Any places with unexpectedly good coffee?
I have to say that coffee is the one thing that can brighten up my morning. I recently tried the coffee at Eat Well in Glendale. Very good. It went great with the free coffee cake they seve you for free. I was not really expecting much from their coffee, so I was very happy. Another place with good coffee is The Pantry in downtown. Do you have any favorites?
Peach Cafe in Monrovia brews a very good, solid cup of coffee. Nothing fancy, but just good strong coffee.
Also, El Jacal, in Baldwin Park on Ramona Blvd., makes an interesting cup spiced with cinnamon. No, they didn't invent this technique, but it almost tastes like they perfected it. Also, very good huevos rancheros and homemade tortillas.
And believe it or not, I think that Einstein's Bagels brews a very good cup of joe when you can't find anything around that you trust.
13414 Ramona Blvd Ste A, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
I have to agree - the eatwell coffee is surprisingly good! (And I adore the coffeecake as well.)
A good cheap thrill is coffee at Philippes downtown. What is it now - a dime? And you can get refills! So cheap and nice I'll order it with my sandwich, just to have it afterwards.
Ikea in Burbank used to have great cheap coffee but the last time I went there (and admittedly, it was a huge promotion day so it could have been swamped) it was way too weak.
Homegirl cafe has lovely coffee with cinnamon.