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Alternate for Pie N' Burger breakfast in Pasadena?

chrisheadrick Jun 8, 2009 02:45 PM

I love to go to Pie N' Burger for breakfast in Pas...

...but they stop serving it at 11am, and sometimes I like to have breakfast at any time of the day.

What's a good alternate place to go for a good diner-style breakfast in the area? Not looking for fancy french toast or chocolate croissants.......I'm looking for home-made corned beef hash and thick, overbuttered slices of toast.

I've tried Twoey's twice and was unimpressed.


  1. Kevitivity Jun 9, 2009 05:54 PM

    Twohey's is technically in Alhambra, but it's close enough to consider and they serve breakfast all day long. It's 5 minutes from P'n B

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    1. re: Kevitivity
      ChinoWayne Jun 10, 2009 10:14 AM

      Between the Twohey's and adjacent In-N-Out parking lot congestion, has anyone ever found an open parking place in order to actually visit Twohey's?

      1. re: ChinoWayne
        Will Owen Jun 10, 2009 12:37 PM

        Usually. But then we either go fairly late at night or at some odd time during the day. Last time we went was on a Saturday, though; it took two passes for us to get a slot, and our friends parked on the street. Hot fudge sundae is worth it...

        1. re: ChinoWayne
          Kevitivity Jun 11, 2009 05:29 PM

          Avoid the lot, park on the street. Trust me when I say you'll same enormous amounts of time and won't have to walk far.

          1. re: Kevitivity
            ipsedixit Jun 11, 2009 10:27 PM

            Park at Ralphs and walk across the street ...

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        altjane Jun 9, 2009 07:58 AM

        Hands down, no question, it's The Little Red Hen on North Fair Oaks in Altadena (cross street Mariposa). Cornbread, chicken and waffles, donut-like french toast and very overbuttered bread toasted on the grill. Don't know about the corned beef hash, but it's worth a go anyway!

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        1. re: altjane
          martyR Jun 9, 2009 09:33 AM

          Wow, I live very close to that and have wondered about it for years. I'm going today.

          1. re: altjane
            Will Owen Jun 9, 2009 10:22 AM

            Dang, never even noticed that place, and I go by it all the time. Fox's is cute, but maybe too cute; those itty bitty muffins just don't cover the breakfast-bread category for me. I like The Reyn (North Lake at Earlham in Pasadena) pretty much, with their big egg-mess platters; they're breakfast and lunch only and close at 2 or so. I like the CB hash and eggs at Cindy's on Colorado in Eagle Rock, though lots of people here apparently don't...

            1. re: altjane
              Augusta Jun 12, 2009 09:56 AM

              If you go to Little Red Hen expect at least a 45 minute wait for your food. That was our experience last summer on a Sun morning. It's not that they were busy, it's just that they were awfulllly slowwww. Not sure what other's experiences have been there. Also, I wasn't that impressed with the food. (Sweet owners though).

              I personally like the Reyn on Lake Ave for their homey breakfasts.
              635 N Lake Ave
              Pasadena, CA 91101

              (626) 449-5768

              1. re: Augusta
                Will Owen Jun 12, 2009 03:54 PM

                Homey people, too. Blonde waitress loves to have fun with old guys, and vice versa.

                I love the breakfast platter with the green chiles and stuff...

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              pob1035 Jun 8, 2009 11:37 PM

              Hometown Buffet? but theres usually a line

              1. ChinoWayne Jun 8, 2009 06:06 PM

                Maybe Conrad's on Walnut & Lake. All the usual breakfast stuff. Their "hash browns" though are more on the mashed potato side than the shredded potato side, if that is important to you. When we lived somewhat near Pasadena the Mrs. and I used to like to go to Conrad's on Saturday's or "Sunday's for breakfast in the cocktail lounge. Have a bloody Mary or a Screw Driver before breakfast and catch what ever is playing on the TV.

                1. Local Jun 8, 2009 05:58 PM

                  Shaker's is South Pasadena is where I go...not a lot of ambiance, but covers the need for eggs and hashbrowns at noon or midnight.


                  1. martyR Jun 8, 2009 05:23 PM

                    I wasn't too impressed with Andy's the one time I went. You could try Pat & Lorraine's in and on Eagle Rock. Also, Rod's on Colorado in Arcadia.

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                      Jack Flash Jun 8, 2009 04:51 PM

                      FYI, on Sundays, they serve breakfast at PnB until 1:00 p.m.

                      It depends on your concept of "in the area." There's Fox's restaurant way up on Lake in Altadena. It's not great, but it's very homey.

                      If you're willing to venture as far west as Eagle Rock (only about 5 miles from PnB), I've really come to like Armon's restaurant, a darned good coffee shop place, with counter and everything, which is on Eagle Rock Blvd. just south of Colorado. In the other direction, there's LeRoy's in Monrovia on Huntington Drive.

                      I'll second Ipse's suggestion for Andy's.

                      1. ipsedixit Jun 8, 2009 03:20 PM

                        Try Andy's.


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                        1. re: ipsedixit
                          SeaCook Jun 12, 2009 09:31 AM

                          Ditto on Andy's

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