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New coffee-wine spot opens in Ocotillo

March 2nd, 2022 development
New coffee-wine spot opens in Ocotillo

Santan Sun News Staff

Bottle & Bean, a new coffee house and wine bar, opened last week in downtown Ocotillo.

The restaurant, 2577 W. Queen Creek Road, was created by Spike Lawrence, a seasoned real estate developer with strong ties to the East Valley, as well Tom Kaufmann, a longtime restaurateur.

The establishment serves a complete line-up of morning and evening offerings, including full breakfast and lunch menus, as well as a coffee bar featuring espresso beverages made with beans by the local roastery Infusion

Bottle & Bean also features a vast line-up of beer and wine, including retail wine to-go and wine-centric merchandise and gifts. Bottle & Bean has a private dining space, as well as patio dining and an outdoor lawn.

Lawrence of Spike Lawrence Ventures and Kaufmann are behind several successful restaurants in Ocotillo, including The Living Room, Rock Lobster, CHoP Chandler, and Sea & Smoke.

“Bottle & Bean rounds out these establishments, offering the community a versatile place for a business meeting, social gathering, or a quick grab-and-go option,” a spokeswoman said.

She added that “Kaufman’s love of wine and expertise as a certified sommelier was the impetus for adding a wine bar and retail shop component to Bottle & Bean, which includes a climate-controlled wine room.”

“At Bottle & Bean, we showcase a variety of wines from around the world, including many of my favorites,” Kaufman said. “For our bottle-to-go offerings, we’re staying competitive with major retailers and passing along great value to wine enthusiasts.”

Bottle & Bean is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., serving scratch-made breakfast and lunch menus created by Corporate Chef, Chris George. For breakfast, guests can choose from a variety of sandwiches, burritos, avocado toasts, and cast-iron frittatas.

A sampling includes a quinoa breakfast burrito ($9) with fire roasted corn, black beans, tomato, and egg; beefsteak tomato toast ($14) topped with avocado smash, buffalo mozzarella and fried egg; or a southwest chicken sausage frittata ($14) with new potatoes, peppers, house bacon, and cheddar cheese.

The lunch menu features a selection of salads, bowls and sandwiches, such as the roasted asian chicken salad ($18) tossed with Napa cabbage, bean sprouts, crispy wontons, and sesame shoyu dressing; the Veggie Bowl ($13) is filled with heirloom carrots, quinoa, goat cheese, spinach, and marinated cherry tomatoes; and the Steak Sandwich ($19) is layered with peppercorn seared flank steak, arugula, caramelized onion and garlic aioli.

Evening hours can be extended to accommodate private parties up to 50 guests. Prix fixe dinner menus for $50, $70, and $90 per person are available for private dining functions and can include such appetizers as mini crab cakes, Maine lobster agnolotti, Thai chicken satay, or a meat and cheese board. Entrées include grilled filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, tiger prawn shrimp scampi, slow cooked half chicken, or forty-eight hour short ribs. All dinners include non-alcoholic beverages and a chef’s selection of desserts. Custom menus can also be created.

The space for Bottle & Bean underwent extensive renovations and “was designed to create a classically elegant space with modern features,” the spokeswoman said.

The 2,200 square foot space features indoor seating for 80, as well as outdoor dining for 50 people. An adjacent lawn offers comfy lounge seating and is a perfect spot for a customized picnic created by Bottle & Bean, complete with wine or bubbly, charcuterie boards and more.

Information: or 480-265-9996.