Best Coffee Shops from Pasadena

Best Coffee Shops from Pasadena

The question I’m asked most frequently is without a doubt “what are your favorite coffee shops?” It’s a good question, because I ask myself the same thing often too. There are many good ones if you enjoy traffic, and enough local bad ones to never go home for a year.

However, given specific reasons to visit places, it’s much easier to choose.

Great Coffee, with free internet, within 15 miles of Fuller.
Cafe De Leche: 5000 York Blvd, Los Angeles. Site
Fix Coffee: 2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles. Site
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea: 3922 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. Site
Jones Coffee Roasters: 537 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena. Site

Working Late, with free internet, within 15 miles of Fuller.
Bean Town: 45 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre. 5:30am-10pm Site
Bourgeois Pig: 5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles. 9am – 2am
Monrovia Coffee Company: 425 S Myrtle Ave Monrovia. x – 11pm
Swork Coffee: 2160 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock. 6am – 10pm. Site

Working while eating, with free internet, within 15 miles of Fuller.
Aux Delices French Bakery: 16 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.
Cha for Tea: 16 E Main St, Alhambra. Great food, amazing boba teas.
Lovebirds Cafe & Bakery: 921 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. Avoid 12-1pm. Site
Panera Bread: 3521 E Foothill Blvd. Great everything. Site

Don’t Need Coffee, in appeasable mood, within 15 miles of Fuller, need to get out of the house.
Kaldi Coffee & Tea: 1019 El Centro St South Pas. Wifi. Unreliable service.
Sabor Y Cultura: 716 E Colorado Blvd, Pas. Wifi. Seating Galore.
The Coffee Gallery: 2029 Lake Ave Altadena. Great breakfasts. Site
Zephyr: 2419 E Colorado Blvd, Pas. Feels like a hippie joint from the 70s.

Great Coffee, beyond 15 miles of Fuller.
Coffee Klatch: 806 W Arrow Hwy # A, San Dimas. Wifi. Site
Groundworks Coffee Co: 108 W 2nd St # 107 LA. Wifi. Site
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea: 1331 Abbot Kinney, Venice. Unique- worth a visit.
Urth Caffe: 8565 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood. More locations. Site

Notes: First, I cannot guarantee a ‘great’ experience anywhere, most especially from the non-Great Coffee lists. Also, hours & other info could be inaccurate. Check online or call to be sure. There is also a great coffee shop called Coffee By The Books, which has almost really good coffee, but no internet or plugs, and is really a great CONVENIENCE to fuller students. It’s a great shop, but not meant for loitering (“coffee camping”). I’ve been to all of these, and more, many times. My wife is going to kill me when she imagines the $$.

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