Since 2017, Kevin Kim’s multi-roaster café has been the best place to grab coffee before traversing the windy Angeles Crest Highway above the San Gabriel Mountains. The strip mall café features a quill log and stylish blue and white color scheme with some fun flourishes. Constellation brews beans from companies like Mad Lab, Be Bright, and Demitasse, and baristas deliver espresso drinks with consistently impressive artistry. Their “grenade” is a fun signature drink named for the key ingredient, teaming tangy pomegranate syrup with house-made chocolate ganache, espresso, and a choice of milk. In 2020, Kim added a second location near the Silver Lake Reservoir that’s popular with neighboring yoga practitioners.
How to order: Call 818-864-6770 to order ahead for pickup.