Drinking coffee, like yelling at the cat, thinking about motorcycles, and setting fire to the neighbor's wicker man, is vital to starting each day. Inaugurate the a.m. with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of espresso drinks and café eats at The Coffee Barrel Cafe in Pasadena.
The Coffee Barrel Cafe pours out coffee drinks to fill up caffeine-guzzling tanks and serves up fresh pastries, snacks, and house-crafted sandwiches to fortify body bunkers. An extensive liquid menu caters to non-buzz-lovers—fruit smoothies, fresh juices, teas, and kids' drinks make the cut—keeping thirsty throats satiated without incurring daily drink doldrums. Slurp up a honeydew-green tea fruit smoothie ($3.75+), chow down on a turkey-and-cranberry sandwich ($7.25), or keep eyes peeled for ghosties during the graveyard's graveyard shift with a 20-ounce Americano ($2.55).
An eclectic atmosphere greets those seeking a cozy sanctuary at The Coffee Barrel. Enormous, colorful china mugs soothe morning-cold mitts as brilliantly hued, squashy velvet couches murmur enthralling siren melodies. Soft lighting and plentiful outdoor views sustain long stays, though patrons are discouraged from smuggling in Murphy beds underneath coats.
- These sandwiches are like love on a plate. They're lovingly crafted with fresh, high quality meats and plenty of veggies. – karla a., Yelp, 12/29/10
- I love the feel of this little independent coffee shop! So far [it's] the best mix of great feel, yummy food and drinks, fun and relaxing but not distracting music, and FREE Wifi. – Sempervirens, Citysearch
2982 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91107Get Directions