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Fantastic Breakfast/Brunch in the Pasadena or Surrounding area??

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corinkins Jul 2, 2006 04:36 AM

I'm having a breakfast date tomorrow morning and am loooking for reccomendations for a truly fantastc breakfast or brunch place.

Thank you so much in advance.....Happy 4th of July all... :)

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    greengelato Jul 4, 2006 02:34 PM

    i actually wanted to eat at either julienne's or marston's this morning but neither of them are answering their phone...so i'm assuming they're closed. looks like i'll be going to corner bakery this morning.

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      eartha Jul 4, 2006 07:10 AM

      So, Corinkins, where did you go and how was it?

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        soyarra Jul 2, 2006 08:36 AM

        Marston's on Walnut has good breakfasts, but it's pretty low key and plain, as is Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles on Lake. The Huntington Ritz-Carlton has a fairly lush (and expensive) brunch. I like the brunch at Firefly in South Pasadena, but I'm probably in the minority...

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          ipsedixit Jul 2, 2006 08:57 PM

          I really like Firefly, but recently it appears they've revamped the brunch menu and many of the old standbys are gone ... a bit hesitant to recommend it on those conditions ... in case anyone is curious .... www.eatatfirefly.com

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          eartha Jul 2, 2006 07:00 AM

          Kathleen's on North Lake (2 blks north of the 210) has excellent breakfasts.

          1. ipsedixit Jul 2, 2006 04:50 AM

            Julienne is very good (www.juliennetogo.com); or try The Raymond (www.theraymond.com) or even Maison Akira (www.maisonakira.com).

            Have fun.

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              Funwithfood Jul 2, 2006 06:31 PM

              Love Julienne--thinking of driving from the OC there tomorrow--hope it's open.

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                slacker Jul 3, 2006 04:01 PM

                Went to Julienne a couple of days ago. The food was not good and the service also not good. The french toast Julienne was just fine, but the salmon hash was terrible. The salmon, potatoes, onion, red peppers--everything in that little cast iron skillet was limp. The potatoes were boiled, cut and plopped in, no bother to brown them, in fact no bother browning anything; also the onions were diced way too large. We waited forever to get our food, and then the waiter threw the plate of toast down with a thud, like he was just too busy to serve.

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                  Funwithfood Jul 4, 2006 04:09 AM

                  Their salmon hash is horrible.

                  Their lunch is *light years* better than breakfast. We ONLY go for lunch. It TOTALLY rocks. Their Seared Scallops with Heirloom Tomato Salad stands out as one of the best meals of my life. Always ask about their seafood specials.

                  (I wish they had been open today--ended up going to Roscoe's--good, but...)

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