Go Coffee Hopping on The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop!
The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop has four great coffee shops
TUCSON, ARIZONA, Cycling – Some of the very best Tucson coffee shops are located on or very close to The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop Bike Path. Some serious Tucson coffee lovers even enjoy “cycling coffee hopping tours” to break up their rides. Here are the TucsonLoop.org “Best” coffee shops on our incredible loop bike path system.
Savaya Coffee Market Oro Valley– On The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop
Located just behind La Encantada Apartments on Oracle Road, Savaya is a full scale, fair trade roastery offering delicious coffee, cappuccino and more. Savaya has five locations throughout town, but it’s their Oro Valley location that is the most idyllic. Sit outside and you will feel like you can reach out and touch the beautiful Catalina Mountains. When riding on The Loop, look for La Encontada Apartments and look for an exit. Savaya is behind The Loop. They are a little challenging to find, but well worth it. This place is all about the coffee. No Gatorade and really not much to eat.
Presta Coffee Roasters – Mercado San Agustin (located off the Congress Exit)
Presta is another fantastic local coffee roaster and there is no coffee joint in Tucson more popular with the cyclists. Presta has a large outdoor seating area in Mercado San Agustin that is regularly flooded with the yellow jackets. This spot is centrally located just a quarter of a mile west of the Congress Exit.
Mercado San Agustin is an eclectic little plaza with some really cool shops and eateries and a dynamite Taco place called Seis Kitchen. La Estrella is a great bakery. And right next to Presta is a great ice cream/ raspaderia shop. La Estrella offers fresh-squeezed juices, ice cream, fruit salads and of course….snow cones!
Ren Coffeehouse – North Central Loop Bike Path – St. Phillips Plaza