Marcella & Ben's Guidebook

Marcella & Ben
Marcella & Ben
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Marcella & Ben

Marcella & Ben's Guidebook

Bakeries
Claremont has two bakeries, and we love them both for different reasons
Amazing pastries and bread in this French-styled bakery. They also have great pre-made sandwiches for a grab-and-go meal on their French baguettes. Local favorite!
Crème Bakery
116 Harvard Ave N
Amazing pastries and bread in this French-styled bakery. They also have great pre-made sandwiches for a grab-and-go meal on their French baguettes. Local favorite!
Local institution. I have been going here since the early 1980's! Great and generously-sized croissants. There is one with almond paste as well as a savory one with ham and cheese. Other highlights are breakfast sliders, cupcakes, and cakes.
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Some Crust Bakery
119 Yale Avenue
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Local institution. I have been going here since the early 1980's! Great and generously-sized croissants. There is one with almond paste as well as a savory one with ham and cheese. Other highlights are breakfast sliders, cupcakes, and cakes.
Coffee
This place is a non profit started by a local theology professor. Good coffees and teas and a percentage of each coffee sale goes to various local charities and food pantries. They buy coffee from farmers who are paid ethical wages.
Sanctuary Coffee
994 W Foothill Blvd
This place is a non profit started by a local theology professor. Good coffees and teas and a percentage of each coffee sale goes to various local charities and food pantries. They buy coffee from farmers who are paid ethical wages.
This place is a "curated" coffee place. They have interesting flavor combinations, pour-overs, and espressos.
Iron & Kin Coffee Co
This place is a "curated" coffee place. They have interesting flavor combinations, pour-overs, and espressos.
Good selection of poor-over coffees, and a local favorite bakery.
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Some Crust Bakery
119 Yale Avenue
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Good selection of poor-over coffees, and a local favorite bakery.
Craft Breweries
Each of these places are run by long-time Claremont locals.
Local brewery with food trucks on weekends. They have outdoor seating and roll up the doors of this industrial space, so it’s very open. Here’s a link to their calendar to see the food trucks: http://www.claremontcraftales.com/calendar.html
Claremont Craft Ales
1420 North Claremont Boulevard
Local brewery with food trucks on weekends. They have outdoor seating and roll up the doors of this industrial space, so it’s very open. Here’s a link to their calendar to see the food trucks: http://www.claremontcraftales.com/calendar.html
Lovely owners who come up with fun hard cider flavors. There are food trucks on weekends and they always have a vegetarian or vegan option. LGBTQ-friendly.
Ironbark Ciderworks
1420 North Claremont Boulevard
Lovely owners who come up with fun hard cider flavors. There are food trucks on weekends and they always have a vegetarian or vegan option. LGBTQ-friendly.
Food scene
Specializes in Belgian beers. Great pub food and nice outdoor seating courtyard in the Village.
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The Back Abbey
128 North Oberlin Avenue
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Specializes in Belgian beers. Great pub food and nice outdoor seating courtyard in the Village.
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Union On Yale
232 Yale Avenue
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Petiscos
211 W 1st St
House of Pong
238 Yale Avenue
Menkoi Ya Ramen
333 West Bonita Avenue
Bardot
206 West Bonita Avenue
Local things to do
You can be at 5,000 feet in the Baldy Village in 10 minutes from our place and feel much farther away. From there, explore various hiking trails, or drive further up the switchbacks, where you can ski or hike to a waterfall. For a fun excursion, you can take the ski lifts year-round to the Top of the Notch restaurant at 8,000 feet and hike around there for incredible views. The very top trail on the mountain ridge (“Devil’s Backbone”) is only recommended for *very* experienced hikers with proper equipment, crampons, etc. PARKING PASS: No matter what your plans are on the mountain, make sure to stop at the ranger station for a forest parking pass (located near the Baldy Lodge on the opposite side of the street).
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Mount Baldy
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You can be at 5,000 feet in the Baldy Village in 10 minutes from our place and feel much farther away. From there, explore various hiking trails, or drive further up the switchbacks, where you can ski or hike to a waterfall. For a fun excursion, you can take the ski lifts year-round to the Top of the Notch restaurant at 8,000 feet and hike around there for incredible views. The very top trail on the mountain ridge (“Devil’s Backbone”) is only recommended for *very* experienced hikers with proper equipment, crampons, etc. PARKING PASS: No matter what your plans are on the mountain, make sure to stop at the ranger station for a forest parking pass (located near the Baldy Lodge on the opposite side of the street).
This place is now called California Botanic Garden. Well-known for its dedication to California native plants. Nice paved trails to stroll and take in the nature with the backdrop of the mountains. Admission is $10. Order tickets online here: https://11213.blackbaudhosting.com/11213/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=35ce1631-7ffb-49c1-adf8-987dbe050acb
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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
