Astoria Cafe

It was so many years back when I noticed this famous cafe ‘Astoria Cafe (明星咖啡館)‘ in 隱地‘s books. He was one of my favourite Chinese writers when I was a NZ high school student. He often mentioned that Astoria Cafe was a cafe where most literary authors loved to spend the whole day in there…

Polkatots

Does Pasadena really need 50 cupcake shops? Will one more really matter? Well, in this case, Polkatots it does. Located far from the trendy part of Pasadena’s Old Town and South Lake shopping area. Polkatots is north of the 210 hidden in the back of a little mini mall. Pokatots features many different flavors and…

The Rose Cafe & Market, Venice

I found The Rose Cafe through their yummy Lemon Hazelnut Meringue. But this trek, started years ago – over 15 years ago, when I first had the dessert in Pasadena. The Old Town Bakery, had a terrific dessert offering, which featured the Meringue. Then a couple years later, they unfortunately closed. So, for a few…