55 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Intelligentsia is really the quintessential hipster LA coffee shop—and we get why. Tables and bar seats are usually available at all their well-designed locations, there's a smattering of great baked goods, as well as some home goods for sale. At both the Venice and Silver Lake locations, the outlets are as abundant as the man-buns.
Juice Served Here (Closed)
57 E. Holly St., Pasadena
In addition to being incredibly convenient for satiating juice cravings (there are locations sprouting up all over the city) this the perfect juice gateway drug for cleanse newbies: Beyond their most popular drink, Green Milk, which is like having dessert for dinner, the Charcoal Lemonade is delicious, despite the suspiciousness of drinking montmorillonite clay and activated charcoal (in contrast, the jalapeño-laced beet juice is tough to swallow). You can also add in extras to ease the process: We opted for the raw soup (a carrot-based gazpacho) and the coconut superfood bar (nice when you miss the sensation of chewing). Bonus points for the DO ME (FIRST, 02, 03, 04, 05, LAST) directions on the caps and the recent addition of lifestyle-y giftables at most outposts. There are additional locations in Studio City, Downtown, Venice, Silver Lake, Hollywood, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood.
1355 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena
Berry shortcake, chocolate mocha, and of course, red velvet all beckon from the case here. The specialty is birthday cakes, though the cupcakes are pretty irresistible (and portable, too). They also offer vegan options. There's a second location in Silver Lake.
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