Coffee, Tea, and Cafes

Café Culture in Food & Drink

Coffee, Tea & Cafes

Pasadena is a haven for coffee lovers and tea enthusiasts, boasting an impressive array of cafes, coffee shops, and tea houses that cater to every taste. From cozy, neighborhood gems to upscale, trendy establishments, Pasadena has it all.

Explore the vibrant coffee culture, with expert baristas showcasing their skills and passion for the craft. Whether you prefer a perfectly brewed cup of artisanal coffee or a soothing cup of tea, you'll find a place to indulge your cravings. Pasadena's cafes and coffee shops offer a wide variety of specialty brews, from velvety lattes to bold espressos, satisfying even the most discerning palates. For tea lovers, the tea houses in Pasadena provide a serene and inviting atmosphere, serving an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas from around the world.

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21 Choices

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21 Choices serves a variety of customizable frozen yogurt flavors to help you stay cool. Choose from fruits, nuts, cookies, and other sweets to make your froyo...

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Gas Station Turned Ice Cream Shop. Afters Ice Cream first opened in 2014 with their signature Milky Bun. There are nine Afters shops throughout Southern...

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Alfred Coffee

Alfred Coffee

Since opening on iconic Melrose Place in 2013 with its trademarked tagline “But First, Coffee,” Alfred has built a passionate following with eye-catching cafe...

Bakery/Café

Bearology

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Located in the Indiana Colony Market, Bearology serves tasty boba teas, smoothies, and milk teas in commemorative takeaway glass jars.

Bakery/Café

Bloomfield Creamery

Bloomfield creamery

"Enjoy the high quality, homemade, premium ice cream from this family owned creamery. On the menu, there's also frozen yogurt and edible cookie dough. Enjoy...

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Boba ChaCha

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Boba ChaCha is a chic, Instagram-worthy boba shop located in Old Pasadena. Their menu consists of sweet drinks, smoothies, unique tea flavors ranging from...

The Boy and the Bear

The irresistible charm of The Boy & The Bear coffee roastery is in the warmth and magic of Colombian culture. With locations across California, this...

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Fueled by a passion for tea and storytelling, Callisto Tea House is a woman-owned space offering high-quality single origin teas from around the world. Try the...

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Carmela Ice Cream

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Artisan Creamery. East Pasadena is ground zero for Carmela Ice Cream chef/owner Jessica Mortarotti and business partner Zachary Cox, who now run three...

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Carrara's

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Visit Carrara, a family-owned pasticceria, for fine, homemade Italian treats such as cakes, pastries, gelato, and espresso. Helmed by renowned Italian pastry...

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Cha Redefine

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Cha Redefine. Cha Redefine founded by tea and coffee enthusiasts. They create a new interpretation of traditional tea by combining traditional loose-leaf tea...