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Oct 17, 2007 02:57 PM

Saturday Breakfast/Brunch in Pasadena

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.


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

      1. Marston's is good-it gets crowded though but since you're going early I think it should be ok.

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        1. re: crystaw

          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

          1. re: lunching_lady

            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.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              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

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