Ncounter on Mill Avenue has been open just shy of two weeks and has already become a huge hit with a LOT of people. Yes, I am definitely one of those people. In fact, I have been to Ncounter the last two days in a row and can tell you that the place serves up some mighty fine grub. Check out this grilled cheese sandwich called the Melt Down. I can assure you, my photo doesn’t do it any justice. They take jack, cheddar, swiss, american and cream cheese, add jalapenos, BACON, tomato and grill it on 12 grain bread. Oh, so good for a cheese freak like me!
The Melt Down at Ncounter
Breakfast at Ncounter is something we all need to make a regular part of our lives. I know this because I have been to T.C. Eggington’s in Mesa a BUNCH of times because of their stellar food and awesome service. The people at Eggington’s are involved with Ncounter so you know they have engrained their know how of a good thing. Another reason I know the breakfast at Ncounter rocks is because I have just about drooled over the plates of food I have seen this week. The pics on their web site also tell a pretty sweet story. It won’t take me long to verify this, I can assure you.
In addition to my Melt Down, I have tried the focaccia roma-chicken, the natie bomb and the tuna melt. Yes, it’s good to go with some of the cool chicks from work so that you can
steal mooch off of their plates. My buddy Paul had the ham stack but wasn’t gonna let me anywhere near it.
The rest of the menu needs to be explored a little more, as well. Smoothies, salads, omelettes, etc. all sound great. The “breakfast cocktails” part of the menu hasn’t gone unnoticed, either. ( Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more )
Oh, they have coffee and pastries, too. The red velvet cupcake really doesn’t suck. My friend Bill ordered one yesterday when we were there and I had to snag a taste. Nothing says manly like two dudes sharing a red velvet cupcake, right?
Located at 310 S Mill Avenue, Ncounter is one of the most light rail friendly locations along the line. In fact, it’s directly across from the light rail station at 3rd and Mill, you can’t miss it. If driving to Mill, you can park in the garage just West of Ncounter or on Mill OR in the parking lot on the East side of the road.
Having a good breakfast and lunch spot is something many people have been wanting for a long time, and from the crowd I saw at lunch today, it looks like this place is going to do just fine.
Once the weather breaks again, I am pretty sure we will be organizing some more “hikes” up A Mountain. For those of you unfamiliar with the drill, we meet at what was once Mill’s End Coffee and is now the MUCH improved NCounter, and then hike A Mountain with a bunch of friends. I’m pretty jazzed to have a cool spot to hang out with friends.
See Ncounter on Facebook:
310 South Mill Avenue – Southwest corner Mill and 3rd St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7am – 3:05pm
I have added Ncounter to our “Light Rail Drinks” map which shows cool places for a drink or a cup of coffee. Seems like a good fit.
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