Just about an hours drive east of the Antelope Valley, located in the Angeles National Forest, is the small mountain village of Wrightwood, CA. There are no congested malls or stoplights, but there are plenty of quaint shops and many restaurants, coffee shops and eateries to fill your shopping day.
One Wrightwood restaurant in particular, The Village Grind, has been under new ownership since November 1, 2007 and customers are raving about the cinnamon rolls, different top shelf coffees, hot chocolate and...get ready...the Sonoma chicken salad special. The Village Grind hours have been extended (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and they are now open 7 days a week. While still a quaint coffee house---with a large variety of coffees, a large selection of breakfast and lunch food items have been added to the menu.
The Village Grind also hosts a small internet cafe that boasts of being the only free wi-fi in Wrightwood for 10 miles in any direction. An added attraction is the in-house art gallery that features 25-30 watercolors, paintings, and sketches from local artists adorning the inside walls, all of which are for sale.
Plans are underway for future wine tasting events to begin on weekends starting May 1, and will take place on the deck overlooking downtown Wrightwood. Take advantage of vintage wine samplings provided by some of the best wineries in the Inland Empire.
The Village Grind, is a premier Wrightwood restaurant and is an easy traffic free drive from Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley,the San Bernardino area, and Victorville. A great one day family vacation travel secret awaits you, not to far away, in the nearby mountains of Southern California.