March 14, 2010

Destination: Avenue Coffee

Yesterday I drove up to Tucson, Arizona with my mom. Tucson is about a two hour drive from Phoenix, and although I didn't having much time to drive around on my own and explore (we went there on business) I did get to stop into the lovely Avenue Coffee that I've heard so much about.

Pecan trees on the way to Tucson (my grandpa's favorite when he was alive).

Looking out to Campbell Avenue.

If you live in the Valley of the Sun and have ever gone to either location of Cartel Coffee Lab you would feel right at home at Avenue Coffee.

Look, even the menus are similar to that of Cartel's!

I had heard that their espresso was exceptional, so naturally I felt inclined to try a large non-fat latte.

(This foam shot is for you Katrina!)

My mom is a big chai tea latte fan so she got a large iced chai and let me tell you, this may have been the best chai I've ever tasted. The flavor was just so natural and not overwhelmingly sweet. I would highly suggested either drink to anyone that has the chance to stop in their one day.

I'll be back later today with more of an update on my life.

-Chels xoxo


  1. yay!
    i was just thinking, "boy that foam is lovely!" and then i saw the caption underneath! haha thank you! now i need my own foam.

  2. ohh yumm! that looks awesome!!

  3. Amazing! I actually love hanging out in Tucson. I think I'm a freak Arizonan!

  4. Katrina- YAY! Hope you got some!

    Danielle- It was!

    Kara- I thought Tucson was pretty neat! I would love to spend more time there in the future!

  5. hi chelsea!

    Most Bubble Tea cafes offer jellies as well as the usual boba, and that's what the little squares were. They taste almost like a little jello square and they typically come in flavors such as coffee, lychee, passion fruit or mixed fruit. They are really fun to try in place of or in addition to your boba!