Locals Only; Ink & Bean
A sexy coffee shop? That's weird, right? When you walk into Ink and Bean then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. This is the coffee shop Anaheim has been waiting for. We've put up with Starbucks over-roasted beans and over-sweetened lattes for too long. This is a dark, moody yet inviting shop that serves the iconic Stumptown coffee and it's delicious. The baristas are polite and chatty. Unlike other coffee shops around the corner, they offer almond milk, soy, organic milk, and they make their own half and half. They have fresh pastries daily and they offer free wifi with purchase. The seating is limited inside, but there is an outdoor patio. On top of the coffee, the store is sprinkled with cool gifts to buy.
This is exactly what Center Street needed, a great coffee shop. I really really want Center Street to survive in Anaheim. It's small but I believe it will triumph. If not, I'm going to be yelling at everyone "THIS IS WHY YOU CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS, ANAHEIM!"
Ink and Bean
155 W. Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
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