Kaldi Coffee & Tea

★★★☆☆
  • 1019 El Centro St

    South Pasadena, CA 91030

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  • 626-403-5951

About Kaldi Coffee & Tea

Hours
Daily 7:30am - 10:00pm

Food

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I love the atmosphere and find the staff friendly. The ice tea is the best I have had. Interesting flavors and all good. I can sit outside under the trees and listen to the wild parrots fly by or find a place inside when it is cold. An historic building next to the library.

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★★★★☆

I love the atmosphere and find the staff friendly. The ice tea is the best I have had. Interesting flavors and all good. I can sit outside under the trees and listen to the wild parrots fly by or find a place inside when it is cold. An historic building next to the library.

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I recently made a stop at this little cafe in So.Pas. I have to say I was NOT impressed by the guy behind the counter. He was rather crass, using profanity while conversing with the other employees. (He's a scruffy looking fellow, unshaven and very loud). All I wanted to do is enjoy a cup of coffee and go over my notes. No such luck. They play loud,alternative rock here. If you're looking for a quiet, enjoyable environment, this is NOT the place. An alternative would be Starbucks just down the street on Fair Oaks or Cycleway Cafe on Monterey Rd. This could be such a nice place to visit, if only they would hire more professional individuals.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently made a stop at this little cafe in So.Pas. I have to say I was NOT impressed by the guy behind the counter. He was rather crass, using profanity while conversing with the other employees. (He's a scruffy looking fellow, unshaven and very loud). All I wanted to do is enjoy a cup of coffee and go over my notes. No such luck. They play loud,alternative rock here. If you're looking for a quiet, enjoyable environment, this is NOT the place. An alternative would be Starbucks just down the street on Fair Oaks or Cycleway Cafe on Monterey Rd. This could be such a nice place to visit, if only they would hire more professional individuals.

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The location rocks! But the coffee sucks. I just wrote about them on my blog: COFFEEwithChuck (won't allow full urls here).

It's still worth it for me to visit, once every few months - just to get out of the house. But I'd recommend just getting a juice or something. and enjoying the outdoor seating. ;-)

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★★☆☆☆

The location rocks! But the coffee sucks. I just wrote about them on my blog: COFFEEwithChuck (won't allow full urls here).

It's still worth it for me to visit, once every few months - just to get out of the house. But I'd recommend just getting a juice or something. and enjoying the outdoor seating. ;-)

Pros: amazing view, beautiful brick siding, nice view, etc.

Cons: coffee sucks, food isn't great either, service not the best

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I've visited Kaldi's with my brother three times and will be returning again. The staff I encountered were very pleasant and helpful. Our drinks were perfect. Great atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I've visited Kaldi's with my brother three times and will be returning again. The staff I encountered were very pleasant and helpful. Our drinks were perfect. Great atmosphere!

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I gave them the benefit of the doubt, by visiting 3 times, and each experience more unpleasant than the last. Owner please tell the staff to fix the attitudes. They don't have to be phony or anything, but a little interest in service and their customers would be fine. I mean I'm an easy customer - Black Coffee!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I gave them the benefit of the doubt, by visiting 3 times, and each experience more unpleasant than the last. Owner please tell the staff to fix the attitudes. They don't have to be phony or anything, but a little interest in service and their customers would be fine. I mean I'm an easy customer - Black Coffee!!!

Pros: Nice Location

Cons: Poor service

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Pros: great location and atmosphere.

Cons: stale, lukewarm coffee (they keep it in thermos' instead of brewing it fresh.)

The employees throw a lot of attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

Pros: great location and atmosphere.

Cons: stale, lukewarm coffee (they keep it in thermos' instead of brewing it fresh.)

The employees throw a lot of attitude.

