special drinks along with tasty pastries and a smile.
Priscilla's is situated on a leafy corner and brings the outdoors
inside with an English garden mural that wraps around the room.
Though there is seating inside, I usually sit outside with the
morning paper and a steamin' cuppa joe that has been brewed just
It's full-bodied and delicious, without being too strong or
If you're drinking it on the premises, you can actually have it in
a mug instead of a paper cup.
Novel idea for a coffee shop, eh?
The espresso-based drinks are also well made and feature the usual
line-up of lattes as well as more exotic drinks such as the Raspberry
That's a bit much for me, but to each their own.
For tea-drinkers, there is a nice selection to choose from, hot or
The pastry case features jumbo-sized muffins, croissants, scones,
coffee cake, toasted bagels and a variety of sliced breakfast breads.
They're all fresh and scrumptious, but I especially recommend you
try the sweet potato muffin.
The taste is similar to pumpkin and it is so-o-o delicious.
By the way, even their fat-free muffins are pretty darn good.
They're flavorful and don't have the gummy texture of many fat-free
But Priscilla's isn't just for breakfast anymore.
Stop by at midday and treat yourself to a flaky, warm croissant
filled with ham and cheese or mushrooms and cheese.
Or, check out the pre-made wraps and sandwiches such as egg salad,
turkey, ham and tuna.
Pair that with a delicious fruit smoothie, if you like.
Priscilla's also offers rich and delectable treats like brownies,
lemon bars or pecan bars.
Want to take some coffee home?
Priscilla's has a number of whole bean coffees from around the
world and a loose tea selection to match.
There is also a whole wall of gift items -- cups, mugs, teapots
and such -- as well as several racks of greeting cards.
There's a latte to like about Priscilla's.
So the next time you're headed for the corporate coffee store
across the street, why not perk up your day and give them a try?
Priscilla's just may be your cup of tea.
* BILL SCOLLON is a Burbank resident and president of Scollon
Media Arts. You can reach him at ewscollonhotmail.com.