Folks who work in the cluster of office buildings in the 400 block of North Brand Boulevard have something new to cheer about. Just outside their front door lies the Beyond the Stars Cafe, a small but mighty sandwich, salad and coffee spot with quality that is a notch above the ordinary.
Perhaps you've seen the historic Beyond the Stars Palace. This supper-club-type theater can be rented for large social and business events. They also have the occasional public performance. The owner decided to put the catering kitchen to more use by creating a few ready-to-eat sandwiches and salads, and offering them to local workers and passers-by from a newly created cafe in the front corner of the theater property.
Customers may choose pre-packaged goodies from the display case and take them to go, or sit outside on the sunny sidewalk or in the wind-shielded outdoor foyer of the theater. Both spaces have a pleasant, leisurely feel.