So the coffee’s not the best in town, and the service is often bizarrely slow. But we like this appealingly scruffy place anyway. The live music in the separate concert room can be terrific, and the private room is great for a committee meeting, study group or book club.
2029 N. Lake St., Altadena, 626.398.7917, coffeegallery.com, Café. Mon.-Fri. from 6 a.m., Sat.-Sun. from 7 a.m. MC, V. $