School is back in session, and that means earlier mornings for many young adults in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek. Whether working on a group project or needing a pick-up before a high school or college exam, the East Valley has 10 great coffee shops that offer much more than a cup o’ Joe, and help jumpstart the semester. MESA Worth Takeaway is a memorable place to take your friends and family out for a cup of their Nitro cold brew. Ready for a close up? This restaurant will have you grabbing your phone to get the perfect Instagram picture.  Perfect for lunch, they offer many different styles of sandwiches from a delectable Crispy Chicken to an enticing Cuban. Finishing your meal off with their homemade banana pudding is the right way to go! 218 West Main St Mesa Monday- Saturday   8am-9pm Sunday                      8am-4pm Free WIFI Plenty Indoor and Outdoor Seating 218 W. Main St Mesa   Volstead coffee is worth a visit if you're looking for one of the best coffee shops in Mesa The Nile Coffee Shop is hard to miss! Attached to the Nile Theatre, the shop is a great place to hang out with friends or study with a large group.  This coffee shop offers vegan food as well as dairy-free options. While kids sip on lemonade, the adults can sip on drinks from the full bar that the shop offers. As for coffee, the iced almond milk latte with caramel and white chocolate flavoring is delicious. Whether it is just a night on the town or attending a concert, it’s is the place to be! 105 W. Main St. Mesa Monday- Thursday    7am-10pm Friday                          7am- Midnight Saturday                      8am-Midnight Sunday                         Closed Free WIFI Plenty Seating Indoors Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea, & Gallery Craving coffee, but want to enjoy local art as well? Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea, & Gallery has got you covered. Immerse yourself in local art and jewelry while you are sipping on a nice cup of coffee. Order the Turkey Bagel Sandwich and you won’t be disappointed. Located in Downtown Mesa, Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea, and Gallery features all things local! 154 W. Main St. Mesa Tuesday-Thursday     8am-2pm, reopen 5pm-9pm Friday- Saturday          9am-2pm, reopen 5pm-10pm Sunday-Monday            Closed Free WIFI Plenty of Indoor Seating   Visit the Worth Takeaway coffee shop todayInside the Bungalow Located in Historical Downtown Mesa, Inside the Bungalow is a quaint house redesigned as a coffee shop. Enjoy coffee on their lovely patio, perfect for families out for breakfast. Serving up coffee is not their only specialty; you can reserve Inside the Bungalow for your wedding venue. Inside the Bungalow is ideal for your next get-together over their expresso drinks or smoothies and don’t forget to top it off with a yummy brownie. A fairly wide selection of salads and sandwiches as well. This hideaway is something you don’t want to miss! 48 N. Robson Mesa Monday-Friday   7am-2pm Saturday                8am-12pm Sunday                    Closed   GILBERT  Bergies Coffee Roast House is a great place to sit back and relax while doing homework. Nestled right next to Joe’s Real BBQ in the heart of Downtown Gilbert, Bergies is a hidden gem that you must seek out. The cold brew is the best we’ve had and we’d definitely order it the next time we visit. This is a great place to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and perhaps a pastry while studying for the next big exam. 309 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert Monday-Thursday   6am-6pm Friday-Saturday       6am-8:30pm Sunday                       7am-2pm Free WIFI Shaded Outdoor and Indoor Seating     Visit the Coffee Shop today if you're in the Gilbert areaThe Coffee Shop offers affordable coffee and treats that are hard to pass up in the heart of Agritopia.  Everything from breakfast to dessert is worth trying! Their cupcakes are the most notable and have come out on top on the Food Network show, Cupcake Wars. The San Diegan omelette is their most famous breakfast omelette that you have to try. The Coffee Shop is an excellent stop for your next date or family outing surrounded by the beautiful gardens and grapevines of Agritopia. 3000 E. Ray Rd Gilbert Monday-Thursday  7am-8pm Friday-Saturday      7am-9pm Sunday                     8am-4pm Free WIFI Indoor and Outdoor Seating   If you find yourself in Gilbert, stop by the Bold Roost coffee shopBold Roost Espresso Bar and Café offers a coffee and espresso bar perfect for your next hangout. Not a coffee drinker? They offer beer and wine for those with a more mature taste. For breakfast or lunch, they serve amazing paninis like the Tuna Melt, Spinach Artichoke or Big Kahuna to share. Looking for something to do? They’ve got you covered with free swing dancing every first Friday of the month, as well as live music. 1489 S. Higley Rd. Suite #103 Gilbert Monday-Saturday   6am-9pm Sunday                      7am-9pm Free WIFI Plenty Indoor and Outdoor Seating   CHANDLER  Coffee Rush is an amazing local coffee shop that’s family owned and operated. The Chandler location is perfect for those wanting to kick back and enjoy a view of the lake. Looking for a place to study with friends? Coffee Rush is great for study groups or catching up on homework. Coffee Rush has a wide variety of drinks for all kinds of palates, our favorite is the Black and White Rush. 1949 W.  Ray Road Suite 40 Chandler (2 locations in Gilbert as well) Monday- Saturday     5am-11pm Sunday                        6am-11pm Free WIFI Plenty Indoor Seating   If you're looking for a great coffee shop in Gilbert, look no further than Bergies Sozo Coffeehouse is a great local place to meet friends and enjoy live music. With a wide selection of teas and coffee, Sozo has amazing drinks that will keep you coming back for more. Wondering what to do on the weekend? Sozo not only has live music, they also have open mic poetry nights for those looking to express themselves. If you love supporting local businesses, Sozo should be your next stop. 1982 N. Alma School Rd Chandler Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm Sunday                     Closed Free WIFI Plenty of Indoor and Outdoor Seating   Visit the Coffee Shop in MesaPress Coffee If you are looking for a quality cup of coffee, look no further. Quality is nothing new to Press, as they import their beans from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Craving their coffee, but don’t want to get out of bed? No problem! Press Coffee can deliver their blends right to your doorstep. Not only is it a perfect spot to beat the Arizona heat, it is a great location to enjoy a cup of coffee with your friends and family. 2475 W.  Queen Creek Rd Chandler Monday- Friday     6:30am-8pm Saturday                  7am-8pm Sunday                     7am-5pm Free WIFI Plenty Indoor and Outdoor Seating Interested in more tips for East Valley living or new home options, resort-style pools, parks, trails and more in Mesa’s newest Master-planned community? Sign up at