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Tasting Notes: Cadaly Coffee & Bakery

Cuisine and scene: When Krystl and Debra Hotze decided to put a coffee shop in the previous location of a gluten-free bakery, the mother-daughter duo could have followed the lead of most java joints and purchased pastries from commercial bakers. Instead, the former medical workers who always loved to bake capitalized on the hobby to supply their Cadaly Coffee, located in a tiny storefront on Phoenix's main drag. The Hotzes' baking operation is in a separate space behind the coffee shop, next door to Organicos vegan, gluten-free bakery. Inside, the coffeehouse is warm and bright with terra cotta-tiled floors and a large, front window, but only one two-seater cafe table.

Recommended: Scones in six flavors, including bacon-cheddar-jalapeño, as well as biscotti are customer favorites.

Alternative diets: Nondairy substitutes (add 50 cents); organic green tea.

Beverages: Full complement of specialty coffee drinks brewed from locally roasted Mellelo beans, including French press; iced, blended coffees and smoothies; hot teas.

Price range: Beverages, $1.50 to $4.75; cakes, $2.50 to $3.25; scones, $2.25 to $2.50; muffins, $1.50 to $1.75; cookies, 75 cents to $1.25; biscotti, $1.95.

Extras: Kids' 8-ounce beverage size; buy a dozen bakery items, and get 15 percent off the lot; full-sized cakes available by special order; check Cadaly Coffee Facebook page for specials.

Serving: From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Info: 310 N. Main St., Phoenix; 541-512-8716.

— Sarah Lemon