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Intelligentsia Coffee

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55 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1901
+1 626-578-1270
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I love coffee, consider myself a coffee snob and am willing to pay good money for a good cup of coffee. That said, Intelligentsia is good coffee but very expensive. The pour overs started at $5.5. I had an excellent Ethiopian for $6.5. The pastry I had with it, a churro croissant, sounded interesting, but was dry and disappointing. Intelligentsia... More 

Thank bigdog6668
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

If you love the whole coffee shop experience, the atmosphere and service is pleasant. I'd heard good buzz about this chain, but at nearly $1 per ounce for a tiny matcha latte, I would not make Intelligentsia my regular stop for coffee/tea. I'm no coffee/tea connoisseur, but for the casual drinker, I'd stick with Starbucks.

Thank Joanne L
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I made a purposeful trip to try their espresso and was not disappointed. Great service, excellent coffee and a hip atmosphere. The also have a wine bar as well for a later alternative to coffee. Baked goods and breakfast sandwiches if you are in need of nourishment. Definitely stop in if you are in Pasadena and need a caffeine fix.... More 

Thank pdxballard
Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Brewed just for you, to order, the coffee here is excellent. Since you get your own pot of coffee, it's pricier than the other options of getting a cup to go. This is an experience to sit down and thoroughly enjoy your pot of coffee.

Thank PilotMichael
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

A real high end espresso bar. They have a Synesso hydra. They created an excellent Macchiato. Server with a short glass of sparkling water.

Thank BobZim007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

These guys are serious about coffee and know what they are doing, while they were purchased by Peet's coffee, the standards are incredibly high for a perfect cup of coffee. Espresso rating 8.5/10

Thank Punit M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Was here 3 times over the weekend. Great coffee, chai as well. Good location. Nice vibe, good music, diverse crowd, what else could one ask for.

Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Busy Labor Day crowd. However line was fast. Great iced coffee late. Good wifi connection. Although it could use some comfortable chairs.

Thank Eusebio J
Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The location is nice in the middle of Old Town. It is big enough that you don't have to look for seating, at least not on the Saturday we went. The coffee was good and a reasonable price. It wasn't anymore expensive than any other coffee bar. We only had the coffee but they have quite a bit of options... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The place has a great vibe. I met for a business gathering, but simply great for a quiet meet up and to read. The coffee is well prepared and the folks who work there are knowledgeable and helpful!

Thank dbl60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-578-1270

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?