Handlebar Coffee

While I like to think I have high standards when it comes to a cup of coffee, my true test for a great coffee shop is the quality of their food items. Handlebar Coffee is a Santa Barbara institution, and since I love coffee shops so much, I had to make sure I tried it … More Handlebar Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Although I regularly order a pick-me-up from Starbucks, I also love exploring coffee shops to see the different styles and character of each brand. Blue Bottle Coffee definitely leans towards the minimalist style. The brand sells coffee, brewing equipment, and even subscriptions online, and has their own cafes in six United States cities plus Tokyo. … More Blue Bottle Coffee

TOMS Flagship Store (Coffee, Shoes, and a Work Space)

  I never realized TOMS’ flagship store was located in Venice, California. According to their website, TOMS was actually started in an apartment in Venice Beach, California, so it does seem fitting that their flagship store would be located on Abbot Kinney Blvd. However this is no ordinary TOMS store as it also functions as … More TOMS Flagship Store (Coffee, Shoes, and a Work Space)

Frothy Monkey

If you are one of those people who believes true coffee is only black coffee, or you are against over-the-top coffee drinks, then maybe you will not enjoy this coffee shop as much as I did. However, if you really enjoy flavored coffee then you should visit Frothy Monkey and try their coconut cream latte, … More Frothy Monkey