Our Story

Higher Grounds Coffee House has been a staple within the small mountain community of Idyllwild, California since 2008. Currently owned by Mimi Lamp, who purchased the cafe 8 years ago. Since then, Mimi has begun to develop the cafe as a gathering place for the community. HG is often referred to as, “Idyllwild’s living room,” and we’re proud of that reputation. We see ourselves as the place people can come to gather, read, socialize, even write presidential speeches, all while enjoying our coffee and pastries. As employees of HG we welcome everyone with a smile, and have so many regular customers we look forward to seeing everyday. HG truly wouldn’t be what it is today without our incredible employees and their hard work to serve the community.