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Fair Trade Cafe

Map & Directions 1020 N. First Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • Coffeehouse
  • Sun, Sat 7am-10pm, Mon-Fri 6am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Lunch, Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Necessary
  • Garage, Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

We thought we were going back again and again to Fair Trade because they offer 75-cent refills on tea and coffee, but then we started to notice the dynamic crowd, and the cool music, and the cool-weather outdoor seating options, and we realized we were in love with everything here! Especially the strong brew, served both iced and hot, and the daily specials on fresh-roasted local beans. Don't miss the banana nut cookies, moist and tender and not too sweet, or the numerous and ever-changing vegan items on the menu.

Member Reviews

  • sutter77 wrote a review for Fair Trade Cafe
    on 11/08/12

    These people pad their reviews. The place is not all that bad but it’s not great enough to be getting all of these rave reviews, they are being posted by friends or staff, or both. If you post a complaint on their facebook page they will immediately delete it and not respond to you. Here is a real review. Atmosphere is a bit dingy or cozy, depending on how you view it. Prices... More >>

  • stoneinmotion wrote a review for Fair Trade Cafe
    on 07/19/10

    Walked in here during First Fridays and there was an awesome poetry slam going on and the place was packed. A great place to do work or socialize with friends. It's called Fair Trade for a reason and you can read about it on a bulletin board on your way to the bathroom. I'm a chai tea drinker and admittedly, not the best chai I've ever had, but I'll keep going back to support the... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Support local businesses by grabbing breakfast from Fair Trade Cafe,

  • jose602 on 11/18/09

    Check out the posters for local music here & actually go to an event!

  • Alice D. on 06/19/09

    Go to Fair Trade Cafe for the exquisitely moist banana bread, packed with yummy walnuts and a sweet crust on top.

  • Leah S. on 09/18/10

    The best part about this place is their secluded back patio. Never underestimate the power of a water feature. Plus the coffee and chicken curry are delicious.

  • Carli W. on 04/20/10

    Best coffee around.. i love this place.. privately-owned businesses are so much better than other places like Starbucks!

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