Just another boba cafe in the 626

Growing up in the 626, you see boba shops on every corner. It’s become natural for people to say “let’s go get a drink” at 10pm and go to a cafe. So when Cafe Roule opened up in Temple City, I went to see if it was just like every other boba place or a hidden gem unlike any other.

Bambino’s taste buds bonanza

Quite different from your many local cafes, Bambino’s cafe is a small hidden place near the 210 freeway that attracts their customers with its cheesy saucy aroma and addictive smell of pizzas. Walking inside Bambinos the atmosphere is filled with pure positive vibes. The walls have colorful wording on them that stand out to you. The background noise of classic rock adds on the tastes bud that are ready for slice of satisfaction. As you sit down the area has a bar type seating with …

Pencil Cafe erases the boring from an everyday lunch

A chalkboard sign with colorful script sits in the sun, with the entrance to Pencil Cafe hidden on Harkness Ave. Swinging it open and walking up the three steps to the main seating area, it’s as if you entered a charming indie apartment. A plush doll rests on the waiting area seats in front of the cashier. Rainbow string lights are pinned above a shelf of books on the wall, with abstract art reproductions in harmony with the cheery yellow paint. A mantled unicorn head, …