Located on the ever-gentrifying Lincoln Avenue in North Pasadena, a caffeine pick-me-up from Highlight Coffee is the highlight of many mornings. The artfully yet minimally designed space is worthy of spending a morning or afternoon study session. (Editor’s note: Currently the shop is open for “grab n’go” only.)
The menu boasts an ample selection of beverage options including coffee, tonics, and expresso-based drinks (we suggest sampling a customizable latte in one of Highlight’s signature flavors: butterscotch or orange-vanilla). There’s a strong selection of teas (available hot or iced)—just add milk (almond milk and Oatly are available!) for a chai or matcha latte. The only caveat? Street parking can be scarce during peak hours.
Open daily, 2071 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 626-345-5269, highlightcoffee.com