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Mar 25, 2007 10:30 PM

Anyone familiar with the Breakfast Shack in South Pasadena?

I was talking with my nephew who lives in Alhambra today and he mentioned a place called the Breakfast Shack in South Pasadena. It's only open from 8am to 2pm on Sunday. He said at first he thought it was always closed, but one day he stopped and noticed the hours on the door. He's been past a few times when it's been open, but it's been packed. I don't live close and I probably wouldn't put out the effort, but is anyone out there familiar with the place? More curiosity, but I suppose if it's fantastic it might be worth a "road trip."

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  1. The Cook Shack
    1929 Huntington Dr
    South Pasadena, CA 91030
    (626) 799-3333

    1. i googled it and this is what i came up with.

      California Cookshack
      1929 Huntington Dr,
      South Pasadena, CA 91030-4813
      Tel: (626) 799-6468

      1. It's not worth a road trip. It's better than Denny's but nowhere in the neighborhood of Julienne which is about a mile away. Julienne is worth a road trip for.

        3 Replies
        1. re: Pitchman

          Sorry I put down the wrong name. Thanks for correcting that, but I'm kind of surprised that it sounds mediocre. I mean the short hours and the crowds.... Then again, I know a few places that I think aren't very good that are popular and crowded.

          1. re: Feed_me

            If you're ever in Monrovia/Duarte, you should try LeRoy's on Huntington Drive. Best breakfast in town and they serve tater tots in place of the usual home potatoes or hash browns! I believe they're open from 6a-2p.

          2. re: Pitchman

            Totally agree Pitchman...the Cook Shack has really gone downhill, although I haven't been there in years. Not worth the road trip...

            Julienne's on the other hand...definitely delicious! Not open Sundays though.

          3. Isn't this place closed?

            1. My husband really likes the Cook Shack--mostly because of its big, meat-laden portions. I'm not such a big fan and agree that LeRoy's is worth the schlep--especially for their traditional (thin) waffles. They also serve tater tots, which is a hit with my 4 year old.