Never far from caffeine—you’ll rarely find me without a cup—I’ve taken to scouting out the best coffee around, wherever I am. Though black iced coffee is my ultimate go-to, I love indulging in iced mochas. It’s pretty easy to get your hands on a decent cup, but I’ve found it difficult uncovering places that offer just the right proportions of espresso and good quality chocolate. I’m not a fan of mochas overloaded with sugary syrup.
So I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon “Ink & Bean” the other day, while doing a photo shoot in Anaheim. What initially drew me in was how cute and charming the shop is—it’s like a little piece of Europe on Center Street Promenade! They serve Portland’s Stumptown coffee, their beverages—especially iced mochas—are delicious, and their pastries from Blackmarket bakery are equally tempting. Their outdoor bistro tables are perfect for people-watching and enjoying your jolt in the sun. This bohemian gem is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
155 W. Center St., Anaheim, 714-635-2326.