Savvy’s Brew Beckons

Published on Oct 23, 2023

Savannah Bedjakian leaned back, the scent of freshly brewed coffee serenading the air, a symphony of aromas that somehow felt like the sonic embodiment of a hug. A hug that was cozy and oh-so-welcoming, like rewatching Friends for the umpteenth time – familiar, warming, and filled with a sprinkle of that old magic. 

At Savvvys Cafe, that sprinkle was less Ross-and-Rachel, and more art-and-aroma. A combination that made every hip, young Pasadenan feel like an art critic and coffee connoisseur rolled into one – the ultimate two-for-one deal!

Picture this: the eclectic vibrancy of Banksy meeting the aromatic allure of a cuppa so exquisitely crafted, it could make the snobbiest of Ivy Leaguers (sorry, not sorry) bow in solemn reverence. Now, insert this glorious mélange into a space where LA’s crème de la crème congregated. Not just to sip the divine nectar that is Savvvys’ renowned peach cobbler latte, but to ‘see’ and ‘be seen’ – darlings, this was the veritable runway of cafes.

“36 Mills Place,” Savannah would whisper, and in the world of the eternally woke and the perpetually stylish, this was akin to uttering “open sesame.” Behind these hallowed doors, the ambiance was distinctly reminiscent of Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. A whimsical yet elegantly curated wonderland where Audrey Hepburn’s grace waltzed gracefully with Will Smith’s swag.

Now, let’s talk about the coffee. Each brew, lovingly hand-crafted, as if Salvador Dali took a break from his surreal escapades to moonlight as a barista. The art on the walls, evoking the effortless cool of James Dean teamed with the mystique of a Banksy mural, beguiled patrons into a world where aesthetics and taste buds engaged in a playful dance, each step echoing the heartbeat of a city as enigmatic as it was enchanting.

Now, dear reader, this isn’t just a cup of coffee. No, this is an odyssey. A journey where each sip feels like traipsing through the bohemian streets of Montmartre with the ghost of Hemingway, or perhaps sharing whispered secrets under the velvety Rose Parade-like sky with the glitterati of Hollywood’s golden age.

Bedjakian, with her alchemist’s touch and a dash of that ineffable je ne sais quoi, has made Savvvys Café a secret garden of fantastical flavors and avant-garde artistry. It’s where the crème de la crème of Pasadena’s young, hip, and oh-so-chic come to revel in the allure of coffee that tastes like it was brewed in the very pots where Apollo, the Greek god of art and music, might have once sipped his divine brew.

So come, take your place amongst the pantheon of the glittered and the enlightened. Every cup here is a sonnet, every aroma a melody – and you, dear friend, are the guest of honor in a clandestine soiree of flavors, a clandestine ballad of the senses, unfolding in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. 

After all, at Savvvys Café, we’re not just serving coffee; we’re weaving sonnets in every cup, painting masterpieces with every brushstroke, and – just between us – reinventing the very essence of cool, one sip at a time. Cheers!

Savvvys Cafe – Hand-Crafted Coffee, Tea, Syrups, and Pastries is located at : 36 W. Colorado Blvd #6, in Old Pasadena. For more call (626) 316-7443 or visit

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