Songbird Coffee & Tea House
Best Coffee + Tea In Phoenix
Meet Our Baristas
:: 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.LEARN MORE ▶
:: 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.LEARN MORE ▶
:: Full-time barista, musician ::
Mariah is a fairly well-known local musician, who co-founded local folk rock band, Avery, but has since started a few other projects, including her own solo career.
Ms. DeRaet has an amazing passion for coffee + tea and is consistent, hard working and highly enjoyable to talk with. She always has fun stories to tell and someday should write a book about her experiences riding the Phoenix lightrail.LEARN MORE ▶
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.LEARN MORE ▶
:: 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.LEARN MORE ▶
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!
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Events At Songbird
Ryan Bolger Photography Show
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) :)
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-
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.
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.
How cool is this place?
As you walk into Songbird, it's hard not to notice our creative Scrabble menu.
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.
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.
Mariah drinking her creation
Here's a photograph of Mariah DeRaet taking pure joy in drinking her own capp. She's super cool.
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.
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.
Music We Play
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."
Built to Spill
Check out "Carry the Zero" via YouTube link
Check out CO's "Eighties Fan" via the YouTube link
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.
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.
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.
Check out Lindi Ortega's "The Day You Die" via the YouTube link
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.
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.
The American Analog Set
Check out "Gone To Earth" via the YouTube link