Coffee & Tea

Newport Coast, CA / 04.16.2015

Afternoon Tea at The Resort at Pelican Hill

I don’t care what anybody says, afternoon tea is awesome. When else can you drink unhealthy amounts of tea while downing little finger foods and sandwiches with the crust cut off? Tuesday, that’s when. Because that’s what I do every Tuesday in my living room. By myself. But this time... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 04.06.2015

Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters is a trendy coffee shop located in downtown Los Angeles. Parking is horrible, but that can be said about everywhere in Los Angeles. What can’t be said about everywhere in Los Angeles is that they’ve got a magnificent space. And that’s where Verve stands out. It has... Continue

Santa Ana, CA / 03.10.2015

Portola Coffee Lab

Portola Coffee Lab, my choice for best coffee shop in Orange County as well as Roast Magazine’s 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year, has expanded to two new locations: one at the sort-of-still-under-construction Union Market at The District in Irvine, and the other at the newly opened 4th Street Market... Continue

Seattle, WA / 01.02.2014

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

I hadn’t really planned on coming to Rachel’s Ginger Beer, but it was right next door to Pike’s Place Chowder and I love ginger beer. I don’t know who Rachel is, but she’s got some serious balls devoting an entire shop to just ginger beer. I tried the original and... Continue

Seattle, WA / 11.25.2013

Seattle Coffee Works

After stuffing my face with assorted foods and snacks around Pike Place Market in Seattle, I was in desperate need of some coffee and found myself at Seattle Coffee Works. The place was crazy popular on Yelp so I decided to give it a try. While the coffee itself was... Continue

Costa Mesa, CA / 05.30.2013

The Queen’s Bakery

NOTE: I’m still playing catch up on posts. This one’s from a place I went to like seven months ago. For all I know they’re not even in business anymore. Like all very straight, very masculine men, I love afternoon tea. There aren’t a lot of places that do it... Continue

Newport Beach, CA / 10.15.2012

Alta Coffee

We had some time to kill before setting off for Catalina, so my friends and I decided to stop by Alta in Newport Beach. It’s rare enough for me to be awake this early, let alone out and about getting breakfast. So thankfully we ended up at a charming place... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 08.31.2012

Caffe Luxxe

Caffe Luxxe is a quaint little coffee shop located right next door to Sweet Rose Creamery in the Brentwood Country Mart. You know how most people despise trendy hipster coffee shops because they hate paying five bucks for a cup of coffee? Well I’m not like that. I’m not like... Continue

San Mateo, CA / 08.14.2012


I enjoy milk tea as much as the next person, but I really don’t know what to make of this place. Tpumps is located in San Mateo and judging from the line out the door you’d think this was the greatest little drink shop in all the land. But it’s... Continue

San Mateo, CA / 07.31.2012

Bean Street Coffee

Bean Street Coffee is a cozy little coffee shop in San Mateo. Honestly, there’s only one reason I came here and it’s because they carry Kopi Luwak. I explained what Kopi Luwak was in a previous review, but if you’re too lazy to click the link and read, it’s basically... Continue