Sunday, November 07, 2010
i'm way behind on this one - many local bloggers have already visited and given their two cents on pasadena's new upscale coffee destination (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). but high end coffee just doesn't excite me too much.
then i heard that they partnered with my favorite local brewery to make a coffee laced belgian beer known as "stimulus". uh oh. i guess that meant it was time to head to old town.
i made the trip and checked it out. intelligentsia is a trendy place to grab a bite to eat or your favorite beverage (the beer was spectacular by the way). a bit upscale, this place reminded me of a cool coffee shop in a college town - except in pasadena, it becomes a sneaky way to serve well made quality items at premium prices.
it is certainly one of the coolest places in old town to hang out - and the fact that they serve great beer just made them that much cooler.