If you're arranging dinner for a crowd, it's hard to go wrong with pizza. The same goes for breakfast and waffles. What makes these foods so ubiquitously popular? Macau-born Le Cordon Bleu graduate Sundi Sunarjo has a theory: it's the toppings. In opening her cozy sweet shop, Love to Go, Sunarjo dreamed of a creating signature dessert that would be as customizable and broadly appealing as those two classic snacks.
She came up with the "waffza." First, Sunarjo slices a big waffle into quarters, then dips each "slice" in dark Ghirardelli chocolate. From there, it's time to consult the customer: would they prefer to add peanuts or english toffee? Or perhaps a topping combo based on s'mores? Ice cream and whipped cream finish off this sweet fusion. (Waffles also come undipped and crispy, served in sundaes and other creations.)
Creativity spreads into every corner and cup of the cafe. Baristas specialize in a unique brand of latte art, which landed on LAist's list of The 10 Cutest Foods in the San Gabriel Valley. Instead of etching a traditional heart or leaf, they take extra time to draw portraits or write out messages in color. In fact, they can even sculpt three-dimensional critters from the foam, resting on a pedestal of the fair-trade Lamill coffee.
San Gabriel's Tea Station serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more.
Low-fat food isn t on the menu, so diners come to Tea Station to enjoy their every bite.
Grab the kids when you head to Tea Station — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan.
Hop online in no time using Tea Station's free wifi.
At Tea Station, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
You can also grab your food to go.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Tea Station.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Tea Station, too, where prices are generally under $15.
At Piece Of Cake Coffee, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold.
Piece Of Cake Coffee worries about making delicious food, not counting calories.
Piece Of Cake Coffee offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Piece Of Cake Coffee is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Piece Of Cake Coffee to grab a spot on the patio.
Street and lot parking is simple near Piece Of Cake Coffee.
You'll find your bill at Piece Of Cake Coffee to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
At Piece Of Cake Coffee, you will need cash to pay for your expenses.
The flavors of Asia are subtly incorporated into the drinks at Whatever Tea Lounge. The staff whirs together slushes and milk teas flavored with exotic options such as kumquats, wintermelon, and lychee. From there, can be added a bit of Asia's unique food textures with the addition of chewy boba pearls or bits of grass jelly. But when creating the food menu and wallpapering the walls of the kitchen, chefs use explicitly Asian recipes. They season short ribs with a generous amount of black pepper, fry up pork chops with rice, and even create a crispy fried shell around green-tea ice cream.
Twice each day, JJ Tea House's baristas brew tea. They serve it poured over ice and will stir in milk, tapioca beads, and flavors such as lychee or strawberry by request. There are a slew of specialty drinks for guests to sip: avocado smoothies, Oreo milkshakes, and green-apple yogurt are just a few examples.
The spot's cooks also prepare snacks such as egg rolls, mini corn dogs, and rice plates with minced pork or slices of sausage. Operated by a group of self-professed WiFi junkies, JJ Tea House is an inviting place to curl up with a laptop and surf the Internet complimentarily.
In the mood for Pho-tastic noodles simmering in tasty broth? Make Alhambra's Pho Super Bowl your destination.
Pho Super Bowl is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Pho Super Bowl — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Your group can sit comfortably at Pho Super Bowl, a local restaurant.
The patio seating at Pho Super Bowl is perfect for those warm summer days.
Arrive a little on the early side for your pick of the prime tables — no reservations are accepted at Pho Super Bowl.
The dress code at Pho Super Bowl is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Pho Super Bowl will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Pho Super Bowl is centrally located near many parking lot options.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Pho Super Bowl.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Pho Super Bowl.
Pho Super Bowl has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.