We shouldn’t even tell you about this great neighborhood secret, but here we go: These folks steam an excellent mocha. The flaky apple turnover is from Europane, so what they don’t make themselves they procure from the best. It’s a regulars’ kind of place; one laptop-sporting regular says he knows Café Culture has been here almost nine years because his daughter just turned 9 and he first brought her here in a stroller. Yeah, we like places where the customers tell time by their children.
1359 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, 626.398.8654, cafeculturepasadena.com, American. Open Mon.-Fri. from 6 a.m., Sat. from 7 a.m., Sun from 8 a.m. MC, V. $