AAPI HERITAGE MONTH: INTERSTELLAR IS THE SPACE BETWEEN TWO KOREAN STARS
LA Weekly Feature
Against all odds, what originally started out as a tiny artisanal coffee shop, Angie and Daniel Kim’s Interstellar in Santa Monica has evolved into an all-day cafe with three diverse menus reflecting the couple’s multicultural backgrounds. Oh yeah, and then there’s the pup menu of handmade dog food for fur babies.
The husband and wife team of Korean descent met at a class at Santa Monica College in 2011, while both were trying to navigate who they were in a city they found that finally embraced diversity.
“I came to the U.S. when I was about two years old and spent my childhood in Seattle,” Angie tells L.A. Weekly in the cafe that features moody textural green tones, gradient wallpaper and sleek green marble table tops and black oak finishes.