Altitude Coffee Lab
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Mary M.Price Point$$Helped?0May. 21st 2016
Altitude Coffee Lab is a wonderful Scottsdale coffee shop located along the beautiful waterfront. Due to its' convenient location directly on the Scottsdale Greenbelt, it's the perfect place to grab an energizing drink and healthy snack before any fitness activity along the trail. A relaxed outdoor patio & tasty espresso drinks make it the number one place in Scottsdale to enjoy a great drink while also enjoying the beautiful blues skies & sunshine.
Altitude roasts their beans in-house with a Joper roasting machine from Portual, known to be one of the best modern technologies. Their espresso drinks are absolutely delicious! We tested out an Americano, which had a nice crema layer and smooth flavor, and an Almond Milk mocha, which was not too sugary and had the perfect creamy texture. All your basic coffee house drinks can be found on the menu along with a few light snacks. If you are heading out to the Greenbelt for some jogging or biking after your visit, you may want to fuel up with a Breakfast burrito, quiche, or acai bowl. Gluten-free diners will be pleased to know that there are several options available including the Quiche and a gluten-free wrap for the burrito,
Service was friendly and fast. The baristas seemed more relaxed and happy here than some of the other coffee shops we have tried out in the Phoenix area.
The inside of Altitude is clean and modern with a pretty spacious seating area. It isn't as cramped or busy as other area coffee shops, creating the perfect atmosphere for those who prefer a more laid back experience. On nice days, you must sit outside on the shady, beautifully landscaped outdoor patio. There are plenty of cozy couches to just kick back for a while and enjoy the scenic views of the waterfront. The laid-back outdoor seating makes it the go-to choice for enjoying a coffee outside during Scottsdale's milder season. Because it is right on the Greenbelt, it's the perfect pre jog/bike ride energizer!
Finding a great independent coffee house serving quality drinks at decent prices amongst the multitude of chains overpopulating the area is no easy feat. And, finding one offering an attractive, non cramped setting is even tougher. Altitude, offering friendly barista service, tasty espresso drinks, and one of the best waterfront outdoor seating areas, is a real oasis in the desert. Plan for an amazing espresso drink in a beautiful setting followed by a bike ride or jog along the gorgeous Greenbelt: an 11 mile flat, paved course lined with trees, parks, lakes, and golf courses. It's the perfect afternoon out in a beautiful city!