Royal Coffee In The Carriage House

By Artur Ciesielski | Places

Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix is a unique space, a collection of old homes and houses from the late 18th and early 19th century.

Amongst the many structures there is a small building, the carriage house, “…was built in 1899 as the mule barn for the Bouvier-Teeter House.

It is typical of the traditional carriage house structure, with vehicle, animal and tack storage below, and a loft for feed above.

Detached carriage houses were common before garages and carports became popular.” (from Heritage Square)

This is one of my favorite buildings for its side and airy feeling and this is where Royal Coffee has one of its shops.

I actually found it while riding my bike here last Sunday morning, but it was probably too early for it to be open. I was surprised when the barista told me its been there for over a year. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve been in this area.

Royal Coffee Downtown Phoenix

It’s not a big coffee shop. There is just a bench outside and no bike rack. The guy sitting above just had his bike by his side while I secured mine to a big pillar with only a millimeter to spare on the chain.

I ordered a cappuccino as usual, on the dry side. I love being offered the option of a wet or dry cappuccino. How do you like yours?

With the coffee and vegan donut in hand I hung around watching the few people handing around this area this time of day and enjoying the drink.

Royal Coffee Downtown Phoenix-

Royal Coffee Downtown Phoenix-

Check out that little sticker below on the window. Yeah, I know, I had to ask too.

I was told there was a large group of people, some 300, that inundated that cafe. One of them was a person dressed up as a robot. He/She was obnoxious and rude and was asked to leave.

The shop above make a sticker to prevent more robots or robot type people from coming in. If you’re living mechanically don’t go there. If you are a robot don’t go there.

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Below is my bike on the pol and a wide view of the carriage house.

I enjoyed just lingering there. It’s a cool place, a cool old repurposed building. It’s go character, style and you get a great cappuccino.

Royal Coffee Downtown Phoenix

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