Coffee & Tea

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... 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... 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... 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... Continue

San Gabriel, CA / 06.30.2012

Fresh Roast

It’s got a bit of a generic name, but Fresh Roast in San Gabriel allegedly serves Kopi Luwak, though I didn’t order it so I can neither confirm nor deny that. If you’re unfamiliar with Kopi Luwak, it’s one of the most expensive and lowest-production... Continue

Venice, CA / 04.12.2012

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

I’m a pretty big fan of hipster coffee joints. Not because I enjoy seeing weirdos with neck beards and skinny jeans, but because they take their coffee way too seriously which usually means it’s delicious. And Intelligentsia is no different. Yeah, $5 – $6.50 can... Continue

Newport Beach, CA / 03.02.2012

Kean Coffee

I’ve been to both the Tustin and Newport Beach locations of Kean Coffee and, aside from the crowd, they’re pretty much the same. If you like your coffee sweet and creamy (but not too much of either), Kean Coffee does it about as good as... Continue

San Jose, CA / 12.28.2011

Philz Coffee

I usually drink my coffee with plenty of cream and sugar unless I’m feeling particularly manly then I’ll take it black. I always screw up my coffee when I add my own cream and sugar though, so I appreciate a place like Philz Coffee where... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 12.22.2011

Urth Caffe

There are a few Urth Caffe locations around Los Angeles, and while the West Hollywood one is probably their most popular (it even made an appearance on Entourage), every single location is almost always packed with people. The one I went to was located in... Continue

West Covina, CA / 11.13.2011

Meow Meow Cafe

Meow Meow Cafe is an Asian specialty cafe in West Covina. You’d expect to find it in one of the Asian plazas in Rowland Heights, but it’s actually quite a ways down the street and tucked in a shopping plaza that’s not really fitting for... Continue