Where to Savor Pumpkin Spice Season in Tempe

Celebrate the season with these fall favorites

Each year, pumpkin season seemingly kicks of earlier than the last. In Tempe, we thoroughly enjoy savoring pumpkin sweets and treats in the sunshine — and we think you will too. So whether you’re celebrating the calendar changing to fall, welcoming in sweater weather, prepping for a visit to the pumpkin patch, or just looking for new seasonal flavors from nearby restaurants and bakeries, this is the fall to-do list for you.

Tempe’s fall staples like Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company, pumpkin waffles from Daily Jam and a long list of other delicious autumn-inspired treats will not only get you in your fall feels, but will likely convince you that Tempe is your new favorite fall destination. Experience why we are still fallin’ for Tempe year after year.


Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967

Nothing screams fall in Tempe like local favorite, Four Peaks Brewing Company. Check out the seasonal menu and try one of the many fall-inspired brews now on tap like Pumpkin Porter, Oktoberfest and Masskrug Monsoon. If you can’t decide on one, Four Peaks offers a Fall Beer Flight where you will be able to taste all fall-time beers.

Pumpkin Porter
Photo courtesy of Four Peaks Brewing Co.

Goldwater Brewing at the Crossings
9895 S. Priest Drive, Suite 102, Tempe, AZ, 85284
Welcome Goldwater to its relatively new South Tempe digs, but swinging by for a pint. Not only are they serving up Festbier Oktoberfest (light), they’re also throwing their hat in the pumpkin right with Pumpkin Bier (dark) — and we approve!

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave., #H102, Tempe,  AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337

Pedal Haus Brewery is locally owned and has an epic outdoor patio, perfect for fall in Tempe. Try their seasonal Oktoberfest beer and pair it with one of the various fall menu items like the Pedal Haus Beer Brat, Bavarian Pretzel or the Crispy Pork Schnitzel. Gluten-free & vegan options are also available on their regular menu.

Photo courtesy of Pedal Haus Brewery

Coffee & Tea

Cartel Roasting Co.
810 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

Looking for the perfect sweet treat to accompany your morning coffee? Look no further; Cartel Roasting Co. has got you covered! Try fresh pumpkin or maple brown sugar donuts, pumpkin muffins and cinnamon rolls. You can also take home a bag of their Fall Blend whole-bean coffee. With notes of caramel apple and kettle corn, it’s like autumn in a cup!

Drink Me! Tea Room
1730 E. Warner Road, #5, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (602) 206-5469

Drink Me! Tea Room offers a modern twist on afternoon tea. Enjoy conversation and company as you sample delicious plant-based and gluten-free fall savories. Check out their fall events, including a Halloween celebrating all things Neil Gaiman and the spooky worlds he creates (“Coraline,” “The Sandman,” “Good Omens,” “American Gods” and more) from Oct. 12-29. And be sure to try their seasonal fall tea!

*Reservations are required. Open Thursday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Closed Mondays–Wednesday

Photo courtesy of Drink Me! Tea Room

The Human Bean
1765 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 359-0852

With a passion for creating happy people and their love of coffee, The Human Bean knows exactly how to add a little fall to your favorite drinks. For a limited time, order the Pumpkin Snowy, a decadent combination of pumpkin and white chocolate. Or add Pumpkin Cold Foam to any drink order. Bonus: They also offer a Fireside Chai and a Cinnamon Toast Snowy.

The Human Bean

Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters
1300 E. 8th St., #100, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2533

The Pumpkin Spice White Russian is Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters’ newest addition to their seasonal fall menu. It is made up of their in-house blend cold brew and pumpkin spice- coconut cream. You can also have it made vegan.

Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters

Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree
107 E. Baseline Road, Suite A4, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 686-8965

Awaken your senses when you visit Jasmin Jo & Rowan Tree, as this dual concept is housed together in a hidden gem of a location. Featuring local pastries and flowers to build your own bouquet, you’ll surely enjoy the ambiance of vintage décor and a variety of drink options. We encourage you to grab a fall-colored bouquet and try their Pumpkin Spice Latte. We’re also super tempted by their refreshing Ricotta & Apple Toast.

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree

King Coffee
1020 S. Mill Ave., Tempe,  AZ 85281 | (480) 307-6557

Nothing is cozier in the fall than sitting in a coffee shop with a great book or a couple of friends! King Coffee serves handcrafted espresso drinks, cold brew, tea, amazing pastries and more. Try a drink from their fall menu, including Pumpkin Patch Matcha, Pumpkin a la Mode or Harvest Haze.

Mango Rabbit Boba
1250 E. Apache Blvd., #112, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-6283

If you love pumpkin spice, you need to try the seasonal Harry Potter Pumpkin Milk Tea from Mango Rabbit in Tempe. Available for a limited time. Mango Rabbit offers boba teas and waffles that are as tasty as they are photo-worthy.

