There are an endless amount of original coffee houses all over Phoenix but one of my absolute favorites is Royal at the Market. The Saturday crowds show that I am not the only one who appreciates the convenience of having it located in the same lot as the Phoenix Public Market. Follow the smell of the freshly roasting coffee beans. The choices of coffee, tea, and pastries will satisfy any coffee house lover. Owner Hayes McNeil is generally working behind the counter making conversation and coffee. Saturday people watching is another reason to stop by. Conveniently located right near ASU's downtown campus, if this place was around when I was in college I would have never stepped foot in a Starbucks. Stop in Wednesdays and Saturdays while the farmers' market is there or any other day for a slower pace or on Phoenix First Fridays for even more excitement.