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Jan 26, 2007 07:59 PM

Breakfast in Pasadena area (for a bday)


I'm looking fo a casual breakfast place (for 5 girls who haven't gotten together in a long time) to celebrate a birthday. I"m not from pasadena so unfamiliar with the places to eat.

Looking for somewhere that's not too loud, will take reservations (Marston's doesn't although their menu is they right style), and ideally not rush you out -- so we can sit and talk a little after the meal. It is a Saturday so shouldn't be as busy as it is on a Sunday.

Someone mentioned Julienne (is this place a bit stuffy/formal?) and Greenstreet? Any other advice or insight to these places?


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  1. Julienne's would be my first choice, but you might also consider Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena ( ).

    Have fun.

    1. Julienne's is great, but doesn't take reservations. Firefly Bistro in South Pas serves brunch on Sats and Sundays starting at 10--check out their menu online at They take dinner reservations, so I would imagine they would take brunch, too.

      1. greenstreet cafe...good stuff!

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        1. re: rapatapat

          Green St. doesn't take reservations.

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          1. Julienne's is great and they have great brunch - not stuffy - most of the seating is outdoors on a very pleasant patio. Even though they don't take res, if you get there early, you shouldn't have a problem (it's worth the wait anyway.) Have had many b'day breakfasts there (myself and others.)