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It's a cute place in a great location, but the people who work there are so weird and incredibly hostile! I mean they aren't just disinterested and sullen - they are outright HOSTILE! I was in there getting a cup of coffee, and a woman pushing a baby in a stroller came in and asked where she could find an ATM. They told her to go to a location about 6 blocks away. When I was leaving I saw there was a small ATM right next to the door! I put my card in and it was working just fine. What the heck was THAT all about? Baby-haters maybe? Poor distracted mother! I'll never go there again. Go to Nicole's Gourmet Food a block west down El Centro instead. The food is better and the service is great.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a cute place in a great location, but the people who work there are so weird and incredibly hostile! I mean they aren't just disinterested and sullen - they are outright HOSTILE! I was in there getting a cup of coffee, and a woman pushing a baby in a stroller came in and asked where she could find an ATM. They told her to go to a location about 6 blocks away. When I was leaving I saw there was a small ATM right next to the door! I put my card in and it was working just fine. What the heck was THAT all about? Baby-haters maybe? Poor distracted mother! I'll never go there again. Go to Nicole's Gourmet Food a block west down El Centro instead. The food is better and the service is great.

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Cozy little place with games, music, reading materials, and good coffee. The staff is friendly and there is generally some interesting art hanging on the wall. My only complaint are the smokers outside.

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★★★★☆

Cozy little place with games, music, reading materials, and good coffee. The staff is friendly and there is generally some interesting art hanging on the wall. My only complaint are the smokers outside.

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The coffee is terrible and the baked goods are sub-par, buts lets face it, that doesn't stop South Pasadena's hip generation of twenty-something socialites from flocking to this neighborhood hot spot. Chain smoke cigarettes, argue politics and film, engage in a make-shift bridge tournament, or let the hours and days pass by at this home-away-from-home.

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★★★★☆

The coffee is terrible and the baked goods are sub-par, buts lets face it, that doesn't stop South Pasadena's hip generation of twenty-something socialites from flocking to this neighborhood hot spot. Chain smoke cigarettes, argue politics and film, engage in a make-shift bridge tournament, or let the hours and days pass by at this home-away-from-home.

Pros: Ambience, Regulars

Cons: Coffee, Food

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I love to hang out at Kaldi when it's nice and quiet. The room is great for kicking back and hanging with friends, or writing, or studying. Really creative environment. The crowd that hangs here tends to be a bit younger, but pretty hip and not annoying or anything. Their drinks are pretty good and the prices are reasonable. If you want to chill out or get some work done, either way this is a great place to do it. Parking is good, too. Always a plus.

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★★★★☆

I love to hang out at Kaldi when it's nice and quiet. The room is great for kicking back and hanging with friends, or writing, or studying. Really creative environment. The crowd that hangs here tends to be a bit younger, but pretty hip and not annoying or anything. Their drinks are pretty good and the prices are reasonable. If you want to chill out or get some work done, either way this is a great place to do it. Parking is good, too. Always a plus.

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Kaldi is a nice place to go when you need to meet with a friend and have a discussion. I've been there several times and whether on a rainy day or during the Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons, Kaldi is friendly and mellow. The drinks are reasonably priced, the staff is friendly, and the people there are always interesting. If you don't like teenagers, don't hang out outside because they seem to frequent the place. If you're a writer though, a lot of inspiration can be found at Kaldi.

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★★★★★

Kaldi is a nice place to go when you need to meet with a friend and have a discussion. I've been there several times and whether on a rainy day or during the Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons, Kaldi is friendly and mellow. The drinks are reasonably priced, the staff is friendly, and the people there are always interesting. If you don't like teenagers, don't hang out outside because they seem to frequent the place. If you're a writer though, a lot of inspiration can be found at Kaldi.

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I don't know where these guys get off charging more for thier coffe than starbucks. This is a cool little local joint, with the best seating outdoors. The coffe isn't the best in the world, and sometimes the place is a little overcome with high schoolers. Right across from a beautiful library and a gigantic tree. Take your coffe over here and sit in the grass.

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★★★☆☆

I don't know where these guys get off charging more for thier coffe than starbucks. This is a cool little local joint, with the best seating outdoors. The coffe isn't the best in the world, and sometimes the place is a little overcome with high schoolers. Right across from a beautiful library and a gigantic tree. Take your coffe over here and sit in the grass.

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I enjoy every minute I spend sipping cafe ole at this comfortable coffee house. The outside seating is great for enjoying a day or evening conversation, they always play interesting music and the clientel are positive and artistic. It's San Francisco LA style!

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★★★★★

I enjoy every minute I spend sipping cafe ole at this comfortable coffee house. The outside seating is great for enjoying a day or evening conversation, they always play interesting music and the clientel are positive and artistic. It's San Francisco LA style!

 

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