Coffee can give you wings. A morning brew can be a Monday boost. That first cup of the week (or day or hour) is, for many people, a ritual of sorts. It is a way to get the gears cranking and the ideas flowing. For others, it’s an opportunity to bond with the person across the table.
With Love to Go‘s 3D coffee art, your late afternoon cup of Joe receives an extra dose of cuteness to help you get through the second half of your day.
Each latte is handcrafted to optimize adorability. Patience is a must, so don’t expect to whiz in and out of Love to Go Starbuck’s style.
Should you choose the 3D coffee art route, there are five different designs you can pick from.
Whether you’re looking to cheer up a friend or break the ice with a new co-worker or a first date, Love to Go’s little late night coffee café hits the spot.
It’s located directly across from San Gabriel’s Mission Playhouse.
Love to Go is a tiny shop, but it has an extensive menu. It serves up sweet and savory waffles as well as other desserts plus your standard espresso and tea options in addition to ice cream floats, shakes and other beverages.
In fact, the owner even has a must try menu listed out for first timers which includes: the love to share crispy waffles, twaffleyaki (which is Japanese style takoyaki – an egg batter with a small piece of tako a.k.a. octopus – inside a waffle), waffle burger, pineapple and peach yogurt Italian soda, pistachio nut soda shake and Love to Go’s tiramisu.
Happiness is expensive (each 3D coffee art drink costs $12.00) because of the time and effort that goes into handcrafting each drink. I went with a super sweet 50/50 latte made with espresso and rose.
You can still get a bit of charm even if you’re on a budget…
…or in need of a delightful grab and go option.
While you probably can’t afford to sip crazy cool 3D coffee every afternoon, you can gleefully plant yourself at Love to Go on special occasions or whenever a really rough day requires a bit of foam gazing. If you do decide to become a regular, Love to Go has a rewards program. For every $5.00 you spend, you get a star. After 15 stars, you get a free drink. Other promotions include a free drink when you buy a $30.00 gift card and a free sweet waffle when you purchase a $50.00 gift card. (See Love to Go for details.)
Love to Go
Address: 307 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, California 91776
Hours: Open Mostly (Meaning Not Always on the Dot) From 4:00pm to 1:00am
Phone: (626) 766-1066
Pricing (All in USD): Sweet Waffles $6.75 to $13.75, Savory Waffles $7.75 to $9.95 Additional Toppings from $1.00 to $6.00, Other Desserts $5.75 to $8.75, Ice Cream Milkshakes $5.65 for a 16 Ounce Shake to $6.45 for a 24 Ounce Shake, $5.45 for Root Beer or Coffee Floats, $3.25 for Hot Tea Drinks, $4.75 for 12 Ounce or $5.25 for 16 Ounce Regular Hot Latte Drinks, $5.25 for 16 Ounce or $5.65 for 24 Ounce Regular Iced Latte Drinks, $12.00 for 3D Art Lattes *A 15 percent service charge is added to all dine-in orders.