When it comes to locally-owned coffeehouses it doesn't get more authentic than at A Shot of Java in downtown Glendale. The cozy location appeals to locals as a comfy place to hang out for a lazy afternoon and draws new faces with it's chic, eclectic vibe. As far as coffee goes this place is all about made-to-order drip coffees and espresso drinks that are worth the wait. They use quality and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. To accompany your beverage A Shot of Java also offers a daily selection of baked goods. You can usually expect staples like bagels and biscotti but they mix it up with other items such as cupcakes, muffins, cinnamon rolls and brownies. If you're not a coffee drinker they also offer a selections of loose leaf teas, thai tea, hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate and Mayan mochas. Don't forget to check their website for a list of upcoming events like open mic night.
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