Lollicup sates thirsts with a variety of tea, juice, and fruit drinks. Milk drinks include coconut, coffee, and honey milk teas, alongside lavender lattes; fruit teas include peach, raspberry, or sour plum alongside slushes and smoothies. Customers can also enhance their drinks with fun add-ons such as boba, pudding, mango jelly, and aloe vera.
As a child growing up in the former Yugoslavia, Dragica Grabovac unleashed her love of cooking by baking dozens upon dozens of holiday cookies in her family's kitchen. After coming to Los Angeles as an adult, she continued to nurture her culinary skills by entertaining guests from across Europe and the United States. Today, she draws on that rich background while preparing schnitzel, crepes, stuffed cabbage, and other Croatian-inspired cuisine at Cafe LuMar. She also stocks close to 200 items imported from Croatia, including jams, smoked meats, and wine, according to Pasadena Star News.
Whether you visit Cafe LuMar for dinner or Sunday brunch, you'll likely be tempted by Grabovac's crepes, which come stuffed with a choice of sweet or savory ingredients. Read on for a quick rundown of flavors.
|Rosehips and Apricots||Nutella|
|Marmalade made with floral rosehips or sweet apricots complements fresh strawberries in this delicate treat.||Sliced bananas and strawberries sink into the creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread inside these dessert crepes.|
|A choice of savory ingredients such as ham, cheese, and bacon fill roll-ups at Sunday brunch.||Garlic shrimp simmered in white wine sauce meld with mushrooms and cheese inside this savory option.|
The leaf-savvy baristas at Tenju Tea House craft a variety of tea and tea-fusion beverages steeped to order with loose tea leaves hailing from around the world. Black, green, herbal, and other specialty blends release their aromatic flavors beneath steaming pours of water, infusing libations such as milk teas, iced teas, and traditional hot concoctions with natural ingredients that bolster health like a romantic jacuzzi session with a beloved multivitamin. Toasty bagel sandwiches, hot dogs, and savory Japanese snacks fill out the café's menu, each made to order for noshing on the go or while surfing the free WiFi from an array of Asian-inspired seating.
Bathed in sunlight pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows, Boba Link Tea House's colorful interior is home to a menu of blended bubble tea smoothies, flavored ice milk, and tea-house style dim sum snacks. Sip on lychee green tea while testing chopstick dexterity on bowls of the Shanghai onion noodles, taking advantage of Boba Link's free WiFi to research the businesses' relation to the Boba Fett family tree.
Inside The James Robert Salon, stylist Tangie Probert chats with clients to determine their hair needs and wants. Armed with this information, the seven-year styling veteran is able to snip strands, add highlights or color, and arrange hair into flattering styles.
In mid-20th century America, a place that called itself a "coffee shop" was probably a small, casual restaurant serving hearty meals and industrial-grade coffee. In some ways, Bean Town Coffee House & Bakery hearkens back to that model, although the coffee?a private-label blend from The Sierra Madre Roasting Company?is surely a lot better. Gourmet burgers start sizzling on the grill around noon, drawing hungry lunchers on break from work or burger-making school. Patties come in three varieties: standard beef, turkey, or black bean, any one of which slides easily into creations such as the Bean Town burger, topped with black bean and corn spread, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle mayo.
Being a bakery, Bean Town has dessert covered, too. Guests can opt for sweet stuff such as a scoop of the Fosselman's ice cream, fresh-baked pastries, or a complimentary slice of warm Wi-Fi.