Songbird Coffee & Tea House
Best Coffee + Tea In Phoenix
Meet Our Baristas
Erin Westgate Carroll
:: Co-owner/founder, operator + head barista ::
Erin was born and raised in northern California and since her college days at Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy in San Diego, she always had a dream of opening her own coffee + tea house -- that dream became a reality when Songbird officially opened on Monday, July 23rd, 2012.
Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer
:: Full-time barista, music composer, transcriber ::
Elizabeth is not only a fantastic barista, she's an amazing flautist + composer. For real. She has a master's degree in composition and is as friendly as can be.
In addition, she's an amazing liege belgian waffle maker (in which you can find here at Songbird most Saturday mornings starting at 9am) and will talk all night + day about coffee. She's talented -- to say the least.
Michelle hails from the wonderful city of Seattle, Washington -- home of coffee + fantastic music. Essentially, she was born to have passion for coffee + good music...and naturally, she does. She's a fantastic barista, gaining experience over the last few years at other shops, but now she's truly where she belongs...here at Songbird, full-time.
:: Co-owner & founder ::
Jonathan was born right here in the heart of Phoenix at Good Sam (in a wing of the hospital that is no longer standing -- he's old).
He's always had a keen interest and passion in small business, social media and marketing, using his own creative ideas to engage with current and potential clientele here at Songbird. Being unique and different is only half of what makes Songbird sing a fine tune.
He never had any intention of opening a small coffee & tea house, but his wife, Erin did. It was her dream and he made it come true.
Having ZERO knowledge of coffee or tea, he grasped and learned the ropes over four years ago and now has the passion and drive to keep growing Songbird one cup of fresh pourover coffee or loose leaf tea at a time.
We're not only one of the Top 5 coffee (& tea) houses in the entire state of Arizona, but we're one of only a few Third Wave coffee & tea shops. What is Third Wave? Simply put, Third Wave is a coffee shop that is not only passionate about their overall product, but cares much more about customer service + educating their clientele at all times. By all means, if you'd like to read an article in which we're mention in, click on the "Press" header + click on "Third Wave Coffee."
If we have any customer interested in learning about a particular coffee we have for the week or tea, we're happy to talk about it. Essentially, we're here for YOU. It's our clientle that keeps us OPEN. Thank you.
This is Songbird. This is what we're all about.
-Songbird Coffee & Tea House-
Capp with Latte Art (Mariah DeRaet)
A few of our photos of latte art - -this one in particular shows our amazing capp -- latte art + photography courtesy of the wonderful Mariah DeRaet.
Another shot of a capp here at Songbird. Latte He(art) provided to you by the amazing Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer. This photograph was taken and made for a loyal customer on Valentine's Day.
Mariah drinking her creation
Here's a photograph of Mariah DeRaet taking pure joy in drinking her own capp. She's super cool.
Mixed Berry Breakfast Bar
Truly an amazing recipe that includes oats, brown sugar, mixed berries and more. A fine crumble on top to make this to die for.
An amazing view
A beautifully shot photograph of Songbird sitting at the second wooden table looking out through the windows onto Roosevelt Street. Photograph taken by the lovely Quinn Whissen of This Could Be Phx.
How cool is this place?
As you walk into Songbird, it's hard not to notice our creative Scrabble menu.
Liege Belgian Waffle
Songbird's own liege belgian waffle. Always made fresh upon ordering and created from the genius mind of barista Elizabeth Bayer Kennedy. We always post on our social media pages if/when we're going to offer the waffles -- usually on Saturday mornings starting at 9am. Check for updates.
Brown Butter Blueberry Coffee Cake
Here sits our brown butter blueberry coffee cake. If you haven't tried it as of yet, we highly recommend you do ASAP. Although our pastries rotate every week, we tend to have this beauty on display and ready to order for most of any given week.
Articles About Us
For Roosevelt Row, Adaptive Reuse An Appropriate Compromise
There are a number of successful small businesses that light up the Roosevelt Row community + Evans-Churchill neighborhood. But with success comes opportunity for new builders to come in, purchase, potentially demolish current buildings and construct their own monstrocities -- structures that don't fit in or represent what we're about as a whole.The State Press
Jan. 21, 2015 - Editorial Board
Restaurant Live AZ (RLAZ) Dine Line #2
This is the second episode/podcast of the RLAZ Dine Line Listen to David Bickford of Phx Rail Food and some inside info he has on what’s happening on Roosevelt Row -- Songbird is talked about at roughly 4:30. Enjoy the listen!Restaurant Live AZ
Jan. 15, 2015 - Joanie Simon
Let There Be Latte: Sustainable Coffee Shops In Phoenix
Natalia Trullson & Kena Fedorschak write about the effect of sustainable coffee shops in Phoenix and how they help local communities. Songbird was mentioned.Natural Awakenings
Jan. 3, 2015 - Natalia Trullson & Kena Fedorschak
Things To Do In Phoenix
A friendly blog of places this lovely couple visits and then blogs about -- this time, Amy and her husband came to spend time in Phoenix. Luckily for us, they came here and had some great things to say about Phoenix, Sedona and more. Thank you!
