At Bopomofo cafe in San Gabriel, Irvins salted duck egg chips made its American debut at this boba shop owned by Philip and Eric Wang of YouTube and Wong Fu Productions fame. The Singaporean snack has been notoriously hard to bring into the US beforehand, with the best option involving smuggling them through customs in the past (not recommended). Those trying to purchase them often have to wait in long lines or go home empty-handed after they’re gone at whatever local pop-ups they’re at, that …
Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters: a piece of LA arts district in Pasadena
If you are looking to grab a flavorful cup of joe between classes, Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters is close enough to walk to for a delicious coffee, if you don’t want to lose your valuable parking spot.
Braise & Crumble, kind of a Big Dill
A hidden gem located in Pasadena, Braise & Crumble boasts an array of delicious and perfectly cooked menu items for foodies looking for a quick bite.
Home is where the Brewed Bar is
Of the many hip cafes or chain stores where Pasadena locals buy coffee with their names spelled incorrectly on their cup, Home Brewed Bar stands apart from the shops with a “grab-and-go” camaraderie. With every drink made to order and staff members learning the name of every person who walks in, Home Brewed Bar strives to create a coffee community where customers find themselves at home in their intimate location in Old Town.
New coffee shop features hipster-zen vibe in Pasadena
Hidden just about a block further down the street from the vastly popular Urth Caffé in Pasadena, the Art+Science Cafe is the perfect spot for anyone who shuns mainstream coffee chains.
Pasadena breakfast cafe strong in coffee and merchandise
An innovative breakfast cafe “Lincoln Cafe and Store,” managed by the owners of Little Flower Co. serve gourmet coffee, breakfast,and lunch. They also provide their own home packaged products made from locally grown produce and an additional home accessory store next door.