Named 2009 Micro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine, Klatch Coffee's casual coffeterias celebrate some of the world's highest quality coffee, carefully sourced to international farmers under direct trade ethics. Roasted in small batches for maximum freshness and minimum inter-bean squabbling, Klatch's java pleases patrons with a drip coffee of the day ($1.95–$2.20), as well as designer drinks such as the Mexican mocha ($3.40–$4.30), infused with spicy Ibarra chocolate. Discerning slurpers can also sate barking bellies with a hammy, cheesy eggel sandwich ($3.99) from the breakfast menu, or train teeth on heartier lunch fare such as a cranberry walnut salad ($3.75) or turkey pesto panini ($5.95).
Nearly 15 years ago, Lollicup Coffee & Tea founder Alan Yu helped introduce America to a drink popular in his native Taiwan: boba milk tea (a.k.a. bubble tea), named for the chewy tapioca balls known as boba that hang suspended in the beverage. These gummy treats make the drink something of a snack, too?people slurp them up using oversize straws, chewing them between sips or collecting them in their cheek pouches.
Lollicup's specialty is milk tea flavored with almond, jasmine, coconut, or other infusions, but boba can also be added to most of Lollicup's other colorful drinks, from grapefruit green tea to watermelon juice and signature soy pudding. There's food, too: shareable morsels of fried meats and veggies, or rice plates if a well-rounded meal is in order. Thanks to word of mouth and a spot on the Food Network's Unwrapped, Lollicup has expanded to dozens of locations across the country and has outposts opening soon in Europe and the Middle East.
Arcadia's Ten Ren's Tea Time serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more.
Ten Ren's Tea Time is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Ten Ren's Tea Time.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Ten Ren's Tea Time.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Ten Ren's Tea Time, you can surf the web and get some work done.
At Ten Ren's Tea Time, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Ten Ren's Tea Time for easy access to parking lots.
Ten Ren's Tea Time is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
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.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Embassy Kitchen will do the trick.
Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Embassy Kitchen, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Embassy Kitchen.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Embassy Kitchen's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Access the Internet free of charge via Embassy Kitchen's complimentary wifi.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Embassy Kitchen, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
You can also grab your food to go.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Embassy Kitchen to create the perfect night.
There are many generous parking options near Embassy Kitchen, including street, valet and garage.
There's no need to bust your budget at Embassy Kitchen, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
The menu at Embassy Kitchen includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Alhambra's Cha for Tea serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Cha for Tea.
Got kids? No problem at Cha for Tea! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Cha for Tea can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Cha for Tea.
Wifi access is totally free at Cha for Tea, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Cha for Tea, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Casual dining at its best, Cha for Tea customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Call Cha for Tea for catering if you have a big event coming up.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Cha for Tea.
For easy dining, Cha for Tea provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
You can fill up on Cha for Tea's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.