I love coffee, and part of this love includes seeking out new coffee shops. Sure, I can be seen regularly hitting up the Starbucks near work, but finding a local coffee shop who takes extra care in their craft, that is pure joy!
Mugshot Coffee House is a local coffee shop in Canyon Country, CA (suburb north of Los Angles). It’s not new to the area anymore, but new to me. I was very excited to finally check this place out.
The menu is chaulkboard style and they have several traditional coffee drinks along with seasonal offerings. You will also find some basic food offerings including a large pastry selection, crepes and breakfast burritos.
As you can tell. The burrito was pretty massive and came with a side of salsa, although it tasted more like siracha. We enjoyed this, but it was a bit bland and the potatoes were slightly undercooked. Not the best breakfast burrito, especially in Southern CA, but it did the job.
The latte was delightful. Just enough spices to create a unique holiday flavor, without being too sweet, which has become the norm for most holiday beverages IMO. The drip coffee was fantastic! I will be ordering this next time I visit, and really enjoyed the presentation. The serving size felt very generous, and we didn’t waste any of it!
As we visited Mugshot, we noticed many patrons sitting at the tables large, including couples, families and singles. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, and the owner has created a comfortable atmosphere.
So what’s the verdict on Mugshot Coffee House? It’s the kind of place I would like to hang out. The drinks are fantastic and service was good. Food needs a bit of work, so if you’re hungry you might want to go for a pastry. Overall, take the long route and try Mugshot, I think you’ll be pleasantly pleased taking a break from the big chains.