Gold Bar Espresso
Located near Arizona State University, this coffee shop is conducive to studying, reading or conversing with friends. The bar’s relaxing atmosphere includes rotating exhibits of photography and paintings, cute reading lamps and pretty stained-glass windows. There also is live jazz and classical-guitar music on weekends, or bring your laptop and take advantage of the wireless Internet. Sip on coffee drinks, hot chocolates and teas, and munch on bagels and other baked goods.