Leslie has worked at Bellano for about 6 years, since it was opened.
We liked the cool colors of her necklace and sweater, both of which were gifts from her family.
At first she wasn’t thrilled with the idea of helping at her family’s coffee shop, but that changed when Leslie (who now runs things with her sister) started to learn about specialty coffee.
Judging by the many positive yelp reviews and happy people you can find sippin’ lattes, looks like customers are excited about it, too.
Check out the original Bellano in Santa Clara or the newer one, called B2, in downtown San Jose’s San Pedro Square.
It looks like if there is ever a SBW award to the coffee shop with the best-dressed baristas, Intelligentsia is winning in a landslide. Barbie picked up her fun tights from Urban Outfitters, on sale for 2/$20. We couldn’t find her particular pair on the website, but they have plenty of other fun ones worth browsing.
Her string tie was hand-sewn and is one of many that she owns.
Tyler has been featured once before on Stuff Baristas Wear, but his sweet glasses deserved another feature.
He picked them up at a vintage eyewear shop in Pasadena called Old Focals. He guesses they’re from the 50’s and are made by American Optical.
Layne (a previously featured Intelligensia barista) found a cool vintage dress in Pasadena. So, it seems that might be a good place to look for vintage goods.
The technology behind these glasses is called Ful-Vue was a major development that is still used in modern glasses. Read more about it here, if you’re curious.
Today marks Steven’s last day as a Bellano barista, (and he will be missed!) but I managed to catch him in the past week wearing this fun rosetta t-shirt. It was made by one of his coffee-making co-workers, Sammy, when he happened to be going through a screen-printing phase. It’s an appropriate shirt for Steven, seeing as how he always leaves some art atop my latte, and I’ve witnessed him intent on leaving cute bear faces on kids’ cocoas.
This cool shirt says it all (currently available on Fab for guys & girls). Now the only real question is what progress is your favorite cup of choice pushing you toward.
Evil plans? School Projects that you wait until the last night to finish? What’s it helping you do?
Sumi is wearing a vest he got from his grandfather (though, he says he already had one that was almost identical). He notes that wearing a white shirt to work is “ballsy,” but he chose to risk it for the sake of lookin’ good.
He can’t tell us much about the tie he’s wearing since he literally got dressed in the dark because he had to be out of the house early. That makes his cool outfit all the more impressive.
Sumi mentioned he also has some Mister Freedom dyed indigo shirts, which seem to be very popular among Intelligentsia baristas.
He’s been making coffee for about 6 years, and started working at Intelligentsia 5 or 6 months ago. He used to own a coffee shop in Atlanta and sold it to work at Intelligentsia. He wanted to learn about how they make coffee and become a better barista.