For the last few weeks, I've been making frequent coffee stops at the Cafe Inn at Broadway and Isabel. A small, beautifully prepared cafe au lait from Cafe Inn costs $1.55. For comparison, a small cafe au lait at The Coffee Bean costs $2.85. I think a small at Starbucks is $2.15, and they rather demeaningly make you ask for a "misto".
Cafe Inn is cute, quiet, reasonably priced, and most importantly - the coffee is excellent.
511 1/2 E Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205