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  • It's not like New York city, or...

  • - We're like old ladies, like "Where are we again? Let's just go around the block one more time."

  • - Yeah, and it's not bad like downtown LA. Like this is downtown Pasadena, so it is much, much more chill and relaxed.

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  • [COFFE AND PLANTS | PASADENA, CALIFORNIA]

  • We are in old town Pasadena at a coffee shop called Coffee and Plants.

  • We got here first thing in the morning when they opened at... I believe they opened at eight o'clock, that's when we got here. - Yeah, they opened at eight.

  • But we brought the dogs here, because it's dog-friendly.

  • Even this town is old Pasadena, right? It is a dog friendly town. - Yes.

  • - So they have a lot of establishments where you can bring your dog with you, so it's perfect for us because, if you've been watching our videos, we love bring our dogs everywhere with us.

  • - Yeah, and they even had a water bowl out for the dogs, so that was really nice and I know they just opened so I knew the water was fresh.

  • - Oh yeah, and then Captain, Candy's new puppy, loves water. - He loves water.

  • - He's obsessed with waters!

  • - So he was like, oh my gosh, this is heaven, it's water!

  • - He's already like been back to that bowl like several times.

  • It's just water. - Just water.

  • - He's very easy to entertain or please. - Yeah.

  • But this coffee shop is super adorable. Everything is kind of like a pink theme...

  • - Pink theme with green, obviously for the plants, yeah.

  • - And as the name implies, the "Coffee and Plants", there's plants here too.

  • - And you can also purchase plants here.

  • - Yeah, and they have the really cute plants in the pink planters, which is so cute.

  • If I lived here, I would definitely buy some.

  • - As one of those things, you just like, "It's so tiny and cute! I got to buy it."

  • - But I mean, yeah, it's really nice decorated.

  • They have lots of photo ops around here too , for you and your dogs.

  • - Yeah, and there's space to sit, both indoors and outdoors.

  • But we obviously, we have the pups with us so we sat outdoors and it's in a beautifully shaded area.

  • Um, even it's like in an alley. - Yeah.

  • - So we kind of missed it when we first drove by.

  • We were like, "Where is it!?"

  • So we did another, um, we had to turn around cause it's a one way street.

  • And finally I was like, looking into the alleys, and it was inside the alley, nice and shaded. Because right now it's like super sunny, and it's summer.

  • So if we were in the sun, I think we'd be dying right now.

  • So this is fantastic that it's like a nice shaded alley.

  • And the alleys are pretty wide, so you don't feel like, really like, claustrophobic I guess, like if you're not into like sitting in alleys.

  • - Yeah, no, it's nice. It's not too crowded.

  • Right now It's what? It's nine o'clock, so it has been opening for an hour.

  • - They have a steady flow of people.

  • - Yeah, they do! It's very popular I think for, you know, a weekdayoops! The table, I've turned a little bit.

  • And I mention parking because, they do have street parking, but it's meter parking, and you have to use coins.

  • - Yeah it's old school meter parking.

  • - Apparently in PasadenaOld town Pasadenathey did not change this, so you still have to use coins to pay for street parking.

  • - Yeah, like in the main area with the shopping areas, there are credit card operated street parking, but apparentwell looks like in this area still, like on the edge of old town base, they still haven't changed that so, if you bring coins, you will have plenty of parking around here.

  • So, definitely bring coins if you have coins!

  • - If you don't, like us, then they do have public parking garages, but they're kind of expensive.

  • The one that was near here was 2 dollars for every 15 minutes.

  • - And I was like, "Oh no, not paying that!" - Which is pretty hefty.

  • So then we drove around, and there was another one just like a block or two down, that was a dollar for every 20 minutes. A little bit more reasonable!

  • - But the max was like $8. - Yeah.

  • - Yeah, so another one, the max was much higher.

  • [We later found a parking garage nearby with better rates at Schoolhouse Parking Facility that was free for the first 90 minutes, and $2 each additional hour ($6 max)]

  • So, yeah, just remember to bring coins with you if you want to do some street parking here.

  • - Which you know that's kind of like, any downtown area you go to, parking is always a thing that's a little bit tricky.

  • But Pasadena is pretty good about public parking garages. There's quite a bit around several corners.

  • So if you kind of drive around and shop around for the best of parking garage space, like you'll... Yeah, that's what we do, we kind of looked around a little bit before. -Yeah, and it's very chill.

  • It's not very busy, so you can take your time.- It's not hectic, yeah.

  • - That's how we do. - It's not like New York city, or...

  • - We're like old ladies, like "Where are we again? Let's just go around the block one more time."

  • - Yeah, and it's not bad like downtown LA. Like this is downtown Pasadena, so it is much, much more chill and relaxed. - Yeah.

  • As far as their menu, it's mostly coffees and teas, and they do have a puppuccino.

  • Like, she wants the attention so bad! - She loves attention!

  • - So sweet! Aww. Oh, you lucky dog, you.

  • I'm actually glad you came, Zooey.

  • All right. So while we were talking, we had a like, pause for a moment, because we actually just met the owner of Coffee and Plants, whose name is AC.

  • Super sweet. He started explaining everything here and even gave Zooey a puppuccino.

  • - Yeah, it was so cute.

  • So this puppuccino is actually a coconut whipped cream, and there's a vegan cookie at the bottom of it.

  • He was super sweet. He didn't even say he was the owner or anything.

  • - We kind of found out later. We're like, "Wait, are you the owner?"

  • - Yeah! I just thought he was a regular customer here, because he's like, "Hey, give me a puppuccino!"

  • So Zooey was super happy of course that she got like the special treat.

  • So yeah, the puppucino is actually on their menu. It's $3, which usually coffee shops don't charge for puppuccinos, but this place, I get it.

  • Like they really put effort into, you know, having healthy treats for puppies, so they do the coconut based whipped cream and a vegan cookie. - And a vegan cookie, yeah.

  • And everything here is vegan based, so whatever you order, they actually have pastries come from the The Good Good.. What was it? - The Good Good Bakery.

  • - Yeah, and she makes all vegan based pastries, and the drinks are too, so, yeah, if you're vegan, this is a fantastic place to come, and even if you're not!

  • - Yeah, and the owner is awesome, he just told us that it opened in December, 2019, so it's like right before the pandemic hit.

  • So he had... he had struggled a little bit but then, you know, bounced back up, because this place is really popular.

  • We keep on seeing people going in and out, people sitting outside, indoors.

  • So definitely stop by here because it's cute.

  • The owner is awesome.

  • - Super dog friendly, and he has dogs too, and so he understands that you want to take your dog everywhere and take pictures with this.

  • So yeah, I really like that he's a dog dog owner too!

  • - Yeah. And he said it doesn't have to be a dog. - It could be a cat!

  • - He said he's seen people bring their cats and iguana.

  • - Maybe not a peacock, because he said it takes a lot of room!

  • - I love this place! It's so adorable. - It's adorable.

  • - And I love the concept of everything. I love the owner.

  • So yeah, definitely stop by.

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Coffee and Plants - The Cutest Coffee Shop in Old Pasadena, California

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