Last time we were in Arizona a friend who heard I appreciate a good espresso whisked me to Cartel Coffee Lab and I was smitten. It is super funky shop with a great vibe and even better coffee. On our last trip I had to make a pit stop before leaving town so I went in and tried to pass for cool (hey, I wore my skinny jeans right?). But soon my kids were running around the joint completely cramping my style. Luckily everyone was so forgiving ; who knew the post-modern-apple-computer-toting-funky-punk crowd like to sing songs with little kids! A little ditty about a Hippo was very popular while I waited for my coffee. I love when folks are kind to my kids. And I love that even more when I am sipping on a fabulous iced mocha.