Photograph by Amy BurglehausVacation Thrills
Dec. 19, 2014 - Amy Burglehaus
Best Coffee In Arizona
Local coffee connoisseur, website developer + coder, Chris Tingom lists + mentions his Top 20 coffee shops around the state of Arizona -- Songbird is one of them. By all means, if you're out + about outside of Phoenix, check these places out. Support local.Arizona Coffee
Oct. 26, 2014 - Chris Tingom
Phoenix With Diamond Troutman
“Songbird is a charming host to a vibrant quarter. Located in the Roosevelt Row (RoRo) Arts District, the coffee and tea house playfully reflects accents of its creative community in its earthy and urban décor. A scrabble-worded menu boasts roasts from Brazil, Costa Rica, and India and loose-leaf tea varieties. Vintage treasures in the lounge hint at recurrent themes of the songbird and all together compose a sort of time capsule of downtown Phoenix and the different cultures present within the city.”The Style Line
Oct. 6, 2014 - Rachel Schwartzmann
Four Chambers at Songbird Coffee & Tea House
Thursday, October 2nd: Filmbar at 7pm
Friday, October 3rd: Roosevelt Growhouse with poet Travis Mossotti & local band Where Are All The Buffalo at 7pm
Saturday, October 4th: Phoenix Public Market Cafe at 10am and lastly...
Sunday, October 5th here at Songbird on from 7-9pmPhoenix New Times
Oct. 1, 2014 - Katie Johnson
Liege Belgian Waffles at Songbird
Writer Zaida Mikayla Dedolph of the Phoenix New Times wrote a fantastic 5-page article on various new coffee conconctions from local coffee shops + a short shout out to Songbird's own Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer for her amazing liege Belgian waffles.Phoenix New Times | Chow Bella
Sept. 29, 2014 - Zaida Mikayla Dedolph
Cafe O'Law + Community at Songbird
Attorney Lora Sanders is a wonderful human being. She's caring, giving and supportive of locals and the community around her. What's more, she provides a service to those seeking legal counsel...FOR FREE. On the first Monday of each month, Lora is here inside Songbird hosting Cafe O'Law -- a community-driven service that provides free counsel to those who want it. 4-7pm.Downtown Devil
Sept. 2, 2014 - Whitney McCarthy Woodworth
The Mayor Gives Songbird + This Could Be PHX A Shout-Out
Mayor Greg Stanton gave us a "shout-out" for our hard work putting together "PHX Coffee Culture," in a collaboration with local non-profit, This Could Be PHX. We're honored that he'd take the time to check out what we're attempting to do, one cup of coffee at a time.
Thank you, Mayor Stanton -- we're very happy for getting mentioned.
-Songbird Coffee & Tea House-The Mayor
Aug. 4, 2014 - Mayor Greg Stanton
PHX Coffee Culture
We had an idea to create PHX Coffee Culture and decided to collaborate with an organization that cares about the community, culture + growth of Phoenix as much as we do -- This Could Be PHX. Together, we came up with 13 local shops between Washington + Thomas + 7th St to 7th Avenue.
PHX Coffee Culture is about supporting local, spending local and creating awareness for those who don't know about our amazing coffee culture.
Click on the link to check out the article that came out on Friday, August 1st. Cheers + thank you for your support of not only Songbird, but other local shops as well.
-Songbird Coffee & Tea House-Arizona Republic | azcentral.com
Aug. 1, 2014 - Kyle Mitten
We Support Local Art
Songbird Phoenix Photoshoot
At Songbird, we're much more than just offering some of the best coffee + tea in the entire state, we love our community + the surrounding areas/neighborhoods of downtown Phoenix. In a small effort, we recently started a photoshoot to showcase what Phoenix is all about -- you'll notice something different about every photograph taken. Enjoy!
Miscellaneous Songbird Photographs
This gallery has everything to do with randomness at Songbird (from latte art to design to decor and anything in between). Enjoy!
Ryan Bolger Photographs
Random works of Chicago Photographer, Ryan Bolger. Photography show set for Saturday, September 13th from 10am-noon. Meet Ryan in person!
Music We Play
Pure rock + roll. The purist of rock. The one and only Led Zeppelin. Break out the Led. One of the greatest bands of all time -- perhaps the greatest of all time.
What can we say? Amazing musicians, amazing lyricists, fantastic guitarist. Gilmour + Waters -- what's not to love? One of the greatest bands ever. Great rock. Great imagery to take your imagination to the next level with their songs. Vivid + psychadelic at times.
Arcade Fire hails from Montreal and includes quite a few instrumentalists that often switch off during live permormances. Won grammy's for 2011's "Funeral," and have two other grammy's for "Neon Bible" + "The Suburbs."
