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Looking to sample the best coffee around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable coffee outlets in Mesa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. The Street Boba Café

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Topping the list is The Street Boba Café. Located at 1116 S. Dobson Road, Suite 109, the spot to score coffee and tea, bubble tea and juices and smoothies is the highest-rated budget-friendly coffee spot in Mesa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 315 reviews on Yelp. The menu also offers milk tea and ramen.

Yelper Teddy B., who reviewed The Street Boba Café on July 6, wrote, "I usually get the mocha coffee smoothie with coconut milk and boba. The drinks are delicious and affordable for the large portions."

2. Gill's Grounds

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Next up is Gill's Grounds, situated at 4011 S. Power Road. With five stars out of 87 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score coffee and tea has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. The spot offers a variety of coffee flavors on the menu including caramel, cherry and cinnamon.

The site has lots more information about Gill's Grounds.

"Gill’s Grounds is a family-owned and operated premium drive-up coffee shop," according to the bio section of the business's Yelp profile.

3. Black Rock Coffee Bar

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location of the national chain Black Rock Coffee Bar, located at 5351 S. Power Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly cafe, which offers coffee and tea and more, 4.5 stars out of 178 reviews. The spot describes itself as "a place for connection," on the website.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Black Rock Coffee Bar.

"Black Rock Coffee Bar started in 2008. We are based out of Portland, Oregon," the business explains in the history section of its Yelp profile.

As to what the business is known for, "Black Rock Coffee provides a fun alternative to other coffee houses," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "We love our community and pride ourselves on service."

4. Jarrod's Coffee, Tea & Gallery

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Check out Jarrod's Coffee, Tea & Gallery, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 95 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the art gallery, which offers coffee and tea, juices and smoothies and more, by heading over to 154 W. Main St. 

Yelper Cora A., who reviewed Jarrod's Coffee, Tea & Gallery on July 25 wrote, "Love this place! Great art. Yummy drinks. Vegan brownies! With the occasional band playing live music, what more do you need?"

Robin W. noted, "Come and enjoy the music, the comfy seats and the coffee shop ambiance."

5. Donut Worry Coffee & Smoothies

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Finally, there's Donut Worry Coffee & Smoothies, a local favorite with 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews. Stop by 9115 E. Baseline Road, Suite C 107 to hit up the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee and tea and doughnuts, next time you're in the mood for cheap eats. Doughnut flavors include glazed buttermilk, crumb cake and coconut, according to the website.

The site has lots more information on Donut Worry Coffee & Smoothies.

"It is our ultimate goal to provide customers with the best fresh-baked doughnuts and great customer service," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile.

Curious about who's behind the business?

"Sam has always been passionate about delicious food, and loves being able to serve his community in Mesa fresh, homemade doughnuts," the business says on Yelp, this time in the bio section of its profile.

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Donut Worry Coffee & Smoothies has the best fresh-baked doughnuts in Mesa, Arizona," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We serve a wide range of delicious doughnuts, freshly brewed coffee, amazingly refreshing smoothies and the best lunchtime sandwich combos in East Mesa. We are a locally owned and family operated doughnut shop."


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