The STANDARD H Travel pages are our version of city guides presented by our founder, Wesley Smith. These are places he's traveled, enjoyed, and recommends, so they're all vetted and what we refer to as STANDARD H verified. These lists will evolve, so check back often and travel safe!
7105 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
As an automotive enthusiast, this is my go-to for morning espresso. Every morning. Rumor has it they're opening their second location in none other than Encinitas, CA.
15257 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale Quarter Mall Building F, Ste 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
These guys know what they're doing when it comes to a pour over coffee. This is also what's often served at local restaurants which is great.
Olive & Ivy
7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Located right by the waterfront, I love the vibe of this place. The service has been great every time which is why I've now been there three times. I have had everything on offer at this point: brunch, lunch and dinner here. All three meals have been great. Unless you plan on going to POMO (below) the pizza here is also a safe option.
4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Located inside The Scott Resort & Spa, my wife and I went here for Sunday brunch. We sat outside in the back and not only enjoyed the food, but also the live acoustic guitarist as well!
4455 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Great for breakfast or lunch. I actually had one of the better salads with grilled chicken I've ever had in my life here.
705 N 1st St UNIT 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004
There are two locations, but we went to the one in downtown Phoenix. The gelato is also great there - perhaps a local's secret even, but the pizza is great.