Espress Yourself

Mar 12, 2012

IMG 0090 300x224 Espress Yourself Pattycake pasadena public library Jones Coffee Euro Pane Espress Yourself coffee shop  photoAmong Pasadena’s many hidden jewels, you’ll surely want to check out (excuse the pun) Espress Yourself, the coffeehouse on the sun-splashed patio of the Pasadena Public Library, where library patrons, police, and legal eagles from the courthouse next door stop by for a most pleasant repast.

Distinguishing itself from your run-of-the-mill coffee shop in several ways, Espress Yourself offers Pasadena’s crème de la crème: Jones Coffee Roasters coffees; exquisite baked goods from Euro Pane; cookies from Atladena’s Pattycake; loose-leaf, properly steeped tea; and well-balanced espresso drinks (often topped with real, homemade whipped cream). But the secret ingredient that makes Espress Yourself such a special place is the proprietor, Richard “The Silver Fox” Hawthorne.

Richard’s effusive good company makes the library patio a coffeehouse version of Cheers. The kind of place where you—and your drink preferences—are remembered.

Espress Yourself
Pasadena Public Library, 285 E. Walnut
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free wi-fi and parking for library patrons



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