Ahhh this video is accurate in so many ways!
I am a huge fan of Intelligentsia… specifically the one in Old Town Pasadena, although I’m very sad my favorite cashier/barista no longer works there. The staff is very hipster, but surprisingly friendly. They all wear flannel / suspenders / ray ban glasses, it’s great.
My favorite thing at Intelligentsia is surprisingly not coffee. They have the most wonderful hot chocolate. As far as coffee drinks, I like their cappuccino – it’s very dark and rich. They also have wonderful cheesecake, extremely thick and not too sweet. The real draw of the coffee shop is the atmosphere…exposed brick walls, low lights, and a very industrial feel. Another plus – they put nifty designs in your coffee.