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This place is now called California Botanic Garden. Well-known for its dedication to California native plants. Nice paved trails to stroll and take in the nature with the backdrop of the mountains. Admission is $10. Order tickets online here: https://11213.blackbaudhosting.com/11213/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=35ce1631-7ffb-49c1-adf8-987dbe050acb
Rhino Records
235 Yale Avenue
Our local independent movie theater. You can order tickets online and pick your seats in advance.
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Laemmle Claremont 5
450 West 2nd Street
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Our local independent movie theater. You can order tickets online and pick your seats in advance.
The Arts - Local
Local museums and galleries.
World renowned artist and Pomona College grad James Turrell light installation. Go any day at dusk. The website will link to sunset times. Go about 20 mins before it says. A must-see if you appreciate art!
Public Art "Skyspace: Dividing the Light"
600 N College Way
World renowned artist and Pomona College grad James Turrell light installation. Go any day at dusk. The website will link to sunset times. Go about 20 mins before it says. A must-see if you appreciate art!
The founder lives a block away from us. He created this museum many years ago with his extensive ceramics collection. It has internationally known artists in its permanent collection. The museum also has artist talks and classes in ceramics and sculpture. It’s a must visit in the neighboring city of Pomona if you are a fan of the arts.
American Museum of Ceramic Art
399 North Garey Avenue
The founder lives a block away from us. He created this museum many years ago with his extensive ceramics collection. It has internationally known artists in its permanent collection. The museum also has artist talks and classes in ceramics and sculpture. It’s a must visit in the neighboring city of Pomona if you are a fan of the arts.
This museum was founded to showcase current and past Claremont artists. Claremont has a rich tradition of art, going back many decades, when there was an artist colony near the Padua Hills theater. And of course, some were professors at the Claremont Colleges. These include Paul Soldner, Betty Davenport Ford, Millard Sheets, etc.
Claremont Museum of Art
200 W 1st St
This museum was founded to showcase current and past Claremont artists. Claremont has a rich tradition of art, going back many decades, when there was an artist colony near the Padua Hills theater. And of course, some were professors at the Claremont Colleges. These include Paul Soldner, Betty Davenport Ford, Millard Sheets, etc.
Some of Sam Maloof's furniture is in the Smithsonian Museum. His rocking chairs are highly collectable and sell for over $30,000. He lived and work in this area and built this house on over 5 acres. Landscaped grounds display lots of art outdoors by area artists, and there are tours of his house and grounds. Or, you can just walk around the grounds on your own.
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation
5131 Carnelian St
Some of Sam Maloof's furniture is in the Smithsonian Museum. His rocking chairs are highly collectable and sell for over $30,000. He lived and work in this area and built this house on over 5 acres. Landscaped grounds display lots of art outdoors by area artists, and there are tours of his house and grounds. Or, you can just walk around the grounds on your own.
Free and open to the public. Link to current exhibitions: https://www.pomona.edu/museum/exhibitions “The Benton Museum of Art is now open for groups of up to 6 people for one-hour visits. Slots are offered Tuesday through Saturday on the hour at 2, 3, 4, and 5 pm. Make your reservation now to see our new building and inaugural slate of exhibitions, and take a look at our health policies and procedures, including our online health check form to be completed the day of your visit. FMI: benton@pomona.edu.”
Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
211 North College Avenue
Free and open to the public. Link to current exhibitions: https://www.pomona.edu/museum/exhibitions “The Benton Museum of Art is now open for groups of up to 6 people for one-hour visits. Slots are offered Tuesday through Saturday on the hour at 2, 3, 4, and 5 pm. Make your reservation now to see our new building and inaugural slate of exhibitions, and take a look at our health policies and procedures, including our online health check form to be completed the day of your visit. FMI: benton@pomona.edu.”
Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
211 North College Avenue
Excursions w/in 1-2 hour drive
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Laguna Beach
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The Crystal Cove area includes a protected marine park, some of OC’s most gorgeous beaches, a super cute Historic District complete with cottages for rent and restaurants, walking paths, camping areas, and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. Crystal Cove State Park is like an outdoor lover’s paradise, making it one of the best stops along Pacific Coast Highway.
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Crystal Cove State Park
8471 North Coast Highway
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The Crystal Cove area includes a protected marine park, some of OC’s most gorgeous beaches, a super cute Historic District complete with cottages for rent and restaurants, walking paths, camping areas, and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. Crystal Cove State Park is like an outdoor lover’s paradise, making it one of the best stops along Pacific Coast Highway.