Night Owl Cafe
The other day my friend and I were looking for a quiet place where we could chat and catch up on life. I had remembered someone telling me about a hidden coffee shop called Night Owl Café so I figured it would it would be the perfect time to try a new place. They weren’t kidding about the hidden part. Night Owl Café is a cute little cafe tucked away in a back corner of a lot behind CVS between Las Tunas Drive and Live Oak in Arcadia. Click here to watch my video reviewThey have a simple menu made up of waffles, crepes, sandwiches, pizza toast, and drinks. Waffles are made fresh on the spot! I opted to try the berries party waffle fingers, which came with 4 sticks of waffles on top along with a scoop of ice cream, custard, whipped cream, and assorted berries.
Here they are making my waffle! It smelled so good! The waffles were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The cup it came in is layered with mixed berries, custard, ice cream, and whipped cream. While the waffle was tasty, the biggest finger licking surprise were the small waffle bits at the bottom of the cup that soaked up all the berry and custard flavors that tasted better second time around! I love the extra detail they did of cutting the berries into heart shapes! I really felt like I was in a cute Taiwanese or Korean cafe enjoying a snack. I also ordered a chicken club sandwich, which was very Hong Kong style. Each piece was super thick and filling. There were 3 pieces of toast in each sandwich. They didn’t skimp on the bacon either! This definitely got the two of us full. So. Much. Food.For drinks, I ordered the fresh fruits ice tea. I could tell there was passion fruit inside. I’m a sucker for anything passion fruit so that drink automatically won my vote. The drink was also topped with a Li hing mui aka salty dried plum. Tasty!Plethora of owls to go with the theme!I love me a witty sign. Truth!Overall, I loved the décor. It was rustic and cute. I felt like I was being transformed to another area. It definitely didn’t feel like I was still in the San Gabriel Valley. I also loved the signs placed throughout the store. The staff was so nice. They kept walking around and asking if everything was okay. The biggest compliant would be that food was on the pricier side, but honestly the ambiance and service kind of made up for it. Our total for 2 drinks, a waffle, and a club sandwich came out to $22. There’s also a lot of discounts they have available. You can check in on yelp or join their email list to get a discount.
Overall, I'd definitely see myself coming back here again. It's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Night Owl Cafe also has free Wifi Internet that is pretty fast too. If I ever need to work somewhere more private where I can be alone, but also get a good snack and drink I'll definitely make this my spot. They're also open until 11 pm, which is pretty good.
Night Owl Cafe is located at 168 Las Tunas Drive in Arcadia, (626) 294-9436.