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lalawgirl Oct 17, 2007 02:57 PM

Any recs on a good place to grab breakfast/brunch on Saturday before the UCLA game at the Rose Bowl? Any part of Pasadena is fine. I just want to go early to avoid the traffic.

Thanks!

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    Velvet Elvis RE: lalawgirl Oct 17, 2007 04:08 PM

    My wife is crazy about the one at the Raymond. It is just off of Fair Oaks almost into South Pas.

    1. ipsedixit RE: lalawgirl Oct 17, 2007 04:16 PM

      Julienne

      www.juliennetogo.com

      Go Bruins.

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        crystaw RE: lalawgirl Oct 19, 2007 08:51 AM

        Marston's is good-it gets crowded though but since you're going early I think it should be ok.
        http://www.marstonsrestaurant.com/ind...

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          lunching_lady RE: crystaw Oct 19, 2007 10:00 AM

          I have loved the breakfast and Mike and Anne's on Mission St. in South Pasadena. They have wonderful cornmeal pancakes with caramelized blueberries (and regular old buttermilk, of course) and delicious apple wood-smoked bacon. Highly recommended.

          Mike and Anne's Restaurant
          1040 Mission Street
          South Pasadena, CA 91030

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            ipsedixit RE: lunching_lady Oct 19, 2007 11:16 AM

            While I like Mike & Anne's, just be warned that service can be a bit slow, esp. on the weekends.

            The Cal-UCLA game is a sellout and traffic to the Rose Bowl will be a mess. For a 12:30 game, I wouldn't want to depend on Mike & Anne's to get their breakfast out on time for me to make a made dash to the game.

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              lunching_lady RE: ipsedixit Oct 19, 2007 12:18 PM

              Now that you mention it, I do remember the service being a little less-than-snappy as well. My apologies!!
              While re-visiting the topic, I also wanted to toss out Heirloom as an option. That's just down the street at Mission and Meridian. I've always found the service really fast and the breakfasts pretty yummy. Their quiches are especially nice.

              Heirloom Bakery
              807 Meridian Ave.
              (626) 441-0042

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          iheartfigs RE: lalawgirl Oct 19, 2007 10:44 AM

          I love going to Mi Piace on Colorado Blvd. They have a great ambiance, a great selection of food, and the prices are reasonable. They also make a tasty cup of coffee!

          I also like Le Pain Quotidien, even though it's a chain.. a little pricey though!

          1. orythedog RE: lalawgirl Oct 19, 2007 12:20 PM

            Russell's, 30 North Fair Oaks, is great for breakfast. I especially like their homemade cornbeef hash. They also validate parking.

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