Solid British rock band formed in the late 70s by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals, lead guitar) and brother, David. Solid musicians, solid guitarist.
Sinatra was as classy as they come, a bit of a temper, great with the ladies and had a voice like any other -- you can recognize his voice from any song, no matter if you're not a fan. Unique? To say the least. Well known for swing, jazz, big band music.
Buckley died way too young, drowning in the Wolf River Harbor in Memphis, Tennessee. There was no evidence of foul play or drug-related issues that caused his death -- simply put, an accidental drowning. A truly sad tale for an amazing talent. He made one studio album, but it's one of the greatest "unknown" albums you'll ever listen to + you'll listen to it over and over again as it's that good. What's more, after his death, "Sketches for my Sweetheart The Drunk" was released with full-length songs he had been working on for a second album.
The American Analog Set
Check out "Gone To Earth" via the YouTube link
Check out Lindi Ortega's "The Day You Die" via the YouTube link
Check out CO's "Eighties Fan" via the YouTube link
Built to Spill
Check out "Carry the Zero" via YouTube link
Joe Esposito has actually won grammys -- no joke, but he's truly known for one song, a powerful, epic, blow your face off kind of song. Okay, not really, but everytime you hear "You're The Best," you can't help but to think of Daniel-SAN in the title karate match, right?
Check out "You're The Best (Around)" via the YouTube link -- it's a great song to pump yourself up too!
An amazing self-taught guitarist, percussionist, keyboardist, etc. The guy is uber-talented and one of our faves.
Sketching In Stereo
Originally out of Tucson, now reside here in Phoenix. One of the best bands to EVER come out of the Phoenix Metro Area. Extremely gifted musicians that create crafted melodies with a blend of progressive + alternative rock. They're just as good live as they are on their albums. When people say the word "musician," think Sketching In Stereo. These guys were born to create music.
Events At Songbird
Local artist + muralist, Jeff Slim brings his works (again) to Songbird for the month of November, starting on First Friday. All works will be FOR SALE. Feel free to contact Mr. Slim for prices, questions, etc.
A medium to large group of local Phoenix writers get together here at Songbird Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm to read their stories and give constructive criticism after readings have finished. We are open to the public, but do not advertise it simply because we don't know how long the writer's group will be here. However, with that said, they've been meeting here for the last three months, every Monday of the week.
Lora Sanders, attorney-at-law, is here from 4-7pm every FIRST MONDAY of each month to answer any + all legal questions you have for FREE. That's correct, FREE. Even if she can't answer some questions, she'll refer you to someone who can. She's a fantastic attorney + committed to helping those around her -- especially their legal issues.
Mr. Ryan Bolger brings his works to Songbird from Chicago, Illinois. Ryan will have his works on display for the months of August + September (one month will cover his project called "The Road," while the other month will showcase photographs in and around the state of Arizona). He's one of the most passionate photographers we've come across and cares about communities + people all across this great land. Come meet him in person, check out his works + purchase a print or two (if interested) :)
Cortez Coffee Company
Ron Cortez specializes in roasting coffee beans and roasts coffee from all over the entire country.
He knows coffee like the back of his hand and probably before he was born.
Maya Tea Company
As Songbird stays local, we knew from the beginning we wanted Maya Tea Company to be part of our journey when we first opened our doors back in 2012. To us, quality meant a smile from each and every customer that ordered and tried a loose leaf tea from Songbird. Furthermore, our customers keep coming back for more and Maya Tea is part of the reason why.
Located in central Phoenix, Treehouse creates hand-crafted artisan vegan cupcakes, cookies, muffins, pies and uncheesecakes with all natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. All of their items are completely vegan, egg and dairy free.
Roosevelt Row (RoRo) is a walkable, creative district in the urban core of downtown Phoenix that is nationally known for its arts and cultural events, award-winning restaurants, galleries, boutiques and live music. RoRo is fostering an urban renewal with rehabilitated bungalows and new infill projects.
Local First Arizona
We educate citizens, stakeholders, business leaders, and legislators about the significant environmental, economic, and cultural benefits of strong local economies. We build vibrant communities that make residents proud to call home.
Cafe O' Law
Attorney Lora Sanders comes to Songbird on the first Monday of every month to offer free legal advice to those that have any questions pertaining to anything.
She's a fantastic individual + a regular here at Songbird who cares about people + the community around her.
For free advice, please drop by between 4-7pm on the FIRST MONDAY of each month (unless rescheduled).
The New Space
The Relocation of Songbird Coffee & Tea House Before
further speculation + rumors fly off our walls, allow us to unveil the
truth: We are relocating. Where exactly? We're not telling. We can say
that we're currently in strong negotiations with a couple of locations
not far from our current space. Our lease ends March of 2015 and we
will keep you informed so that you can help us "spread the bird.