality than a chain like Starbucks
  • Freckles U.
    Freckles USAJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    2:30P on a Tues, magic hour...calm, not crowded, can't say quiet but...
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SaitesJanuary 3, 2014
    Thankfully they have typewriters for you, in case yours is on the fritz.
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GDecember 30, 2013
    Tried the jam cocktail tip, it was so good! But ask the mixologist to use fresh jam instead, not the Denny's jam they have in those little glass bottles. And ask him not to filter out the jam pieces.
  • Reilly C.
    Reilly CarpenterDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail, try asking the mixologist for one made with fresh muddled jam. It's a different experience, but delicious.
  • Craig J.
    Craig JänischDecember 27, 2013
    First time here. Loving the vibe. Wish there was a way to stay all day.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JohnsonNovember 30, 2013
    Great spot, great brewskis, SLOW service
  • Dave J.
    Dave JohnsonNovember 30, 2013
    Great spot, great beer as food
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra GuillenNovember 17, 2013
    I love a good, strong iced coffee and Lux is definitely the place to get it! But you want to get here fast! It's a popular place and seating is almost impossible on the weekends.
  • Huan V.
    Huan VoNovember 13, 2013
    A great place to hang out and study. Definitely order the amazing Mac 'n' Cheese, the must-have item on their menu.
  • Leila O.
    Leila O'HaraNovember 13, 2013
    Definitely the coolest coffee shop in Phoenix. A must see for all Phoenicians and one of the best places to hang out, chat or get work done.
  • 🌵Andrew K.
    🌵Andrew Kolikoff🌵October 30, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Delicious oatmeal
  • 🌵Andrew K.
    🌵Andrew Kolikoff🌵October 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best coffee and vibe in the valley
  • 🌵Andrew K.
    🌵Andrew Kolikoff🌵October 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best coffee house in Arizona. Period!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlumOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Lux is open late, everyone is so nice here, and it's a pleasant atmosphere—what more could you want? How about free refills on coffee w/ ice, or a $1 refill for iced coffee w/ two shots of espresso?👍
  • Raquel L.
    Raquel LandefeldSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Awesome and local = total awesomeness!!
  • Murilo M.
    Murilo MelloSeptember 23, 2013
    Aunt Gladys
  • Freckles U.
    Freckles USASeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Have an early morn Cappuccino on the patio with an apricot almond scone. Listen to the Catholic school band practice across the street and watch the sun rise.
  • Twigden Kendall Alma L.
    They are great!
  • William B.
    William BrazilSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    (Loaded Mac N' Cheese): Didn't live up to the hype. Pasta was a bit over cooked. The 'cheesy' factor missed the mark. However, the melody the bacon and fresh, crispy jalapenos play is magical! Read more
  • Alex M.
    Alex MendozaAugust 31, 2013
    Sit at the bar. The bartenders will put on a show.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MendozaAugust 31, 2013
    The Mac n Cheez tastes straight from the tit of the cow. Amazing!
  • Raymond E.
    Raymond EmbryAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    House roast plus two shots = Devine
  • Lin H.
    Lin HumphreyAugust 9, 2013
    Don't be turned off by long lines. They are very efficient and the coffee is absolutely worth it.
  • Evan R.
    Evan RobertsAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Nicest staff you ever did see.
  • Ricky L.
    Ricky LindroosJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Good place to hang for intimate conversation or after they close.
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