Phoenix's 4 favorite cafes (that won't break the bank)

The Teapot. | Photo: Bai H./Yelp

Wondering where to find the best cafes near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cafes in Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. The Bread and Honey House

Topping the list is The Bread and Honey House. Located at 4700 E. Van Buren St. in Camelback East, it is the highest-rated cheap cafe in Phoenix, boasting five stars out of 229 reviews on Yelp. 

The site has more information on The Bread and Honey House.

"Wife and husband team caring about quality and hospitality above anything else," per the business's Yelp profile. "We are a small family invested in our dream little restaurant and creating signature dishes with an emphasis on keeping the your cost low."

As to what the business is known for, "Small neighborhood restaurant pushing for fresh and quality ingredients every day," it states on Yelp. "From breakfast chilaquiles to fish tacos for lunch, this menu has a little bit for everyone to enjoy."

2. Bertha's Café

Next up is Camelback East's Bertha's Café, situated at 3134 E. Indian School Road. With 4.5 stars out of 420 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Bertha's Café.

"Born from the desire to provide people with good food and delicious cheesecake, Bertha's Café has been serving Phoenix since 2005. Whether you just woke up and are craving a pastry for breakfast or you're stopping by to enjoy a freshly made delectable lunch, Bertha's Café has the thing for you," it says on its Yelp page.

3. The Refuge Cafe

Alhambra's The Refuge Cafe, located at 4727 N. Seventh Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive cafe 4.5 stars out of 203 reviews. 

The cafe is "a social enterprise to fund much-needed nonprofit services in our community," according to its Yelp profile.

Regarding signature items, ""Enjoy coffees, teas, wine and beer and tasty pastries, sandwiches and salads. Happy Hour specials daily from 3 p.m. to close."

4. The Teapot

The Teapot, an event space and cafe in Central City, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 179 Yelp reviews. Head over to 818 N. Fifth Ave. to see for yourself. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about The Teapot.

"Many places claim to be family friendly," the business says on its Yelp profile. "We really are."

As to what the business is known for, "We are a family friendly coffee shop and event space located in the Roosevelt neighborhood of downtown Phoenix. Our 1906 historic house is picturesque and full of character."


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