Tempe Public Market

The Tempe Public Market Cafe has arrived in South Tempe!  The Cafe is owned by Aaron Chamberlin and his brother / business partner. Chef Chamberlin is well known for his successful restaurants at the St Francis and the Phoenix Public Market Cafe. Many area residents have been looking forward to this new addition to our neighborhood for a long time.

The Cafe officially opened for business on Friday, January 12th at 7 a.m. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They offer a “simple, health-focused menu of sandwiches, salads, slow-cooked meats, and pastries, along with a full bar.” They make some really good pizzas here in Tempe. I’m cool with that, for sure! I think my kids are, too. 🙂

Take a look at the Tempe Public Market Menu here.

Here’s a few photos of some of the menu items. Below is the salmon and veggies, chicken and house mashed potatoes and a southwest chicken pasta that has almost an enchilada kind of spice in the sauce. (SO good!) Click any photo to enlarge it.

Don’t forget about the breakfast items. They have a ginormous breakfast burrito, a scrumptious breakfast sandwich, buscuits with chorizo gravy and a lot more. Coffee is be from Presta Coffee and includes espresso, cappuccino, drip, cold brew and more. Other drink items are smoothies, teas, fresh juices, red and white wine and local beers from Huss, San Tan, Pedal House, Four Peaks and more. They have an awesome kids menu and an even more awesome happy hour menu, too! ($10 pitchers, $3 local brews, $2 PBR!) Happy hour is from 4-6pm every day of the week!

Tempe Public Market Cafe


We see a huge opportunity in South Tempe, an area that is very much underserved when it comes to locally owned restaurants. The Café is all about connecting the local food community by sourcing local ingredients wherever possible and providing a neighborhood gathering place to enjoy a casual meal in our dining room, a cup of coffee on our patio, or glass of local wine at our bar.” – Chef Aaron Chamberlin

The Cafe will be open very close to the first of the year. (2018) They will be making an official announcement very soon. Their hours of operation are currently listed as 7am – 10pm seven days a week.

The first sign was installed 11/29/17. It was a long time coming from the old Circle K building that sat empty for several years in this space before it became the Market. This is a great example of how to do an adaptive reuse of a property.

The demographics in south Tempe show that this type of quality restaurant should do well here.  The area currently seems to be lacking quality restaurants but we feel that we will be seeing success with some of our new options.

Tempe Public Market – Awesome Location:

Here’s a map of the area. Feel free to take a look around, we think you’ll like how close it is to 3 major freeways for those of you who don’t already live in the neighborhood.

8749 S Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85284

Many of the residents around here are thrilled to have the Tempe Public Market Cafe in their neighborhood.

Live near the Tempe Public Market!

Here’s a look at the housing currently for sale within a mile radius of the cafe. I’m happy to say I live close by and I visit the Tempe Public Market Cafe often!