Your Guide to the Best Espresso in Pasadena

Published on Nov 24, 2020

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Don’t fret if you missed National Espresso Day on Monday. Celebrate it today by brewing yourself a nice hot cup of espresso. But If that’s not possible, either because you don’t have the time or the equipment, you can always head to your favorite coffee shop and pick one.

In Pasadena, there are plenty of options that will cure that espresso fix. Although these places may not offer specials for National Espresso Day, shopping at these locations will help support local businesses.

Little Flower Candy Co., at 1424 W. Colorado Blvd., a quaint cafe that prepares eclectic fare, baked goods confections, can get your espresso ready for curbside pickup in seconds. They close at 4 p.m. To order online, visit

Art+Science Cafe, at 101 S. Madison Ave., has Double Espresso to go for $3, plus other coffee treats, specialty chocolate and organic tea for pickup and delivery. Visit to order.

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar, at 1383 E. Washington Blvd., serves up Klatch coffee and pastries, aside from espresso. This basic coffeehouse also boasts outdoor seating. Visit  to order.

Jones Coffee Roasters, at 693 S. Raymond Ave., is a welcoming coffeehouse with global roasts owned by a family that has its own plantation in Guatemala. If you’re into making your own espresso, this is where you should order your roast coffee from. Visit to choose your coffee.

Home Brewed Bar, at  39 N. Arroyo Parkway, serves specialty milk teas and coffees brewed cold. Their new Espresso Con Taro is something worth checking out. They’re open for takeout and no-contact delivery up to 5 p.m. Visit

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, at 260 Allen Ave., caters to caffeine connoisseurs with hand-roasted beans and small batch brews. They offer a full drink menu, pastries and freshly roasted beans to take home. They’ve also added a handful of outdoor tables, although they ask that you limit table use to 45 minutes so that everyone can have a chance to sit and enjoy their coffee. Visit for more information.

Rosebud Coffee, at 2302 E. Colorado Blvd., now offers some outdoor seating and takeout, with their Colombia Del Quindio and Decaf Colombia espresso on the menu. You can get caffeinated now and order through

Republik Coffee, at The Shops On Lake Avenue, is open for limited dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery. They have an Espresso Bar with decaf available, signature brews, teas, lattes and chocolate drinks, and all their coffee beans are roasted in Pasadena by Ghost Roaster. Visit for orders.

Coffee and Plants, at 62 W. Union St., is open for limited outdoor seating, takeout and no-contact delivery. Visit for more information, or check out

And of course, if all else fails, you can always take out your espresso from any of the over a dozen Starbucks locations in Pasadena.

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