HeeMee Coffee + Bakery is an adorable and vegan-friendly coffee shop in Tucson that has won our hearts (and taste buds) with its sleek appeal and sweets.
Hidden away on the bustling street of Congress, HeeMee Coffee + Bakery is the newest edition to cafes located in Downtown Tucson. This family-run business offers a brightly lit and minimal spot to sit down and linger over a cup of coffee and one of the spot’s freshly-made pastries.
Here, patrons can order up hot or cold coffee creations with beans courtesy of local roastery Yellowbrick, and espresso beans from Verve Roastery in California. Add in some plant-based milks like creamy oat milk or almond milk to round-out your cup o’ caffeine.
Feeling like something sweet? Vegan-friendly desserts and pastries include classics like the simple chocolate chip cookie to more decadent options like their banana cheesecake.
Tapping into her Korean roots, head pastry chef HeeMee creates items that are light and not overwhelmingly sweet. She also culls inspo from Japan and France, mixing them together to deliver pastries that will make you keep them all to yourself. Like the blueberry crumble. Yeah, we’re not going to share that one.
After breakfast, HeeMee moves over to more savory options and the aromatic smell of fresh-baked French bread fills the air. The seasonal sandwiches — like the summer baguette stuffed with beets, arugula and tart cornichon (pickled French gherkins) — are perfect for a quick takeaway lunch or to devour on the spot.
Every day is an adventure at HeeMee, so swing by for specials and more
20 E. Congress St., 85701, 520-207-1193, Monday – Friday: 7 a.m; – 4 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Talisa is a Tucson based vegan-food blogger. Her vegan journey began in 2016 when she discovered she would be a mother. Two kids and a husband later, she stills find her passion for this vegan lifestyle growing. Talisa has spoken at Vegout Events about vegan living and focuses on leading by example and showcasing her personal journey. Her desire to bring more awareness to this lifestyle is fueled by the benefits she, along with her family, have experienced. It all starts with what we eat, so join her on this journey of discovering vegan food throughout Tucson, Ariz.