You don’t have to live in Phoenix long to hear about Giant as a favorite coffee shop among locals. Maybe that is no surprise since this spot is owned by the owners of one of the most popular breakfast spots in Downtown Phoenix: Mat’s Big Breakfast.
They use Four Barrel coffee beans and Straus milk to create their specialty drink: the Honey Vanilla Latte. I paid a visit recently with my friends Rob and Christina of newdarlings.com on a cloudy day, in which I ordered one in hot. Even Christina as a non-coffee drinker felt converted.
Parking can be found around back.
I always avoid coming in the afternoon when school lets out and all the children flood the shop: there isn’t a place to sit and there isn’t a quiet shop vibe to study or work or talk.
My favorite time to come is during the spring and fall months when the front glass doors are kept open.