Awesome cafe in South Pasadena Kaldi Coffee & Tea in South Pasadena is a time-honored gathering place for all manner of people; Art Center types, musicians, scientists, etc. The friendly staff cultivate the cafe's homespun, informal appeal, and the outdoor seating is sublime on spring and summer afternoons. Try the Sport Tea or a decadent Mexican hot chocolate! The musical selection tends to be ecclectic and entertaining as well. Enjoy!