Tucked away by the E building and the library, Cafe de Leche invites lancers to try out its large assortment of drinks and pastries. Opened by Matthew and Anya Schodorf, Cafe de Leche has three other locations in the LA area, one in Highland park, another in Altadena, and its most recent directly on PCC’s campus. The couple were inspired to open a location at PCC because of Matthew’s history with the school. “My whole family speaks spanish so I took some classes here to …
Sleepy? Get your caffeine fix with our top 3 picks
With PCC’s fall session partly on campus, coffee is a necessary routine for many students. Local cafes near the campus can offer students a place to study as well as get that extra help with waking up.
Sidewalk Cafe: Espresso with a touch of kitsch
The local coffee shop is a place many hold near and dear to their hearts. If one looks past the local Starbucks, local cafes give us that warm, fuzzy feeling. Nestled in a walking district, or on the corner next to a college campus; over-plush lounge chairs, soft lighting and friendly acquaintances beckon us to sit and relax. The coffee shop gives us two things: caffeine and hygge. Simply put, they are irresistible. Brief aside: hygge is a Danish concept that is a quality of …
Pasadena welcomes another NorCal based coffee chain
Hearing the words “free coffee” will get anyone on a natural high before the caffeine is even consumed. But most of the time “free” comes with paying a price.
Starbucks locations arriving on campus within the year
In the coming year, PCC’s campus caterer I-8 Food Services is set to bring Starbucks to food vendors on campus. I-8 is a catering company that exclusively provides food for all events on campus, as reported by The Courier. In an email, I-8 production manager Tana Lim confirmed the news, though she declined to comment on the specifics of the project. “Yes, we will have Starbucks full service units on this campus, within this Academic year,” Lim said. Executive Vice President of Associated Students (AS), …
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.
Lavender and Honey: Experience gourmet in a closet
Standing next to maple glazed bacon doughnuts underneath a homey black chalkboard menu (complete with white-chalk cursive), I had no choice but to fall in love with Lavender and Honey, an espresso bar in Pasadena. But before lunch was over I knew we would never last.
Pro/Con: Starbucks pulls the plug on patrons
Starbucks began removing outlets in stores this past March in an effort to reduce transient traffic as well as Wi-Fi squatters, what are your thoughts on this move and is it effective?
Hidden gem in plain sight
What I love most about Pasadena is you can walk on the boulevard of Colorado and still find new gems every weekend. There’s somehow always a clothing store, bookstore, or cafe you might have overlooked last time you were there.
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.