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Alternate for Pie N' Burger breakfast in Pasadena?

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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.

Suggestions?

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  1. Try Andy's.

    http://www.andyscoffeeshop.net/

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Ditto on Andy's

    2. 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. 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.

        1. 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.

          http://www.shakersrestaurants.net/

          1. 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. Hometown Buffet? but theres usually a line

              1. 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

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

                  1. re: altjane

                    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

                      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

                        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...

                    2. 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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              Park at Ralphs and walk across the street ...