Ski bum’s fave Flagstaff wi-fi coffee shops
I drink coffee like a teenager loves to have illegal beer. In fact, I’m certain caffeine is a basic staple of life. I’ve heard coffee pundits say that it makes you smart. If that was really true, I would be a genius, writing for big money and not a blogger begging for free lift tickets.
And, when I come into a town, I love to find some great mocha and good wi-fi at no charge. I won’t pay for internet. That’s un-American. That’s a basic reason I hate Starbucks.
Here are some great Flagstaff coffee joints.
Campus Coffee Bean – South Milton
On your way to Snowbowl, as you go north on Milton, Campus Coffee Bean at 1800 S. Milton is an eclectic student, ski bum hangout with a great selection of green tea. And they offer four different wi-fi connections. They don’t have a lot of seating near electrical outlets. I love their blends of coffee.
Macy’s – Beaver Street – near NAU
Macy’s is on 14 South Beaver Street, across from Beaver Street Brewery. This is a cool vegetarian and European coffee house that students, locals and yokels adore. The yokels are cool. Some of them even shower once every presidential administration.
Their wi-fi is free and reliable. They are into that vegan crap. Well, if you are into eating stuff has no taste or value, then this is your haven. I love eating something with real taste or something recently shot.
Rendezvous – Hotel Monte Vista
Now, if I want a real taste of old Downtown, Flagstaff, AND if I want secure wi-fi, Rendezvous Coffee House and Martini Bar is my choice. I love drinking coffee in the historic Monte Vista Hotel. I don’t go there a lot because all of seating offered are stools. They don’t have any booths like the rest of the coffee shops in town. They are a martini bar in addition to being a coffee shop. If you need secured Flagstaff wi-fi, this is the place to go. Rendezvous has more character than any place in town. Clint Eastwood has been spotted there. Paul McCartney has been seen there with his new girl. They have live music from local singers. Some have talent. Some are probably even blogging for dollars.
Late for the Train – on the way to Snowbowl – Grand Canyon
This is one of my favorite Flagstaff coffee shops. I love the mocha. I love their blends of coffee and it is a really relaxing, community Flagstaff atmosphere. You can caffeine up on the way to or coming back from ski. They have leather couches and a fire place for couch potatoes like me and the wi-fi is pretty good. They have food with real calories.