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All-day cafe opens for takeout and delivery amid coronavirus shutdown

Updated: May 20, 2020


Madeleine Pauker’s feature on Interstellar is live on the Santa Monica DailyPresswebsite! Another great opening story that highlights the globally-inspired menu and specialty coffee program at Interstellar, as well as a great mention of some of the to-go/DIY boxes.

The coronavirus pandemic is hard enough for an established restaurant to deal with.
For a restaurant that was set to open March 21 — two days after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay at home at much as possible — pivoting to a radically different business model within a couple of weeks is even more challenging.
Angie and Daniel Kim had dreamed of starting their first business that would combine their shared connections to Korean and American culture, Angie’s culinary training in Italy and Daniel’s background in specialty coffee.
They found a home for their all-day cafe near the beach in downtown Santa Monica and named the cafe Interstellar, representing the space between the two guiding stars of their restaurant: Korean and American food.


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