I just had gotten off the bus and was looking for an establishment that offered something cold to drink as well as to use their facilities. The wait staff was very nice and obliging to show me the facilties and to servce me cold ice tea at a very reasonable price! Overall all my experience was short but very enjoyable by people very out-going and accomadating!
Posted: 9/09/2008 • Link to this review
I started going here when my daughter was in 2nd grade. Now she is almost 30 and I see the usual changes in the place but it is still a great place to meet friends and family for a relaxing time of chat. The coffee may be a tad bit overpriced, but the place has more character than Starbucks, so it is worth it.
Posted: 8/22/2008 • Link to this review
This was the first coffee house on Mill Ave and it's still the best. Far better that Farcebucks or the Seattle's Best (which is owned by Starbucks) inside Borders. It's not my favorite coffee house, but the drinks and pastries are good, and it's your best bet on Mill Ave.
Posted: 4/06/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I had a bad experience here a couple of years ago and haven't been back although I was once a regular. I came to see one of my favorite bands and there weren't enough chairs so I went inside to bring some inside chairs out. I was severely reprimanded by the assistant night manager. Apparently this action was a crime and although I explained that I had been allowed to do so before, the young man insisted that it had never happened. One of my friends was threatened with the police being called by the security guard, so we all left. I was very upset because the band was one of my favorites of all time. I felt that some of the problem was that my friend appears very punk, but I myself am a middle aged middle class type not used to prejudiced behavior on the part of clerks! Most of the rest of my crowd was mixed younger/middled aged so us aged ones did not wish to sit on the cold hard ground outside. I called the store management the next day but did not get satisfaction so am forced to avoid Tempe Coffee Plant in spite of my previous long happy association with them in the old days of Tempe. So go if you wish but DON'T TAKE THE INSIDE CHAIRS OUTSIDE!!! They may threaten to incarcerate you!
Posted: 12/14/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This could be cozy but needs a little sprucing up. Like atmosphere better than Starbucks because Starbucks reminds me of being to corporate. I don't really drink coffee but love tea.
Posted: 10/27/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I love the Coffee Plantation but this one is a little ran down. There's a Starbucks nearby or an independent that competes heavily with it. The coffee lounge in Borders is also worth a try. Stick to Plantation in the suburbs.
Posted: 10/04/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review