Definitely a larger CBTL location, this CBTL occupies part of the former Barnes & Noble space. It’s a popular spot with campers. Employees are quite perky and friendly. It’s a popular chain in SoCal so it has a chain feel.
- Food: 3/5 – Comparable to Peets or Starbucks with bagels, muffins, Danish, croissants, Chobani yogurt and cute mini donuts and mini scones. The croissant bagel I had tasted more like a bagel but had a hint of croissant
- Coffee: 3/5 – The latte is hot and bland but not bitter. Starbucks and Peets are better. CBTL is known for its “ice blended drinks” (like Frappuccinos) which are sweet and indulgent.
- Wi-fi: 3/5 – No password required, had problems logging on, there’s a wi-fi code on the flatscreen which gives you access for 2 hours
- Ambiance: 3/5 – Very woody – wood floors, wood chairs, wood tables, wood doors, big windows facing the busy street, seems like many people meet here and camp here
- Noise: 3/5 – Loud because it’s so busy, hum of conversation and background music, plus traffic
- Plugs: 4/5 – Plenty along the walls but could be tough to access if you’re not sitting by the wall
- Parking: 5/5 – In a shopping center, easy parking, free all day with some spaces reserved for short visits
- Comfort: 4/5 – Plenty of small tables along the perimeter wall, larger tables in the center, chairs are wood and not padded
- Bathroom: 5/5 – Clean
- Art: 3/5 – Nothing for sale, pictures of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Tips: Grab n’ go case stocks drinks, yogurt and hummus. Plenty of outdoor seating. They sell coffee, tea and coffee accessories.
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