Photo credit/permission: @h2ochristina

Wildflower Bread Co. 
6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe,  AZ 85283 | (480) 838-9773 

Limited quantity available so get it while it lasts! On draft and in cans at all 3 locations ready for your consumption. Open till 10pm. 🍻

You can never have too many pumpkin spice lattes during fall! One of our favorites, the Pumpkin Cinnamon Latte at Wildflower Bread Co., takes on the classic PSL with an added twist. We recommend trying it warm with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon powder. Pair your latte with one of their yummy pastries, soups or sandwiches!

Baked Goods & Sweets

Aloha Yogurt
219 E. Baseline Road, #5, Tempe,  AZ 85283 | (480) 289-5238 

Enjoy hand-mixed frozen yogurt flavors, delicious smoothies and coffee six days a week at Aloha Yogurt. Give their Pumpkin Spice Muffin flavor a try, or go for a chilly fall flavor combo and order Coffee Froyo topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Mini Rolos, walnuts and caramel sauce.

Hurts Donuts 
2161 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 765-2101 

If you need a good Halloween fright, try one of the many Halloween-themed donuts from Hurts Donuts. This year, they have Pumpkin S’Mores donuts and Pumpkin S’Mores iced or hot lattes. These spooky treats check all the Instagramable boxes; they taste great too! Visit their page for all the inspiration.

Hurts Donuts
Hurts Donuts

Great Harvest Bread Co.
1730 E. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85225 | (480) 777-1141

Craving pumpkin carbs? Great Harvest Bread Co. will save the day. Take a bite out of fall with their pumpkin chocolate chip bread or Pumpkin Ohs, a pastry comprised of fresh pumpkin flavor mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a cream cheese filling.

Great Harvest Bread Co. Pumpkin Treats
Great Harvest Bread Co.

Sparky’s Old Town Creamery 
510 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-6228 

After dining in one of Downtown Tempe’s many restaurants, head to Sparky’s Old Town Creamery for a cool treat. Try the Caramel Pumpkin Porter or the regular Pumpkin Porter Ice Cream (made with the infamous Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter).

Sparky’s Old Town Creamery

Squarz Bakery & Cafe
975 E. Elliot Road, #103, Tempe,  AZ 85284 

Squarz Bakery & Cafe shares joy, one flaky, buttery bite at a time! Grab handcrafted croissants, cookies, pies and more. Try their latest creation, the Pumpkin Spice Croissant.

Squarz Bakery and Cafe Tempe
Photo courtesy of Squarz Bakery & Cafe

Breakfast & Beyond

Daily Dose Kitchen and Bar
96 S. Rockford Drive, #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-6937

Our friends at Daily Dose have taken the notion of fall-inspired flapjacks and turned up the dial to 11. Their Pumpkin Crunch Pancakes are made with pumpkin batter, of course, but they also add ginger snap granola, drizzle them with a spiced cream anglaise and dust the tops with cinnamon powdered sugar. If you’re in the mood to try even more, indulge in the cinnamon roll pancakes, cranberry club sandwich, or pumpkin latte for added fall flavors!

Photo courtesy of Daily Dose Kitchen and Bar

Daily Jam 
310 S. Mill Ave., #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288 

Rumor has it that fall hasn’t officially started until you stop by Daily Jam and enjoyed one of the many fall dishes. We recommend ordering the pumpkin waffles or pumpkin cookies. Finish it all off with a nice, hot pumpkin spiced latte.

Pumpkin Waffles credit Daily Jam
Photo courtesy of Daily Jam

505 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 279-5080 

Gadzooks brown sugar glazed pumpkin cookies are available all year long, but something tells me they are even better this time of year. It will be the sweetest ending to your meal.

Pumpkin Cookie from Gadzooks

Slim Thick Café
1730 E. Warner Road, Suit 10, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 729-5303

This family-owned restaurant specializes in making hearty meals with lifestyle in mind. Slim Thick Café specializes in protein-forward menu items with vegan, gluten-free and keto options available. We love ASU Strong and The Red Headed Burritos, but you should try their Pumpkin Spice Latte, hot or iced, this PSL season. You’ll feel good about your macros, and it tastes great!

Photo courtesy of Slim Thick Cafe

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery 
615 S. College Ave., Suite 103, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 355-1934

How much pumpkin is too much pumpkin? The limit does not exist! At Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, they serve pumpkin pancakes that might suffice your pumpkin cravings for the entire season. This tasty stack comes with a vanilla cream cheese filling, topped with caramel sauce, a drizzle of sweet cream, candied pecans and powdered sugar. Balance that sugar high with a delicious handcrafted drink or a classic drip coffee from the bar.

Photo credit/permission: @noelledowning

U.S. Egg 
131 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ, 85283 | (480) 831-0070 

U.S. Egg has always been a favorite place for delicious pancakes. And the pumpkin spice pancakes and waffles do not disappoint. Explore more flavors and pair your pancake or waffles with their pumpkin spice coffee. Enjoy it iced or hot!

Photo courtesy of U.S. Egg


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