By KD Tobin
Graduates of the USC School of Architecture, Ryan Ramirez and Danah Mangahis designed a completely different structure for their lives after several years working as architects. In 2015 they pursued their love of coffee and the warm hometown feel found in South Pasadena and opened “Two Kids Coffee” at 1504 Mission Street.
Currently offering “Walk-Up” and “Pre-Order” menus from 8am to 1pm daily, they look forward to the day when they can get back to their full operating schedule. With a wide variety of Coffee and Espresso drinks including hot brewed and cold-brewed coffees and teas, Two Kids Coffee is known for their House Made Almond Milk crafted fresh daily. Perfectly roasted beans by Gotham Coffee Roasters, Brooklyn is the foundation for every cup and are also available for purchase.
Friday through Sunday sees the addition of delicious delectables from Seed Bakery, such as croissants in both plain and seasonal fruit varieties, along with a scrumptious gluten-free Polenta Cake and the House Cookie which is a perfectly built Chocolate Chip delight.
In addition to the offerings from Seed Bakery, the folks at Two Kids Coffee have also added a full prep kitchen in order to expand their food offerings. Check-in often to enjoy the ever-expanding menu of hand-crafted treats and eats, you won’t be disappointed.
The Pre-Order menu couldn’t be easier, and if you have your order in by noon on the day before you wish to pick up your daily drinks and goodies they can bring the order right to your car. More information and the complete menu offerings can be found at: twokidscoffee.com or contact 626-250-9218.
And if all of the above isn’t enough to bring you out and support the local merchants of East Mission Street then “PROSPECT” located right next door at 1502 and physically connected by an inner passageway should be all the impetus that one could ever wish for, given PROSPECT’s eclectic offerings. Food enthusiasts of every stripe along with professional cooks and not so professional cooks will find out of print, gently used, vintage, and unusual titles guaranteed to make any Foodie swoon with delight.
Think of PROSPECT’s inventory of books and intriguing design items from around the world as a finely curated selection of titles stocked because of their subject matter, design, and or historical significance. More than likely the staff at PROSPECT will be able to show you a book that you never would have thought of, but is sure to open up a world of culinary treasures crafted specifically to awaken your palate. Bookstores have always been the heart and soul of any community and PROSPECT will strive every day to accomplish that mission.
Tentatively scheduled to open on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Initial hours are M-F 5:30pm -8:30pm & Sa – Su 10am – 4pm Stopping in is worth the trip from almost anywhere, enjoy! More information can be found at: prospect.la.