A Guide to Burbank Coffee Shops
A beloved neighborhood gem among Burbank coffee shops, Simply serves Stumptown Coffee, as well as organic loose leaf teas and freshly baked organic pastries every day. Situated at the end of a strip mall in the heart of town, its signature wooden board storefront and plant-dappled side-wall are certainly eye-catching and may even warrant a cute Insta photo or two.
Whether planning to grab n’ go or needing a vibrant outdoor patio (pets are welcome) for a few hours of productivity under the Southern California sun, you simply can’t go wrong with Simply; after all, Thrillist has named them “One of the 12 Coolest Places in Burbank.”
Steve and Emily met while working at a film production company when they were just 19 years old, even then, they’d dream of one day opening up the perfect coffee house together. Real-life happily ever after’s are hard to find in Tinseltown, but these two have come pretty close, considering 20 years later they now own a hallmark coffee house designed with all the adorable vintage trappings that would rival the warm familiar comforts of grandma’s place.
Beverages here run from traditional favorites to the downright exotic, this fall they procured a line of limited-time Harry Potter-inspired drinks! Rest assured, no matter the flavor profile your tastebuds are craving, The Ugly Mug will find a way to satisfy each and every one of their desires.
Think tropical vacation vibes (plants included*) meet sparkling disco balls, funky patterns, and pink luxury, and we give you, The Palm Coffee Bar, one of the most glamorous, Insta-ready Burbank coffee shops to be explored. The photogenic qualities don’t end at interior design either, when you get your hands on their specialty Sweet Creature, taking a photo of that edible rose petal and glitter topped, espresso infused, cardamom hinted beauty of an amalgamation will come second nature.
A jet black standout among Magnolia Park storefronts, this pint-sized java outpost can definitely attract quite the crowd at times, and yes, it’s certainly worth the wait. Latina-owned Blvd Cafecito offers a Cuban coffee menu showcasing authentic takes on tasty classics from the Cortadito to Cafe con Leche that will make you feel like you’re standing at “la ventanita” somewhere in Miami!
In the early 1970s, Priscilla’s opened in a quaint, converted 1919 brick gas station, selling the finest gourmet coffees and teas. They moved into a larger location in 1993 to expand from coffee supplier to destination coffee house. This “new” abode has plenty of comfy seating indoors, an expansive community library, crafty mugs & cards for sale, plus sidewalk furnishings for those who prefer some fresh air.
A proud member of the Toluca Lake community, the charitable work and recycling efforts the kind folks at Priscilla’s engage in have been recognized by the City of Burbank and the State of California.
Combining old-world charm and modern elegance, family-owned Romancing the Bean is home to a beautiful interior featuring an exposed black-brick wall adorned by gold-framed mirrors, glistening chandeliers, and white granite tabletops. Just 6 months after opening, the shop won Burbank’s Best Coffee House award as voted on by the community in a local newspaper, which probably had plenty to do with the tasty organic java and signature seasonal beverage creations with fun names like Toasted Marshmallow Man.
Born and blossoming in Los Angeles, Coffee Commissary has been serving Angelinos the finest coffees mankind can roast for over ten years. The Burbank location occupies spacious, patio-flanked quarters on Olive Avenue; there are numerous tables available, along with an abundance of charging outlets and exceptional WiFi. Displayed beside their premier java is an array of health-conscious pastries, which include gluten-free flourless chocolate cake, vegan chocolate chip cookies, and more scrumptious seasonal loaves.
This is also the place where you’ll find a sizable breakfast menu with dishes ranging from biscuit sandwiches to smoked salmon toast to fully loaded burritos and tacos. Furthermore, there are several lunch options available as well as a kid’s menu with chicken tenders!
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