I LOVE this place!!!
I am a big fan of coffee for those of you that didn’t yet know it. I don’t usually go a day without at least some kind of coffee drink. I’m kind of a snob about it too. I used to be a coffee barista myself and I’m pretty picking about my drinks.
All of this to say that I do know what I’m talking about when I say that this place is AMAZING!! I already said that didn’t I. Well, I love this place so much that I actually consider it part of my office and often spend part of my week here working on photos.
The owners, Karen and Dennis are great and most of the time they let me make my own drinks. Dennis also used to be a daily customer of mine at my former coffee shop before they bought this shop, so I have a little pull here.
The other great part of this place is that they fully support the ARTS!! Don’t expect a CD of music playing when you come in. They don’t have one! But if plan your trip correctly you’ll be enjoying either some wonderful live jazz music by the house band or soothing classical guitar by another regular customer named Scott. You’ll also find an art wall that changes each month. The jazz band is usually playing on weekend nights and Scott plays guitar every Sunday morning. I’m lucky enough to be enjoying their music right now!!
This month on the art wall we have some drawings from Nick Ruppert. Nick was involved in a hit-and-run accident last year that left him with brain damage. The doctors didn’t expect Nick to be able to do hardly anything at all, let alone start drawing. His display shows artwork from before, right after and a year after his accident. Nick is still currently in a wheel chair although he did walk for the first time this month!! That’s a HUGE accomplishment for him and it’s definitely encouraging for all of us. Thanks for inspiring all of us at GoldBar Nick!!
Ok, so I don’t have my camera with me right now, so I can’t post any pictures of Nick’s work, so you’ll just have to come down here and see it all for yourself.
GoldBar is located in the NE corner of McClintock and Southern Ave in Tempe, AZ.
1707 E Southern Ave. Tempe, Arizona
Oh, make sure to grab either a cup of the Bistro brew or a hot or iced vanilla latte. Those are my favorites at least!!
And make sure to mention that JT told you about the place!!