Copa Vida

70 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Copa Vida

Photo: Tien Nguyen


  • Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $
  • Breakfast
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
Copa Vida is a big, beautiful coffee shop just off of the main drag that is Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena, big enough, really, to practically be two shops in one. The main area of the cafá is painted white, with huge windows that let in swaths of sunlight; follow the counter around the corner to the next room and the space becomes a little darker, a little more rustic, a little more intimate. The main counter in this room is a slow bar where a special menu of coffee drinks is available on select nights. It's an ambitious space, and the quality of the coffee matches the ambition. Copa Vida also makes great pots of tea via its Alpha Dominche machine, that steampunkish contraption on the main counter.

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