Songbird Coffee & Tea House

Best Coffee + Tea In Phoenix

Meet Our Baristas

Barista, attention to detail, customer service

:: 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.

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Barista, Latte Art, Great Conversationalist

:: 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.

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Barista, Coffee + Customer Service

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.

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Social Media, Marketing, Photography + Sarcasm

:: 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.

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Our Philosophy

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.

Enjoy.

-Songbird Coffee & Tea House-

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Music We Play

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire
Recommendation: Check out all of their releases

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

Built to Spill
Keep It Like A Secret

Check out "Carry the Zero" via YouTube link

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura
Biggest Bluest Hi Fi

Check out CO's "Eighties Fan" via the YouTube link

Dire Straits

Dire Straits
Recommendation: Check out the album "Brothers In Arms."

Solid British rock band formed in the late 70s by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals, lead guitar) and brother, David. Solid musicians, solid guitarist.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra
Recommendation: Check out all of Sinatra's releases

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.

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley
Recommendation: Be sure to listen to "Grace" + "Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk"

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

Joe Esposito
Joe Esposito's Greatest Hit

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!

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani
Flying In A Blue Dream

An amazing self-taught guitarist, percussionist, keyboardist, etc. The guy is uber-talented and one of our faves.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin
Recommendation: Listen to ALL Zeppelin albums.

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.

Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega
Cigarettes + Truckstops

Check out Lindi Ortega's "The Day You Die" via the YouTube link

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd
Recommendation: Listen to "The Wall Part I & II" + "Dark Side of the Moon."

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

Sketching In Stereo
Watching. Waiting. Wanting.

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

The American Analog Set
Know By Heart

Check out "Gone To Earth" via the YouTube link

The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

Check out "Tallahassee" via YouTube link