Coffee & Treats in Pasadena

45% Off Frozen Sno-Ball Treats at Snookies Cookies

Glendale

$5.50 $3

Bakery to Hollywood studios serves New Orleans–style sno-ball shaved-ice treats with a scoop of ice cream and a choice of one syrup topping

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

West Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

39% Off at Raspado Xpress

Multiple Locations

$24.50 $15

Combinations of shaved ice and flavors such as mango, walnut, and guava make up refreshing raspados; smoothies and fresh juice available

Up to Half Off Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Vees Café

Los Angeles

$22 $11

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Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, organic tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables

50% Off Frozen Treats at Whipp'd LA

West Hollywood

$24 $12

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Two homemade cookies held together with a layer of ice cream or graham-cracker crust pie with a choice of Blue Bell or soft serve ice cream

41% Off Frozen Treats at Get Shaved

Multiple Locations

$4.25 $2.50

Stores and a traveling truck churn out Hawaiian-style frozen desserts that combine ice cream, flavored ice, and toppings

Up to 56% Off at Unique Pastry Bakery

Encino

$27 $12

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Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

50% Off at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

El Sereno

$14 $7

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Loose-leaf teas, local Antigua coffees, creative espresso and smoothie drinks, and locally baked pastries

Up to 64% Off Cupcakes at Helena Wirth Cakes

Van Nuys

$42 $21

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Cupcakes in a variety of flavors and shapes

52% Off Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, and Shakes at Coffee Land

North Hollywood

$25 $12

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A full selection of ice cream, shakes, smoothies, and specialty espresso

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes at Regal Cake Gallery

Mid-Wilshire

$42 $19

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Bakery featured on The Tonight Show creates cupcakes decorated with frosting and New York–style cheesecake cupcakes with strawberries

45% Off at Boba Day

Montebello

$5 $2.75

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Bubble tea, smoothies, slushies, frappe, shakes, milk tea, and shaved ice share the menu with traditional coffee and espresso drinks

47% Off Hawaiian Shave Ice at Snowopolis

Montebello

$4.50 $2.40

Shave ice sweetened with up to 120 flavors; vitamin blast adds vitamins or energy boost

Select Local Merchants

Devan and Reena Shah, and Tek Mehreteab are passionate about tea. By sourcing leaves from eight regions in India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan, they are able to proffer more than 300 standard and specialty varieties online and inside Chado Tea Room. The name Chado, taken from the Chinese cha, meaning "tea," and the Japanese do, meaning "path," speaks to the owners’ strict standards for their product. Many of their green, black, white, and oolong teas are USDA-certified organic; the Shahs also stock unique varieties such as Chinese pu-er teas and hand-tied blooming tea balls. In addition, they brew special house blends for morning, afternoon, and evening, helping customers find the right blend to start the day or serve to bats that have invaded their home.

Staffers pair teas with an array of cream-topped scones, cookies, cakes, and roasted savory sandwiches during teatime at Chado's three tearooms. Though each location is decorated differently, the same three-tiered sandwich platters and steaming pots of tea travel between panda paintings hanging in the Los Angeles location, underneath strings of holiday lights at the Pasadena location, and between ceiling-high wooden shelves stocked with mugs, filters, teapots, and bags of loose-leaf tea at the Hollywood location.

79 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

At Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining, the tea services represent both a treasured English tradition and a modern form of celebration. Here, groups gather beneath a chandelier flecked with vibrant red accents to indulge in five-course meals. Their loose-leaf steeped beverages—which range from a sweet and lemony French verveine to a smoky Chinese lapsang souchong—complement a selection of bite-size desserts and light sandwiches stuffed with savory fillings such as prosciutto, aged white cheddar, and sun-dried-tomato spread. The afternoon tea service also includes housemade scones and berries romanoff, a fruity dessert served in a dark-chocolate cup.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the award-winning kitchen staff prepares small plates of shareable dinner fare such as grilled skirt steak with marinated mushrooms, sautéed gnocchi with walnut-arugula pesto, and Fijian kingfish crudo with grapefruit and green papaya. To celebrate special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Father's Day, diners can order specialty cakes for pickup or visit the dining room for a romantic concert or saucy burlesque performance by Queen Elizabeth.

18 W Green St
Pasadena,
CA
US

The bakers of this modern cake shop—named 1 of Martha Stewart's 10 favorite cupcake bakeries—decorate elaborate cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops with bright icing. In their open-air kitchen, they weave together quality ingredients, such as Callebaut chocolates, Valrhona cocoa, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, and sugar imported from Gum Drop Mountain. They schedule a set number of flavors for each day, juxtaposing classic flavors with eclectic concoctions, such as french toast, peach cobbler, and Martha Stewart's favorite, cherry pie.

After baking tasty canvases, bakers decorate the cakes with swirls of delicious buttercream or cream-cheese frosting. They can also transform pastry and frosting into custom designs, such as a turntable, piles of books, or a Barbie doll to celebrate a special occasion or conceal sweets from greedy party guests. The rich, smooth icing is so photogenic that no wedding cake ever needs to wear fondant cover-up.

21 E Holly St
Pasadena,
CA
US

Within CrêpeStudio's elegantly aged brick building in Old Town Pasadena, bakers follow an old family recipe when whipping up batter daily and shaping it into crêpes. Plates land on tables loaded with 24 varieties of sweet, savory, or breakfast crepes, which wrap around an array of grilled meats, cheeses, and vegetables or fresh berries and ice cream. Salads and paninis made to order house greater portions of ingredients without forcing vegetables to protect themselves against the elements by piling inside a sliced-open tomato. The studio surrounds its guests with modern décor, such as sleek wood paneling, exposed-brick walls, and colorful illuminated signs.

99 E Union St
Pasadena,
CA
US

The original Beard Papa’s began filling the airs of Osaka, Japan, with the warm, wafting smells of its original-recipe cream puffs. A double-layer puff featuring piecrust on the outside and a mixture of vanilla custard cream and whipped cream on the inside, the successful little treats have led the bakery to expand to more than 300 locations throughout Southeast Asia, Russia, the United States, and the moon. The venerable bakery has also graduated to other pint-size desserts and Asian-influenced treats, including mochi ice cream and mango ice showers, a fusion of shaved ice, layered sweet sauce, and mango chunks.

415 S Lake Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

FrozziYo’s frosty peaks of kosher frozen yogurt disguise their digestion-friendly probiotics with a deceptively creamy, luxurious texture. Customers self-serve spirals of flavor, including plain, blueberry, and chocolate yogurt, and crown their treats like heirs to a dairy-farm fortune with fresh toppings of fruit and candy.

1771 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US