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Best Scone in Pasadena Area??

wcab06 May 15, 2007 10:57 AM

I'm looking for the best Scone. I love scones, something about the crumbly buttery goodness. I was at the farmers market in pasadena over the weekend and I thought, ohhh, scones, so I bought a package from the bread guy. I went to the park with my son and we opened them up, and YUCK. My son actually spit his out, I could not even finish one bite. So then it go tme thinking that I really needed a good scone. I went to Euro Pane yesterday and got the 3 berry - YUM! But I'm wondering where else?? Any thoughts?

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    condiment RE: wcab06 May 15, 2007 11:08 AM

    EuroPane's Sumi Chang is the queen of all scones. Why even think about going somewhere else. Instead, try the ginger...

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      maxzook RE: condiment May 15, 2007 11:55 AM

      Second that. EuroPane's ginger scone is the best breakfast pastry in southern California. Get there early on weekends ...

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        greenpapaya RE: maxzook May 15, 2007 12:35 PM

        I'll third Sumi's Ginger Scone. It's amazing. The Fig Custard Tarts are pretty good too. Has anyone tried her newish Laduree-style macaroons?

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          wcab06 RE: maxzook May 15, 2007 02:16 PM

          I will go tomorrow to get one, or 2.. thanks

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        kajtf RE: wcab06 May 15, 2007 11:37 AM

        I recently went to the Scarlet Tea Room, and I was pleasantly surprised with their scones!

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          Fru RE: wcab06 May 15, 2007 12:16 PM

          Look for the gal who makes chocolates at the PHS Saturday farmers' market. I like her ginger scones almost as much as Euro Pane's. Also, this isn't their specialty but Pastries by Nancy, Altadena west of Lake has great scones. Oh yes, the Huntington Library.

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            Spiff RE: Fru May 15, 2007 01:35 PM

            Is Pastries by Nancy the place right across from Bulgarini?

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              Fru RE: Spiff May 15, 2007 02:46 PM

              I know Bulgarini is on Altadena Drive, I do not know for sure.

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                The Oracle RE: Spiff May 15, 2007 03:43 PM


            2. ipsedixit RE: wcab06 May 15, 2007 09:53 PM

              Try Julienne in San Marino.


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                Bon Vivant RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2007 10:02 PM

                I have to agree. Julienne's scones remind me very much of the scones from the Cheeseboard up in Berkeley. Julienne's are my favorites.


              2. The Oracle RE: wcab06 May 16, 2007 02:18 PM

                I have yet to make it there - but whenever I talk 'tea' with people - they always rave about the scones at the Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre. I believe you can order scones a la carte.

                1. CookieEater RE: wcab06 May 16, 2007 03:28 PM

                  I liked the scones from Heirloom Bakery in South Pasadena

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                    kaykat RE: wcab06 Aug 1, 2007 10:45 PM

                    Julienne's on Mission St. in San Marino has the best currant scones. I LOVE them. Have not found any better around here.

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                      schuylar RE: wcab06 Aug 2, 2007 12:53 PM

                      Most authentic and delicious English cream scones - only one place - Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena. They have them packaged to take home. The proprietor will even tell you exactly at what temp to re-heat and for how long. That's how serious and proud they are of the scones. Be warn - these are traditional English scones. Not "Americanized".

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