Cartel Coffee Lab will open its second Tucson location next to Thunder Canyon Brewery on Broadway and South Herbert Avenue in mid-December.
And next spring, the Tempe-based company with four other locations plans to open a roaster next to Borderlands Brewery on Toole Avenue. Cartel Coffee Lab will set up a coffee cart outside that building beginning in January, company officials said.
The downtown Tucson location will be its first to feature a custom wood-fired oven. The shop will have a bistro-style, counter-service menu that will include pizzas, pastries, artisanal breads, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads.
Cartel Coffee Lab opened its first location in Tucson in 2009 on North Campbell Avenue.
See more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.