Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Pasadena Is Getting An 85°C Taiwanese Bakery

The Mango Bubble at 85°C is vanilla cake with chocolate mixed nuts and mango mousse (Photo by Alpha via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

We're addicted to Taiwanese chain 85°C's delicious baked goods and sea salt coffee—and with locations all over California, it's nice to know Pasadena is getting some love, too, now.

Eater LA reported today that 85°C will be opening shop in Old Town Pasadena on Fair Oaks Avenue (close to a Metro stop). The company is in its early stages planning for this location and there's no opening date set yet; however, we're excited nonetheless that it's in the works.

The bakery that's dubbed the "Starbucks of Taiwan" first made its way over to California five years ago with their first location in Irvine. The excruciatingly long lines at the cafe are a testament to just how popular their pastries are. It's the type of place where you grab a pair of tongs and a tray and do some self-serving from rows and rows of pastries for an affordable price. It's really a candy store for adults. They've even got some fun items like the squid ink bun that's basically glorified garlic bread—it's addictive.

Stephanie Peng, 85°C's project manager, told KPCC last year that the company started because the founder, Cheng-Hsueh Wu, wanted to give customers a high-quality product at an affordable price.

Support for LAist comes from

"85 started because our founder really found that going to a coffee shop or dining at a hotel for a slice of cake—and for all the luxury items—was actually at a very expensive price," Peng said.

All we have to say about this new Pasadena location is, "Shut up and take our money."

Most Read