Up for super strong coffee and for foods you’re not sure sure should be that color, then Bambu is the place for you! Bambu is a Vietnamese inspired coffee, tea, and dessert shop that supports two locations in Alhambra and Arcadia.
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.
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.
Amara Coffee: Venezuelan fare with sophistication and charm
The smell of coffee beans, sugary treats and delicious sandwiches permeates the air in Amara Coffee and Chocolate, the tiny shop on South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena bathed in calming brown and earth tones. By far, Amara serves some of the smoothest, nuttiest and most flavorful coffee in the PCC area.
Omoto Café: Driving in new customers
Drawing customers in with a chalkboard sign outside its door featuring Darth Vader on one side and a stormtrooper on the other, the motorcycle-themed Omoto Café is a new edition to the coffee culture of Pasadena.
Mix n’ Munch: Back to the basics for breakfast or brunch
Sharing a building with an antique shop and a used bookstore in South Pasadena, Mix n’ Munch stands out as a quirky alternative to restaurants in the area, serving classic comfort foods such as cereal and grilled cheese.
Finals pushes students to caffienate
As finals approach, students start occupying the library and other quiet spaces in order to study. In order to ace finals, what do students grab when looking for something to help someone stay focused and awake?