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The Coffee Gallery

2029 N Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
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Ranked #8 of 27 Restaurants in Altadena
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Eclectic, Café
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Pasadena, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a quaint coffee shop & cafe that is always filled with locals. They have so many activities going on there, with meeting room, art displays, open mike nights, poetry, comedy, music, etc. Fun to browse their bulletin board, or borrow a book from their small lending library. Huge selection of teas, lots of coffee drinks, pastries & sandwiches.... More

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Pasadena, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very narrow and tight space to comfortably even sit, let alone settle in and watch any performance. It feels more like an echo-ey dungeon, no windows, stuffy due to poor ventilation. Overcame with claustrophobia, we left after one number. How can they justify charging $10 - $20 per head for a poorly cobbled together place like that? I get it,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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194 reviews 194 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I spent about five hours there three days ago writing a grant. The wait-staff were super friendly and helpful, but did not intrude on the patrons. The shop has plenty of somewhat mismatched seating. The coffee was good--i think you primarily would come for the friendly vibe though.

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Altadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

A neighborhood gem. The locals know it. Relax, drink coffee or tea, munch on home made, delicious real food. And Bonus: listen to Fantastic, live music most nights, in the ultra intimate, super sound quality, high production value, Back Stage Concert room ($15 to $20 per seat).

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134 reviews 134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

eclectic entertainment in fun friendly neighborhood setting!

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Altadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

best coffee around and Jeff makes awesome breakfast and lunch on weekdays. Free wifi and free community/meeting room.

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