Night Owl Cafe By Kristie H.
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. They 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 a variety of different berries. 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 and tasted better second time around!
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! 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!
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 sassy 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 good 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 deal.
Night Owl Cafe is located at 168 Las Tunas Drive in Arcadia, (626) 294-9436.