My boyfriend has moved his shop to Alhambra. Any "must go" places? For coffee or vegetarian food or whatever???
Starbucks seems to be the coffee place of choice judging by the crowds I see.
810 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
1131 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra, CA 91803
101 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
141 N Atlantic Blvd Ste 110, Monterey Park, CA
These are a good start.
Ibrowse Coffee & Internet
11 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
1 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
I tried 38 degrees and Alondra Hot Wings (both on Main St. between Atlantic and Garfield) and they are ok, but not sure how eager I would be to repeat. The other thing I would caution you on is the Thai food in Alhambra - I never really much cared for Thai Paradise nor Thai Purple nor Green Papaya.
However, there are a few decent lunch spots. Lovebirds, across the street from the Alhambra Library is pretty good, and so is Mahan indian buffet. (Mahan is my new favorite for local Indian food since the close of Radhika's in Pasadena.) If you're into Chinese/Asian, obviously the food choices for that open up exponentially if you're in Alhambra, but I'll throw out a few faves:
Superbowl Pho on Main, slightly west of where Main/Mission meet
Luscious Dumpling - SE corner of Main and Mission
Michelle Pancake - same plaza as Luscious Dumpling
I haven't been to any of the Hong Kong-style restaurants in a long time, such as Sunday Bistro, Face Cafe, Tasty Garden, Bacalli, etc but maybe someone else can chime in.
Don't neglect the VERY edible pizza at Costco!
On the north end of Alhambra where Atlantic meets Garfield and Huntington are In-N-Out and Twoheys. Someone else mentioned Mahan and they do have a respectable Indian buffet at a reasonable price. Shakas has decent Hawaiian food, better than what you get at the chain places.