By Evan Chang, Marina Lacanilao, and Sydney Lim
Highland Cafe is located on York Boulevard in Highland Park. There are options for parking either on the street, or in a nearby parking lot. There is outside seating available, as well as seating indoors and a lounge area with a couch toward the back of the cafe. The art all over the walls and the music creates a fun, relaxed vibe, making this cafe a good place to do homework or grab a meal with your friends.
I ordered the James Brown latte, which is a latte that has hints of brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. The flavors in this coffee provide a sweet taste that reminds me of Christmas in a cup! If you’re craving a sweet latte that does not overpower the taste of coffee, the James Brown latte is the way to go.
For my meal I chose to get the bacon avocado burger. This burger consists of a half-pound burger patty with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, and of course avocado. This is by far one of the best burgers I have had. It was cooked perfectly and put together in a way that made it something special. Along with the burger were fries, which I could not stop eating and soon found myself out of. They are seasoned very well and cooked so they are crispy yet soft at the same time. To drink I had a black cold brew. For me, I did not personally like this cold brew because it had a weird flavor and was not very strong. However, this was just the cold brew of the day and I would not hesitate to try another one on a different day. Overall, this little hole-in-the-wall cafe is one of the best I’ve been to and I will without a doubt be returning very soon.